The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) warned on Saturday that smoking could cut your life short by 15 years.
NZMA Acting Chairman Paul Ockelford said an international study on mortality from smoking estimates that worldwide, long-term smokers who die from a smoking-related illness, die an average of 15 years early....
President Arroyo ordered today the Philippine Embassy in Singapore, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and Congressman Janette Garin (1st District of Iloilo City) to ensure that justice will be given to the Filipina maid who was allegedly maltreated in Singapore.
At the same time, she ordered Garin, OWWA and the Department...
POVERTY DROVE CHOPPER CRASH VICTIMS TO WORK IN AFGHANISTAN
23 July 2009
Poverty drove 2 Afghan chopper crash victims to work abroad
By Ben Serrano
With no jobs available locally after the once biggest paper mill in Asia, PICOP Resources, shut down its operations at this coastal city of Surigao del Sur, 38-year old Ricardo Vallejos was forced to leave his two children at the care of his 76-year old... [More]
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US HEALTH SYSTEM SLATED AS UNAFFORDABLE
22 July 2009
Millions in U.S. can't afford health insurance
Millions in the United States can't afford health insurance as employer-based coverage is not an option, a new survey finds.
Most people in the United States who try to buy an individual health insurance policy on their own never end up getting coverage, often because the premiums are just too expensive,...
iRemit, Jollibee sign food delivery deal for OFW beneficiaries
I-Remit, Inc. (iRemit), one of the largest non-bank Filipino-owned remittance company, and Jollibee, the biggest fast food chain in the Philippines, have recently forged an agreement wherein overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) can use the services of the former to send food to their families and beneficiaries in the country....