Thursday, August 6, 2020

PH health care system ‘particularly concerning’ among ASEAN countries

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The Philippines' health care system is "particularly concerning" compared to other Southeast Asian countries' health care capacity, the United Nations (UN) said in a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the...

Pangilinan votes vs Bayanihan 2 due to Duque’s incompetence, misuse of COVID-19 funds

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Opposition Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan voted against the passage of Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or the Bayanihan 2, citing the “mediocre leadership” of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, massive...

PH debt now beyond P9 trillion for COVID-19 response

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The Philippines’ debt is now P9.05 trillion as of June with the government continuously looking for funds for COVID-19 response, according to the Bureau of Treasury. This came after the government got an additional...

IATF approves reopening of review and fitness centers, internet cafes in GCQ areas

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Amid the continuous surge in coronavirus cases in the country, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has given the go signal for the reopening of review centers, fitness centers, and internet cafes in places under...

Palace: PH could have 3.5 million COVID-19 infections if gov’t did not act upon...

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The Duterte administration is not an “absolute failure” in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the country according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, adding that the Philippines could have reached 3.5 million...

Gov’t aims to boost local health system by hiring 20,000 medical professionals in 2021

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In his fifth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte bared the government’s plan to hire more than 20,000 health professionals for improved medical assistance especially to residents of isolated and disadvantaged areas. Duterte...

Duterte’s SONA receives criticisms from various sectoral groups

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The fifth State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte drew negative reactions from progressive and sectoral groups seeking for the government’s more concrete plans to curb the rising coronavirus infections in the...

UP analyst: Duterte’s SONA lacked comprehensive plan against COVID-19

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President Rodrigo Duterte has failed to present the Filipino people his administration’s comprehensive plan against the continuously spreading coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the country in his fifth State of the Nation Address...

7 people set to attend SONA test positive for COVID-19

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar revealed that at least seven people who were set to attend President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address (SONA) were tested positive for COVID-19. Andanar said that six personnel...

Bong Go brags ‘Balik Probinsya’ as bringer of hope among Filipinos ahead of SONA...

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Pro-Duterte Senator Christopher "Bong" Go spotlighted the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (BP2) as one of the government's initiatives that help Filipinos amid the COVID-19 crisis. “Due to the effects of the pandemic, our President...

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Revival of death penalty might affect attempts to save Filipinos on death row abroad

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If the Philippines would revive the death penalty, the country might lose its "moral ascendancy" in negotiations involving Filipinos facing capital punishment overseas. In his...

Medical representatives now included in gov’t COVID containment panel after 5 months of lockdown

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Nearly five months into quarantine, medical representatives from various organizations will now be a part of a technical panel focusing on containing the coronavirus...

P15-billion loss in PhilHealth funds tagged as ‘crime of the year’

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The series of anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is tagged as the "crime of the year," according to the state insurer's...