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UN Highlights Gains and Challenges for LGBTQI+ Community

Discover the progress and ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQI+ community as recognized by the United Nations during Pride Month. Learn about the strides towards inclusivity and equal rights, as well as the impact of climate change and conflict on the health and well-being of LGBTQI+ individuals. The UN continues to emphasize the importance of prioritizing the rights and inclusion of all people to ensure that no one is left behind.

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Sen. Pia Cayetano, together with Health Assistant Secretary Albert Domingo, leads the forum on World No Tobacco Day at the Fabella Hospital in Manila on May 31, 2024. The forum aims to spread awareness against the false belief that vaping is safer than traditional tobacco smoking. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA

Health Experts Raise Alarms Over Vaping Risks

Learn more about the rising concerns over vaping and its associated health risks, particularly among young people. Health experts are issuing warnings and calling for stricter regulations following the first reported fatality linked to electronic cigarette use. Discover the alarming statistics from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey and the increasing number of EVALI cases reported by health professionals in the Philippines.

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SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. Contributed Photo

The Push for More Super Health Centers in the Philippines

Super Health Centers (SHCs) are essential components of the Philippine healthcare system, providing primary care, early disease detection, and preventive services at the community level. These centers help decongest larger hospitals and enhance healthcare accessibility, especially in remote areas. Senator Bong Go’s advocacy for SHCs, including securing funding for over 700 centers, underscores his commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure and ensuring quality medical care for all Filipinos. His efforts aim to create a robust and resilient healthcare system, promoting health equity and better health outcomes nationwide.

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Valenzuela Mayor Weslie “Wes” Gatchalian. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN

Private Hospital in Valenzuela City Faces Accusations of Illegal Detention: More Complainants Come Forward

Learn more about the recent allegations of illegal detention against a private hospital in Valenzuela City. Two additional complainants have come forward, sharing their experiences and seeking justice. Find out the details and the actions taken by the local authorities. Read more about the recent accusations of illegal detention against a private hospital in Valenzuela City. Discover the experiences of the complainants and the actions taken by local authorities to address the issue. Seek justice for those affected by these alleged violations.

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