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Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center unveiled its advanced Revolution CT computerized axial tomography scanner, the first such machine in the Philippines and only the fourth in Asia. The new diagnostic tool was launched in a ceremony at the hospital last Monday, with the Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs…

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ON the day of hearts, give “heart-healthy” gifts or choose a healthy lifestyle. This was the heartfelt advice given by Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial on Monday, ahead of Valentine’s Day. There are other ways to be “sweet,” like giving poems, letters or love notes, instead of chocolates, Ubial said.…

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Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial advised everyone in earthquake-stricken Surigao City to disinfect water before drinking “even if the water comes from safe sources.” The people are encouraged to boil water for 20 minutes if they do not have disinfectant solutions like hyposol and chlorine tablets to purify the water…

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd pushed for the strict implementation of the law against age discrimination to promote equal opportunities in employment. “The provisions of this order apply to all employers, publishers, labor contractors or subcontractors, and labor organizations, whether or not registered,” Bello said. Republic Act (RA) 10911 or…

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged employers to grant their employees full benefits. It made the call over decreasing rates of compliance on remittances among employers despite an increasing number of establishments covered. Remittances to the Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG have decreased by more…

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In 2016, the Philippines topped 197 countries with the most number of cases of breast cancer, data released by Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society have shown. It is also one of the countries worldwide with the highest prevalence rates of cancer. Mortality rates are also ballooning. To help combat the…

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will provide assistance to displaced workers affected by the closure of 23 mining companies in functional watersheds. To deliver this promise, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd has ordered four regional offices to assess the situation of the affected workers. DOLE offices in Regions…

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Private sector employees in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) will receive an increase of daily wage rate from P10 to P25 starting February 13, depending on sectoral or industrial classifications. Workers in the non-agricultural sector will get P25: sugar mill – P23; cottage/handicraft – P15; retail/service employing – P10 and below;…

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Government agencies joined forces to push for public awareness of the mandatory insurance for millions of overseas Filipinos workers with the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Insurance Commission during the commission’s 68th anniversary celebration. The…

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd said they consider imposing temporary suspension of Filipino household service workers (HSW) deployment to Kuwait over increasing calls of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) for a moratorium. “We will make a decision on the proposed moratorium soon,” he said. Meanwhile, the labor chief directed the Overseas…

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