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Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health Law

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

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EXCLUSIVE: Military uncovers CPP-NPA ouster plots vs Duterte

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

 

 

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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

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‘Red October’ is just hearsay; no one can oust a popular president – Bello

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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8 out of 10 Filipinos satisfied with Duterte’s drug war — SWS

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018

 

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign remains popular among Filipinos according to the latest survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Sunday.

The anti-drug initiative received a “very good” net satisfaction rating of +65; a one-point increase from the +64 rating in March.

The survey, conducted on June 27 to 30 among  1,250 respondents, shows that 8 out of 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war.

The highest net satisfaction rating came from the Mindanao region with +84, while Visayas recorded the lowest with a +57 rating.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of respondents who are contented with the anti-drug war are also satisfied the performance of President Duterte.

Meanwhile, 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe that the arrest of loiterers on the streets violates human rights.

This is also based on the SWS survey released yesterday, September 23.

In June, Duterte ordered the police to strictly implement city ordinances against loiterers whom he considers potential threats to the public.

The survey also revealed that 68 percent of Filipinos worry that they or someone they know will get arrested for loitering in public places. — Asher Cadapan Jr.

 

 

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