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CATHOLICS REMINDED TO FAST, ABSTAIN FROM MEAT THIS LENT

NO MEAT. Fresh meat on display. A Roman Catholic priest has called on churchgoers to exercise self-restraint by not eating any kind[...]

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SOCOT RESIDENTS WARNED VS. FAKE ANTI-RABIES VACCINES

March 26, 2019 - 9:44 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Health personnel in South Cotabato warned residents on Tuesday against the proliferation of counterfeit or fake anti-rabies vaccines for humans in the area. John Codilla, rabies program focal person of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said they have monitored a number of fake vaccines that were used by animal bite victims, […]

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GOV’T-OWNED HOSPITAL RECEIVES P2.9M BURN TREATMENT MACHINE

March 26, 2019 - 9:43 PM

DAVAO CITY – Government-owned hospital Southern Philippines Mindanao Center (SPMC) received brand new first-of-a-kind burn treatment machine from Davao del Norte Representative Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. on March 26.  The P2.9 million Humeca Meek Graft Machine and Dermatomein burn treatment machine is a highly- specialized burn treatment machine is now operational at the Burn Center Unit […]

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13 TOWNS, 8 CITIES GET EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM JAPAN

March 25, 2019 - 6:33 PM

JAPAN-DONATED EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año and Japan Ambassador Koji Haneda inspect the interior of one of the ambulances donated by the government of Japan during the turn-over ceremony at the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) headquarters in Quezon City on Monday (March 25, 2019). (PNA photo by Oliver […]

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SARANGANI ALLOTS P15M FOR PURCHASE OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

March 25, 2019 - 6:28 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The provincial government of Sarangani has allocated around PHP15 million for the purchase of additional equipment this year for the provincial hospital in Alabel town. Dr. Arvin Alejandro, chief of the Sarangani provincial health office, said Monday they have started the preparatory processes for the acquisition of new equipment for the hospital, […]

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GOING DIGITAL TO ENHANCE UHC IMPLEMENTATION: HEALTH CARE EXPERT

March 25, 2019 - 6:23 PM

St. Luke’s Medical Center President Arturo de la Peña says digital recording allows hospitals to attend to more patients in less time but with precision. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — Hospitals going digital is an important component in the success of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law implementation since it provides quality care for more patients, […]

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WORLD TB DAY 2019: #ENDTBNOWNA

March 23, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis, takes part in the worldwide observance of World TB Day this Sunday, March 24 with the theme, “#EndTBNowNa!”   Tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in developing countries, such as the Philippines. This year’s observance aims to remind member countries of the commitments […]

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ALBAY PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE CONDOMS TO HS STUDES RECEIVES FLAK

March 23, 2019 - 3:01 PM

UPWARD TREND IN HIV CASES, TEEN PREGNANCY. Antonio Ludovice, acting Albay provincial health officer, explains the side of the Provincial Health Office on the planned distribution of condoms to high school students to curb the increase in cases of HIV-AIDS and teenage pregnancy in the province. (Photo by Connie Calipay) LEGAZPI CITY — The plan of the Albay Provincial Health Office (APHO) to […]

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HEALTH EXECS URGE PUBLIC TO HELP FIGHT DENGUE

March 23, 2019 - 3:01 PM

COTABATO CITY – Health officials in North Cotabato have expressed alarm over the rise in the incidence of dengue since January and urged the public to help contain the disease. Dr. Eva Rabaya, North Cotabato’s Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) head, said that to date, a total of 1,162 dengue cases have been reported in North Cotabato’s […]

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SUNLIFE JOINS IRONMAN DAVAO TO HIGHLIGHT HEALTH AND WELLNESS

March 22, 2019 - 7:17 PM

DAVAO CITY – For the first time, Sun Life Financial Philippines will be joining this year’s Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao by bringing actor and athlete Piolo Pascual and a free workout for members to highlight health and wellness this coming March 24. Pascual, who will be racing as part of the Sun Life Tri-Team, will handle the bike leg for his […]

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DRINKING SUGARY BEVERAGES LINKED TO EARLY DEATH

March 22, 2019 - 7:16 PM

WASHINGTON — Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation. In the study, researchers analyzed data from 80,647 women and 37,716 men who answered questionnaires about lifestyle factors and health status every two years. They found that carbonated […]

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DOH URGES RIZAL LGUS TO RESOLVE MEASLES CRISIS

March 21, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon regional director Eduardo Janairo shows Health Secretary Francisco Duque III the maps of municipalities with high number of measles cases in Rizal Province during the Emergency Command Conference on Measles at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City on March 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy of DOH Calabarzon) MANILA — The Department of Health […]

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DOH CAUTIONS BICOLANOS VS. SUMMER DISEASES

March 21, 2019 - 7:54 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) regional office here is reminding Bicolanos to be more health conscious as they enjoy various activities particularly common diseases that usually afflict people during the hot summer season. In an interview on Wednesday, Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH officer-in-charge regional director, said the public must be aware of the […]

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PRRD SIGNS LAW CREATING SOUTHERN TAGALOG REGIONAL HOSPITAL

March 20, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Republic Act 11233 signed by Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte on February 20 upgrades the Bacoor District Hospital into a Level III general hospital. MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law upgrading the Bacoor District Hospital into a general hospital to be known as Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital. In Republic Act 11233 signed by […]

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DOH DISTRIBUTES MOSQUITO-REPELLENT CURTAINS TO REGION 7 LGUS

March 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM

DENGUE UPDATE. Department of Health-Central Visayas senior health program officer Ma. Michelle Acosta gives an update on the dengue situation in the region, March 19, 2019. (Photo by Luel Galarpe) CEBU CITY — As the number of dengue cases continues to rise, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has started distributing curtains treated with anti-mosquito […]

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MAGUINDANAO PROVINCIAL GOV’T EXTENDS HEALTH SERVICES TO IDPS

March 20, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Farouk Romancap, Shariff Aguak municipal social welfare officer on Monday (March 19) led the distribution of relief goods to internally displaced persons from Shariff Saydona Mustapha town who took refuge in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. (Photo by MSWD-Maguindanao) KIDAPAWAN CITY – The provincial health office of Maguindanao has taken one step ahead to ensure civilians displaced by the […]

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ANGARA WANTS AUTHORITY TO INCREASE BED CAPACITY IN GOV’T HOSPITALS DELEGATED TO...

March 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

TACLOBAN CITY- Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara underscored the need to upgrade the facilities and increase the bed capacity of government hospitals under the Department of Health (DOH) in anticipation of the influx of patients due to the impending implementation of the landmark universal health care (UHC) law. “To accommodate more patients, government hospitals would need […]

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