Online PDEA S2 License: Application Requirements and Steps

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?

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Blood Donation: Who can donate, how to and what are its benefits

The Department of Health is celebrating the annual National Blood Donor Month this July in cooperation with the World Health Organization. The two health agencies are urging the public to help in donating blood. Having been exposed in the hospital for several years now, I saw how a bag of blood can help save a life.  In every blood donation, you can save 3 to 4 patients who are in dire need of blood products. Who can donate blood? Anyone can donate so long as they have these criteria: Aged 16 to 65 years old Weight of not less than […]

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Strengthening RH Law, among Duterte administration’s 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda

The Philippine has one of the fastest growing population in Southeast Asia because of poor family planning methods despite the Reproductive Health (RH) bill has been passed into law.  In recent statistics, the Philippines have more than 100 million population and continuously rising. During one of his election campaigns, President Rodrigo Duterte had emphasized he would strengthen the RH Law and cited a three-child policy.  So that when he won in the presidential elections, he vowed for its full implementation. In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 25, 2016, he emphasized the importance of its full […]

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Sec. Ubial approves increased hazard pay to state health workers, proposes for salary hike

The Magna Carta of Public Health Workers states that public health workers shall be compensated with hazard allowances equivalent to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of monthly basic salary of those receiving salary grade 19 and below, and five percent (5%) for those with salary grade 20 and above.  These covers those public health workers in hospitals, sanitaria, rural health units, main health centers, health infirmaries, barangay health stations, clinics and other health-related establishment located in difficult areas, strife-torn and embattled areas, distressed or isolated stations, prisons camp, mental hospitals, radiation-exposed clinics, laboratories or disease-infested areas, or in areas declared under state-of-calamity or emergency […]

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