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More than 200 babies born with Syphilis in Thailand as of May 2019

According to Thai Public Health Ministry, 249 babies were born with Syphilis from January 1 to May 13, 2019. Data also showed that 3,080 were diagnosed with Syphilis, of these, 40.42% are 15-24 years old while 24.48% are 25-34 years old. Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Sukhum Karnchanapimai said that these babies were infected… Read more »

Philippine Space Agency a reality soon

The Senate approved on Monday, May 20, on the third and final reading the bill creating the Philippine Space Agency. With 18 ayes and no nayes, Senate passed House Bill no. 1983, an Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the Philippine Space Agency. The author and sponsor of the measure,… Read more »

20 senators to form super majority in the 18th Congress

In a caucus on Monday, May 20, Senator Ralph Recto told reporters that they are expecting 20 senators in the majority. Senator Migz Zubiri that, “All 20 members of the majority….so far the discussion is to retain Sotto as Senate President, myself as majority leader, Senator Recto as Senate [president] pro-tempore….Status quo, yung mga committees lang… Read more »

Farang falls 6 floors to death in Pattaya Mall

A foreigner jumped from sixth floor to his death in the middle of Central Festival Shopping Mall located along Pattaya Beach on Thursday, May 16. Police learned of the incident at around 5:30PM. By the time the police had arrived, the body was covered with white cloth. He was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where… Read more »

Filipino Nurse elected Mayor in UK

Philippine-born Danilo Favor, a nurse by profession was elected as the new Mayor of East Grinstead in Sussex replacing Rex Whittaker who already handed over the position to Favor on May 15. Favor will be serving East Grinstead mayor 2019 to 2020. Favor is the president of the British-Filipino Association and has been a resident… Read more »

Taiwan, first Asian nation to approve same-sex marriage

Taiwan parliament approves on Friday a landmark legislation to allow same-sex marriage. The law allows same-sex couples to make “exclusive permanent unions” thereby allowing them to apply for marriage registration with relevant government agencies. President Tsai Ing-wen said on her Facebook post that this issue has divided “families, generations and even inside religious groups .”… Read more »

Equal Rights Group calls on Thai Government to scrap school uniforms

Mullika Foundation, an equal rights campaigner called on the government on Saturday, Mary 11 to scrap school uniforms in government-run schools across the country. According to the group’s President, Mrs Mullika Boonmetrkoon-mahasook, every year parents would acquire loans from pawnshops to buy school uniforms for their children, burdening especially poor families. She emphasized that it… Read more »

HM Queen Suthida’s birthday on June 3 to be annual holiday

The Cabinet on Tuesday 14 May 2019 approved the proposal of the Secretariat to assign June 3 each year as a national holiday to mark the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana.  This proposal was made in response to the Royal Decree issued by the King on 1 May 2019 naming General Suthida Vajiralongkorn… Read more »