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How to protect yourself from COVID-19, if you are a frontliner?

The most perplexing but sad part of COVID-19 Pandemic is, aside from patients, doctors are also dying due to the  virus. Sometimes, they die ahead of patients. As of now, Philippines has nine (9) doctors dead. Nurses, midwives and other health workers in the field and hospitals, police personnel, Bureau of Fire personnel, military and […]

What to do next, if COVID-19 positive is refused isolation?

If the hospital or the Local Chief Executive refuses to isolate you, being COVID-19 positive, in a health facility because of lack of space or could no longer be accommodated, what will you do? I advice that you do steam inhalation therapy, at home, to contain the virus and prevent its further spread, by killing […]

Steam Inhalation Therapy: Answer to COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic brings to fore various behavioral reactions of different sectors of the society, worldwide, and it seems that everybody was caught by total surprise. There is lockdown and other terms that could only be heard today. From the standpoint of one of the COVID-19 sufferers, she testified that the virus causes irritation of the […]

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 […]

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Aquino: 2,000-2,500; Red Cross: 22,000 missing


Previously, President Benigno Aquino was advised in this site to report honestly on the number of death caused by Yolanda, which the  publisher had fixed at 18,000. On November 14, 2013, Aquino reported at around 2,000-2,500 deaths. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) however reported as of November 13, 2913 at 2,344 death toll.

No missing in SM Reclamation Park

No missing in SM Reclamation Park. http://www.wordatthenet.com

Some aid workers however are skeptics at Aquino’s lower death toll. Specifically, on same date, the Philippine Red Cross put it at 22,000 missing but precautions itself and says” that this figure include people who had since been located”. The following day November 15, 2013, The Philippine Star reported that a Police official was sacked over 10,000 fatality estimates .

Today, November 16, 2013, the NDRRMC put it at 3,632 deaths per DZMM teleradyo report. And Palace says that there is no manipulation of number of deaths caused by Yolanda. But on the same day at Tacloban City alone, 400 bodies were recovered.

The politics on calamity is ongoing. But this event is not on politics thus, it is advised that it be (more…)

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