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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Negros Oriental
Button Digong to attend Buglasan
Button ‘Graft probe on Dutertes part of smear job'
Vaccine still best defense vs. Japanese encephalitis
Shipping of election materials up

Digong to attend Buglasan

President Rodrigo Duterte will be the guest of honor at the opening of the Buglasan Festival of Negros Oriental on October 13 in Dumaguete City, Gov. Roel Degamo said.

He added that Duterte has confirmed his arrival for the opening program of the weeklong Buglasan, in celebration of the festival of festivals in the province.

Security preparations are doubled, with visitors and tourists expected to flock to the province.

‘Graft probe on Dutertes
part of smear job'

MANILA - Malacañang yesterday said the probe initiated by the Office of the Ombudsman on the alleged wealth of the family of President Rodrigo Duterte is part of a deliberate effort to discredit the President.

In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said this was confirmed by past statements coming from the anti-graft body that were "against the facts" and "misleading".

“The Office of the Ombudsman was being economical with the truth when it said it had observed confidentiality in its investigation of the graft complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte,” he said. .

Vaccine still best defense
vs. Japanese encephalitis

MANILA - Vaccination remains to be the most effective way to prevent and control Japanese encephalitis, the Philippine Pediatric Society and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines said.

In a statement, the two groups noted that while they agree that such prevention methods as vector control and personal protective measures can be used, "JE vaccination is the only method proven highly effective for prevention”.

The Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases agreed, saying that vaccination should be part of a comprehensive JE prevention and control strategy, apart from vector control, surveillance and clinical management.

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