DOH : 60percent drop in firecracker-related incidents

MANILA, Philippines – The Health department recorded all time low fireworks-related incidents as Filipinos welcome 2017. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial on January1, reported 350 cases “a 60 percent lower than the five-year average from 2011 to 2016.” She added “This is lower than the 5-year average of 2011-2015 and lower than in the previous …

DAR-ARMM confers 237 land ownership certificates to CARP beneficiaries in Siasi, Sulu

COTABATO CITY (December 26, 2016) – A total of 237 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) were conferred today to beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the town of Siasi in Sulu. In a ceremony led by regional Agrarian Reform Secretary Amihilda Sangcopan, agrarian reform partners from Tulling Farm Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative …

PH P3.35-trillion 2017 budget signed into law

MANILA, Philippines— (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte Thursday signed into law Thursday December 22, the P3.35 trillion 2017 budget as reflected in Republic Act 10924 or the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA). Next year’s budget is 11.6 percent higher than the 2016 budget. The biggest part of the budget goes to the department of Education …

Hospitalization free for poor Pinoys in 2017- DOH chief

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao— Poor Filipinos need not worry the cost of hospitalization, as the Department of Health vowed free hospital and medicine bills, starting 2017. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial Saturday, December 17, said “There’s no need to hold any card of PhilHealth, just prove to us you are a Filipino, you are entitled to …