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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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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?

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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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