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1971 – Former President Ferdinand Marcos creates the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) under Republic Act (RA) No. 6234 or the MWSS Charter. Under this law, the government gives the MWSS jurisdiction, supervision, and control over waterworks and sewerage in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. The government reforms and reorganizes the MWSS several times [...]

Posted on September 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth

Manila, Philippines – If you are a Filipino journalist who wants a chance to hone your skills in investigative  reporting, here’s your chance. Newsbreak is on the lookout for two (2) more compelling story pitches for investigative reports on subjects related to public health.  The two journalists who submit the best story pitches will be [...]

Posted on February 1, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Newsbreak in the News

Manila, Philippines – The second batch of Fellows under Newsbreak’s Maggie De Pano Fund for Investigative Reporting on Health will be investigating issues in health financing and governance. The Fellows are Marya Salamat, a reporter at Bulatlat.com and Edwin Espejo a regular contributor of the Asian Correspondent. Salamat will revisit devolution in the health sector [...]

Posted on January 20, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Newsbreak in the News

It ranks 64th among 110 countries in survey, down from 55th the year before

Posted on November 3, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, Sectors

Civil society and media must step up monitoring of government disbursements in order to ensure that scarce resources are properly channelled to poverty alleviation programs, officials of Social Watch Philippines (SWP) said in a press conference on Thursday, August 16, that followed the organization’s national mid-term review on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Posted on August 17, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Today's Feature

Patients are voters, too FOR A contribution of P200 per family a year, the population of San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija is guaranteed medical attention in case anyone of them gets sick. At least two doctors, two nurses, six midwives, a dentist, and 108 barangay health workers are at their service. Surely, the annual [...]

Posted on January 29, 2007   |   CATEGORY: Elections

ASK PALACE officials about the President’s health and they are quick to dismiss the rumors—that she had fatty liver, an ailment that could lead to cirrhosis if left untreated, and that she underwent a powerful body scan that can detect cancer. Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye says that seeing the President at work will dispel the [...]

Posted on September 24, 2006   |   CATEGORY: The Presidency

Alternative, all-natural health products are slowly eating into drug market

Posted on January 30, 2006   |   CATEGORY: Trends

The Philippines remains free of the deadly bird flu virus. But poultry growers are starting to hurt.

Posted on December 5, 2005   |   CATEGORY: Current Events
Posted on September 26, 2005   |   CATEGORY: Trends

A person can have liposuction and still be overweight.

Posted on April 11, 2005   |   CATEGORY: Trends
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