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DOT PROMOTES PH IN JAPAN AS RETIREMENT DESTINATION

The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) concluded its attendance at the 4th Philippine Expo 2022 in Japan with optimism as more potential Japanese investors and retirees expressed willingness to invest in the country. Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary and PRA alternate chair Woodrow Maquiling Jr. led the country’s tourism delegation to the three-day expo-themed “Friendship and […]

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GO TO DOH: RUSH BENEFITS OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Senator Bong Go, who heads the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, commended the Department of Health for fast-tracking the provision of benefits to the country’s health care workers (HCWs). Go further reminded DOH and those in the Executive branch to ensure the proper implementation of the law by providing what is due to frontliners […]

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ROMULO-PUYAT TO DOH: MAKE RT-PCR TESTS AFFORDABLE

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious […]

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PALACE URGES PUBLIC TO GET VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS

Malacañang is urging the public to get booster shots as added protection in light of the low uptake of booster doses. “Iniisip siguro ng karamihan: Bakit kailangan nito? Bumababa naman na ang kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa,” Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles said in a press briefing adding that such notion is […]

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PUBLIC SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT VS COVID-19 – ANGARA

Amid the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the country, Senator Sonny Angara reminds the public to remain vigilant and to take the necessary steps to protect them from possible infections. Alarmed by the spike in new COVID cases over the past few weeks, Angara renewed his call for all those who have yet to receive […]

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HOUSE-TO-HOUSE COVID-19 VAXXING IN QC URGED

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is urging the city government to immediately launch house-to-house COVID-19 vaccinations amid the spike in cases linked to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. “Let us seek out residents who have not been vaccinated by knocking on their doors and offer them their preferred vaccine to help them protect […]

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LIFT LIMIT ON SENIORS’ DISPENSING MEDS — SOLON

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged the Department of Health to remove or suspend the limit in the dispensing of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs. In filing House Resolution 2420, Senior Citizens Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes said the limitation on dispensing prescription and OTC drugs to senior citizens has led to numerous complaints […]

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MATUGUINAO TOPS SAMAR’S COVID-19 VACCINE DRIVE

The town of Matuguinao in Samar, once infested by communist rebels, now holds the honor of being the first municipality in the province to attain 70 percent coverage in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination, the regional health office said. As of November 30, the town’s health workers managed to administer COVID-19 vaccines to 3,816 […]

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DON’T RELAX AMID SLOWING COVID CASES — ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara cautioned the authorities and the general public against being complacent in observing the minimum safety protocols now that the number of COVID-19 cases is going down in the country. The Department of Health recently reported a positivity rate of 7.6 percent based on the 41,049 tests. In its latest report, the OCTA […]

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VILLANUEVA TO DOH: DON’T HIRE CONTRACTUAL WORKERS

Senator Joel Villanueva raised what appears to be conflicting numbers in the Department of Health’s (DOH) hiring program, saying that while the DOH was asking for P3.8 billion in funds to hire additional personnel under its emergency hiring program, there still remained over 14,000 unfilled positions in the department. Villanueva asked DOH representatives at the […]