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LEE BATS FOR ENSURED HEALTHCARE FOR DISADVANTAGED

“Wala dapat nawawalan ng kabuhayan o lalong nababaon sa hirap dahil sa pagkakasakit.” This is the purpose of pushing for a quality, affordable, accessible, and compassionate healthcare service, stressed AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee as he filed a bill seeking to institutionalize the “No Balance Billing (NBB) Policy”. No Balance Billing is a government […]

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PHILHEALTH URGED: USE FUNDS TO PAY HOSPITAL DEBTS

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to fulfill its mandate to provide reliable health insurance coverage to our countrymen and to promptly pay their dues to private hospitals using the profits it has made from its investments. Lee made the statement on Wednesday during the budget briefing of […]

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PH EYEING HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIPS WITH FRANCE

The Department of Health (DOH) met with the French Embassy to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the two countries geared towards providing integrated healthcare to all Filipinos. The meeting was led by DOH Secretary Teddy Herbosa and other health officials such as DOH Chief-of-Staff Undersecretary Dr. Gloria Balboa, and Undersecretary Dr. Lilibeth David.  On the […]

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ANAKALUSUGAN WANTS MORE HOSPITALS IN TOURIST AREAS

AnaKalusugan Party-list Representative Ray T. Reyes is calling on the Department of Health to allocate additional funds for hospitals in tourist areas. “Our goal should be to enhance the overall tourist experience in our country and one of our priorities should be increased investment in safety, health and social services,” Reyes said. “If we want […]

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PHILHEALTH EYES BETTER SERVICES FOR STAKEHOLDERS

As the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) nears the commemoration of its 28th anniversary, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel R. Ledesma Jr. on Monday said that PhilHealth would work with national leaders and stakeholders so that it could better fulfil its mandate to provide health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable, available and […]

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ANAKALUSUGAN BACKS REGIONAL SPECIALTY HOSPITALS

To provide access to highly specialized medical care and rapidly respond to the threat of noncommunicable diseases in the country, ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray Florence Reyes pushed for the decentralization of specialty hospitals and establish them in the regions. “While we can no longer remain reactive, our regional health systems must continue to ably respond […]

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GORDON PUSHES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ BENEFITS

Senator Dick Gordon called on his Senate colleagues to prioritize the measure granting the continued benefits of essential healthcare workers who risk their lives in relieving suffering and saving lives, especially during this pandemic. Gordon said his measure, logged as Senate Bill 2371, mandates the continuing grant of the special risk allowance (SRA) and other […]

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130TH MALASAKIT CENTER IN BATAC, ILOCOS NORTE

Senator Bong Go expressed his firm commitment to make quality healthcare in the country affordable and accessible during the launch of the country’s 130th Malasakit Center at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Batac City, Ilocos Norte recently. This is the second Malasakit Center in the province and fifth in the region, […]

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INCREASE HOSPITAL CAPACITY TO AVOID HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OVERLOAD – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged hospitals to continuously expand their patient capacity for COVID-19 cases that could overload the country’s healthcare system. Gatchalian cited the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showing that the number of COVID-19 ward beds in the National Capital Region (NCR), or for those mild cases, asymptomatic, and suspected ones, […]

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HEALTHCARE IS A RIGHT OF EVERY FILIPINO – GO

During the first organizational meeting of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography that included a briefing on the country’s health situation and healthcare system, committee chair Senator Bong Go expressed his concern on the various public health issues the country is presently dealing with. The challenges presented and discussed during the hearing include the […]