DOLE 7 partners with VSMMC for free Covid testing for newly hired workers

THE Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE 7) has announced free Covid-19 testing for newly hired employees across all sectors.The agency has partnered with Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) to conduct reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction or RT-PCR test to qualified beneficiaries.According to DOLE 7 officer-in-charge Lilia Estillore, priorities of the […]

KonsultaMD and Watsons partner for free 24/7 quality consumer healthcare

LEADING telemedicine service platform KonsultaMD and leading health and beauty store chain Watsons Philippines have partnered to give free healthcare to Filipinos nationwide.Aside from being a one-stop-shop for personal and medical needs, Watsons Philippines now provides free 24/7 unlimited doctor consultations to its customers via KonsultaMD for a minimum purchase of P500.For KonsultaMD members, Watsons […]

CTG DUTY-FREE HK Public Offering Has Been Fully Applied with High Multiple Order Coverage From International Placing

HONG KONG, Aug 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – On August 15, 2022, China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation Limited (“CTG DUTY FREE”) launched its global offering of H shares. CTG DUTY-FREE recently held its H-share global offering press conference in Beijing to officially launch its global offering on the Hong Kong Stock […]

Lolypop files bill requiring gov’t hospitals to provide free dialysis services to indigents

MANDAUE Lone District Rep. Emmarie “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon has filed a bill requiring all government hospitals to establish, operate and maintain a dialysis ward and provide free dialysis treatment to indigent patients.In a statement she sent to SunStar Cebu on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Ouano-Dizon filed House Bill 2373 in compliance with one of the priorities […]

Government should provide free medicines — survey

MAJORITY of Filipinos believe it is the government’s responsibility to provide free medicines to patients who need them, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) national survey.  Commissioned by the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), the survey showed that 78% said that the government “should definitely” provide free medicines, with another 17% […]

House bill seeks free COVID-19 testing for 1st-time jobseekers, displaced workers 

A BILL has been filed at the House of Representatives that will mandate government to provide free COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) testing for jobseekers.     Iligan City Rep. Frederick W. Siao filed House Bill 10340, the proposed Free COVID-19 Testing for Jobseekers Act, that would subsidize the testing fee as part of the pre-employment process.   “Some jobseekers reported they had to incur […]

DTI backs bigger role for small businesses in new trade deal with Australia, New Zealand

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) expressed support for the inclusion of small businesses in an ASEAN-Australia and New Zealand free trade deal upgrade in recent virtual discussions by trade ministers. The DTI said representatives in the ASEAN dialogue partner consultations on Sept. 13-15 discussed the possible completion of negotiations for the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free […]