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UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. An elder gets her blood pressure taken in one of the medical missions in villages. Under the Universal Health Care law, all Filipino citizens are automatically enrolled into the government’s health insurance program. (PNA file photo)

DOH signs IRR for UHC law

MANILA -- Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the landmark Universal Health Care (UHC) law (Republic Act No. 11223).

Wilcon Depot donated a truck to the Quezon City local government

Wilcon Depot hands over a truck donation to the Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) of Quezon City local government. The truck will...

Reforms to boost national ICT ecosystem pushed

MANILA -- A senator on Thursday stressed the need to institute reforms that are crucial to improving the national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem.

Yulo secures bid to go to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Young Filipino gymnast Carlos Edriel “Caloy” Yulo has secured his bid for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Immigration bureau issues deportation order for 328 Chinese nationals

The immigration bureau has already issued a deportation order for the 328 Chinese nationals who were apprehended in various lodging inns and pension houses in the city, but no specific date has been identified as to when they will be expatriated.

Bring your child to the health center for ‘Patak Polio’ – DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) has reminded mothers and caregivers of children five years old and below they can still bring their child to the nearest health center for the "patak polio" immunization.

IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE: A teacher’s triumph against poverty

Elger David, Teacher III of Senior High School in Meycauayan National High School (MNHS), Bulacan, exemplifies the values of perseverance, excellence, and victory. His competence and desirable attitudes as an educator have already been proven several times through different recognitions he received. But behind his success lies a story that can inspire all.

Taiwan condoles with kin of Pinoys killed in bridge collapse

MANILA -- Taiwan on Thursday expressed its sympathies to the families of three Filipino fishermen who died after a 21-year old bridge in Yilan County caved in on Tuesday.

PNP to hold summit on gambling debt-linked kidnap cases

MANILA -- To address the spike of gambling-related kidnapping cases in the country, the Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) is set to conduct a summit on casino-related kidnapping incidents in Quezon City on Friday.

DOJ welcomes SC suit challenging revised GCTA IRR

MANILA -- Justice officials welcomed Monday the petition challenging the validity of the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) of the Expanded Good Conduct Time Allowance law before the Supreme Court (SC) even as he conceded it will be up to the Supreme Court (SC) to decide the IRR's fate.

MIMAROPA tourist arrivals reach 2.55 million in 2018

MAMBURAO, Occidental Mindoro - The Department of Tourism (DOT) in MIMAROPA reported recently that tourist arrival in the region in 2018 increased by 23 percent compared to the previous year.

PH named focus country for childhood cancer global initiative

MANILA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Philippines as the first focus country in the Western Pacific for the Global Initiative...