Is HIV going viral?

By Ana P. Santos MANILA, Philippines – The exponential rise in HIV cases in the country may be traced back to social media and use of injecting drugs. This is according to Dr Eric Tayag, head of the Department of Health National Epidemiology Center (DOH-NEC) who gave a report Friday on the status of HIV […]

HIV crisis worsening in PH

By Ana P. Santos MANILA, Philippines – “There has been a 587% increase in the number of new cases of HIV in the Philippines from 2007 to 2011. This is simply unacceptable. The DOH (Department of Health) has not seen an epidemic rise this quickly,” Dr Genesis Samonte, chief of the HIV Surveillance Unit of […]

Filipino Pushcart Educator is CNN Hero of the Year

We Filipinos have seen just about everything – typhoons that are both monstrous and benign, a government that reaks of corruption and self-interest, a self-righteous Church that judges everyone else except itself, decades long violence in the Southern Philippine island of Mindanao, extreme poverty that surrounds us. We have been through a lot as a […]