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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

List of banned slimming or antiobesity products in the Philippines

Banned Slimming Pills in the Philippines
Hokkaido Slimming Pills
Anti-obesity or slimming products are rampantly sold in the Philippine market, especially in online stores which are highly accessible to the public.  Apart from the convenience that consumers get when they purchase online, the considerably cheaper prices of these products lure customers.  Furthermore, some online sellers can easily deceive the public by using fake advertising, to an extent of using celebrities and famous personalities without their consent, or post bogus testimonials from alleged successful users. Women, who are the main targets of these products, are especially vulnerable.

Some of these products may pose health risks to consumers as they may contain amphetamine, sibutramine and steroids.  The Food and Drug Administration or FDA has monitored several of these slimming or antiobesity products being sold online and marketed as oral capsules or as coffee drinks.  The FDA has already recalled and banned at least 26 of these products from 2010 to 2012.

Some of the FDA-banned products are

  • Ballet Dancer Fat Reducing
  • Bio-Lissom Fat Reducing
  • Brazilian Slimming Coffee
  • Cell Life Slimming Coffee
  • Elegant Shape Fat Reducing
  • Goodliness Fat Reducing
  • Happyslim
  • Leisure 18 Slimming Coffee
  • Lightness Fat Reducing
  • Maggie Fitness Essence
  • Mei Shen Ting Anti-Obesity
  • Modeling Fat-Reducing
  • New Original Lightness Fat-Reducing
  • Pearl White Slimming
  • Perfect Figure Slimming
  • Perfect Slim Fat Reduction Cosmetic
  • Perfect Slim Purely Natural Fat Reduction Cosmetic
  • Pill for Weight Reduction
  • Pretty Model
  • Qiaomei Fat Binder
  • Qi Xian Nu
  • Seven Days Miracle
  • Shaping Body Fat Loss
  • Slim and Beauty Slimming
  • Slim Up Extra Whitening and Reducing
  • Xianzimei Fat Reduction
  • Hokkaido Slimming Pills 

Amphetamine, a potent central nervous stimulant and is the parent compound of metamphetamine (street name: Shabu), causes irregular heartbeat, confusion, urine retention and painful urination, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature due to failed thermoregulation), hyperreflexia (overactive or overresponsive reflexes), muscle pain, severe agitation, rapid breathing, and tremor.  Large overdose, however, may produce symptoms such as psychosis, anuria (nonpassage of urine), cardiogenic shock, cerebral hemorrhage, circulatory collapse, extreme fever, pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, rapid muscle breakdown, serotonin syndrome, and stereotypy.  Fatal amphetamine poisoning usually involves convulsion and coma.

Sibutramine has been shown in a well-designed study to increase the risk of serious heart events, including non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke and death, by 16% in a group of patient given sibutramine compared with another group given the placebo.  The study also showed that there was only a small difference in weight loss between the placebo group and the sibutramine group.

The FDA hereby advised the public to refrain from buying unregistered and banned health products online.

To ensure that a health product is legitimate, one can check if it is registered with the FDA.  Log in at the FDA webiste (wwww.fda.gov.ph) and type in the name of the product in the SEARCH bar.  To report any unregistered or banned health products, please email report@fda.gov.ph.

All consumers are advised to use only FDA-approved slimming pills or anti-obesity drugs under the supervision of doctors.

All FDA inspectors are hereby ordered to seize unregistered slimming products or those containing amphetamine, sibutramine and steroids from all outlets or establishments where they are found, sold or offered for sale or use.

All local government units and enforcement agencies are urged to close down outlets and establishments that sell banned or unregistered health products.  Likewise, the FDA appeals to the Bureau of Customs to prevent the entry of banned products in the Philippine market.

For more information or clarifications, kindly email  info@fda.gov.ph

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Steps and Requirements for PDEA S2 License Online Application

Good news to all qualified health practitioners who want to renew their S2 license given by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency or PDEA! You can now get the license conveniently through the agency's online application and avoid the long process of waiting at the counters.

Who may avail of the S2 License online application?

  • Renewal S2 applicants, i.e. Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians who have applied personally at PDEA and whose information were already entered into the Automated Licensing System (ALS).
What are the requirements?
  1. Valid PRC ID Card
  2. Valid Professional Tax Receipt  (Private practitioners)/Latest Certificate of employment and Original duly-notarized affidavit that the S2 license shall be used exclusively in government practice only (Government practitioners)
  3. Tax Identification Number card or latest Income Tax Return W-2 form filed at BIR
  4. Valid drug test result  (DOH-DDB IDTOMIS-generated report)
  5. 1 piece 2” x 2” ID pictures with white background
  6. Previous original S2 ID issued (Renewal applicants). For lost ID, submit proof of publication of loss
Note:    a) Government medical practitioners exempted from payment of license fee
             b) S2 validity shall be harmonized with current PRC validity

Steps for online application:

  1. Visit PDEA website: pdea.gov.ph
  2. Click ‘S2 Application’
  3. Click ‘Apply Now’ button
  4. Login, i.e. enter username and password. If unable to recall, email cs@pdea.gov.ph or pdea_cs@yahoo.com.ph
  5. Enter complete data in the ‘Online Application’
  6. Upload picture
  7. Click ‘Print’ button at the bottom of the Application after completing all the required fields. A successful printing of the form bears the Application Number at the upper right portion of the form.
  8. Sign on the space provided in the application form.
  9. Log-out of the system
  10. Send the following to PDEA Compliance Service, 2nd Floor, PDEA Building, NIA Northside Road, National Government Center, Brgy. Pinyahan, Quezon City through courier or your authorized representative:
    • Duly-signed Printed Form
    • Required documents
    • Fees, in cash. For the amount, please refer to the printed form
      • S2 License Fee: Php 500.00 / yr or Php 1500/3yrs
      • PVC ID fee: Php 100.00
    • Pre-paid self addressed return envelope (if through courier)
Email PDEA if no feedback received within 15 working days
Receive S2 ID via return envelope.
If no return envelope submitted, S2 ID shall be claimed at the PDEA Office.

For complete details visit: www.pdeapress.org.

Updated Requirements for PhilHealth Accreditation for Doctors, Midwives and Dentists

In the Philippines, health care providers are encouraged to get PhilHealth, the country's premier insurance system provided by the government, accreditation. Accreditation is a process whereby the qualifications and capabilities of health care providers are verified in accordance with the guidelines, standards and procedures set by the PhilHealth.

PhilHealth accreditation for professionals will enable them to participate in the National Health Insurance Program.  Furthermore, it helps ensure that health care services rendered by them are of the desired and expected quality.

Physicians, dentists and midwives may apply for PhilHealth accreditation.

Requirements:

1. General Practitioner
a. Initial accreditation: 

  • Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2
  •  Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
b.  For continuous accreditation and re-accreditation due to gap:

  • Provider Data Record forprofessionals
  • Performance Commitment
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
c. For re-accreditation (upgrading from GP to MS):
  • Provider Data Record for professionals
  • Performance Commitment
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution (if application is for continuous accreditation and upgrading at the same time)
  • Specialty Board Certificate
2. General practitioner with training
a. Initial accreditation:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution 
  • Completed Residency Training Certificate
b. For continuous accreditation and re-accreditation due to gap:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals
  • Performance Commitment
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
c. For re-accreditation (upgrading from GP to MS):
  • Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
  • Specialty Board Certificate
3. Medical Specialist
a. Initial accreditation:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution 
  • Specialty Board Certificate
b. For continuous accreditation and re-accreditation due to gap:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals
  • Performance Commitment 
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
4. Midwives
a. Initial accreditation:
  •  Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 pieces 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
  • Any of the following evidences of Competency on the Expanded Functions of Midwives (not required for graduates from school year 1995 and onwards): 
    • Certificate of Training from a program accredited by the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Council of the Board of Midwifery of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) or 
    • Training Certificate from DOH-recognized training program, or 
    • Certificate of Apprenticeship for one or more years with a PHIC accredited Obstetrician-Gynecologist or an accredited midwife done in an accredited facility 
  • MOA with any of the following as referral for complicated OB and Pediatric cases: 
    • Accredited partner physicians (OB and Pedia) 
    • Interlocal Health Zone (ILHZ) which allows sharing of human resource 
    • DOH-certified BEmONC-CEmONC network
b. For continuous accreditation and re-accreditation due to gap:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 pieces 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
  • MOA with any of the following as referral for complicated OB and Pediatric cases: 
    • Accredited partner physicians (OB and Pedia) 
    • Interlocal Health Zone (ILHZ) which allows sharing of human resource 
    • DOH-certified BEmONC-CEmONC network
5. Dentists
a. Initial accreditation:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals 
  • Performance Commitment 
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative 
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2 
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
b. For continuous accreditation and re-accreditation due to gap:
  • Provider Data Record for professionals
  • Performance Commitment
  • Updated PRC license or its alternative
  • 1 x 1 photo – 2
  • Proof of Payment of Premium Contribution
Source: www.philhealth.gov.ph

PSBIM Written Diplomate Examination Passers 2015

Here is the complete list of passers for the Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine Written Diplomate Examination 2015:
  1. ABDUL, SUSAN MIJARES
  2. ABELO-RAMO, IDA GRACE BUCOL
  3. ABLAZA, PAUL JOHN LOPEZ
  4. ACOSTA, KATHERINE ROSE ABELLERA
  5. ACOSTA, VIDA ROSE DANIELLE KUAN TIU
  6. ADAMOS, EMMYLOU LISING
  7. ADEA, JOSE-ERNESTO BLANCADA
  8. ADHIKARI, ASHOK
  9. ADRANEDA, CELINA CELESTE HERNANDO
  10. ADRIANTO
  11. AGUATIS, CHRISTINE JOY MACATANGAY
  12. AGUSTIN, CHARLENE FRANCISCO
  13. ALBA, MARGARET BILAOEN
  14. ALBERCA, KENNETH JAY-R QUILAQUIL
  15. ALCANCIA, MARIA CLAUDIA GESMUNDO
  16. ALIANGAN, EDGAR BAUTISTA
  17. ALIANZA, MA. FAITH TIMONERA
  18. ALONTO, AKISAH LAMBAS
  19. ALOTA-ANIN, MAY ANN MACION
  20. ALVAREZ, JOAN GASPAR
  21. ALVAREZ, MARIA GEORGETTE YNZON
  22. AMADOR, MARIE CHRIS TOLENTINO
  23. ANDRES, HAIDEE HERNANDO
  24. ANGCAO, GENARO TORREGOZA
  25. ANTONIO, SHARON GRACE MAPANOO
  26. AUGUIS, CHURCHILL CANTERO
  27. AUSTRIA, NICKSON ESCOBAR
  28. BAELLO, RAYMUND PAUL CICERON
  29. BAGAOISAN, KRISTIANNE EMMANUELLE RAYO
  30. BAGASINO, MARY JILL DELA CRUZ
  31. BAGUISI, KATHRINE MARIE SAMANIEGO
  32. BALA, MISHELLE VONNABIE OLARTE
  33. BALA-GALARRETA, HELEN DAHUNAN
  34. BALAGTAS, DOREEN TORIBIO
  35. BALINAS, ELLEN GRACE MANGUILIMUTAN
  36. BAÑEZ, ANGELINE FRANCES FRANCISCO
  37. BANTOC, ABIGAIL PASAGUI
  38. BARBA, KRISTIN JUNE PEÑALOSA
  39. BATAC, JIREH ANN LANDINGIN
  40. BAUTISTA, GINALYN REYES
  41. BAUTISTA, MHARK VINCENT TAN
  42. BAYANI, II, DIOSCORO DE CASTRO
  43. BAYONA, JESSECA LLENA
  44. BENITEZ, CARINA BAUTISTA
  45. BERNARDO, DIANE CARLA CENTENO
  46. BERNARDO, MARJA ARCANGEL
  47. BINALINGBING, MARIA FRANCIA LOBETE
  48. BLANCO, FLORENCE TUMACA
  49. BLANQUISCO, LOUREN RABE
  50. BLAS, LUTECE KRYSTLE AGUINALDO
  51. BODOSO, DANIEL PENTURAS
  52. BOMBASE, MILLICENT GRACE SAHAGUN
  53. BONAGUA, AIREEN MARMITO
  54. BONAOBRA, BARBRA MAY CONVITE
  55. BONAOBRA, JOAN ENOISA
  56. BONGOTAN, JOEL BING-IYAN
  57. BRAVO, NIÑA TERESA SISON
  58. BRILLANTES, SALVADOR SOLANO
  59. BUDHATHOKI, ARJUN
  60. BUFETE, ERIKA UBALDO
  61. BULAON, RONA YSABEL VIESCA
  62. BUTAL, ROXANNE MAE CASALS
  63. CABAHUG, MAE ANOTA
  64. CABATANIA, LORELIE ANN MANTUHAC
  65. CABATBAT, CONCEPCION CENTENO
  66. CABIGAN, RAY ALBERT RAMOS
  67. CABRERA, CARLA BERNEDO
  68. CABRERA, DIANNE SHARI MOJICA
  69. CALATRAVA, JOSE BERNARDO AQUINO
  70. CAMBONGA, MANDER LUMBAO
  71. CAMID, FATIMAH HONEYBEE MULOK
  72. CAMORO, ROSEJANNE TANDOG
  73. CAMPOMANES, SHIELA U
  74. CANAPI, MICHELLE ANN ABAOAG
  75. CANILLAS, MAY JOY TORRICO
  76. CAÑIZARES, HENRY G
  77. CANONO, RAYZEN VENTINILLA
  78. CARAS, CHRISTOPHER PELAGIO
  79. CARDIEL, DYNA LAGSUB
  80. CARIASO, CHARISSE XENA COLLINNE CATBAGAN
  81. CARLOS, CARMEL MATERIANO
  82. CARPIO, GIAN CARLO ALVERO
  83. CASTILLO, ANNA PAULA BERNARDO
  84. CASTILLO-CRUZ, MA. MARCI CASTILLO
  85. CASTRO, EDEN MALAGA
  86. CELERIO, ERLOR YAP
  87. CELESTRA, ADELENE ARADA
  88. CELIS, RHEA ANNE CONFESOR
  89. CHANCO, VICTORIA JUANSON
  90. CHAVEZ, MARGARITA YSABEL AMARGA
  91. CHAVEZ, MARIA CLAUDIA LIM
  92. CHIN, INOFEL IDEA
  93. CHU, ABIGAIL QUIMBO
  94. CHUA, CHERYL TAN
  95. CHUA, JACQUELINE SIOJO
  96. CLADO-REYES, CATHERINE BANTUG
  97. CLARIDADES, FRANCIS SOLOMON MOJICA
  98. CLOMA, RDENN FAITH ARSENAL
  99. CLOSA-BONSOL, DIANNE KRISTINE JOY HERNANDEZ
  100. CO, JEANNE MARGARET SIA
  101. CO, PATRICK JAMES ENDICO
  102. CO, VANESSA CHARLENE ONG
  103. COLINA, CHERYL ENOJO
  104. COMO, CHRISTIAN RICO MANALO
  105. CONFESOR, JEANETTE TRASMONTE
  106. CORDERO, ALINAYA AURELIO
  107. CORDERO, SHARON TAN
  108. CRABAJAL, EDILBERTO H
  109. CRESENCIO, JAY VINCENT JAUCIAN
  110. CRUCERO-MANUEL, KRIS LAURA LABRADOR
  111. CRUZ, ANGELO JONATHAN DIEGO
  112. CRUZ, JOHN MARTIN M
  113. CRUZ, MARIANNE SANTOS
  114. CRUZ, MEL VALERIE BIANZON
  115. CUDAL, BEINJERINCK IVAN BUMATAY
  116. CUEZON, TERENCE MALIAMAN
  117. DAEL, MAE SHYALLA THERESA LOGRONIO
  118. DAGOC, BREN FELIAS
  119. DAING, MANGONTAWAR ASIMPEN
  120. DALAY, ROCHEL PEREZ
  121. DALAYON, MARY JOYCE ALAGAO
  122. DALISAY, AIMEE VICTORIA BAGOS
  123. DANGAZO, KEUFFEL CAPARUZO
  124. DANUGO, LESLIE FUNDAL
  125. DAQUIOAG, JAYSON V
  126. DARMAWAN, GUNTUR
  127. DAVID, ABIGAIL DELFIN
  128. DAYAG, MYRRENE BLUE AGCAOLI
  129. DAYO, AURA BREE CORUÑA
  130. DE CHAVEZ, BRYAN JOSEF TORRALBA
  131. DE GUZMAN, LYRA HOSEÑA
  132. DE GUZMAN, SHEILAMAR MEJIA
  133. DE LA CRUZ, RIANNE L
  134. DE LA CUESTA, GERARD TRISTAN ADRIANO
  135. DE LA MOTA, MARY JOY PEÑALVER
  136. DE LEON, JHOBELEEN DELAS LLAGAS
  137. DE VERA, RONALDO QUILALA
  138. DE VILLA, IRIS GRETEL SANTIAGO
  139. DE VILLA, KIM BYRON SARMIENTO
  140. DEJORAS, ELIZA MIA MEMPIN
  141. DEL CASTILLO, DOMINADOR V
  142. DEL MUNDO, DANA COLLEENE RAMOS
  143. DELA CRUZ, CINDY BREYN HOMILLANO
  144. DELA CRUZ, KATHERINE FIGUEROA
  145. DELA CRUZ, MA. PAULA RAISA DE LEON
  146. DELA CRUZ, MARIA GUIA ESTRELLA ANDALUZ
  147. DELA CRUZ, MILLETTE PAED
  148. DELA CRUZ, PERLITA JOANNE YU
  149. DELA ROCA, ANNABELLE ACLAN
  150. DIAZ, JUAN ARMANDO DORION
  151. DILANGALEN, OMOHAIRE TAPERLA
  152. DIMAGIBA, ANDREA QUINDIPAN
  153. DIOLA, AIZZA ZERRINA BARING
  154. DIOLA, RIOLOIDA VILLERO
  155. DISPO, DONNA BELLE TORILLO
  156. DIZON, DEAN ADRIAN BARCELONA
  157. DJAJAKUSUMA, ANGELA DE VILLA
  158. DOROMAL, MICHAEL ANGELO PASANA
  159. DUJUNCO, MA. MARYLAINE UY
  160. DY, JOANNA GRACE DY
  161. ECOBEN, ROLLAND MATTHEW LAMPARAS
  162. EISMA, JACKIE LOU ARANETA
  163. EMBESTRO, AYEZL AGNAS
  164. ENERO, JANELLE DE LOS REYES
  165. ERIBAL, MARIE CATHERINE MANUEL
  166. ESCUDERO, CHARITO DE JESUS
  167. ESGUERRA, DENISE FRANCESCA CAASI
  168. ESLEYER, PRIMO ARCHIE ANONAT
  169. ESPELETA, GERARD PAUL RITO
  170. ESPIGA, RENEE GLORIEN SY
  171. ESPINOSA, AMOR PATRICE SOCORRO MOJICA
  172. ESQUIBEL, MA. IMEE LYNNE CATALLA
  173. ESTANISLAO, MAY JASMIN SANTOS
  174. ESTIANDAN, KAYE KRISTINE PAYUMO
  175. ESTRELLA, PATRICIA ANN TACCAD
  176. EUROPA, MARY LAUREN REYES
  177. FALTADO, JR., ANTONIO LUMBERA
  178. FELICIANO, DEXTER DIAZ
  179. FERNANDEZ, JANNET HIZON
  180. FLORES, KATHLEEN JOY LUNA
  181. FLORES, SHEILAMAR BRUA
  182. FLORES-RIVA, CHERYL ELEGIDO
  183. FLORIDA, CARL HILL NARCISO
  184. FRANCISCO, CHRISTIAN NADONGA
  185. FRANCISCO, CRISCEL OCAMPO
  186. GALAMAY, JOHN RAY TUMOLVA
  187. GALLEGO, CARLO VINCENT MAYOL
  188. GAMAYON, GEOFREY JOHN B
  189. GARCIA, GIVENCHY MAREE DELA CRUZ
  190. GARCIA, JOSEPHINE MACALINO
  191. GARCIA, MARK GAVIN MAGLENTE
  192. GARCIA, STEPHEN JOSEPH PARAGAS
  193. GARCIA-CAPARAS, MARICRIS CRISTOBAL
  194. GARGALICANA, JAY PEE ZULLA
  195. GARLITOS, RICHARD PARCON
  196. GATMAITAN, INGRID MARIE YENEZA
  197. GAUIRAN, DEONNE THADDEUS VITE
  198. GERONA, AMABELLE TRINA BORGONIA
  199. GILTENDEZ, JUNMAY VILVESTRE
  200. GOCO, MA. ESTRELLA LUNA
  201. GOCO, MARIA FLEURDELIZ RAMOS
  202. GOLOCAN-ALQUIZA, IAN FEB GORBIN
  203. GOLONG, RYAN SOLEDAD
  204. GONZAGA, DIANA ANDRINO
  205. GONZALES, EDDIESON MASANGCAY
  206. GONZALES, JACKIE LYN LAO
  207. GORRICETA, JUNE HAYRELLE TURTOCION
  208. GUEVARRA, PRINCESS AMURAO
  209. GUIA, ELLA LORAINE DE LARA
  210. GUILLARTE, ADELSON GORDO
  211. GUIRITAN, TANYA RUTH SECUYA
  212. GUIRNELA, LISHA PEARL NARAJOS
  213. GUNGON, MARIA CONCEPCION HALUAG
  214. HAMSANI, CELINA EMBELLADO
  215. HERNANDEZ, BLANCAFLOR QUIJANO
  216. HILADO, FE GRIO
  217. HORMILLOSA, MARY PAULINE AVANCEÑA
  218. IDEA, JEROME C
  219. IGASAN, KARNA KAMLON
  220. ILARDE, MARIA ANGELES GASTAR
  221. INOCENCIO, ROWENA TORRES
  222. INTING, MITZI ROSE CAÑA
  223. INTING, NIÑO MICHAEL C
  224. JACOBA, YSIS ANGELINE PACIS
  225. JALOTJOT, AILAH SALVAÑA
  226. JAMBARO, MARINETTE RUMUSUO
  227. JARIOL, ROSIE VERN FABRONERO
  228. JAVONILLO, ROWENA Q
  229. JOTIC, CHERRYL BULATAO
  230. KING KAY, CAROLINE BERNADETTE OLANKA
  231. KWEE, LIMDAWATI
  232. LACSAMANA, ROSELLA MENDOZA
  233. LAGUINDAB, SOHAILI LAGUINDAB
  234. LANDICHO-GARCIA, ISMAELA REYES
  235. LAPITAN, LAISSA CASSANDRA PIOQUINTO
  236. LARIOSA, GERLIDES CATEMBUNG
  237. LAT, ANNABELLE MARIE MITRA
  238. LAYOG, ALLISTER VINCENT GUMAGAY
  239. LI, ANN LORAINE JOGUILON
  240. LICO, HANA MAE CASTELLANO
  241. LIM, ARNEL FLORES
  242. LIM, LLOYD EVERETT ROMERO
  243. LIM-TEODORO, ADOLF QUE
  244. LIRA, CLEIN JAY AMAGUIN
  245. LLAMAS, CRISANTO DONDON RAMOS
  246. LLOVIDO-PINEDA, JENNIFER GONZALES
  247. LONGAKIT, ADRIAN NIÑO LAGAHIT
  248. LU, RAYMOND BARRIOS
  249. LUGTU, ISAIAH CARLOS
  250. LUMANLAN, DONNAH BLESS BAYO
  251. MABASA-ALAN, JENA LYNN BANAn
  252. MACABEO, RENELENE ALFEREZ
  253. MAGALLANES, VINCENT CESAR GALARRITA
  254. MALAZA, GELINEMAE GLORIA
  255. MANAOIS, MICHIKO ROSE BASCOS
  256. MANGELEN, SHEILA FARISHA KUSIN
  257. MANGULABNAN, MELISSA CAMILLE ESTEBAN
  258. MANIBPEL, SHARIFF AMILOARI S
  259. MANTOS, KATRINA BIANCA RAMOS
  260. MANUTA, CHRISTINE EVASCO
  261. MARCELO, JHOANNA GONZALES
  262. MARIANO, RAMELITO MATEO
  263. MARISTELA, MA. THERESA DEL MUNDO
  264. MAROHOMSALIC, ABDULLAH MAROHOM
  265. MARTINEZ, JULIE ANN PRUDENCIO
  266. MASANGKAY, KEITH JOHN ARMAMENTO
  267. MASBANG, ARMIN NACPIL
  268. MATA, ANNABEL JOSON
  269. MATEO, MICHAEL QUIJANO
  270. MATRIANO, VIVIENNE AYUYAO
  271. MEDEZ, RIZALYN DONIO
  272. MELENDRES, KRISTINE ANNE TISON
  273. MERCADO, MARI CHRIS HUMARANG
  274. MIGUEL-CAMPITA, MELINDA OLAGUER
  275. MINGI, SHERYL ROJO
  276. MIRA-ATO, ALINOR MINDALANO
  277. MIRALLES, KAREN VELASCO
  278. MIRANDA, ALFONSO JUAN VILLEGAS
  279. MIRANDA, JOSE CARLOS SANTOS
  280. MOJICA, JOERELLE VELASCO
  281. MONTEHERMOSO, JOAN RAZOTE
  282. MONTESA, JAMES CRISFIL FRUCTUOSO MALICDEM
  283. MORTEL, SHARON ROSE CRISTOBAL
  284. MOZO, RAINIER NERY
  285. NACINOPA, GEOVIL MEÑA
  286. NARCISE, ANTOINETTE MARIE PICOKNEIL
  287. NATANAUAN, GERALD BULA
  288. NAVALES, EVA CHRISTINE ONG
  289. NG, CAMILLE TAN
  290. NICOLAS, JR., EDGAR SANTOS
  291. NICOLAS, MINERVA GONZALES
  292. NUEVO, MA. CRISELDA RIVERA
  293. NUÑAL, JEWEL CORDELLE CURIO
  294. OABEL, GLENDA PANAGA
  295. OBLIGACION, HALBERD JACOSALEM
  296. OCTAVIANO, CHRYSANTA VIERNES
  297. OGALESCO, MARIA OLIVIA ALQUIZAR
  298. OLYMPIA, ANGELA MARIE ALMENDRAS
  299. OMBAO, RON CELSO PAMA
  300. ONG, BRIAN NELSON MIRANDA
  301. ONG, SHELLA MARIE ROXAS
  302. ORDANZA, MARY JOY PINEDA
  303. ORTIGAS, JONAS ARSENAL
  304. ORTIZ LUIS, MARIA CRISTINA JOSON
  305. OSIAS, JERNY MIRANDA
  306. PACQUING, JONATHAN UBUNGEN
  307. PADILLA, PAUL SEPALVEDA
  308. PADILLA, RHODA ZYRA MAGNAYE
  309. PADILLA, RODERICK DALUSUNG
  310. PADILLA, SHIRLEY TAN
  311. PAGADUAN, CHRISTOPHER RYAN PESEBRE
  312. PAGCALIWAGAN, NESSIE REÑA
  313. PAJARES, EMERSON RESTAURO
  314. PALMA, MARINICA CIARA BONDAD
  315. PALMA, RONALD DE CASTRO
  316. PALMARES, ROSALINDA SOLIDARIOS
  317. PANCHO, GRACE ANNE ODULIO
  318. PANG, ALEX, JR. YONGCO
  319. PANGAN, RICARDO, III. BALDERAS
  320. PANGANIBAN, JOHANNA FELICITY CHUA
  321. PANGGAT, JAKES CATHERINE MERCADO
  322. PANINGBATAN, JAMES CASTILLO
  323. PARAS, BRYAN MENDOZA
  324. PASAG, MARY JESSIL RAMOS
  325. PASAMONTE, DONARYN VILLA
  326. PASAPORTE, CYRUS GERALD PANES
  327. PASCASIO, BELEN KIMHOKO
  328. PATIÑO, IRENE DARUNDAY
  329. PAYUMO, EDELISSA FABRIA
  330. PEDARSE, CATHERINE VILLAPANDO
  331. PEDRACIO, FARRAH HAIDEE LYNNE DAYCO
  332. PEGUIT, NATHALIE GRACE AYUPAN
  333. PELAYO, MAY ANGELA MASANGKAY
  334. PELICANO, MA. DONNA BALAGAPO
  335. PENDALIDAY, MOHAMMAD ALI JAUHAR DILANGALEN
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  337. PINE-PANGANIBAN, JOHANNAH HALLELUJAH MANGUSSAD
  338. PLAZUELA, HAIDEE CORAZON PEREZ
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  341. PUNDAVELA, JACKIE ANN SIA
  342. PUNJABI, MARIE ANTONETTE DELFIN
  343. PUNZALAN, KSIRTIAN ANTEOLIN DAGDAGAN
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  345. QUE, MARY LAREINE VASQUEZ
  346. QUIBO, FLOIN JADE MANTOD
  347. QUIOHILAG, PRANCYNE LIM
  348. QUITOS, LEONELL ALBERT LOPEZ
  349. QUIZON, LENDRY LAGSA
  350. RABANERA, MARIA SHIELA MAY SALINAS
  351. RABOR, NANETTE DALAGUIT
  352. RAMIREZ, JOSEPH MICHAEL LIBRANDA
  353. RAMIREZ-RAGASA, ROSEMARIE M
  354. RAMOS, BERNARD OLAÑO
  355. RAMOS, CHRISTIAN ARCHE
  356. RAMOS, FRANCESCA CECILIA BAUTISTA
  357. RAMOS, REX VOLTAIRE ANGELES
  358. RAMOS, RUSSEL CORDERO
  359. RAMOS, SUSANA AQUINO
  360. RAZO II, ROBERTO ALAM
  361. REFE-FRIOLO, JANICE KRISTINE DULCE
  362. REODICA, RONALD ANTONIO SANTOS
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  368. RIJAL, RAJENDRA
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  387. SARAPUDDIN, SHADRINA TAHIL
  388. SARMIENTO, MARK GANDIONCO
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  408. STO. TOMAS, LIZBETH BACAL
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  410. SUBEDI, KAMAL RAJ
  411. SUIB, SITTI JULYHA BALOCO
  412. SUÑER, CLEMENT CEZAR COLACION
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  423. TAN, WILFREDO YSMAEL
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  468. ZULUETA, FAITH ELIZABETH ALVAREZ

Thursday, February 14, 2013

PhilHealth-DOH Nationwide Run 2013


On February 17, 2013, roads in 18 sites across the nation will be taken over as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, better known as PhilHealth, stages the first simultaneous nationwide running event dubbed as PhilHealth Run 2013.

Drawing inspiration from the two highly successful running events organized by its regional centers in Mindanao, the PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection promises to be a memorable sporting event as it aims to engage near 100,000 professional and amateur runners from different parts of the country – all running simultaneously with one aim in mind: Universal Health Care in the Philippines.

Runners will converge in 18 major cities that include: Manila, Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Clark, Malolos, Sta. Rosa, Batangas, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Iligan, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan, and Marawi.

Through this momentous event, PhilHealth aims to rally the entire nation as it helps stage a push towards bringing universal health care a reality. With universal coverage, every Filipino, regardless of status, is given the financial access and support to quality health care and services.

DOH.gov.ph

DOH advises steps to prevent flu

Department of Health (Philippines)
Department of Health (Philippines) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Influenza is a viral disease that easily spreads from person to person through droplets made when one sneezes, coughs or talks, and these droplets can land on the mouths and noses of others who stay close to an infected person.

A person becomes sick two to five days after getting infected, manifesting common signs and symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, cough.
To avoid the disease, the DOH has advised the public to:
1) cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing; 
2) always wash hands with soap and water;
3) use alcohol-based hand sanitizers;
4) practice social distancing;
5) avoid close contact with sick people and
6) stay at home when having fever, sore throat or cough or manifesting flu signs and symptoms.
To strengthen body resistance, the DOH said a person should have at least 8 hours of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
As per health advisory, some groups of people, like the young children, pregnanr women, senior citizens and those with certain health conditions like heart, kidney or lung disease, can easily be seriously ill and suffer from pneumonia complications.

Source: PIA.gov.ph

Saturday, July 28, 2012

DOH alarm: HIV cases in first-half 2012 exceed full year of 2010

The number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases during the first half of the year has already surpassed the record for the whole 2010, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday, underscoring the alarming rise in incidence of the virus that causes the dread disease AIDS.

The bulk of the spike was traced to a rise in male-to-male transmission and the sharing of needles among injecting drug users in Cebu province.

DOH Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag said for the month of June alone, 295 HIV cases were reported to the department, bringing to 1,600 the total number of cases in the first half of 2012.

“We are halfway now for the year and that’s already more than the 1,591 for the whole year of 2010,” Tayag told reporters. In 2011, HIV cases were 2,349.

This brings the total number of HIV cases in the country to 9,964 since 1984 when the DOH started reporting HIV/AIDS cases.

Men having sex with men make up 87 percent of HIV transmissions recorded in the first six months of the year, with men aged 20-29 making up most of the cases.

While MSM transmission has been the main mode of HIV transmission for a couple of years now, the DOH is particularly alarmed by a dramatic spike of cases involving injecting drug users (IDU) in Cebu City.

“What we’re alarmed about is that for June there were additional cases of injecting drug use or person who inject drugs,” Tayag said. HIV among drug users reached 120 during the first half of the year alone, he added. From 1984 to 2008, there were only 8 HIV cases among drug users.

“You will recall that in 2008 we only had 8 cases, now we have a total of 385 since 1984 when we started reporting HIV,” said Tayag, adding that all 120 HIV cases among IDUs this year were reported in Cebu City.

Tayag admitted that HIV monitoring among drug users in Cebu had stopped for awhile, discouraging people who were injecting drugs from submitting themselves for AIDS testing.

“In this period we stopped monitoring HIV among persons who inject drugs in that part of Cebu. For some time there was no fund so when we did a survey we saw that the number of HIV among drug users has increased,” he said.

Tayag said unlike other drug users in some parts of the country, injecting drug users in Cebu City use regulated medicines. The virus is spread as they share unclean and contaminated needles.

Tayag revealed that the government has started an HIV mapping, where parts of the country are labeled in terms of AIDS risk. Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao are tagged high risk.

Source: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/38724/doh-alarm-hiv-cases-in-first-half-2012-exceed-full-year-of-2010

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