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24-hour suicide prevention hotline launched by DOH, WHO, NGF

The Department of Health, together with the World Health Organization, and Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, launched Hopeline, a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, in observance of the National Suicide Prevention Awareness Day on Tuesday. Hopeline may be reached at (02) 804-4673; 0917-5584673; and 2919 for Globe and TM subscribers.   WHO Country Representative Gundo Weiler said the…

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At a glance: The Philippine health care system

THE health care system in the Philippines has undergone dramatic changes in the last 20 years as the government has instituted various reforms and policies to provide easy access to health benefits for every Filipino. The Department of Health (DoH) lists 1,071 licensed private hospitals, and 721 public hospitals. The Department takes care of 70…

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Inside a sachet economy

Even with the improvement in the lowered level of self-rated poverty, big cash outlays for needed goods are still avoided. Stretching out payments with installment plans and smaller purchases allows our consumption-driven economy to continue growing. Maybe the high-disposable Class A income group which comprises 2% of the market continues to be enticed by discounts…

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Economics

Elder Abuse and Negligence

Introduction In a perfect world we would cherish the elder members of our society and make certain they live in comfort and security. Unfortunately, the elderly can fall victim to those that prey upon others for financial gain or those that would mistreat a fellow human being with verbal or physcial abuse. No doubt, the…

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