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Fish ball vendor receives TESDA scholarship

By Joseph Jubelag KORONADAL CITY–A 42-year old fish ball vendor who finished high school with honors received a scholarship grant from the Technical Education Skills…

Patients wait for treatment at the Udier primary health and care center supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Udier, in the Upper Nile region, on March 7, 2019. - According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which supports the tiny clinic where Nyachoat is recovering in Udier village, 70 percent of all illness deaths are due to easily treatable malaria, acute watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections. A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) last year showed almost 400,000 people had died as a result of South Sudan's nearly six-year war. Half of these were due to violent deaths, and half due to the increased risk of disease and reduced access to healthcare as a result of the conflict. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

By Agence France-Presse By the time he was brought into the remote clinic in northeastern South Sudan, two-year-old Nyachoat was already convulsing from the malaria…

TRADITION – Two men lash their bloodied bare backs with whips made of sticks of chains tied together in Barangay Poblacion, Mandaluyong City on Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019. (JHON ALDRIN CASINAS / MANILA BULLETIN)

Blood, gore mark penitence

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas A group of hooded men whip their bare backs covered in blood as a form of penitence for their sins in…