Video of professor babysitting student’s child goes viral

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/28/2022

CEBU, Philippines— Professor Andres Sequito from the Samar State University warmed netizens’ hearts with a video of him carrying the baby of his student inside his class. According to uploader Ezza Permaci, teacher Andres Sequito rendered “yaya”…

PhilHealth lauded for extension of dialysis coverage

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board lauded the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for allowing its members listed in its Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (CKD 5) database to avail themselves until the end of…

PhilHealth extends dialysis coverage from 90 to 144 sessions this year

Doris C. Bongcac 08/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is increasing its coverage for outpatients undergoing hemodialysis from 90 to a maximum of 144 sessions this year. Under Circular 2022-0017 that was published on August 3 and…

From 90, PhilHealth expands dialysis sessions to 144 for rest of 2022

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has expanded its coverage of hemodialysis sessions from 90 to 144  for the remaining months of 2022. “The PhilHealth Board of Directors has recently approved the coverage of…

Frasco files bill to create dialysis clinics, 9 other measures on 1st day of Congress

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Fifth District Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco filed 10 legislative measures on the very first day of 19th Congress on July 1, 2022. Frasco filed legislation for the establishment of dialysis clinics…

Region’s Top 10 Most Wanted for illegal drugs falls in Carcar City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 37-year-old man tagged as the top 10 most wanted person at the regional level for illegal drugs was arrested on Saturday morning, July 17, in Carcar City. Police identified the suspect as…

PhilHealth should keep its promise to dialysis patients – Zarate

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 11/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) must stay true to its word and ensure that dialysis patients will receive treatment even if they are past the yearly limit of 90 sessions per year, Bayan…

Dialysis center for non COVID patients in Cebu City launched

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hemodialysis center for non-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients has been launched on Friday, August 14, 2020, at the South Road Properties. The dialysis center at the SM Seaside Mountain Wing will be…

1500 Cebu dialysis patients await Capitol protocols

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,500 renal or kidney patients in Cebu continue to await guidelines from the Capitol for the protocols that they will observe as they undergo dialysis sessions, mostly in Cebu City centers,…

Whistleblower: Dialysis center used loophole to file claims for the dead

06/09/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — With four dead patients, WellMed Dialysis Center allegedly kick-started its “ghost dialysis” scheme that took advantage of a loophole in the patient’s death reporting system of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). In…

PHO: Free dialysis, knee replacement surgeries for Cebuanos

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/07/2018

CEBUANOS suffering from kidney ailments needing costly dialysis treatments, and those suffering from osteoarthritis needing total knee replacement surgeries can now avail of these treatments and surgeries for free. This developed after the Cebu Provincial Health Office…

PHO offers free dialysis, kneecap surgery

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/07/2018

The Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) offers free dialysis treatment and kneecap surgery to patients in Cebu province. Dr. Rannie Gravador of PHO explained that patients no longer need to go to hospitals and spend money for…

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