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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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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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