THE Department of Health and its partners World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development and Global Fund formally recognized their commitment to completely eliminate tuberculosis by signing a joint pledge of support in a bid to take the Philippines off the list of countries with the highest TB burden in the world.
TWENTY-ONE foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted and 19 erring local recruitment firms were suspended while the licenses of others were cancelled in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the labor department reported over the weekend.
THE Department of Labor and Employment has reiterated that no training fees shall be charged any candidate selected for employment in Japan as part of the Technical Internship Training Program or as housekeepers in National Strategic Special Zones.
WHILE cognizant of the role of media in communicating to the public what the government is doing for their benefit, the Department of Public Works and Highways will tighten accreditation of members of the media who are assigned to cover the department.
NOT contented with just providing interventions for the thousands of people who are sick with dengue in the wake of the Department of Health’s recent declaration of a national alert on the disease, the Philippine Red Cross, headed by Senator Richard J. Gordon, will now stem the further spread of dengue from its source.
KEY infrastructure accomplishments in the first half of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration and investment opportunities under “Build, Build, Build” program were presented to Chinese business groups in a forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative held last Friday at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila.
THE Department of Health yesterday said it is already taking action on the Commission on Audit’s report that the department has accumulated P18.4 billion worth of drugs and medicines yet to be distributed.