Rappler Newscast | October 31, 2014
Today on Rappler.
- A year after, depression and teenage pregnancies increase in Haiyan-hit areas.
- Vice President Binay tells his critics: “Spare my youngest daughter.”
- The anti-cybercrime head says blocking pornography will cripple the child sex trade.
AFTER HAIYAN: MORE TEENAGE PREGNANCIES, DEPRESSION
The World Health Organization or WHO estimates over 800,000 people in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally Yolanda suffered from mental health conditions such as depression, post-traumatic disorder, and schizophrenia.
Cases of suicide have also been reported.
Teenage pregnancies also increased.
WHO says over 15,000 babies are born in affected areas every month.
YOLANDA MEMORIAL WALL TO HELP BRING 'CLOSURE'
Survivors of Haiyan struggle to deal with that traumatic day in November.
The Tacloban government says a memorial wall being built is a step towards healing.
Paterno Esmaquel reports.
The memorial wall behind me will contain the names of Tacloban residents who died because of Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013
It stands by the sea that killed more than 3,100 people in this city alone and in front of the astrodome that served as an evacuation center a year ago.
The Tacloban City government will unveil this on November 8, exactly a year after Yolanda.
The city's information chief says this will help Yolanda survivors move on.
BERNARDITA VALENZUELA, TACLOBAN INFORMATION OIC: That is like saying all those who had died, we still remember you. But we will not remember your death. We will remember your time here with us when you were still alive. Then that would seem like we're saying we'll let go, we'll not hold on to you. We'll let you go. We'll remember you with love and affection. You are already resting in peace.
The city government believes this can give survivors a sense of closure.
Paterno Esmaquel, Rappler, Tacloban City
BINAY TO SENATE FOES: SPARE MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
Vice President Jejomar Binay tells his critics to spare his youngest daughter from the corruption allegations hounding him.
This comes after Senator Alan Cayetano presented at a Senate hearing Thursday Instagram posts of Binay’s daughter Joanna Marie.
One of Joanna’s photos had the caption, "Our place in Batangas.”
The photos were posted before Binay allegedly sold the controversial Batangas property.
Binay insists the photos are not proof of ownership.
WHY BLOCK PORN? 'WE CAN'T SELL CHILDREN LIKE SHOES'
The Justice Department’s cybercrime head Geronimo Sy said Thursday the Internet must be regulated to prevent child pornography.
He said the best way to cripple the trade is to deny Internet users access to child porn sites.
The DOJ earlier announced its intention to block porn sites on most electronic devices through a partnership with local telcos and internet service providers.
PH COAST GUARD: SUICIDE CASES RISING AMONG SHIP PASSENGERS
The Philippine Coast Guard raises the alarm on the rising number of passengers jumping off ships.
It tells relatives to guide or accompany family members suspected of suffering from depression or mental illness.
The Coast Guard says there have been 12 cases of suicide from June to October in 2014, while 10 cases were recorded the previous year.
COURT STOPS TERMINAL FEE INTEGRATION
A Pasay City court issues a temporary restraining order on the
integration of international terminal fees into airline ticket costs.
The scheme was supposed to be implemented on October 1 but was deferred for a month upon the request of overseas Filipino worker groups who argue it violates a law exempting migrant workers from terminal fees.
The integration of terminal fees is meant to reduce lines and congestion in the airport.
MSF WARNS LIBERIA EBOLA 'PROGRESS' COULD BE ILLUSORY
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders says the drop in reported Ebola cases in Liberia could be misleading.
It says the drop could be due to mandatory cremation of dead bodies and a poor ambulance and referral system.
The warning comes after the WHO announced a decline in confirmed Ebola cases.
So far, 4,922 have died from Ebola.
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7,000 LED LAMPS BRING GLOW BACK TO SISTINE CHAPEL FRESCOES
The Vatican's Sistine Chapel installs 7,000 LED lamps to restore the once glorious frescoes painted by Michelangelo.
The gloom on the images of Jesus Christ, angels, Sybils, and prophets are brought into sharp relief by the revolutionary lighting system.
A state of the art ventilation system has also been installed to protect the frescoes from humidity. The price tag - about 1.9 billion euros or $2.3 billion.
APPLE’S TIM COOK REVEALS HE’S GAY IN AN ESSAY
Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly admits he’s gay.
In Bloomberg’s Businessweek published Thursday, Cook wrote: “If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is... then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
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CHOT REYES ISSUES STATEMENT ON GILAS FUTURE
Just fired Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes says he supports the national basketball team’s direction.
Reyes also denies reports of Gilas being disbanded.
He says it will move forward under the guidance of a selection committee chosen by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
Reyes took over Gilas in 2012, leading the team to a Jones Cup win – and then a series of losses in this year’s FIBA and Asian Games.
MICROSOFT JOINS FITNESS BANDWAGON
Microsoft joins the fitness bandwagon with the Microsoft Band, which goes on sale Thursday in the US.
The new fitness band monitors heart rate, calories burned, and sleep quality.
It also provides guided workouts.
The device is available online and in Microsoft stores for $199.
For more tech news, watch Techrap every Sunday.
MUSICIANS CLIMB STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN EARLY
It's been said that rock stars live fast and die young, but now statistics back that view.
An Australian study shows American musicians die 25 years earlier than the general population with accidental death rates 5 to 10 times higher, suicide rates 2-7 times, and homicide rates up to 8 times.
Another study from a group of British researchers shows musicians' mortality rate increase after they become famous.
Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Amy Winehouse are some of most famous names of music artists who died in their 20s.
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