Tag Archives: Health

Strengthened Anti-Hospital Detention Bill

Strengthened Anti-Hospital Detention Bill proposed.   Senator of the Philippines, Risa Hontiveros is pushing for more severe penalties for hospitals and clinics that do not allow their patients to leave or to be discharge unless the hospital or clinic bill is paid. According to the good Senator, Hospitals and clinics are a place of treatment and not a… Read More »

Linggo ng Hika (Proclamation No.442 s.1994)

Linggo ng hika is celebrated every 2nd week of August of every year.   Proclamation No.442 s.1994 declared the second week of August of every year as Asthma Week. The Proclamation was signed on August 10,1994 by President Ramos.   The linggo ng hika or asthma week is celebrated under the auspices of the Philippines College of Chest… Read More »

August Is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is not only “buwan ng wikang pambansa” but also National Breastfeeding awareness month.   The National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is the product of RA 10028.   Republic Act (RA) 10028 is a law known  as the “Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009”.   The Philippines passed this law as a national policy to encourage, protect and support… Read More »

Free Philhealth Coverage For Filipino PWD

A Philippine bill providing free PhilHealth coverage to persons with disabilities (PWD) has passed the third and final reading of the senate.   This means that if this bill is forwarded to the President of the Philippines and signs it, it will become a law.   This is great news not only for the person with disabilities (PWD)… Read More »

Natural Family Planning Methods In The Philippines

Natural Family Planning Methods In The Philippines   Family Planning reinforces your right to determine the number and spacing of your children.   Here are the best ways to protect from unintended pregnancies. Withdrawal/Calendar-based methods/Female condom Male condom Oral pill Injectables IUDs Female sterilization Vasectomy Implants Among the family planning methods mentioned above, IUDs,Female sterilization, Vasectomy and Implants… Read More »