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By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Maggie De Pano Fellow MANILA, Philippines – The local government units were obviously not ready for it—more residents flocking to barangay health stations, town clinics, and provincial hospitals. This was the result of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which aims to help the poorest families improve the health, nutrition,…

Judging from the proposed 2011 national government budget for health, the administration of Benigno Simeon Aquino III does not believe that improving healthcare is a priority. The P 32.028 billion budget of the Department of Health is a far cry from the World Health Organization recommended 5% of the gross national product, which is around…

BY BULATLAT An organization of doctors and health professionals has slammed the proposed health budget for 2009, saying that the increase will benefit foreign medical tourists and not Filipino patients. In a statement, the Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) said, “The much-ballyhooed increase in the Department of Health (DOH) budget for 2009 is actually a…