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How DOH Calabarzon is monitoring Dengvaxia recipients

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Teams conduct check-ups to build health profiles of the 171,300 students given the dengue vaccine in the region.

MONITOR. Several teams conduct check-ups in different provinces to better monitor the condition of Dengvaxia recipients. Photo from the Department of Health

DOH Calabarzon schedules check-ups for Dengvaxia patients

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The physical checkups will be used to build a database of patients' health profiles, which will help determine, based on evidence, what intervention they need

MONITOR. DOH schedules physical examinations to build health profiles of students given the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Jul 04, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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400 health workers get training to assist families of Dengvaxia recipients

May 12, 2018 - 5:22 PM

DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the training will enable the health workers to gain the trust of parents whose kids received the risky dengue vaccine

Paulina Calo, DOH Calabarzon mental health program coordinator, spearheads the 3-day psychosocial training for health workers who will handle community work for the affected families of Dengvaxia in the region. Photo from DOH Calabarzon

DOH orders speedy release of Dengvaxia claims in Calabarzon

May 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

DOH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says they will implement guidelines tailor-made for the needs of the claimants in order to lessen the burden of having to prepare too many documents

DENGVAXIA. The House of Representatives resumes its hearing on the controversial government immunization program on February 26, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

From fourth to gold: Calabarzon softball team dominates Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Region 4-A bets shut out powerhouse NCR in the title round, complete tournament sweep

HARD WORK. After years of chasing the gold, the Calabarzon softball team finally achieved its goal. Photo by Gerard Josef Lucena

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

Still no stopping NCR in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal chase

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

After the third day of action, Metro Manila gets a firm hold of the lead with 26 gold medals

Palaro junks protest vs Calabarzon’s ‘inter-purok’ basketball jerseys

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

A basketball official explains it is 'too much' to forfeit the young athletes' victory against Zamboanga over improper uniform

CALABARZON PREVAILS. Basketball officials deny a protest against Calabarzon's victory against Zamboanga over improper uniforms.

PDEA sacks nearly all Calabarzon personnel

Mar 05, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The sacked personnel, including the regional chief, are linked to 'unlawful arrests and extortion activities' in Batangas and Cavite

'NO EXCUSES.' PDEA chief Aaron Aquino sacks the regional chief and more than 60 personnel from the PDEA Region 4A office. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The mayors – from the provinces of Quezon, Laguna, and Batangas – are accused of involvement in the illegal drugs trade

P6-M shabu seized from Africans in Cavite entrapment

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The Nigerian nationals, who are residents of Parañaque, has operated in the Bicol region and other provinces in Calabarzon

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DSWD conducts relief operations for people displaced by Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The welfare department says at least 221 families or 924 persons were affected by the heavy downpour and flooding caused by Maring which hit Luzon as a tropical depression

#MARINGPH. Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Gov't offices, courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:05 AM

4th UPDATE Malacañang and the Supreme Court both announce work suspensions for Tuesday September 12 as Tropical Depression Maring brings heavy rain

Natatagong ginto ng Jomalig

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Isa ang mga pulong ito sa pinakamalayong lugar sa probinsya ng Quezon Kailangan mong bumiyahe nang mahigit 10 oras mula sa Maynila upang marating ang natatanging paraiso ang gintong isla ng Jomalig

Roadtrip: Liliw, Laguna

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Famous for its shoemaking industry Liliw is a hidden gem among the highland towns of Laguna

Thousands in Cordillera, Ilocos displaced by Huaning, habagat

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Most of the displaced from northern Luzon are staying with relatives while hundreds in other parts of Luzon are in evacuation centers

How football helped a former boy’s home athlete achieve a scholarship

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:54 PM

For Jessie Reil Semblante the battle doesn’t end when the whistle blows Rather a more important battle begins right after the game has finished

SMILING THROUGH STRUGGLES. Jessie Semblante flashes a smile, something he does not do only through the good times but also during hardships. Photo by Alexx Esponga/ Rappler

Calabarzon upsets NCR in Palaro 2017 5-set volleyball finals thriller

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:18 PM

NCR however bags three special awards: Best Setter Best Libero and Best Outside Hitter given to Louie Romero Adnrianna Centeno and Lucille Almonte respectively

Calabarzon bags the gold in the Secondary Womens Volleyball defeating NCR in 5 sets. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

Western Visayas, NCR advance to secondary basketball finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Western Visayas defeats the Calabarzon squad at a score of 79 59 NCR wins against Central Visasyas by a colossal margin at 72 45

JUBILANT. The gutsy secondary boys from Western Visayas celebrate their victory over the Calabarzon squad. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Calabarzon sluggers evade plucky Soccsksargen to secure semis seat

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Oliver Cruz saves the Tanauan City based batters in the face possible elimination

THROW IT UP. Calabarzon’s John Matanguihan eyes for a flawless pitch in their fight over Soccsksargen in Camp Fullon, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Thursday, April 27. Photo by Jaspher Aspiras/ Rappler

NCR, Calabarzon athletes face injuries ahead of basketball semis bout

Apr 27, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Raymond Santos of NCR and Roncaniel Teles of Calabarzon leave the basketball court injured after hard hitting games

MAN DOWN. Roncaniel Teles of Calabarzon is placed on a stretcher, leaving the fate of their back-to-back medal bid in uncertainty. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Calabarzon dominates badminton team tie in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Calabarzon finishes its performance with a gold in the secondary girls division and 3 silvers via the secondary boys and both elementary boys and girls divisions

SMASH. Athletes from the Negros island Region and Central Visayas battle it out during the quarterfinals match of the badminton doubles event on Thursday, April 27. Photo by JP Punzalan/ Rappler

Central Luzon clinches first win in sepak takraw elementary boys

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Central Luzon clinches their first win on their first game during the knock out elimination round against Negros Island Region

FIRST WIN. Central Luzon's John Gabriel Saddi hustles up the ball to set it for his teammate. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

Secondary basketball boys recap: Calabarzon, NCR, Regions VII, VI head to semis

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The 4 regions end the Palarong Pambansa 2017 journey of Soccsksargen Cordillera Administrative Region Davao and Caraga

SHOT ATTEMPT. Wilmar Oftana of Region XIII (29) rises for a floater against the Calabarzon defense. Photo by Clarisse Cabinta/ Rappler

Calabarzon pummels ARMM in basketball to deliver second blowout win

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Stalwart cager Luke Sese of Southern Tagalog anchors his region down the stretch as he tallis 17 points including 3 of 6 shooting beyond the arc

HOOP IT UP. Jade Talampas (L) takes his free throw shot while Kent Pelipel and Miguel Bonalos position themselves to get an offensive rebound at the San Pedro Covered Court in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Jonn Aaron Metierre/ Rappler

DepEd: Revive Quick Response Fund for typhoon-hit schools

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The Department of Education says it can use the fund to fast track the repair of damaged schools

AVOIDABLE. An aerial photo shows the town of Polangui after typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in Albay province on December 26, 2016. Photo credit: AFP/CHARISM SAYAT

Briones inspects schools devastated by Typhoon Nina

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:16 PM

At least 118 schools in Bicol Mimaropa and Calabarzon regions are being used as evacuation centers for about 4 050 families affected by Typhoon Nina

AERIAL INSPECTION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday, December 27, joins an aerial inspection of the areas affected by Typhoon Nina. Photo courtesy of DepEd

Typhoon Nina affects over 100,000 in PH

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Thousands remain in evacuation centers as Typhoon Nina continues to move away from the Philippines

DEVASTATED. Residential areas in Naga City were shattered by Typhoon Nina. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja/Rappler

DOH to expand school-based dengue immunization to Central Visayas

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM

But the department will hold itself after 5 years before implementing the program nationwide

Calabarzon LGUs trained on social media for disaster communication

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Officials from the provinces of Cavite Laguna Batangas Rizal and Quezon are taught how to integrate social media in their disaster risk reduction and management initiatives through the Agos eBayanihan platform

PREPAREDNESS. Rappler Content and Strategy Head Gemma Mendoza (R) shows information officers how to use social media for disaster response. Photo by Pam Perigrino/ Rappler

#Pagyanig: Laguna takes part in nationwide earthquake drill

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Laguna is one of the provinces slated to assist Metro Manila in the event of a major earthquake impacting the National Capital Region

EVACUATION. Calamba employees evacuate the building during the earthquake drill. Photo by Maria Garcia.

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

Janel Maraguinot, sis of Ateneo's Jhoana, is Palaro Best Setter

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:16 PM

It will be very exciting to see sisters Jhoana and Janel Maraguinot either play together or play against each other in the UAAP

NCR trounces Calabarzon for back-to-back secondary girls volleyball title

Apr 16, 2016 - 5:57 PM

NCR finishes Calabarzon off in 4 sets to retain the Palarong Pambansa secondary girls volleyball championship

CHAMPS. NCR defeats Calabarzon to retain the secondary girls volleyball crown at the 2016 Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

Calabarzon defeats Central Luzon to win Palaro secondary basketball title

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Thanks to a 33 19 third quarter led by the stellar play of Evan Nelle and Sam Abu Hijleh the San Beda laden Calabarzon routed its opponents

NCR wins 12th straight overall Palarong Pambansa crown

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Perennial champion NCR runs away with the 2016 Palarong Pambansa title with 104 golds 57 silvers and 48 bronzes

Calabarzon's Samuel Abu Hijleh has the makings of a future star

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

With his mix of talent and leadership Samuel Abu Hijleh could be one of the future faces of Philippine hoops

Calabarzon, NCR to battle for secondary girls volleyball gold

Apr 15, 2016 - 8:03 PM

Two dominant teams will face off in the volleyball finals of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

FINALS-BOUND. NCR (R) and Calabarzon squads during their semifinals matches. Photos by Al Bambino M. Camino

Calabarzon boxer fights to pay school fees, provide for struggling family

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:51 PM

For a chance to see more smiles in his parents and siblings’ faces For a chance at a better tomorrow For a chance to live

New Palaro javelin throw record-holder, predecessor have ‘common’ coach

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:15 AM

The success of Palarong Pambansa s previous and current elementary boys javelin throw record holders can be attributed to one trainer: Renato Telada

RECORD BREAKER. Calabarzon's Jerick Mendoza, 13, of Balibago Elementary School smashes the elementary boys javelin throw record with a 57.50-meter distance. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

PH begins school-based dengue immunization

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Critics however slam the health department for its unusual decision to provide the dengue vaccine to millions of Filipino children just a few months after getting regulatory approval

SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

In Batangas, LP welcomes support of Arroyo ally Ermita

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The former Batangas representative and ex spokesman of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo endorses Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

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Aquino tells Laguna: It’s my ‘responsibility’ to push for continuity

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Kaya kong tingnan lahat mata sa mata ginagawa na nating permanente lahat ng pagbabago says Aquino as he campaigns for his anointed bets Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo

Liberal Party (LP) chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Meeting with Local Leaders and the Community at the Old Plaza in Barangay Del Pilar, Calamba City, Laguna on Wednesday (March 09, 2016). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

DOH: Vaccine an 'additional strategy' to fight dengue in PH

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says actively pursuing steps against dengue such as cleaning one s surroundings is still a better approach as it also targets other mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya and Zika

FIGHTING DENGUE. The government will procure millions of Dengvaxia doses to immunize Grade 4 public school students in selected regions. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur

Prices of mid-range condos seen to slow down due to oversupply

Feb 03, 2016 - 6:16 PM

The glut in mid range apartment units coupled with high vacancies will exert pressure on prices and rental rates says online real estate portal Lamudi

P2M reward for info on DILG director's assailant

Dec 14, 2015 - 6:58 PM

The DILG says President Aquino himself gave instructions to offer the cash reward for the arrest of the suspect in the shooting of Calabarzon director Renato Brion

SHOT. A P2 million bounty is offered to aid the capture of DILG CALABARZON chief Renato Brion's assailants. Rappler file photo