TUrning her ordeal to an advocacy to alleviate the plight of female patients. I had always thought that it was “normal” for girls and women to bleed heavily during their monthly periods. After all, I grew up seeing the chamber pot (arinola) in my parents’ room filled with red liquid on the weeks that my mom had.
Cursed was how people from her hometown of Tanjay in Negros Oriental, thought of Rita Rodriguez. Four of her five boys died in a span of two decades under strange circumstances—one hit his head while playing, another fell off the tricycle.
Reeling from an injury has almost always been a part of a child’s life. Whether he scrapes his knee on asphalt during biking, tumbles down a staircase or gets a kick in the knee during a basketball game, a temporary bruise or bump can be easily cured. But for children who have hemophilia, that is not entirely the case.
IF YOU happen to visit rural areas in the Philippines, it would not be unusual to find each of the following patients waiting for medical attention:
In June 2005 Reyster Langit, the son of multiawarded broadcaster Rey Langit, made a documentary in Palawan about malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Unfortunately at 33 years old, he caught the disease and passed away at the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in the United States from cerebral malaria.
KARATE Kid welcomes indulgence without the guilt as it whips up new dishes to usher in the Lenten season. Those looking to go meat-free in the coming days have an exciting dining experience in store as KarateKid adds two seafood delights on their menu.