‘The Sandy Project’: The launch

To celebrate Sandy Aranas’ fifth year in heaven, her family and friends gathered on February 12, 2018 at Green Sun Building in Makati City to launch The Sandy Project, a dengue awareness and prevention campaign with school aged children as the target audience.   “At a tender age of 10, we lost Sandy, my onlyContinue reading “‘The Sandy Project’: The launch”

The Sandy Project

There may be no greater pain in this world than losing a child. Atty. Peaches M. Aranas shares the pain, the denial, the anguish, the grief, and the slow but gradual healing she and her whole family felt when they lost their only daughter due to dengue. They hope that with their advocacy, they couldContinue reading “The Sandy Project”

‘Undue haste?’

Objection to dengue vaccination mounts; Health officials ‘negligent’—Sen. Gordon It seems like the debate on whether dengue vaccine program should be continued or discontinued is far from over as the House of Representatives and Senate continue its inquiry into what has been described as “undue haste” in providing the dengue vaccine worth Php 3.5 billionContinue reading “‘Undue haste?’”

The dengue dilemma

Health experts, advocates, and civil society groups express concern over the continuation of the dengue vaccination program. They support the decision of the Department of Health to withhold implementation of the program until safety signals are cleared; but will our legislators listen? Some members of the House of Representatives have motioned to defer the passageContinue reading “The dengue dilemma”