World Bank allocates 32.1-M euros for Albanian health system

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on World Bank allocates 32.1-M euros for Albanian health system 

TIRANA, March 2 — The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors has approved 32.1 million euros (about US$ 36 million) in IBRD financing for the Health System Improvement Project in Albania, according to Albanian daily news report on Sunday.

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DOH warns on health risk of eating 'double-dead meat' during summer

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on DOH warns on health risk of eating 'double-dead meat' during summer 

MANILA, March 2 — The Department of Health (DOH) has warned that as the summer heat is starting to be felt, there is higher risk of food poisoning by eating “double- dead meat” or what is commonly called “botcha.”

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397 4Ps beneficiaries from the province of Cagayan

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on 397 4Ps beneficiaries from the province of Cagayan 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, March 2 — A total of 397 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)from the Province of Cagayan flocked at the gymnasium of the University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao (USLT) here for the free medical and dental services relative to the celebration of their 50th Founding Anniversary recently.

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Health workers press revocation of contract to privatize Philippine Orthopedic Center

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on Health workers press revocation of contract to privatize Philippine Orthopedic Center 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 2 (PNA) — The health workers of the 70-year-old Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) in Quezon City expressed optimism on Monday that their call for the government to rescind the contract for the privatization of the said government hospital will be heard and given due consideration by the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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Cityhall needs non-smoking workers

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on Cityhall needs non-smoking workers 

ILOILO CITY, March 2 -– Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here has reiterated his policy of not accepting job hire applicants who are smokers. The first criteria for the applicant is to show they are not into tobacco and illegal drug use and must show a medical certificate to that effect.

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Anti-drug council opposes Cebu City’s anti-HIV project on free syringes

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on Anti-drug council opposes Cebu City’s anti-HIV project on free syringes 

CEBU CITY, March 2 — The Cebu City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) has opposed the Cebu City Health Department’s (CHD) “harm reduction program” that distributes free syringes to those who inject drugs in one barangay in the city.

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Dagupan LGU to implement PhilHealth's point of care program

March 3, 2015 5:18 am· Comments Off on Dagupan LGU to implement PhilHealth's point of care program 

DAGUPAN CITY, March 2 — The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has passed a proposed ordinance on second reading authorizing Mayor Belen Fernandez to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital (DVMH) regarding the enrollment of the local government of Dagupan to the point of care program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

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Sports:Thunder beats Lakers 108-101

March 3, 2015 5:15 am· Comments Off on Sports:Thunder beats Lakers 108-101 

WASHINGTON, March 2 — Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 Sunday night without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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Hornets top Magic 98-83

March 3, 2015 5:15 am· Comments Off on Hornets top Magic 98-83 

WASHINGTON, March 2 — Mo Williams had 23 points and 11 assists to lead the Charlotte Hornets a 98-83 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

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Philippines, Korea tie for taekwondo golds

March 3, 2015 5:15 am· Comments Off on Philippines, Korea tie for taekwondo golds 

By Edwin L. Torrecampo

MANDURRIAO, Iloilo City, March 2 — It was indeed a rousing finish by a scrappy Philippineteam at the close of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Taekwondo Invitational ChampionshIps at SM City Mall'sActivity Center Sunday afternoon, as two Filipinos went at each others throats in the heavy class of 80 kg+, the last bout of the well-attended international sports competition.

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