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EXEMPT CANCER, MAINTENANCE MEDICINES FROM VAT – ANGARA

Apart from medicines for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, Senator Sonny Angara will also study the possibility of exempting from the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) all cancer medications and other available maintenance medicines in the market. Angara is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means that deliberated and made possible the VAT […]

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GO TO YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS: HAVE FAITH, BE BRAVE, STAY HAPPY

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go returned to the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Diliman, Quezon City and spread holiday cheer to young cancer patients. Go recalled that he had visited PCMC on his birthday last June 14, 2018. The basketball team he played for, “Team Malacañang Kamao” which finished first […]

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BICAM REPORT ON NATIONAL INTEGRATED CANCER CONTROL ACT RATIFIED – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the ratification of the bicameral conference committee report on the National Integrated Cancer Control Act which institutionalizes a national integrated cancer control program by integrating cancer consciousness into schools’ curriculum, strengthening patient and family-centered cancer control programs, increasing public funding for robust prevention of cancer, better screening, and making cancer treatment […]

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SENATE APPROVES BILL ESTABLISHING NATIONAL CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM – ANGARA

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to institutionalize a national integrated cancer control program in the country. Senate Bill No. 1850, sponsored by Senator JV Ejercito, was approved with 18 affirmative votes, zero negative vote and no abstention. Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said […]

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Early Detection Means Early Treatment of Breast Cancer – ARAGONES

With the Philippines having one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in Southeast Asia, Rep. Sol Aragones of the third district of Laguna has proposed a law that would establish a free early detection program for women to prevent deaths from the dreaded affliction. “Breast cancer is the number one type of cancer among […]