Cebu City mulls P10K incentive for medical augmentation force

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking the Sangguniang Panglungsod (City Council) to allot a budget of P54 million to help the medical workers deployed in Cebu City to augment the medical health…

Medical experts from China to arrive in PH over the weekend — embassy

Christia Marie Ramos 04/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve medical experts from China are set to arrive in the Philippines over the weekend to assist the government in responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, the Chinese Embassy in…

Ambulances to start roving Cebu City’s streets on July 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Starting Monday, July 15, Cebu City residents will see ambulances roaming around the city streets waiting to respond to any medical emergency. Councilor David Tumulak, the chairman of the committee on disaster risk…

WHO recognizes ‘burn-out’ as medical condition

Agence France Presse 05/28/2019

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization has for the first time recognized “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers. The decision, reached during…

Sambag 2 residents avail of free medical, dental services

Delta Derycka Letigio 03/02/2019

LOOK: Residents of Barangay Sambag 2 in Cebu City trooped to their barangay gym earlier today, March 2, to avail of the free medical and dental services offered by volunteers from Friends Indeed USA Inc., Red Poinsettia…

SM FOUNDATION TO SPEARHEAD MEDICAL & DENTAL MISSION IN CONSOLACION

PR 02/26/2019

SM Foundation is extending health and wellness programs to the marginalized members of society with the goal of creating sustainable communities. Through its medical mission program called Gamot Para sa Kapwa, SM Foundation provides free, comprehensive, accessible…

House green lights bill to legalize medical marijuana

Inquirer.net 01/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill that would legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis (marijuana) and expand research into marijuana’s medicinal properties. The lower…

Go beyond conferences in cleaning waterways, environment officials told

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the discovery of medical wastes floating on the seas off Lapu-lapu City, a religous environmentalist group is encouraging government officials to create concrete programs to clean the rivers and other waterways. Pusyon…

Medical trash seen floating off Lapu waters

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Videos and photos showing hospital waste such as used syringes, kidney trays, chemical bottles, and rubber gloves floating on the waters of Barangay Ibo, Lapu-Lapu City are now making the rounds on social media.…

Hemp proposed as alternative to medical marijuana

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net, The Nation 12/18/2018

Bangkok — The United Nations will in the next few weeks consider whether to downgrade the classification of cannabidiol – currently a narcotic under international law, Kasetsart University agronomy lecturer Vichien Keeratinijakal said yesterday. Vichien said the…

Solons hit ‘sleeping’ Digong at Asean Summit; want his medical report

Inquirer.net 11/15/2018

An opposition lawmaker believed Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte skipped events in the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Singapore to merely evade criticisms from other claimants of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid…

Seafarer’s death after medical repatriation

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/05/2018

Heirs of a deceased seafarer cannot be denied of death benefits even if he dies after his medical repatriation as long as its cause (the work-related injury or illness) had occurred during the term of his employment.…

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