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GORDON TO PRC: SET PHYSICIANS’ BOARD EXAMS IN NOV

As the country continues to cope with an unprecedented public health crisis, Senator Dick Gordon urged the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) to reschedule the postponed Physician’s Licensure Exam (PLE) in Metro Manila to November this year as the country is in dire need for additional health workers. Gordon opined that the PRC should make a […]

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SENATE LAUDS DOCTORS ON NAT’L PHYSICIANS’ DAY

The Senate adopted a resolution recognizing and commending the immeasurable contribution and sacrifices of Filipino physicians in the fight against COVID-19. Proposed Resolution No. 916, sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, was unanimously adopted by senators in time for the celebration of the 43rd National Physicians’ Day. According to the resolution, “the pandemic has only underscored […]

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ANGARA TO DOH: SPEED UP HIRING OF DOCTORS, NURSES

Senator Sonny Angara prodded the Department of Health (DOH) to address the issue of contractualization within its ranks and hasten the regularization of the doctors and nurses working in its hospitals and other facilities. As chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara confronted the DOH about underspending in the amount of P24 billion, a portion […]

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FOCUS ON HAVING MORE DOCTORS NOW – VILLANUEVA

Recruiting medical scholars should be as funded and as focused as government preparations for the May 2022 elections, Senator Joel Villanueva said, adding that “future physicians are the most important hire the government should make at this time”. Villanueva, principal sponsor and author of the landmark Doktor Para Sa Bayan Law, said the medical scholarship […]

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5 HEALTH RELATED CHANNELS THAT ARE WORTH WATCHING ON YOUTUBE

Turn your mindless YouTube viewing habits into something productive by following either one or all of these recommended channels. To celebrate this year’s World Health Day, we have selected five of the best web series on YouTube from real-life doctors and healthcare providers that are worth subscribing to.  We have chosen these channels not because […]

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‘DOKTOR PARA SA BAYAN’ IS WELL FUNDED – VILLANUEVA

The 2021 national budget has sufficient funding to support the implementation of the Doktor para sa Bayan Act, which has been signed into law recently by President Duterte, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, principal sponsor and author of Republic Act No. 11509 or the Doktor para sa Bayan Act, explained that Congress allocated over […]

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WIDEN OPTIONS FOR MEDICAL SCHOLARS TO SERVE THE COUNTRY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon widened the options of medical scholars for serving the county upon becoming doctors after his amendment to the proposed bill seeking to establish a medical scholarship program was approved. Gordon proposed to amend Senate Bill No. 1520 or the Doktor Para sa Bayan Act to include working for international organizations accredited by […]

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SENATE OKS ‘DOKTOR PARA SA BAYAN’ BILL ON 2ND READING – VILLANUEVA

The Senate has passed on second reading the “Doktor Para Sa Bayan” bill that provides scholarships to aspiring doctors, and widens the availability of medical education, as the country seeks to improve people’s access to medical attention, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. The bill seeks to address the gap between doctors and patients as data […]

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MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP BILL TO ADDRESS LACK OF DOCTORS – VILLANUEVA

The Senate has begun plenary deliberation into a proposed measure to grant scholarships to qualified students pursuing a medical degree in exchange for a return-of-service arrangement that will address the shortage of doctors around the country. Delivering the sponsorship speech on the Medical Scholarship bill recently, Senator Joel Villanueva pointed out that the wide doctor-to-patient […]

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HIRE VOLUNTEER DOCTORS AND NURSES AS PERMANENT DOH EMPLOYEES – REP. PRECIOUS CASTELO

Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to hire  as permanent employees hundreds of doctors and nurses who have volunteered to help the government fight COVID-19. “Instead of just giving them a daily allowance of P500, we should consider recruiting them to fill numerous vacancies in the DOH. Their willingness […]