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2nd PCAF Volunteers' Day Celebration

DA-PCAF celebrates Volunteers’ Day

In celebration of the National Volunteer’s Month this December, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), the advisory body of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to ensure the success of its programs and activities, will hold its second Volunteers’ Day Celebration on December 14 in Clark, Pampanga.

Significant tobacco tax increase and Duterte’s Tobacco Free Promise

HB 4144 was approved without amendment during the second reading on December 5. It sought a P7 increase of excise taxes to P32 and P36 from the current P25 & P29 with marginal increases of 5% per year instead of marginal increases of 4% per year based on RA 10351,the current Sin Tax Law which is scheduled to bring taxes to a single rate of P30 in 2017. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Eugene de Vera of ABS Partylist and supported by all those in the super majority.

ALAB NG PUSO: Stand Up for Human Rights! Day of Art and Action for Human Rights

In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, the Commission on Human Rights, iDEFEND, Bantayog ng mga Bayani, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and DAKILA shall hold a human rights festival and concert tomorrow, December 10, 1pm-12mn at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani grounds, Quezon Avenue corner Edsa, Quezon City.

SAP Enhances SAP® SuccessFactors® Recruiting with New Career Site Builder

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch and general availability of career site builder, which brings simple, consumer-style website design, creation and management to human resource (HR) and recruiting professionals. As part of the SAP® SuccessFactors® Recruiting solution, career site builder enables the rapid deployment and easy maintenance of responsive career sites.

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How can patients prevent medication errors?

In the Philippines, 79 percent of patients experienceat least one error during their medication period. Such errors may cause the patients to experience adverse drug reactions, aggravation of illness or worst, death.

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Sanitary Care Products Asia partners with Habitat for Humanity for the Re-Build Bohol Housing Project

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, SCPA recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to become a part of the Re-Build Bohol Housing Project, pledging P1M in order to rebuild 20 homes for families in Bohol displaced by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013 — the strongest one in recent history. The earthquake affected 26 municipalities and hundreds of thousands of families, and Habitat for Humanity has been working with its partners to build houses in Buenavista, Inabanga, Clarin, Tubigon, Balilihan, Antequera, Catigbian, San Isidro, Sevilla, Cortes, Corella, Maribojoc, Calape, Loon, Sagbayan, Carmen, and Dano.