Day: August 4, 2020

State health insurer a flatliner by 2022 if not subsidized, official warns

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), the main agency that most Filipinos rely on for affordable health-care services, may cease to exist by 2022 without additional subsidy from the national government, according to its senior vice president. Nerissa Santiago’s dire warning came as PhilHealth grappled with allegations of corruption that could have defrauded […]

2 ostriches try to break QC quarantine

Two “quarantine violators” inside a private subdivision in Quezon City on Tuesday provided a welcome source of amusement for netizens in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.They were pet ostriches that were caught on video running loose inside Mapayapa Village III in Diliman. Dino Rivera, who recorded one around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, told GMA […]

City in Bulacan restricts relocation amid pandemic

CITY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE—Local officials have restricted the transfer of informal settlers from Metro Manila to a government housing project in the city as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Mayor Arthur Robes sent personnel of the public order and security office to Sandigan ng Maralitang Pilipino (SMP) subdivision […]

SYMPATHY PROTEST

Health workers at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital stage a silent protest on Aug. 4, 2020 to express their deep concern for their fellow health workers and mothers and infants in the hospital, who also face the risk of contracting the coronavirus disease.PHOTO BY MIKE ALQUINTO

NO EASY PASS

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PH recovery to be hockey stick-like

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno still believes the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic would be shaped like a hockey stick despite the reimposition of a stricter lockdown on Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Governor Benjamin Diokno In a text message to The Manila Times on Monday night, Diokno said the […]

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