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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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Agaton is more deadly than Typhoon Yolanda?


Before fully developing into tropical depression Agaton, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) accomplished thirty-seven (37) deaths, sixty-five (65) injured and seven (7) missing  in Mindanao, Philippines, specifically,  in Regions IX, X, XI and CARAGA.

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In this aspect, Agaton is more deadly than Typhoon Yolanda because the latter  did accomplish nothing when it was merely a low pressure area.

Of the nineteen (19) incidents reported, sixteen (16) were landslides and three (3) were floodings/flashflood.

Affected were 498 bgys in 73 municipalities in 14 provinces. (NDRRMC update dated Jan. 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m).

In the recent update of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) (January 19, 2014: 5:40 am) , tropical depression Agaton, which covers the following areas, namely, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Province, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley under signal # 1, is noted to be slow (more…)

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