DBM releases another P2-B fund for indigent PhilHealth members

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the release of another P2.02 billion to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for the National Government’s premium subsidy for indigent members this year.    In a statement on Monday, DBM said the fund covers the January to December period for 673,965 members who are identified as […]

Congressmen oppose religious group’s indictment

SEVERAL lawmakers on Tuesday filed a resolution asking the Commission on Human Rights to condemn the state’s terrorist-financing charges against members of a religious group.  House Resolution 393 called on the agency to issue a condemnation against the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) indictment of nuns and other staff of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.  […]

GSIS partners with M. Lhuillier to expand loan payment channels

GOVERNMENT SERVICE Insurance System has partnered with M. Lhuillier Financial Services, Inc. to expand its loan payment solutions. — REUTERS GOVERNMENT SERVICE Insurance System (GSIS) has tapped M. Lhuillier Financial Services, Inc. to expand its loan payment solutions to about 5,600 collection sites. GSIS and M. Lhuillier signed a memorandum of agreement on the partnership […]

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 […]

Gabriela, Bayan Muna condemn indictment of religious group members

TWO progressive groups on Tuesday denounced the indictment of members of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) for alleged terrorist financing. “There is clearly no let-up on the attacks against RMP and progressive organizations even under President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s regime,” Gabriela Party-list Rep. Arlene D. Brosas said in a statement. Bayan Muna […]

Zamboanga City mayor asks water district board members to resign as 1st step to resolving supply woes  

MAYOR John M. Dalipe has asked the top officials of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) to immediately file their courtesy resignations as an initial step to addressing the city’s longstanding supply and distribution problems.    In a letter dated August 11 and made public through the city’s official Facebook page, Mr. Dalipe told the ZCWD […]

PHAP supports DTI’s biopharmaceutical innovation agenda

The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), representing the research-based medicines and vaccines sector in the country, expresses full support to the Department of Trade’s priority agenda to promote the development and growth of Health and Life Sciences in the country. As a science-driven industry, PHAP and its Members have extensive experience and […]

Tell it to SunStar: When arresting journalists becomes questionable

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines takes notice of the alarming arrest of journalists covering the protest actions of farmers and artists.In a recent press briefing, Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge Lt. Gen. Danao Jr. accused the members of the press of agitating the activist groups during the protest, asking: “What is [their] purpose?” They were […]