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What is PPHA?
The Philippine Public Health Association is a nationwide organization of public health workers. Potential members include even those who are not in the government service. At present, its membership consists of some health officials and employees at the Department of Health and its bureaus, the medical, para-medical and administrative personnel in some DOH retained medical centers and tertiary hospitals and health officials and employees at the Center for Health Development offices.
At the local government level, the members are the health officials and employees in some provincial, city and municipal health offices and the medical, para-medical and administrative personnel in some devolved hospitals, including the barangay (more…)
Philippine Law on Toys
Philippines had recently passed Republic Act no. 10620, otherwise known as “An Act Providing for Toy and Game Safety Labeling, Appropriating Funds Therefor”. It was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last June 5, 2013 and approved on September 3, 2013 by President Benigno S. Aquino III.
The law makes it unlawful for toys and games locally or internationally manufactured without safety labeling and manufacturer‘s markings found in the Philippines National Standards. It requires safety labeling for children’s toys only. In other words, the parents’ toys are exempted from the coverage of the law.
Balloons, balls, marbles, or toys or (more…)
PPHA Assistance for Devolved Health Workers
Called for by prevailing circumstances, the Philippine Public Health Association (PPHA) national Board approved the group legal assistance for devolved health workers and those employed at health related establishments, where PPHA will litigate cases for and in their behalf.
The cases concern only the implementation of salary increase and Magna Carta for Public Health Workers.
This assistance is incorporated in the Revised Omnibus Guidelines on PPHA Benefit Package approved on September 13, 2011 in Davao City, Philippines.
The PPHA mandate is based on its Articles of Incorporation stating the purposes of the association: 1) to help upgrade the standard and delivery of public health services and 2) to promote and protect the rights and interests of its members. (more…)