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DOH Assures Enough Funds to Implement Universal Health Care Law

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III assures that the Department of Health (DOH) has enough funds to implement the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law this year. He stated that P254.8 billion has been allotted for the first year of implementation of the new law, a slight shift from his initial estimate of P257 billion last February 21.

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DOLE struggles to put an end to ‘Endo,’ despite pressure from Pres. Duterte

Back in December 2016, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) expressed their desire to abolish the practice of contracting and sub-contracting, better known as “Endo.” The “Endo” practice has been strongly opposed by President Rodrigo Duterte, whose 2016 campaign promise to prohibit “Endo” remains to be seen.

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DOLE calls on contractors to volunteer in labor inspection

The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) DO 174 was a massive disappointment for workers who were seeking an end to contractualization, or what’s commonly known as “Endo.” While “Endo” practice, which has been around for decades, is not written into the outdated Labor Code, it’s a widely accepted practice that places workers in situations where their rights and benefits aren’t protected by the law.

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