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PH: Gov’t plans revival of ‘Botika ng Bayan’
 

PH: Gov’t plans revival of ‘Botika ng Bayan’

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Government-funded pharmacies called "Botika ng Bayan" will be revived soon following the turnover of PHP5 billion from the Philippine Gaming Corp. to the President's Social Fund. These pharmacies dispensing medicines at much cheaper prices are intended to serve marginalized Filipinos who have little to none set aside for healthcare needs.
 
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3 Dec 2016 - General
 
Pagcor, by paying as Social benefit to the Government of the current President Duterte and at the same time, announce the application of this money to re-establish the abandoned Project "Botika ng Bayan" and also for the Drug Rehabilitation Program, which are being delivered in The Anti-Drug Program and Bell, Pulsed to 100% in this current Government, I believe, that for the Management must have a Professional and Technical Team, so that this Program "Botika ng Bayan" and the...
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I think its great news that the government wants to revive Botika ng Bayan. When it was first proposed, it was a great idea since it offered patients lower prices for medicines. Implementation over the past years, however, has not been very effective, so its a good thing that this is being given attention to right now. I’m also very glad that funding from this is available from the President’s fund. Right now, I feel very optimistic about the positive changes that the new government and health s...
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It is indeed good news to the citizens of the Philippines if this program will be push through by the government. Even if it is for free or not, that is already a huge help to those who can't afford their medicines. We understand that Dutertes' administration are focus to drug rehabilitation programme so, if his way is to lower the price for him to revive the program where government would operate pharmacies around the country to sell medicines at a far lower price compared to commercial...
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