Dengue vaccinations now available

Dengue vaccinations now available

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter

Dengue vaccines are now available to the public. Watsons Philippines, the country’s leading beauty chain, will be offering dengue vaccination sessions at its 108 branches nationwide on April 30 and May 14, from noon until 8 p.m. Dengvaxia — the world’s first dengue vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur — requires three doses with six months interval each. The price is P4,000 per dose.

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Who takes care of the wonderwomen?

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter

Women are heroes without superpowers. And it is seemingly unfortunate that their significance is reduced to celebrating it every March, and not every day, when they are on call 24/7. Picture these two unsung superwomen: one mom deals with a child with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), who, at one point, because of his emotional impulses and instability, got a knife and turned it on his mother. Another wonderwoman is dealing with her own epilepsy while simultaneously taking care of her own mother who has dementia.

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World Vision’s vision for 2020: 3 million fewer sexually trafficked Filipino children

World Vision’s vision for 2020: 3 million fewer sexually trafficked Filipino children

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter

The world wide web is a double-edged sword. While it conveniently connects the world to make it smaller, it can create big problems for poor families, especially the children who are vulnerable to online exploitation. According to World Vision Philippines — a Christian development, advocacy, and relief organization — children and babies as young as three months old have been victims of livestream sexual abuse. In reaction to this alarming situation, the organization is launching a campaign in which it hopes to protect three million Filipino children against online sexual abuse by 2020.

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