House leadership, gains in 17th Congress cited

THE House of Representatives has adopted House Resolution (HR) No. 2599 expressing the appreciation of the House of Representatives for the remarkable achievements and contributions by the House leadership, the Majority and the Minority Leaders, the chairpersons of the standing and special committees, the congressional staff, the Secretariat personnel, and other entities and individuals, that have contributed to the outstanding performance of the House of Representatives during the 17th Congress.

Solon hails PhilHealth shakeup

A Bicol congressman has lauded President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s twin directives to effect a leadership shakeup at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and throw the book at unscrupulous health service providers and their cohorts in the state firm believed responsible for the hemorrhage of as high as P154 billion in funds since 2013 through bogus treatments of phony or dead patients.

Surprise visit

June 10, 2019
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to air passengers over the flight delays at the Manila airport and vowed to craft a “remedy” to improve the airport operations within a month, Malacañang said yesterday.

Cancer hospital for poor pushed

While the newly signed National Integrated Cancer Control Act or Republic Act (RA) No. 11225 allows the creation of cancer specialty hospitals and clinics by the private sector, Romualdez, a lawyer and president of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa), underscored the need to build a government-run hospital for cancer patients to ensure comprehensive high-quality and more affordable cancer care services.

DepEd cites pay hikes of teachers

June 09, 2019
Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 219, s. 2000, a Teacher I was classified under SG 10, while a Master Teacher II—the highest teaching position then—was classified under SG 17 with a basic monthly salary of P14,232 which increased to P45,269 in 2019 under SG 19.

Dengue cases may rise, Department of Health warns

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include: sudden, high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever, mild bleeding (such as nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising).