What is the top infectious killer in the Philippines?

Tuberculosis is the top infectious killer in the Philippines. Every day, 70 Filipinos die from TB, although it is a curable disease. TB is the leading killer of people with HIV and a major cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance. About 1 million Filipinos have active TB disease, the 3rd highest prevalence rate in the world. Tuberculosis… Read More »

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Salient Features of the Social Security Act of 2018

  What are the salient features of the Social Security Act of 2018? New Contribution rate and Monthly Salary Credit Mandatory OFW Coverage Unemployment/Involuntary Separation Benefit Contribution Penalty Condonation Program New Contribution rate and Monthly Salary Credit There will be a gradual increase in contribution to further strengthen the SSS funds. Starting April 2019, the new contribution table… Read More »

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Start of Campaign Period for Local Candidates

Comelec has given notice to all candidates and parties for the May 13, 2019 National and Local elections. The Commission on Elections reminds candidates to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda at least 72 hours before start of the campaign period. Otherwise, said candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the pertinent election offense… Read More »

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LTO has a new robotic equipment to make license plates

Take a look at the modern Land Transportation Office (LTO) robotic equipment used in the manufacture of vehicle license plates in the LTO plate-making facility in Quezon City.(DOT)     Seven hundred (700) plates per hour can be produced by IDeROBOT, which now brings faster, more systematic and more secure plate making. It is estimated that over 5,600… Read More »

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Where are the smoke free zones in the Philippines?

  Pursuant to Executive Order No.26 and Republic Act No.9211, The following areas and places are smoke-free zones. School, Colleges, and Universities Centers for Youth Activities (playground and other recreational facilities for minors) Health Center, Clinic, Private and Public Hospitals Food Preparation Areas Fire Hazard (gas station) Elevators and Stairwells Airport and Ship Terminals Train and Bus Station… Read More »

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