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Is salary increase for devolved PHWs possible despite the PS limitation?

In case, the Local Government Unit (LGU) is about to exceed the budgetary Personal Services (PS) Limitation, is there an alternative remedy for devolved public health workers (PHWs) to get salary increase, at par with their national counterpart? This PS limitation is provided under Section 325 of  R.A 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government […]

Are LGU Hospitals and RHUs exempt from PS limitation?

A major issue in devolved health facilities, e.g, devolved hospitals and Rural Health Units (RHUs),  concerns the personal services (PS) limitation being applied to them pursuant to Section 325 (a) of R.A 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.   This is invoked by majority of budget officers from the local government […]

PPHA Magna Carta Benefits Petition Partly Granted

In G.R. No. 207145, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc ruled on the petition on Magna Carta benefits filed by the Philippine Public Health Association, Inc (PPHAI) against the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Health (DOH) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC). The petition, which was decided on July 28, 2015 as […]

Asin Law or R.A 8172 in relation to R.A 9711 explained

What is the relation of Republic Act no 8172 to R.A 9711? And how should the circular of the Department of Health vis-a-vis any issuance of the Food and Drugs Administration concerning the issue be interpreted. The former law is known as Asin law or “An Act Requiring Salt Iodization Nationwide and for related purposes”. […]

100% salary increase for devolved health workers

Is 100% salary increase under Joint Resolution No. 4 not applicable to devolved health workers? To better understand the controversy on the implementation of salary increase under the law, the following antecedent facts may be reviewed. Under Republic Act no. 7160, basic health services were devolved to the LGUs, more specifically: 1) to the municipalities […]

Rules on Price freeze of medicines during disasters

The Department of Health (DOH) recently issued the guidelines for price freeze of medicines during disasters and emergencies.This is pursuant to Republic Act no. 7581 or “An Act Providing protection to Consumers by Stabilizing the Prices of Basic Necessities and Price Commodities and by Prescribing Measures Against undue Price Increases during Emergency Situation and like […]

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Second part of ‘J’ is the biblical letter that kills


In the previous article, you were introduced to the four English versions of 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 in relation to the proposition that ‘J’ is the biblical letter that kills. The versions are as follows: 1) King James Version (KJV), American Standard Version (ASV), The Living Bible Version (TLV) and International Standard Version (ISV).

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You were previously tasked to ask yourself before reading this article, whether or not the ‘way that ends in death is related to the Ten Commandments of God, because while KJV and ASV translated substantially the second phrase of the Greek version of 2 Corinthians 3:6 into “letter that kills“, the ISV substantially translated it into “written text that brings death“, which ‘letter’ or ‘text’ are too general..

Note that, in essence, there is no significant difference between the translation of KJV, ASV and ISV. This will be explained in the next article why the “letter that kills’ does not significantly differ from “written text that brings death”. But, TLB differs from the three translations because it substantially translated the phrase into the “old way of  trying to be saved by keeping the Ten Commandments of God, ends in death“, (more…)

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