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Cordillera Folk Supports Bill for Free Health Care for the Elderly * Latest Posts Regions 

Cordillera Folk Supports Bill for Free Health Care for the Elderly

The elders of Cordillera expressed support for the bill seeking to provide free health care for senior citizens in government hospitals. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW REGIONS Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – The elders of Cordillera expressed support for the bill seeking to provide free health care for senior citizens in government hospitals. Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo filed the House Bill 5831 which aims to amend the Senior Citizens Act of 1992 by “rightfully granting to senior citizens the privileges that they deserve – free health in government hospitals.” The…

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Travel for Health: A Sell-out of Philippine Health Care * Latest Posts Other Stories 

Travel for Health: A Sell-out of Philippine Health Care

Medical tourism is but one form of globalization of health care – foreign doctors, foreign owned hospitals and medical facilities catering to foreign clients: a sell-out of the country’s health care system to foreign big business that spells government abandonment of its responsibility to provide much needed health services to the people. BY PHILIP PARAAN Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 50, January 27-February 2, 2008 With a guidebook for medical tourists, which would be released internationally this October, there seems to be no stopping the sell-out of the country’s…

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