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Soldiers and health workers celebrate hospital anniversary with ABS-CBN

Soldiers and health workers celebrate hospital anniversary with ABS-CBN.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: abscbn abscbnSep 15th, 2017

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Health workers honored for heroically saving lives in Vegas mass shooting

LAS VEGAS -- As the influx of victims from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history flooded nearby emergency rooms, hospital workers heroically answered the call to serve, tirelessly providing around-the-clock treatment and care. Among the heroes was Jacqueline Rodriguez, a nursing aide at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, who immediately raced back to the hospital despite just finishing a 12-hour shift. Running from patient to patient, rushing hospital equipment to doctors and nurses who needed to administer them to patients, lifting patients onto gurneys and moving them to treatment areas were some of the work, Rodriguez did as she and her colleagues dealt with t...Keep on reading: Health workers honored for heroically saving lives in Vegas mass shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Statements: Assert our right to living wage, increase hospital budget and end contractualization

The only way that our rights as health workers are recognized and that of the patients we serve is to unite and march with militancy!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

Cruz, Sanders face off on Obamacare – CNN News

Sen. Ted Cruz urged fellow Republicans Tuesday to quickly &'8220;honor the promises&'8221; the party made over the years to repeal Obamacare. &'8220;2010, 2014, 2016, I believe were a mandate from the voters. We're tired of the premiums going up. We're tired of deductibles going up,&'8221; Cruz said at a CNN town hall debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders over the future of Obamacare. &'8220;Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely.&'8221; Cruz and Sanders &'8212; two senators with diametrically opposed views of government's role in health care &'8212; faced off at the debate moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash and featuring questions from an audience consisting of both defenders and critics of the Affordable Care Act. Cruz's call on his party to &'8220;repeal every word of Obamacare&'8221; came as the GOP is grappling with how quickly to repeal the law. The party hasn't yet reached a consensus on an alternative to the law. President Donald Trump said Sunday that a replacement plan may not be rolled out until next year. The GOP's incredible, shrinking Obamacare repeal The town hall debate underscored the many challenges surrounding efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act &'8212; a sweeping health care law that covers some 20 million Americans. The evening began with each lawmaker laying out starkly different views of the controversial law. &'8220;If you are one of 20 million Americans who finally has received health insurance, forget about it &'8212; you're gone,&'8221; Sanders warned about repealing Obamacare. &'8220;That means when you get sick, you ain't gonna be able to go to the doctor. And when you end up in the hospital, you'll be paying those bills for the rest of your life, or maybe you'll go bankrupt.&'8221; Cruz, a Texas Republican who made his name in national politics by fiercely opposing the health care law, said former President Barack Obama made a series of promises that were broken. &'8220;If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,&'8221; Cruz said. &'8220;Millions discovered that was not true.&'8221; Several policy questions are at the center of the ongoing battle about reforming Obamacare, including the popular provision to protect people with pre-existing conditions and the controversial mandate that nearly all Americans get coverage. Republican lawmakers are also wrestling with how to live up to their promises to make Obamacare more affordable and to reform Medicaid. The CNN debate highlighted how Republicans and Democrats fundamentally disagree on many of these issues. One woman in the audience, Neosho Ponder, spoke about her fight against breast cancer and said she was undergoing radiation treatment. Ponder expressed fear that without Obamacare, she wouldn't be able to afford health insurance. Cruz insisted that Republican lawmakers support prohibiting insurance companies from canceling coverage for someone just because they are sick. All GOP proposals that have been introduced to replace Obamacare with, Cruz said, &'8220;prohibit companies from jacking up the insurance rates because they got sick or injured.&'8221; Ted, I cannot believe what you just said. It's a direct contradiction of everything you ran for President on,&'8221; he said. &'8220;What Ted has said is he wants to get rid of all federal mandates. Did you say that a hundred times?&'8221; &'8220;I didn't say it once,&'8221; Cruz said. &'8220;Virtually all of the Republican legislation that has been filed — that the Democrats have opposed — maintains a continuity of coverage.&'8221; The issue of pre-existing conditions came up again when Maria Shahid Rowe, a woman who is five-months pregnant, said she was worried she wouldn't be able to get health coverage without Obamacare. Cruz responded that Democrats are mandating that people get &'8220;every coverage on earth &'8212; and it sounds really good.&'8221; However, &'8220;you should get the policies that meet your needs,&'8221; he said. Sanders shot back that before Obamacare, Shahid Rowe's pregnancy would have been treated as a pre-existing condition. &'8220;What Ted is really telling you is they will not guarantee coverage for you.&'8221; Another woman in the audience, Melissa Borkowski, told Sanders she simply can't afford the health services she needs. Burkowski recently had an abnormal Pap smear, but said she couldn't get additional tests because she hasn't met her out-of-pocket deductible. Her fear: that she may now have undiagnosed cancer. Sanders, who repeatedly stressed that Obamacare was far from perfect, said it is &'8220;totally absurd&'8221; that Borkowski has such an &'8220;outrageous deductible.&'8221; &'8220;If you were in Canada, you know what? You would get the health care that you need,&'8221; he said. &'8220;The idea that we have policies like that, like the one you describe, is clearly an outrage.&'8221; Cruz lamented that coverage choices have gone down &'8220;dramatically&'8221; since Obamacare became law. The senator, whose Canadian birthplace became a political controversy during his 2016 presidential run, also added: &'8220;Bernie mentions Canada quite a bit. I know quite a bit about Canadian health care. I was born there. You know Bernie, that may be the best argument against your position. Look what it produced.&'8221; Sanders joked as he gestured at Cruz: &'8220;Look what the result is.&'8221; Another key pillar of Obamacare that came up was the so-called &'8220;employer mandate&'8221; &'8212; the law's requirement that small businesses employing 50 or more workers to provide healthcare for its employees. LaRonda Hunter, who owns five hair salons in Texas, said she can't afford to provide coverage to her employees because of low profit margins and that the Obamacare rule is preventing her from growing her business. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2017

Health workers, hospitals targeted in Syria war

BEIRUT: Numerous doctors and nurses and medical facilities have been hit or targeted by missiles or air strikes since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011. The latest case came when an air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

A game changer in health care

Centre Médicale International Inc. (CMI), the first VIP outpatient medical clinic in the Philippines, marked its first anniversary with an exclusive party attended by guests from the diplomatic, social and business communities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care

MBANDAKA, DR Congo – Health workers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Calabarzon health workers undergo surprise drug test

THE Department of Health-Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) yesterday conducted a surprise random drug testing among employees of the regional office located at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center Compound in Project 4, Quezon City. Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo, DoH regional director, explained that a drug-free workplace fosters productivity, promotes….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Senate ratifies reconciled version of occupational safety bill

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) Bill moved a step closer to becoming a law after the Senate ratified on Tuesday its reconciled version. The bill -- which seeks to penalize companies that do not comply with OSHS standards -- hurdled the bicameral committee on Monday. Once the President signs the bill into law, employers would no longer be able to ignore occupational safety and health standards, Sen. Joel Villanueva, main author of the bill, said in a statement. "The lives of workers are at stake whenever there's negligence," he said in Filipino. The measure would provide for the visitorial power of the labor secretary to enter workplaces at any time of ...Keep on reading: Senate ratifies reconciled version of occupational safety bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

One of Cuba’s 3 air crash survivors dies

HAVANA: One of the three women who survived Cuba’s worst air crash in decades has died from her injuries, the health ministry said Monday, raising the toll to 111. The 23-year-old, Gretell Landrove, was admitted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and she did not make medical progress, the ministry said in a statement read out [...] The post One of Cuba’s 3 air crash survivors dies appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

New Sanitarium chief in June?

THE Western Visayas Sanitarium (WVS) in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo will have a new chief on June 1, 2018. Provincial Administrator and Hospital Management Office head Dr. Raul Banias reported that Provincial Health Officer 1 Dr. Judy Ann Dumayas was chosen as the new WVS chief. Banias said the Office of the Secretary of the Department […] The post New Sanitarium chief in June? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Jake Zyrus: Size of concert venue no longer matters to me

  Jake Zyrus will celebrate his 26th birthday during his coming 10th anniversary concert, "Music & Me," on May 25 at the SM Skydome---a considerably smaller venue than the ones where he held court in the past, during the peak of his popularity as Charice. But it's a sensible choice for Jake, who---in a way---sees himself these days as someone just starting out again after deciding to become a trans man. "Real talk lang. Of course, we will go for something more realistic," the singer told the Inquirer at a recent press conference. "The size of a venue doesn't matter to me as much anymore," Jake insisted. "To be honest, singing at bigger places actually makes me more...Keep on reading: Jake Zyrus: Size of concert venue no longer matters to me.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

NBA legend Bill Russell out of hospital after health scare

WASHINGTON, United States – NBA legend Bill Russell, the former Boston Celtics center who won a record 11 league titles, said Saturday, May 19, he is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration.  The 84-year-old icon, known for his civil rights activism during and after his playing career ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Boy, 2, beaten to death by guardian in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY --- For beating a two-year-old boy to death, a woman has been charged for murder in San Fabian town in Pangasinan province, police said on Friday (May 18).   Glaiza Silva, 31, repeatedly hit the boy with a bamboo stick and then punched him until he passed out in Angio village on May 13, said Chief Inspector Arvin Jacob, San Fabian police chief.   Silva brought the boy to the town's health center claiming the boy fell down their stairs. Health workers took the boy to the Region 1 Medical Center here, where a doctor declared him dead on arrival.   Doctors informed the police that the contusions on the boy appeared to have come from a beating. ...Keep on reading: Boy, 2, beaten to death by guardian in Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Meghan Markle’s Dad Is Giving False Hope About Attending the Royal Wedding

After saying that he's backing out from Meghan Markle's wedding, her father, Thomas Markle, said he still wants to walk her down the aisle. But based on his recent statements, he seems to be contradicting himself. Thomas contacted TMZ, telling them that he wants to fly to London and attend the royal wedding. "I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle," he said. "This is a historic moment. I'd like to be a part of history." He also changed his mind after Meghan texted him regarding his health. However, it seems that Thomas still won't be showing up since he's back in the hospital. He told TMZ that he needs to undergo...Keep on reading: Meghan Markle’s Dad Is Giving False Hope About Attending the Royal Wedding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

LOOK: Nintendo s new special edition gold Family Computer

MANILA, Philippines - Following the announcement of the NES Classic and Famicom Mini resuming sale this June, Nintendo unveiled a special edition gold-colored Famicom Mini exclusive to Japan. The miniature console features 20 games based on manga to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte may ride jet ski during visit to Philippine Rise

  ONBOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR - President Rodrigo Duterte may briefly ride a jet ski during his visit to the Philippine Rise. Around 40 journalists covering the President's visit to the resource- rich continental shelf were briefed of this possible scenario. At least seven jet skis were onboard this Navy ship. Duterte is expected to arrive at the Philippine Rise on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the first anniversary of his renaming of the resource-rich continental shelf from Benham Rise. The Chief Executive will board the BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602). He would then lead the send-off ceremony for the 50 Filipino scientists who would conduct scientific exploration ther...Keep on reading: Duterte may ride jet ski during visit to Philippine Rise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Israel celebrates its 70th Independence Day; 60th anniversary of Israel, PHL Friendship treaty

The Israel Embassy to the Philippines was in a festive mood on Thursday as they celebrate Israel’s 70th Independence Day the 60th anniversary of the Philippine-Israel Friendship Treaty. Guests troopedThe post Israel celebrates its 70th Independence Day; 60th anniversary of Israel, PHL Friendship treaty appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Actress Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

PARIS, France — Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the Palme d’Or, were gathered together to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. Among the sea of grey heads on the stage there was only one woman, Jane Campion, who had won […] The post Actress Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Proclamation of a grand celebration

Filipino Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the Philippines and the rest of world are commemorating a grand event this year as they celebrate the 95th year anniversary of the establishment of t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018