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The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

IN PHOTOS: PH launches guidelines on managing moderate acute malnutrition

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:02 PM

The DOH and WFP showcase ready-to-use supplementary food as well as various measuring devices that would determine if a child is suffering from malnutrition

IN PHOTOS: PH launches guidelines on managing moderate acute malnutrition

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order will face fines or imprisonment

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:33 PM

'The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities'

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

DOH's P1.6B projects are delayed, broken or unused – COA

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:50 PM

COA says the deficiencies deprived the public of the benefits of public health programs

DOH's P1.6B projects are delayed, broken or unused – COA

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Kung hindi ninyo palitan 'yang procedure, kayo ang palitan ko,' President Rodrigo Duterte says he told Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

Women's group seeks help for pregnant Marawi evacuees

Jul 05, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The Center for Women’s Resources says pregnant women require proper nutrition and pre-natal check-ups which are not readily available in evacuation centers

Women's group seeks help for pregnant Marawi evacuees

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R. Borja Medical Center aims to be the go-to medical center among Kagay-anons

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

PH 'forever grateful' to Chinese donor for drug rehab center – Ubial

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:40 AM

'No matter what the outcome of his investigation [for bribery] is, we will forever be grateful to him!' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, as tycoon Huang Rulun faces a probe in China

PH 'forever grateful' to Chinese donor for drug rehab center – Ubial

China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the check donation from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday, June 27

China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation

DOH launches Quitlines to help Filipinos quit smoking

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Quitline is a hotline that smokers can call through telephone or mobile platforms

DOH launches Quitlines to help Filipinos quit smoking

DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, whose confirmation is being opposed, has been caught giving contradicting statements on major health issues

DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Several media organizations reported on Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's statement that she claimed she never said

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

DOH to provide P27-M aid to Marawi City

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will work to reopen the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi's lone tertiary hospital

DOH to provide P27-M aid to Marawi City

FDA to hear soon whether implants cause abortion

May 30, 2017 - 8:02 PM

(UPDATED) The health secretary echoed the Supreme Court's explanation that the TRO would be deemed lifted if the 'questioned drugs and devices are found not abortifacient'

FDA to hear soon whether implants cause abortion

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

May 30, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

How a father fled Marawi to save kids, wife in labor

May 27, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Through social media, Agos, Tabang Sibilyan, and government help, a father brings his wife to a hospital in Iligan City, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy

How a father fled Marawi to save kids, wife in labor

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 'never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non-abortifacient'

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

May 25, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

May 17, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

'We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:02 PM

What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'This really has to stop, kailangang matiyak ng [local government unit] 'yung security ng health worker nila,' says Irene Fariñas of the Doctors to the Barrios Foundation

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO.

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

#JusticeForDrDrey: Medical community honors slain physician

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Health professionals from all over the Philippines post pictures on social media while wearing black to ask for justice for Dr Dreyfuss Perlas, who was killed in Lanao del Norte

#JusticeForDrDrey: Medical community honors slain physician

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas' killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Family, friends of slain volunteer doctor appeal for justice

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:55 PM

They describe him as a passionate and selfless doctor who was dedicated to improving the health situation in Lanao del Norte

Family, friends of slain volunteer doctor appeal for justice

#DontTakeAwayMyBirthControl: Besh, we need to talk about RH law again

Mar 05, 2017 - 6:30 AM

Sign the petition asking the Supreme Court SC to lift its TRO on contraceptives

#DontTakeAwayMyBirthControl: Besh, we need to talk about RH law again

WATCH: Kythe marks 25 years of helping kids with cancer

Feb 12, 2017 - 8:25 PM

This is the story of 22-year-old Rudy Labata and others like him who say they survived cancer because of Kythe Foundation

WATCH: Kythe marks 25 years of helping kids with cancer

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

[DASH of SAS] Schools as access points for condoms

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth

[DASH of SAS] Schools as access points for condoms

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'It's insensitive to dismiss the sentiment of a conservative culture just because they failed to implement effective health programs,' says Senator Vicente Sotto III

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

QC mayor bans DOH from giving out condoms in public schools

Jan 15, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'We will allow the use of QC public health facilities, but not QC public schools,' says Quezon City mayor Herbert bautista

QC mayor bans DOH from giving out condoms in public schools

DOH in 2017: Focus on universal health coverage, lowering drug prices

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Priority programs will also include the annual check-up for the poorest Filipinos, and improving the country's service delivery network

DOH in 2017: Focus on universal health coverage, lowering drug prices

Restoring RH budget a 'bright spot' for Duterte administration

Jan 14, 2017 - 8:46 AM

(UPDATED) Human Rights Watch says the budget cut in January 2016 'threatened to roll back hard-fought gains in maternal health and reductions in infant mortality over the past decade'

Restoring RH budget a 'bright spot' for Duterte administration

Ubial: Duterte instructed me to draft EO on smoking ban

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:14 PM

'I'm really not sure why it's taking a lot of time, but I think it's been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Ubial: Duterte instructed me to draft EO on smoking ban

After 6 months, 10K drug surrenderers admitted to rehab centers

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Local government units play an important role in the admission of drug surrenders to existing treatment and rehabilitation centers

After 6 months, 10K drug surrenderers admitted to rehab centers

Duterte signs EO ensuring support for family planning

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so

Duterte signs EO ensuring support for family planning

Deworming in public schools resumes, targets 19M children

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Health officials appeal to parents and guardians to support the campaign and not to believe wrong information circulating on social media and in the community regarding deworming

Deworming in public schools resumes, targets 19M children

LIST: Medical posts, hospitals for #Traslacion2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Department of Health has raised Code Alert Blue for all Metro Manila hospitals, meaning 50% of all hospital personnel will report for duty in the facility to render medical services

LIST: Medical posts, hospitals for #Traslacion2017

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

[DASH of SAS]  Give the gift of choice