Dengue is not confined to specific regions, although the highest number of cases have been recorded in Western Visayas (42,694 cases) and southern Luzon (35,136 cases). However, after his election in May 2016, the new President Rodrigo Duterte has given public support to the reintroduction of the death penalty. Guidelines have been issued suggesting people wear insect repellent and wear clothes that cover the skin, and the Department of Health has said it is working  to find and destroy mosquito breeding sites. Philippines-Mindanao (1971 - first combat deaths) The Conflict at a Glance Who (are the main combatants): The Government of the Philippines, supported by the United States and various civilian militia groups, against particular Muslim separatist groups, including the Moro Islamic Libera PGA, a non-profit, non-partisan international network of approximately 1,300 legislators in over 140 elected parliaments around the globe, aims to promote peace, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality and population issues by informing, convening, and mobilizing parliamentarians to realize these goals. The Philippines campaign, Battle of the Philippines or the Liberation of the Philippines (Filipino: Kampanya sa Pilipinas, Labanan sa Pilipinas & Liberasyon ng Pilipinas), codenamed Operation Musketeer I, II, and III (Filipino: Operasyon Mosketero I, II, at III), was the American and Filipino campaign to defeat and expel the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the Philippines during World War II. A municipal employee operates an insecticide fogging machine to kill mosquito larvae in a house in Antipolo, in the Philippine province of Rizal. Campaign News and Activity ADP Quarterly Updates . Philippines declares epidemic after dengue fever kills more than 600. PGA, a non-profit, non-partisan international network of approximately 1,300 legislators in over 140 elected parliaments around the globe, aims to promote peace, democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality and population issues by informing, convening, and mobilizing parliamentarians to realize these goals. Why have cases of dengue fever risen so dramatically? The Philippines was the first Asian country to abolish the death penalty under the 1987 Constitution, but it was re-imposed during the administration of President Fidel Ramos to address the rising crime rate in 1993, only to be abolished again in 2006... Campaign for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (ADP)

Domingo recommended insecticide fogging, especially in areas where cases have risen, and advised people to wear insect repellent and clothes that cover the skin. Police records and data gathered by Al Jazeera show close to 6,000 killed since new president took office on June 30. 3; About 21.8% of males deaths and 9.7% of female deaths are caused by tobacco smoke (18.6% overall). Dengue, a viral infection, is widespread throughout the tropics. The firm conceded that the product could put some children at higher risk. 132 Nassau Street, Suite 1419, New York, NY 10038, USA, Bertha von Suttner Building, Laan van Meerdervoort 70, 2517 AN, The Hague, Netherlands, © 2020 Parliamentarians for Global Action | Website by Ethical Sector, International Law and Human Rights Programme, Campaign for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (ADP), regional parliamentary seminar entitled “Standing Against Death Penalty in Asia: The Role of Parliamentarians, “Moving Away from Capital Punishment in Asia”, PGA strongly called on the government of the Philippines to release immediately and unconditionally PGA Member, Parliamentarians express profound regret over the withdrawal of the Philippines from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, PGA expresses serious concerns over the arrest of its member, Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, European Parliament adopts Resolution condemning the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines, Statement by PGA on the Death of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, The Philippines becomes 117th State Party to the Rome Statute of the ICC.
Sen. Trillanes also published a statement. Hon. Dengue can lead to haemorrhaging and organ failure in severe cases. The Department of Health has warned parents to monitor their children for fever accompanied by severe headache, pain behind the eyes or muscle and joint pain lasting two days or more. This gave the opportunity to PGA Member Sen. Antonio Trillanes to share his experience with fellow Asian parliamentarians and discuss how to best act against the reintroduction of the death penalty in abolitionist countries. Cabral added that the government should work harder to restore public confidence in vaccines. 27 February 2017: PGA strongly called on the government of the Philippines to release immediately and unconditionally PGA Member Sen. Leila de Lima, who was arrested on politically-motivated charges. Cabral said: “The government has focused its campaign on reducing the number of mosquitoes and on cleanliness. 30-31 October 2018: PGA organised, in partnership with ADPAN and Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM), a regional parliamentary seminar entitled “Standing Against Death Penalty in Asia: The Role of Parliamentarians” in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The government is considering appeals to lift its ban on Dengvaxia, a drug developed by French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur that remains the only vaccine available against dengue.

Tomasito Villarin, Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, attended the event and gave an intervention on the experience of the Philippines with the death penalty, including recent efforts to block its reintroduction. Hon. The World Health Organization issued a conditional recommendation for the vaccine in areas where dengue is highly endemic. The Philippines was the first Asian country to abolish the death penalty under the 1987 Constitution, but it was re-imposed during the administration of President Fidel Ramos to address the rising crime rate in 1993, only to be abolished again in 2006 after then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed a law reducing maximum punishment to life imprisonment. PGA’s vision is to contribute to the creation of a Rules-Based International Order for a more equitable, safe and democratic world. 30-31 October 2018: PGA organised, in partnership with ADPAN and Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM), a regional parliamentary seminar entitled “Standing Against Death Penalty in Asia: The Role of Parliamentarians” in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Children are often worst hit: in the Philippines, children under 10 account for more than a third of deaths caused by the disease. Unfortunately, it is not available.”. Metropolitan Manila reported 15,819 cases. 3 Philippines: Death toll in Duterte’s war on drugs. Sen. Trillanes also published a statement.
27 February 2017: PGA strongly called on the government of the Philippines to release immediately and unconditionally PGA Member Sen. Leila de Lima, who was arrested on politically-motivated charges. There is growing concern that polio could also return to the country for the first time since 1993. Dozens of children died after being given the vaccine as part of a nationwide immunisation programme. Doing just that will not work.

This gave the opportunity to PGA Member Sen. Antonio Trillanes to share his experience with fellow Asian parliamentarians and discuss how to best act against the reintroduction of the death penalty in abolitionist countries. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection found in tropical countries worldwide. An opposition senator in the Philippines said the death toll in the government’s war on drugs has now surpassed 20,000 since President Rodrigo Duterte came …

Esperanza Cabral, the former health secretary, told the Guardian that government efforts will never be enough until the ban on Dengvaxia vaccine is lifted. The Philippines have ratified both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1986 and its Second Optional Protocol aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (ICCPR-OP2) in 2007. The World Health Organization recommends that Dengvaxia should only be given to those in high-risk areas who have already been exposed to the virus. 16 October 2017: PGA issued a statement welcoming the move by nine of the twenty-four Filipino Senators, including PGA Members Sen. Antonio Trillanes and Sen. Leila de Lima, to speak out against the government’s move to reintroduce the death penalty in the country, which led to the relevant Committee to defer its discussion of the bill. The islands were a strategic location for the Japanese as they lie between Japan and the South Pacific. 29 November 2017: PGA organized a side-event to its 39th Annual Forum in Milan (Italy), entitled “Moving Away from Capital Punishment in Asia”. Philippines and the Death Penalty. Senators, including PGA Members, spoke out against efforts to reinstate the death penalty and managed to block the adoption of the bill. Dengvaxia is currently the only dengue vaccination available, but the company that makes it – French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur – was at the heart of a scandal in the Philippines in 2017–2018. On 7 March 2017, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favour of a bill to that effect. The Dengvaxia scandal has caused a widespread vaccine scare in the Philippines, resulting in increased cases of dengue and measles. We ask for a little more effort because as we can see there are still a lot of cases.”.

“We understand that sometimes it may be tiring, but the threat of dengue is continuous. 132 Nassau Street, Suite 1419, New York, NY 10038, USA, Bertha von Suttner Building, Laan van Meerdervoort 70, 2517 AN, The Hague, Netherlands, © 2020 Parliamentarians for Global Action | Website by Ethical Sector, International Law and Human Rights Programme, Campaign for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (ADP), regional parliamentary seminar entitled “Standing Against Death Penalty in Asia: The Role of Parliamentarians, “Moving Away from Capital Punishment in Asia”, PGA strongly called on the government of the Philippines to release immediately and unconditionally PGA Member, Parliamentarians express profound regret over the withdrawal of the Philippines from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, PGA expresses serious concerns over the arrest of its member, Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, European Parliament adopts Resolution condemning the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines, Statement by PGA on the Death of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, The Philippines becomes 117th State Party to the Rome Statute of the ICC. 29 November 2017: PGA organized a side-event to its 39th Annual Forum in Milan (Italy), entitled “Moving Away from Capital Punishment in Asia”. The epidemic follows a national ban on a controversial vaccine in February 2019. Health undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo, who said 13,192 new cases and 38 deaths have been recorded since 18 August, called on local governments to do more to find and destroy mosquito breeding sites. “What we need [to do] is to go down to the village level,” he said.