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Food, Health & Fitness

CAN WE IGNORE PAIN?

Pain is one of the most common shared experiences we have as living beings. In fact, only one in 1 million people have no sensitivities to it, or cannot feel physical pain. Some of us are guilty of tolerating it, or brushing it aside when it’s not “too much”. But what exactly is pain, and […]

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Politics

PROBE OVERSTOCKING OF MEDICINES IN DOH – ANGARA

With so many Filipinos struggling to find ways to gain access to medicine due to lack of funds, Senator Sonny Angara aired his concern over the continuing problem of medicine and drug  overstocking at the Departtment of Health. Angara, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry into […]

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Politics

GRANT DISCOUNTS ON FOOD, MEDICINE, SCHOOL SUPPLIES OF UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS – ANGARA

Recognizing that tuition and other school fees are only part of the myriad of expenses incurred by families for their children, Senator Sonny Angara has called for the grant of discounts on basic services such as food, medicine and school supplies for underprivileged students. “The Free Tuition Law has gone a long way in easing […]

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Politics

MAKE MEDICINES FOR MENTAL ILLNESS VAT-FREE – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III is seeking the expansion of the list of value-added tax (VAT)-exempt medicines to include those prescribed for the treatment of mental health conditions. Senate Bill No. 2193 filed by Pimentel seeks to further amend a provision in the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, particularly Section 109. “While the Mental Health […]

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Government

MALASAKIT CENTER IN SOUTHERN LEYTE NOW OPEN – GO

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go recently led the opening of a Malasakit Center to extend medical assistance to the underprivileged, at the Southern Provincial Hospital in Maasin City, Southern Leyte Go urged local officials to raise public awareness on the benefits of Malasakit Center, the second facility of its kind in the region […]

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Politics

We Must Provide Free Medicines for the Poor – ANGARA

  “Of all the forms of inquality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Senator Sonny Angara quoting the famous Martin Luther King Jr. Angara has filed a bill that mandates all government district hospitals, local health units and barangay health centers in all cities and municipalities to provide free medicine […]