Day: August 17, 2020

Tropical depression ‘Helen’ exits PAR; Pagasa monitors new LPA outside PAR

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical depression “Helen” exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Tuesday morning, as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) monitored a new low pressure area outside PAR. ADVERTISEMENT According to Pagasa’s 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin, “Helen” exited the northwestern boundary of PAR at 1 a.m. It was […]

Work Health Safety Expert warns Australian companies to be Vigilant.

NEWCASTLE, Australia, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — James Prout, CEO of Zokal Safety Australia, issued the following statement: “Australian business owners and directors should evaluate their safety systems and procedures as a matter of urgency,” said work health safety specialist James Prout. “The COVID-19 lockdowns have been a major disruption and there’s a tendency that as we get […]

PhilHealth funds used ‘like a blank check’ – Quimbo

Stella Quimbo MANILA, Philippines — The interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) could be bloated by billions of pesos as cash advances released to hospitals not spent for treating the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, could be diverted to other uses, an economist lawmaker found on Monday. “It’s like a blank check […]

DOH: No evidence yet on spread of new coronavirus strains

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that regardless of what new strain of coronavirus is circulating in the country, the public should continue to observe the existing guidelines meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection. Citing the Philippine Genome Center’s (PGC) study, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the […]

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