GMA vows passage of cheap drugs bill

President Arroyo on Thursday vowed to compete with international drug companies in an attempt to expand low-cost medicine program of the government. Mrs. Arroyo stressed she would not let giant drug laboratories to get in the way of the passage of cheap medicine bill. Mrs. Arroyo issued the statement following …

10,000 Pinoy workers needed in Canada – DOLE

Manitoba, Canada would need about 10,000 skilled and professional Filipino workers in 2008, the Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday. Labor Secretary Arturo Brion made the announcement after signing the memorandum of understanding that will facilitate deployment of overseas Filipino workers to the Canadian province. “(Based on) my conservative …

City can raise P1.3b revenue

The city government is confident of attaining its targeted income of some P1.3 billion this year, City Mayor Constantino Jaraula yesterday said. He said that with the full support and cooperation of city government workers and the taxpayers, the city government can achieve its targetted income. Jaraula said that the …

Roxas urges open talks on Cheap Medicine Bill

SENATOR Mar Roxas said he welcomes fair, open and transparent discussions on the Quality Affordable Medicines bill to create the most effective law to bring down prices of medicines and to ensure the safety of these. “As co-chair of the bicameral panel on the Quality Affordable Medicines bill, I will …

Villar to heed doctors’ plea on cheaper medicines bill

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Manuel Villar said Friday he would look into the provision of the Quality Affordable Medicine bill which sought to bar doctors from prescribing branded drugs to their patients. Villar, in an interview with private dzMM radio, said that he would ask the ongoing bicameral conference …