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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 […]

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ACTIONS, NOT WORDS, NEEDED TO MAKE LAWS SAVE LIVES, PREVENT DEATHS – CASTELO

“There must be aggressive information dissemination about, and determined implementation of, the Philippine Mental Health Law in order to prevent senseless deaths, especially those by suicide, lamented Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Winnie Castelo. Castelo made the reaction in light of the death by suicide of Brian Velasco, drummer of the famous homegrown rock band […]

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PRIORITIZE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE – ROQUE

Presidential Spokesperson Sec. Harry Roque urged the Senate to heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to pass its version of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill, a measure the Palace spokesman stressed was already passed in September last year by the House of Representatives (HOR). In a radio interview, Roque––who authored the UHC Bill and was […]