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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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Superbugs, HIV/AIDS and ‘oral sex’ behaviors

4And this is the message: “Those who are evils will not survive, but those who are righteous will live because they are faithful to God”. Is the word “evils” found in Habakkuk 2:4 relevant to superbugs, HIV/AIDS and lust or ‘oral sex’ behaviors of the present generation? Or is it all about scientific knowledge that matters when talking about illnesses?


Coffee breaks and superbugs. http://www.wordatthenet.com

Also, is there any relationship between diseases and the words of God? This has to be clarified because when infectious diseases and their treatments are discussed, ordinarily, people are inclined to associate them only with medical science, as these diseases are scientifically known to be caused by pathogens, e.g virus, bacteria and fungus.

The remedy in mind is thus more on controlling or mitigating or eliminating these pathogens with antibiotics, anti-viral or anti-fungal medications, respectively.

Also, in terms of prevention, less likely that people would consider the scriptural warnings  on misbehavior and more specifically, less likely to believe that God’s ‘curse’ is a factor in the development or  pathogenesis of a disease. In fine, majority would not associate illness to violation of God’s words. (more…)

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