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HIKE SUGAR TAX FOR SWEET BEVERAGES – REYES

“It is time for the government to update its sugar-sweetened beverage tax regime to further curb diabetes risk among Filipinos. Although sugar consumption in general has tempered down since the implementation of sweetened beverage tax in 2018, cases of Type 2 diabetes continue to rise.” This ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray Florence Reyes aired as he […]

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BATAAN LAUNCHES SMOKE-FREE BEACHES CAMPAIGN

The Bataan provincial government has declared its beaches a no-smoking zone to promote a healthy community as well as to protect the environment. Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III, in coordination with the Provincial Tourism Office, launched the smoke-free beaches program in Barangay Pag-asa, Bagac town where rows of resorts line the beaches adjacent to the […]

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BAN JUNK FOODS, SUGARY DRINKS IN SCHOOLS – LAPID

In line with the worsening problems of child obesity and incidence of malnutrition among Filipinos, Senator Lito Lapid has filed a measure seeking to establish a healthy food and beverage program for all public elementary and secondary schools and learning institutions, to promote healthy diet and positive eating environments to all learners and teaching and […]

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FORM NATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR MONKEYPOX – LEE

A party-list lawmaker is calling for the urgent creation of a national task force to monitor the status and combat monkeypox to proactively prevent community transmission and infection. In filing House Resolution No. 134 on Aug. 1, AGRI Rep. Wilbert Lee said a national task force, composed of relevant government agencies in partnership with the […]

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MARCOS’ SONA LAUDED FOR AGRICULTURE, HEALTH FOCUS

Camarines Sur (CamSur) Rep. LRay Villafuerte is rooting for President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos .Jr for putting agriculture, health, and tourism on his must-do list in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of what the new government will focus on to stimulate high growth, improve the lives of Filipinos and keep down economic scarring from the global crisis […]

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FERNANDO TO BOOST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR BULACAN

Reelected Governor Daniel Fernando bared his plans to further develop the province of Bulacan, with a focus on agriculture, health, and education. Fernando, along with other provincial candidates who won the elections, was proclaimed on May 10. In an interview, he said he has many “millennial programs” in the pipeline and has discussed them with […]

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TAGUIG OPENS ‘SUPER’ HEALTH CENTER — CAYETANO

Residents of Barangay Lower Bicutan and nearby villages in Taguig City expressed their gratitude to the local government unit for giving them a super or fully equipped health center that could assist them in medical emergencies. The new Taguig Health Center will give Barangay Lower Bicutan and residents of nearby barangays easier access to Taguig’s […]

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STOP PHILHEALTH RATE HIKE IN JUNE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to answer unresolved issues and controversies as the agency is set to increase contributions this June. “Ngayong magtataas sila ng singil, dapat rin nating singilin ang PhilHealth ng sagot sa mga isyu na natalakay natin noon sa mga hearing sa Senado. Ano ang mga hakbang […]

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‘DOKTOR PARA SA BAYAN’ GETS BOOST IN 2022 BUDGET

Senator Joel Villanueva expressed hope that more future passers of medical board tests will come from the ranks of Doktor Para sa Bayan Act scholars, as he congratulated the country’s 1,427 new doctors. Despite the addition of the March 2022 licensure examination passers to the ranks of doctors, Villanueva said their total number is still […]

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MINDANAO PROVINCES NEED MORE DOCTORS – ESCUDERO

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said the country’s implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act will be useless if it does not benefit the poorest provinces, especially in Mindanao. Escudero, who is running for senator, said local government units (LGUs) in the south tend to be neglected when it comes to supporting infrastructure development and […]