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Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Monday expressed optimism that government hospitals will become self-sustaining as the Aquino administration pushes for more Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) enrollments particularly for the poorest of the poor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philhealth lauded for plan to cover ‘catastrophic illnesses’

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“Very ambitious.” This was how a Department of Health official described a medical package offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. that would now include the “very expensive” treatment of some “catastrophic illnesses.”

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philhealth employee who bared chief’s false entries in biodata fired

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One of the whistleblowers in the supposed anomaly at the regional office of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) here said she was terminated from work by the official she and several others had filed complaints against.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Philhealth chief in Southern Mindanao accused of faking credentials

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER.net file photo

The Ombudsman of Mindanao has ordered the director of the Philippine Health Insurance (Philhealth) in Southern Mindanao to answer accusations he had misrepresented himself as a college graduate when he applied for the top job at the government-run agency about 12 years ago.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Informal sector’ may avail of Philhealth benefits after 3-month contribution

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Three months of payment contributions—and not nine months—are now all some PhilHealth members and their dependents need to avail of certain benefits.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PhilHealth now covers bilateral cataract surgery

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. now covers bilateral cataract surgery under two separate packages at P16,000 each.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Health, social welfare, public works get biggest budget hike

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The departments of health, social welfare and public works will get the biggest increase in the proposed P2.268-trillion budget for 2014.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PhilHealth exec bares doctors’ cataract-operation schemes

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“Plant-and-harvest” and “ghost patients” are among the observed schemes allegedly committed by doctors following an observation showing that cataract operations have become the highest paid service of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Greg Rulloda, PhilHealth Corporate Affairs vice president said Tuesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PhilHealth probes steep rise in cataract surgeries

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona: Generic medicines significantly cheaper.  FILE PHOTO

Health officials are investigating how cataract operations have become the highest paid-for service under the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), the national health insurance program.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace bares job vacancies

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Applicants, anyone? President Benigno Aquino III is looking for qualified officials to fill up vacancies in his administration less than a month before the start of the campaign period.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH, PhilHealth must prepare to absorb sin tax collections, says budget chief

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State health agencies might not be able to immediately absorb the expected incremental revenues from the proposed sin tax reform bill, a Cabinet official said on Thursday.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PhilHealth treats senior citizens

As the country observed Elderly Filipino Week every first week of October, PhilHealth, through its corporate social responsibility, gave special care and attention to elderly Filipinos. Recognizing their significance in shaping today’s generation, employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) organized a day of leisure and fun on Oct. 5 for [...]

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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AN inmate of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) charged with murder escaped after a court hearing in Bogo City, northern Cebu, before noon yesterday.

Posted: January 12th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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