PhilHealth raises premium, angers OFWs

Updated 08 October 2013
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PhilHealth raises premium, angers OFWs

Various groups of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), including the Filipino migrant rights group, Migrante-Middle East and North Africa (M-MENA), have called for the boycott of Philippine Health’s move to increase the premium rate from January 2014.
According to this group, PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Alexander Padilla announced Monday the new premium rate of 2,400 pesos for individually paying members with a monthly income of 25,000 pesos and below, while those whose income is above 25,000 pesos will have to pay a premium of at least 3,600 pesos annually. This will take effect in January, the group said.
The group leader urged other OFWs around the world and their dependents in the Philippines to intensify protest against the plan.


King Salman congratulates Modi on election victory

Updated 24 May 2019
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King Salman congratulates Modi on election victory

RIYADH: King Salman telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in India's general election.
King Salman wished Modi success and the people of India prosperity.

Read more about Modi’s landslide election victory here
The prime minister thanked King Salman for the phone call and stressed his keeness to promote and develop relations between the two countries.
Modi secured another five-year term as prime minister after winning a landslide general election victory on Thursday.