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PRC’s humanitarian ship ready to sail
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
The humanitarian vessel of the Philippine Red Cross is ready to be deployed to areas hit by disasters, PRC chairman Richard Gordon has said.
DOLE to open ‘OFW Bank’ by September
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Expect enhanced services and programs that will ease the lives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by September, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
DOH chief not discouraged by CA’s Gina rejection
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
For Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, the rejection of the appointment of former environment secretary Gina Lopez by the Commission on Appointment (CA) is saddening but it should not derail her from her work.
Asean to buy vaccines in bulk
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines and nine other countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are looking at the possibility of buying in bulk to address the issue on supply inadequacy of affordable vaccines in the re...
PhilHealth warns OFWs vs fake receipts
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has renewed its warning to members, particularly overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), on the proliferation of fake official receipts for premium contribution paym...
‘30 M endo workers sliding deeper into poverty’
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Some 30 million short-term contractual and minimum wage earners remain poor despite the country’s consistently high economic growth.
Beauty consultants, carpenters most in demand
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Beauty consultants and carpenters are among the most sought-after workers recorded at PhilJobNet, the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Most Pinoys want barangay elections this year — Twitter poll
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
If the informal survey of Twitter will be the basis, a majority of Filipinos want the barangay elections to be conducted as scheduled on Oct. 23.
DOH: 92 new HIV cases traced to paid sex
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Ninety-two individuals who acquired HIV in February got infected through paid sex, a report of the Department of Health (DOH) shows.
‘Drug dependents with court cases can enter rehab’
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
Drug dependents facing criminal cases can be admitted at drug rehabilitation centers of the Department of Health (DOH) after it has been established that they do not pose a security risk, Health Secretary Paulyn...
WHO: 2 B people drinking contaminated water exposed to diseases
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization (WHO) has underscored the need for countries to increase investment in water and sanitation to meet the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as it warned that almost...
Group calls for smoking ban at ports, terminals
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
With most travelers coming back from the provinces after Holy Week, cancer survivors’ group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) urged the transport sector to implement a “no smoking”...
PhilHealth chief forced to resign over reform program
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Resigned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and chief executive officer (PCEO) Hildegardes Dineros said yesterday he was forced to quit after a month in office.
PhilHealth president resigns
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) interim president and chief executive officer (PCEO) Hildegardes Dineros yesterday resigned from his post, according to Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, amid a power struggle...
‘Barangay, SK polls to test anti-dynasty law’
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
For the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the barangay and Sangguninang Kabataan polls in October could be a good opportunity to test the country’s first anti-political dynasty law.
HIV/AIDS cases surge to 849 in February
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 11, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) recorded an all-time high of 849 new cases of HIV/AIDS last February, surpassing the 844 cases in January.
Duterte expected to lead Kagitingan rites tomorrow
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 8, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte is expected to attend the 75th commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan at Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan tomorrow.
Public warned on water-borne diseases this summer
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
With cold drinks being sold everywhere, the Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public to be vigilant against water-borne diseases, especially this summer.
Japan donates P826 M for Phl drug rehab
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The Japanese government yesterday donated some 1.85 billion yen (P826 million) to the Department of Health (DOH) for the upgrading of rehabilitation centers and enhancement of treatment protocols for drug dependents....
DOLE vows assistance to displaced contractuals
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assured that training and seminars will be provided to workers who may be displaced by Department Order 174 on Contracting and Sub-contracting to “reshape and improve...
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