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February 21, 2018: *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DepEd Bohol Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos led Provincial Government and DepEd officials in the blessing of the newly rehabilitated CPG Sports Complex to make it ready for use during Bohol's hosting of CVRAA 2018 which opens on Feb. 25 *** Pre-CVRAA activities in Bohol will begin on February 23 and will officially open on Feb. 25 with a holy mass at 2pm, followed by a parade at 3:30pm which will lead to the CPG Sports Complex. ***Bohol will host 11,737 delegates from 19 divisions in the whole of Central Visayas for 2018 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVRAA) 2018 hosting, according to DepEd Superintendent Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto bared that Bohol got 48% increase in production of rice, the highest record in the country in 2017, as confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DA). *** PDEA-7 Director Emerson Margate said that PDEA which leads the oversight committee still needs to review the drug status of 500 barangays in Bohol before confirming them as drug free. *** Over a year into the government's nationwide campaign against narcotics trade, none of Bohol's 1,109 barangays have officially been recognized as drug-free by the regional oversight committee that assess drug presence in villages. *** Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA-7 Director Leo Caneda led the ribbon cutting and opening exhibits of the 3-day 18th Ubi Festival today. This year's festival is themed: "Ubi, Hamiling Lagutmon Ikapasigarbo sa mga Turista sa Tanang Panahon."

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Govt enjoins informal workers to pay for Philhealth coverage

WITH only P3.5 billion available of the total P7B needed to fully enrol all of the country's indigents in the government's socialized health care and insurance benefits, authorities now eye enjoining the informal sectors to be individually paying members.

Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Pauline Jane Ubial said the agency has received in its budget some P3.5B which used to be from the Assistance to Local Government Units as a source of funds for the agency's Phlhealth registration to indigents.

That however is not enough as the amount needs to be counterparted to cover the other half of the indigent population needing the service, she explained.

By this, with informal sectors convinced to be individually paying members, the scant resources available would be a big help to the most needy.

"We are talking about informal workers who can possibly pay P100 a month to get them into the beneficiary list," she said.

The Philhealth law, which was enacted in 1995 lays a government spending plan in a graduated scale that would ultimately cover 100% of the country's needy by 2010.

Later data however showed that while there have been conflicting claims of relative success, the government in more prone to believe that only about 29% of the indigents across the country has been served.

The DOH, she said based its findings and the data from the availments of the government socialized health care in accredited hospitals.

It would be until 2013 when the country could attain the...click local news

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