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MEDICAL CENTER TO RISE IN SAMAR ISLAND – SARMIENTO

The establishment of Samar Island Medical Center to improve the delivery of healthcare services in the country’s third-largest island will soon be realized with the passage of Republic Act 11703. Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento, one of the principal authors, said with this law, patients from the northern part of Samar province do […]

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DPWH BUILDS MORE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES – MERCADO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was quick to respond to the Philippines’ need for hospital facilities that would fill in the gaps and support the healthcare system. The DPWH Task Force for Augmentation of Health Facilities headed by Undersecretary Emil Sadain has constructed a mega modular hospital facility for emerging infectious diseases […]

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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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ENSURE HEALTH CARE, REHAB SERVICES FOR LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES – GATCHALIAN

With just days to go before classes officially reopen, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure that learners with disabilities continue to receive access to therapies and other health care and rehabilitation services. While DepEd preparations are underway to provide learning modules to learners with disabilities, Gatchalian emphasized that a comprehensive […]

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ESTABLISH NATIONAL GERIATRIC HOSPITAL FOR SENIOR CITIZENS – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III visited the National Center for Geriatric Health and bared his plans to convert the National Center for Geriatric Health into the National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute. In support of his advocacy to ensure that senior citizens receive appropriate care, Pimentel filed Senate Bill No. 100 or the ‘National […]

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DUTERTE ADMIN COMMITTED TO PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ACT – NOGRALES

Limited financial resources should not be a hurdle to getting life-saving medical treatment, “medical treatment that is available… but inaccessible. Medical treatment that is available, but unaffordable. Medical treatment that is available, but beyond the reach of the ordinary Filipino family.” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made this assurance on Thursday as he reiterated the commitment […]

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE LAW IS A STEP TOWARDS BUILDING A HEALTHIER PH – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara hailed the enactment of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act as an important step towards building a healthier Philippines where people have access to quality health services without exposing them to financial hardship. “Every Filipino is now assured of access to good quality preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services […]

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE TO ‘GREATLY BENEFIT’ FARMERS, FISHERFOLK –AGRI PARTY LIST

The AGRI Party-list has lauded the passage of the Universal Health Care Act, saying the law would greatly benefit marginalized sectors like farmers and fisherfolk. The law which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, automatically enrolls all Filipinos in the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). It also expands PhilHealth coverage, which will now […]

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19TH MALASAKIT CENTER OPENS IN QUEZON CITY – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go led the launching of the newest Malasakit Center at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. “Tuloy-tuloy po itong programang ito, wala po kaming limit as long as kaya ng gobyerno ang mag lagay ng Malasakit Center sa mga ospital (The program is continuous, […]

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MAY 2019 BRING GOOD HEALTH, PROSPERITY, HAPPINESS TO FILIPINOS – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and senatoriable Bong Go went to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Malasakit Center and joined hospital employees, patients and watchers in welcoming the new year. Go surprised patients and their companions, hospital staff members, Malasakit Center staff members and patients’ watchers, tricycle drivers, and balut vendors nearby […]