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With Holy Week just around the corner, the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday called on those planning to engage in flagellations during Lenten season to avoid doing such acts and instead choose other forms of sacrifice. “It will be better if they will instead stop [self-flagellation] as there is…

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Thursday called on its accredited health care institutions (HCIs) to shift to electronic claims (e-Claims) to facilitate claims processing and improve data integrity. PhilHealth Circular ‎2017-0030 published on January 9, 2018, defines e-Claims as “an interconnected modular information system for claim reimbursement transactions.”…

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The Social Action Center of Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan, has urged the local government to strengthen its laws to protect the island of Coron from environmental degradation. Father Ed Pariño, Social Action Director of the diocese, said local officials of Coron and other areas in Palawan should be very…

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The Philippine Arbitration Center in the Visayas (PACV), the first outside Metro Manila, opened in Iloilo City on Saturday. The center is also the first school-based arbitration center in Southeast Asia, Joenar Pueblo, PACV president, said in a media interview. Located inside the University of San Agustin, the PAVC was…

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A health advocacy group last week called on the government to ensure that all tobacco packs churned out by local and imported manufacturers in the Philippines to bear the new graphic health warnings (GHWs) starting this month. In a statement, medical doctor Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control…

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Filipinos engaged in illegal recruitment and human trafficking outside the country can still be prosecuted in Manila, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Bernard Olalia warned. He said there are ways by which the Philippine government can force illegal recruiters and human traffickers operating abroad to go back to Manila to…

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Ischemic heart disease is still the top killer disease in the country, a heart expert said on Tuesday. “If we are going to base it on the recent WHO (World Health Organization) list Top 10 Causes of Death, ischemic heart disease and stroke still rank as Top 2. That has…

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist admitted it is helpless in containing the cecid fly, a pest that attacks many mango plantations in Pangasinan and other provinces. Provincial Agriculture Officer Dalisay Moya said they could only advise mango tree owners to sanitize their fields so they will not…

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The government plans to sell only half of the 2.9-hectare “Mile Long” property in Makati City and develop the rest to gain more from the property. The property was leased to Sunvar Realty Development Corp. of the Rufino-Prieto families, owner of the major daily Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), for 20…

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Generali Life Assurance Philippines, Inc. targets a 40-percent hike in gross premiums this year, to be driven by more tie-ups with business process outsourcing (BPO) companies and locators in economic zones. In a briefing Wednesday, Generali Philippines President and CEO Reynaldo Centeno declined to identify growth of their business in…

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