Social Service: Health and Population News

[OPINION] Do we want investors, or not?

8 December, 2017 at 13:05

PH lures pharma, MNCs in import substitution tack” ran a headline in Malaya last week.

[OPINION] The Global Hunger Index: Where is...

29 November, 2017 at 10:18

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) comprehensively measures and tracks hunger at the global, regional, and national levels. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores each year to assess progress in combating hunger.

4-day work week bad for workers, say...

29 August, 2017 at 15:00

A compressed work week will not be good for workers’ health and family life, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) reiterated on Monday.

[OPINION] Violence begets violence

24 August, 2017 at 13:07

What worries me most with our current situation is that violence begets violence. The PNP is getting really reckless.

[OPINION] Healthcare

18 August, 2017 at 12:00

One of the new laws recently signed by President Duterte increases the penalty imposed on hospital staff and owners who demand a deposit before treating an emergency patient. The fact that we have to pass such a law shows how dysfunctional our national healthcare system is.

Philippines 13th most populated country

31 July, 2017 at 10:02

The Philippines now ranks 13th among countries with the biggest population in the world, the Commission on Population (Popcom) reported yesterday.

Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of...

2 May, 2017 at 12:00

The Philippine mining town of Claver is busy with bakeries, fruit stands, pool halls and karaoke bars. In the mountains nearby, bulldozers cling to treeless slopes, scooping out red soil and leaving gaping pits. On the horizon, cargo ships wait to bring nickel ore to China.

Duterte tax reform benefits outweigh price spikes:...

25 January, 2017 at 10:18

The Department of Finance on Tuesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s tax reform plan, saying critics should consider it in its entirety.

Business groups back full implementation of sin...

17 January, 2017 at 16:33

Business groups in the country said yesterday the full implementation of the sin tax law is an important catalyst in reaching the government’s revenue and health targets in the coming years.

Poverty is a bigger threat to society...

11 October, 2016 at 16:00

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte thinks that the drug menace is the biggest threat to the state. He warned that the Philippines could be turned into a “narco-state.” Hence, his all-out war on drugs.

Manila’s population could expand to 29.3M by...

6 October, 2016 at 10:19

Over 6 million more Filipinos are expected to flock to Manila in 10 years, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Learning from mistakes

3 October, 2016 at 13:00

Preferably, from mistakes committed and paid for by others. We should thus thank Bangkok Post deputy editor Nopporn Wong-Anan who suggested that “Duterte should learn from Thai drug policy” in his article I caught during a Bangkok visit last month.

Rody wants 6 more months for war...

21 September, 2016 at 08:00

Saying he was shocked by the extent of the drug problem, President Duterte yesterday asked for six more months to put an end to the drug menace and criminality, setting aside a promise that helped him achieve an overwhelming victory in the 2016 polls.

A silent crisis in our midst

7 September, 2016 at 09:30

Most of us probably don’t realize it, but a silent crisis of potentially disastrous proportions is creeping up on us. No, I’m not referring to the roughly 2,000 and still growing number of casualties in the ongoing war on drugs, although that should worry us, too.

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