Category Archives: Health issues

DOH files motion of reconsideration against TRO on RPRH Law

Here’s one positive news I read this week.

Finally we have a leader who fully supports the law and very vocal to protect the health of every Filipino women

DOH Sec. Ubial files motion for reconsideration against TRO

DOH Sec. Ubial files motion for reconsideration against TRO on RPRH Law at the Supreme Court this week. Photo credit: doh.gov.ph

Official statement of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial in filing of motion for reconsideration against TRO on RPRH Law:

The Department of Health is here today to act on President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for the full implementation of the Responsible Parenthood & Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law.

The DOH with the assistance of the Solicitor General, has filed with the Supreme Court today a Motion for Reconsideration against the Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of many Filipino women who will be at risk of maternal complications and adverse consequences of their pregnancy or childbirth.

It is estimated that any further delays in the full implementation of the RPRH Law may increase the number of Filipino women dying every year because of the greatly reduced access to family planning commodities and services which are severely affected by the TRO.

The DOH cannot renege on its mandate despite opposing opinions to protect the welfare of women, especially the poor, who have inadequate access to Family Planning Services.

The DOH appeals to every woman to speak out for her right, to have her voice heard and to ensure that every family in this country has the right to family planning services.

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Paying Attention To Headaches

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It’s important to pay attention to all aspects of your health, especially anything that goes on with the head and neck. A headache can indicate a lot about the body. It could mean that you have a high stress level, which could cause the blood pressure to increase. If the blood pressure stays high, then you put yourself at a risk for a stroke. A headache specialist Houston office can help to diagnose any issues that might be going on with the brain, but you need to be aware of what to look for before calling for an appointment.

Think about what’s normal for you in regards to a headache. You might be someone who has migraines or severe headaches with the change of each season. These might be soothed with medications without coming back. You want to document a headache that suddenly comes on with nausea or vomiting. There could also be numbness in some areas of the body or a tingling sensation. These are signs that a stroke could have occurred or that it’s about to occur.

Any headache that is associated with a seizure, trouble with speech or trouble with vision should be investigated by a doctor. Epilepsy sometimes presents with a headache right before or shortly after the seizure occurs. If you have had a head injury, you need to pay attention to the severity of any headaches. It’s common to have minor pain after the accident, but if it lasts for a long period of time or if the pain increases, then you need to get it examined.

There are a few symptoms that don’t require urgent assistance by a doctor, but you should make notes of when they occur and if there are any triggers that you notice before experiencing the headache. Note the frequency of headaches and if you have them more than three times a week. You should also pay attention to the amount of medication that you need to take to soothe the pain. Also, make note of any headaches that are associated with coughing, sneezing or bending over.

HIV Positive hairdresser wins labor and discrimination case against Ricky Reyes

Former Ricky Reyes employee Rene Nocos (in the middle) is flanked by Noel Quinto of Pinoy Plus Foundation (PPF) and Associated Labor Unions (ALU) policy advocacy officer and Trade Union Congress of the Philippines spokesperson Alan Tanjusay (in green polo shirt). Pinoy Plus and ALU-TUCP expressed support to Nocos and commended him for his courage to come out in the public. This photo was taken after the press conference today July 1, 2015. Photo credit to Glenda Ariate of the Associated Labor Unions.

Former Ricky Reyes employee Rene Nocos (in the middle) is flanked by Noel Quinto of Pinoy Plus Foundation (PPF) and Associated Labor Unions (ALU) policy advocacy officer and Trade Union Congress of the Philippines spokesperson Alan Tanjusay (in green polo shirt). Pinoy Plus and ALU-TUCP expressed support to Nocos and commended him for his courage to come out in the public. This photo was taken after the press conference today July 1, 2015. Photo credit to Glenda Ariate of the Associated Labor Unions.

The Philippines’ labor and management mediation-court found popular hairstylist Ricky Reyes and his business associate guilty of discrimination and unlawful termination of their employee — a 47-year old HIV positive hairdresser, the labor group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP)announced yesterday.

Labor and management dispute mediator the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) last week ordered Reyes to reinstate and pay the back wages and benefits of their employee and complainant Renato Nocos including salary differentials, emergency cost of living allowances, mandatory 13th month pay, separation pay and attorney’s fees amounting to a total of P615,313.06.

In a 10-page decision, labor arbiter Joanne G. Hernandez-Lazo said the court found that Reyes and Moreno transferred Nocos to a branch that is about to be bankrupt immediately after learning that the complainant showed symptoms of HIV infection. After the closure of the branch, Nocos was never given any assignment.

“HIV illness is not highly contagious and it is not transmitted through touching, hugging, sneezing, coughing, eating or drinking common utensils or being around an infected person. Thus, the means by which they (Reyes et al) tried to protect their other employees and customers unduly trampled upon the rights of the complainant (Nocos),” the decision said.

Nocos filed a case of discrimination, unlawful termination, non-payment of lawful wages and benefits against Reyes and business partner Tonneth Moreno at NLRC on March 3, 2014 after he was fired on February 28, 2014. Nocos claimed he was fired by Reyes and Moreno after disclosing to them he had HIV.

Moreover, Nocos filed a separate complaint against Reyes and Moreno for not paying his Social Security System (SSS) and Philhealth insurance premiums amid being employed in the company since July 16, 2003.

“There is now a good reason for me to strive harder and get my life back, confident that justice shall reign supreme. On other hand, this victory is an encouragement for those HIV positive human beings like me who are fighting for respect and dignity. Deep in my heart, I’m praying for NLRC to dismiss any appeal. And I’m praying for enlightenment for my boss Mother Ricky,” Nocos said.

On his part, ALU national executive vice president Gerard Seno said: “Oppression like this happens because there are still a great majority in our society whose judgment calls are still guided by their ignorance about HIV and AIDS. Labor unions feel there’s a strong need to combine and connect the old and the new paradigms about HIV and AIDS in order to minimize stigma and discrimination surrounding the phenomenon.”

Nocos sought the help of the labor federation in June last year and disclose himself in public amid the risk of family and social stigma and discrimination in pursuing the case.

Check the background story from this link: http://www.yamsfiles.com/ricky-reyes-terminates-hiv-positive-hairdresser/