The Manila Standard reports the government will eliminate PhilHealth and replace it with the Philippine Health Security Office. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the new healthcare program would provide all Filipinos with universal health care. Congress under House Bill 5784 approved the new plan, which will now be called the National Health Security Program.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offers China Telecom a slot to be the country’s third telecom provider. Duterte has repeatedly said he wanted to introduce a third player into the Philippine telecom industry to spur competition and improve service.
“Philippine Dengue Vaccine Program Halted.” Why? The vaccine is effective for people who have had dengue prior to immunization. However, it carries a risk of a “severe” case of dengue for people who have not.
“Latest Survey Reveals Philippines Internet Speed Sucks.” However, that shouldn’t come as a shock to any foreigner or Filipino who has tried to go online in the PH. But there’s hope, Pilgrims, if you believe the new Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque.