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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 […]

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ESTABLISH SPECIALTY HOSPITALS IN REGIONS – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is pushing for the establishment of specialty hospitals across the country — hospitals such as the Philippine Heart Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines, the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. “Being from Mindanao myself, I am very much committed to decentralizing our health […]

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MEDICAL CENTER TO RISE IN SIARGAO ISLAND – MATUGAS

The construction of the P325-million Siargao Island Medical Center (SIMC) in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte is expected to begin anytime soon, an official said. “The P325-million SIMC is a Level 2 hospital as stipulated in Republic Act (RA) 11500,” Surigao del Norte 1st District Representative Francisco Jose Matugas II explained. R.A. 11500 got the […]

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Government

DOT ISSUES NEW PROTOCOLS FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat issued a reminder to foreign tourists coming to the Philippines in the next few days to prepare all requirements to ensure a seamless travel experience. Puyat made the statement, following the issuance of Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 160-B, which details the new […]

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ISKO TO PUT UP ‘WORLD-CLASS’ REGIONAL HOSPITALS

Presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso committed to building 17 world-class regional hospitals and upgrading community health centers and salaries of their staff as a way to improve the country’s public health system. At a presidential forum organized by the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) on Friday, the Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

START YOUR DAY WITH THIS

In building better habits, it’s also important to pay attention to how we start our day. For some of us, the first thing we do is check our phones. In doing so, we can be giving ourselves unnecessary stress. What happens as soon as we wake up? Since we came from rest, our bodies experience […]