DOH does not see the need for legalizing marijuana; says compassionate use of it is on the FDA law

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The Department of Health (DOH) does not believe that legalizing marijuana is necessary in the midst of the claims of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez that he is using marijuana to help prevent cancer.

DOH Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial said they do not subscribe to the idea of legalizing marijuana in order to provide access to it by those in medical need of the controlled substance.

“We, in the medical community, believe that legalizing a product (like marijuana) is not the way to go,” said Secretary Ubial in an interview.

She added that there is no need to legalize...

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Nationwide federalism campaign to kick-off in the Barangay Assembly Day

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Department of Interior and Local Government, together with the People’s National Movement to Federalism (PENAMFED), will launch a ‘federalism information campaign’ in the inception of the nationwide Barangay Assembly Day on Oct. 9, 2016.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno on Friday said that the massive information campaign on the launching of first Barangay Assembly Day in the current administration would cover the overall benefits of federalism in our country.

The information campaign on federalism was approved earlier by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the People’s National Movement to Federalism (PENAMFED) through a memorandum of...

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DILG warns public against hoodwinkers seeking OICs in villages

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DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno. Photo by PageOneDILG Secretary Ismael Sueno. Photo by PageOne

Following the supposed postponement of SK and Barangay elections, Department of Interior and Local Government on Friday warned groups duping individuals to appoint as OIC barangay captains in the municipalities nationwide.

DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno aired this after his office received reports that an organization called the National Interfaith Council of the Philippines (NICOPHIL) was allegedly using the name of the DILG to encourage individuals to submit their resumes as aspiring barangay captains and allegedly seeking Php 50,000 to fill up positions in the barangay.

The group is reportedly asking interested applicants to email their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until Sunday,...

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Catholic prelate is convinced that Pres. Duterte is doing good in his job

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Ramon Arguelles. Photo by InquirerRamon Arguelles. Photo by Inquirer

A Catholic prelate is convinced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte is doing good in his job.

"I think he is sincere. I think he is doing well... Saka talagang meron siyang objective," said Lipa Bishop Ramon Arguelles.

However, the prelate from Batangas noted that the President's being frank and true is being used by his critics against him.

"'Yun nga lang, ang kanyang mga katabilan at maingay na salita at para bagang inhuman siya e 'yun ang sinasamantala ng iba," Arguelles said.

He admitted that what he likes about the Chief Executive is his genuineness in helping the less fortunate...

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