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The 15-day MECQ is not sufficient to reach the COVID-19 response target

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) – The head of the country’s coronavirus response said on Thursday that it is unlikely and difficult to achieve the goals of the health department even after re-impressing a two-week modified improved quarantine in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. On Thursday, DOH spokeswoman Maria Rosario Vergeire announced the goals of the updated COVID-19 response …

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“15-day MECQ not enough to stop the increase in COVID-19 infections”

MANILA, Philippines – The reintroduction of stricter shutdown measures in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas for 15 days is not enough to limit the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the government’s COVID-19 response chief executive secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. Admitted Thursday. “In our engagement with healthcare professionals and (medical) associations, we agreed that we will recalibrate our plan …

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Health worker coronavirus death asks probe

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, a government hospital in Manila, is investigating the death of one of its health workers on charges of negligence. Judyn Bonn Suerte was among the 39 health care workers who succumbed to coronavirus, but his colleagues blamed the government and hospital management for his death on July 31 last …

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“PhilHealth probe must result in charges” – The Manila Times

Go wants corrupt bureaucrats fired Malacañang is convinced that the investigation launched by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) into alleged widespread corruption at Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will lead to litigation. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. spoke after the PACC said there were loopholes and system failures in PhilHealth that allowed insurance fraud to …

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The Senate has a “strong case” against those involved in PhilHealth anomalies – Lacson

This was due to Senator Panfilo Lacson, who along with his colleagues grilled PhilHealth officials over alleged deviations in the bureau during a Senate committee throughout the hearing on Tuesday. During the nearly ten-hour investigation, senators questioned PhilHealth officials on the following issues: a proposed P2.1 billion information technology project, which even state auditors had previously marked as too expensive …

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New cases of Covid include 245 pregnant patients

At least 245 pregnant patients were confirmed to be positive for Covid-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said, as the Philippines registered 3,462 new infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 115,980. From 16 August to 05 August, DOH also recovered 223 recoveries. The total number of recovered patients has also increased to 66,270. To protect pregnant patients, DOH stated …

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Food, tool prices, the price has risen

As consumer demand recovers in the coming months, food and commodity prices as well as transportation prices may rise, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). On Wednesday, PSA reported that commodity prices rose to 2.7 percent in July, higher than the 2.5 percent published in June 2020 and 2.4 percent in July 2019. In a briefing on Wednesday, national …

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Recto tells PhilHealth: What deficit? You have P110 billion in reserve funds – Rappler

Recto tells PhilHealth: What deficit? You have the P110 billion reserve fund Rappler P15 billion went to PhilHealth ‘syndicate’ – whistleblower INQUIRER.net Quimbo: Overprojections give PhilHealth “more leeway” to commit Rappler fraud Senators fire at PhilHealth chief for not flagging ‘incredibly overpriced’ INQUIRER.net PhilHealth chief Morales admits to falling behind as senators grill his leadership CNN Philippines Show full coverage …

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