CLARK FREEPORT ZONE– Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, in a recent meeting with Clark locators, is eyeing the construction of a Provincial Hospital inside the Freeport.
“This is the start of the collaboration between Clark, the Provincial Government, and the Mabalacat City Local Government Unit,” she added.
She bared this in a recent meeting dubbed “Linking of CFZ Locators and Pampanga Public Employment Service Office” held at the conference room of the Royce Hotel and Casino.
According to the governor, health is one of the main problems of the workers in Pampanga.
Aside from the transportation expenses, it is hard for employees to attend to their health needs because of lack of finances, Pineda said.
The governor said workers tend to resign from their jobs because of this problem.
“I already talked with Mabalacat City Mayor Cris Garbo for this project. He can allot a budget for this from the P800 million income of the City from Clark,” she said.
Pineda also cited the efforts of Clark Development Corporation president Noel Manankil in donating a 2,000-square meter lot for the hospital.
“Job opportunities are already here. We just have to work hand-in-hand to help our fellow Kapampangans. If there are available jobs, Kapampangans must be the priority,” she furthered.
Meanwhile, the Governor recognized the contribution of Clark locators in the booming economy of Pampanga. She then thanked them for helping Pampanga to become one of the progressive provinces in the country.
“We need them [locators] for the betterment of the province,” she said.
Moreover, the governor said that in the hospital, just like other provincial hospitals, there would be an implementation of “no balance billing,” and the conduct of regular medical missions and provision of medicines without taxes. (PR)
Coronavirus Watch as of February 16, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) continues to place persons under investigation for possible cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
As of Sunday, February 16, the DOH said it has probed 498 patients. There is still no recorded local transmission in the country.
Out of this number:
- 159 – admitted in hospitals
- 336 – discharged from hospitals
- 3 – confirmed cases
Of the 3 confirmed cases in the Philippines, one died due to severe pneumonia because of novel coronavirus, while the other two have since recovered and are already out of the hospital.
China officials fired as coronovirus deaths surge past 1,300
Health officials in China‘s hard-hit central province of Hubei reported on Thursday that 242 more people died from the coronavirus COVID-19 as of Wednesday – the highest in a single day and more than twice the previous record high – pushing the death toll across the country to 1,355.
The province’s health commission also reported a huge jump in new cases, saying a further 14,840 people had been confirmed with the infection over the 24-hour period to midnight on Wednesday (16:00 GMT).
As this developed, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday that the head of the Communist party in the province of Hubei has been relieved of his post – the latest in a line of local officials fired.
Hubei is at the centre of the outbreak, which is thought to have originated in a now-closed seafood market in the capital of Wuhan late last year.
Former Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong has been appointed as the new secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, replacing Jiang Chaoliang, the report said, citing the party’s central committee.
Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu, reporting from Beijing, said “it was expected that somebody’s head was on the chopping block”.
“There’s been a lot of criticism about the information not being so forthcoming” from Hubei officials, she added. (Via AlJazeera)
NBA Legend Kobe Bryant dies at 41
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.
It’s hard to believe NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, whose prodigious talent and win-at-all-costs spirit made him one of the most famous and decorated athletes in history, is gone.