by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2018
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 56th anniversary of the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) at the Manila Hotel on September 26, 2017, reiterates that there will be no let up in his fight against illegal drugs, corruption, and criminality. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTAL PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law.
The new law assures protection of the rights and welfare of persons in need of mental health assistance by integrating mental health care system and facilities in major hospitals in Metro Manila and in provincial hospitals across the country.
“The public has now to accept, kapag nagkaroon po ng mga ganito,they need help,” said Senate Committee on Health and Demography Chairman JV Ejercito.
The government assured to provide enough fund for the enactment of the law. Mental health care is expected to be integrated into the coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth.)
On the downside, Senator Ejercito expressed concern over the ongoing controversy that PhilHealth is facing. The Senator said, it might compromise the full implementation of the Mental Health Law.
“We have to make sure that PhilHealth’s performance in the financial standing would be very good to implement the universal health care and mental health care as well,” Ejercito said.
Senate is still investigating the issue of irregularities in PhilHealth particularly the alleged unauthorized transfer of P10.6 billion state insurance fund to a certain program of the Department of Health. – Nel Maribojoc / Marje Pelayo
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
File photo: New People’s Army
MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has uncovered several plots by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, after examining data of computers seized from the rebels.
The military said the CPP was planning to sabotage the commemoration of the declaration of martial law last September 21 with a plot similar to the Plaza Miranda Bombing in 1972.
AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade said, the CCP’s plan was to recruit not only ordinary people but also prominent members of the opposition to participate in their staged protests.
In the middle of the program, a bomb was set to go off and at least injure a member of the opposition so that they can blame the incident on the administration.
“Kaya lang di sila nakabuo ng malaking grupo kaya dinisregard nila yung plano na yun,” said Parlade.
After failing to pull it off the communist rebels are back to the “Red October” ouster plot which they started executing way back in September 2017.
If the “Red October” plan fails, the Left has another plot set for November known as the “Lakbay Lumad Europe” and in December at the celebration of the Communist Party’s 50th Anniversary.
Parlade also denied allegations that the revelation of such conspiracies against the Chief Executive is merely psychological warfare.
“We don’t have to concoct anything kasi it’s there in the website. Magbasa lang at mag research lang yung mga tao natin makikita nila, yan ay plano ni Communist Party [founding chairman] na si Joma Sison; yan ang di alam ng coalition,” Parlade said. — Lea Ylagan / UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO | Robinson Niñal Jr.
MANILA, Philippines — Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III stated on Monday that it is not possible to oust President Rodrigo Duterte given the strong support of the public.
“How can you oust a president who is very popular and has about 80 percent support of the people?” said Bello.
The statement came after the Secretary was asked about the conspiracy plot to oust the President in October.
Bello vehemently underscored that the so-called ‘Red October’ is just hearsay, and he does not think it will push through.
The government chief negotiator also stressed that localized peace talks with communist rebels will push through and that the government negotiating panel is currently reviewing certain provisions.
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