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No conflict of interest? Duque family still doing business with DOH, says Lacson

Sep 05, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says a Duque family-owned company got contracts from the government during Francisco Duque III's stints as health secretary under two presidents

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Senator Panfilo Lacson unveils new evidence alleging Health Secretary Francisco Duque III's tendency to allow his family to get government contracts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Perfecto Yasay rushed to hospital due to 'chest pains'

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Manila City police chief Vicente Danao says former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr may stay in the hospital overnight

ARRESTED. Former DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay walks into the Manila Police District hours before he experienced 'chest pains.' Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Doctor Who' to stream on HBO Max

Aug 03, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Eleven seasons of BBC’s 'Doctor Who' series will be available exclusively on HBO Max

Lift ban on Dengvaxia, doctors' group urges DOH

Aug 01, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'The Philippines has the highest incidence and death rate from dengue this part of the world. Yet it is the only country in the world that has banned it,' says Doctors for Truth and Public Welfare

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The International Organization of Migration in Libya says, a 'wooden boat carrying around 250 people, including women and children, sank some 5 nautical miles from the coast'

Handout picture taken and released on July 5, 2019 by German migrant rescue NGO Sea-Eye, shows members of the German migrant rescue charity NGO Sea-Eye (L) approaching an overloaded rubber boat spotted in international waters off the Libyan coast. The blue dinghy lacked sufficient drinking water for the 64 men and one woman, and there was no satellite phone or navigation aid on board, the group said in a statement. Fabian Heinz / sea-eye.org / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Treating patients in world's largest refugee settlement

Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42 PM

How do you address the needs of 900,000 Rohingya refugees, who are vulnerable to serious health risks like infections, outbreaks, and psychiatric conditions?

DAILY WORK. Healthcare workers from Médecins Sans Frontières walk along a bamboo bridge to start their work of providing medical care to refugees. All photos courtesy of Médecins Sans Frontières

WATCH: Good and evil duel in final trailer for 'Doctor Sleep'

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:32 PM

(UPDATED) The thrilling sequel to 'The Shining' comes 40 years after the iconic horror film, and Stephen King fans can hardly wait

13 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The military council has denied multiple reports of their forces violently dispersing the sit-in in front of army headquarters

Doctors Without Borders to hold photo exhibit in Cebu City

May 30, 2019 - 12:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The '#WeAreMSF: A Walk-through Photo Exhibit' will showcase photos that capture what the organization stands for and how Filipinos can join its cause

WHO agrees to watered down resolution for clearer drug prices

May 29, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Doctors Without Borders calls the watered down resolution 'a welcome first step' but adds it did not go far enough

[OPINION] The detours I took to become a nurse

May 12, 2019 - 12:07 PM

I realized that sometimes, you just have to go beyond the borders of your personal plans and let the world take you for a ride with its far-reaching wings

Photo from Shutterstoc

Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo 'spreading faster' – Red Cross

Apr 12, 2019 - 1:46 PM

The latest outbreak of the virus has killed more than 700 people

EBOLA IN CONGO. In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, a health worker wears protective equipment as he looks on at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo - on May 12, 2018, which has sealed off a ward to diagnose suspected Ebola patients and provide treatment. Photo by Mark Naftalin/UNICEF/AFP

Zimbabwe president cuts short holiday over doctors' strike

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa will play an oversight role in the negotiations between the government and the doctors on strike

NEGOTIATIONS. Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to resolve the doctors' strike in his country. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

[OPINION] A young doctor's views on health workforce in PH

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:36 PM

We may be young and idealistic, but I believe that our will and passion to serve can take us and our country to places

LENDING A HAND. Fostering doctors' interest in serving the Philippines begins way before medical school. Image from Shutterstock

Nauru orders MSF to stop work among asylum seekers

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says the Nauruan government ordered it to stop treating asylum-seekers and locals suffering from mental health problems

Benedict Edward Valdez: The smile surgeon of Mindanao

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The missionary doctor from Davao City, this year's recipient of the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual, dedicates his life to making cleft patients smile again

EXEMPLARY INDIVIDUAL. Dr Benedict Edward Valdez is the winner of the 2018 Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual. Photo from the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc

Apple takes down popular Mac utility app that stole users’ browser data

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Adware Doctor secretly records users’ app data and browser history and sends it to a server in China

Tulfo asks public to secretly record 'arrogant' doctors in gov't hospitals

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:24 PM

But University of the Philippines Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa says what Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to do would be against several laws in the Philippines

VIDEO RECORDING DOCTORS? Columnist Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to secretly take videos of "arrogant" government doctors.. PGH file photo from Rappler, photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

Rohingya protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year

PROTEST. Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Tulfo to PGH: 'I will not apologize'

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Columnist Ramon Tulfo also says he will not take down 'in a million years' the video where he is heard hurling expletives at a doctor in the emergency room of the Philippine General Hospital

NO APOLOGY. Columnist Ramon Tulfo says he will not apologize to PGH or its emergency room doctor who he cursed at. PGH File photo from Rappler/ Photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients

Spain says France to take in Aquarius ship migrants

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Italy's new populist government and Malta has refused to let Aquarius dock in their ports, accusing each other of failing to meet their humanitarian and EU commitments

MIGRANTS AT SEA. This handout picture obtained on June 15, 2018 from French non-governmental organization Medecins Sans Frontieres - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) shows migrants onboard the MV Aquarius at sea on June 14, 2018. Photo by MSF/AFP

Spain doesn't rule out sending Aquarius migrants back

Jun 15, 2018 - 11:36 PM

A Spanish government spokesman says, every migrant 'will know if he has refugee status, if he is an economic migrant, and also, indeed, if he is guilty of certain offenses that make him liable to expulsion'

SOS. This handout picture obtained from French non-governmental organizations Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee on June 14, 2018 shows migrants sitting onboard French NGO's ship Aquarius. Photo by Kenny Karpov/SOS Mediterranee/AFP

How #NoToDoctorShaming posts highlight gaps in PH healthcare system

May 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Netizens argue that the viral photos of nurses sleeping while on duty is a symptom of a deeper problem: the overwhelming gaps in the Philippine healthcare system

Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp

May 26, 2018 - 8:19 PM

'This is another example of the ongoing horrors suffered by many migrants and refugees while transiting through Libya,' says Doctors Without Borders

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

May 21, 2018 - 11:47 PM

Since the outbreak was announced on May 8, there have been 49 cases, comprising 22 confirmed by laboratory tests, 21 probable and six suspected, says the Congo health ministry

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

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

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duque warns Cavite hospitals over refusal to treat Dengvaxia case

Mar 21, 2018 - 12:58 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he may file a case against the hospitals, but DLSUMC clarifies its emergency team gave 'due treatment and medical care' to the child

STERN WARNING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III will be visiting 4 hospitals in Cavite who reportedly refused to treat a Dengvaxia-vaccinated child. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

[OPINYON] Katotohanan ba ang habol ng ‘Doctors for Truth’ sa Dengvaxia scandal?

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Sa isyu ng Dengvaxia, nawalan ng tiwala ang mga magulang sa mga eksperto dahil inilagay ng mga eksperto sa panganib ang kanilang mga anak sa halip na pangalagaan at pahabain ang buhay ng mga ito

Doctors Without Borders reveals sex abuse cases as Oxfam scandal widens

Feb 15, 2018 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam spreads as French group Doctors Without Borders reveals it had fired 19 staff last year for harassment or abuse

MSF. This file photo shows the entrance of the Ebola treatment center of aid agency Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), in Liberia on October 3, 2014. Pascal Guyot/AFP

[OPINION] Circling the wagons: The 'Doctors for Truth' and the Dengvaxia scandal

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The distrust of experts stems from the fact that in the case of Dengvaxia, the experts have so spectacularly failed the people on a matter of public trust

Korean actor Ji Soo returns to PH to meet Filipino fans

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'I will be so excited to see all of you. Let’s get to know each other more and better and have a gorgeous time,' says the Korean actor to his Pinoy fans

Foreign expert needed for Dengvaxia victims' autopsies – DOJ

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says he will emphasize to President Rodrigo Duterte the need for a clinical pathologist

'Stop PAO autopsies on suspected Dengvaxia victims'

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Ex-DOH chief Esperanza Cabral and other doctors urge the DOJ to stop PAO's autopsies on 14 children who supposedly died due to Dengvaxia

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Hundreds flee clashes in Central African Republic

Dec 31, 2017 - 11:31 PM

'There are clashes at almost every point all around Paoua. We have seen hundreds of people flee their villages to take refuge in Paoua,' says Doctors Without Borders' Jean Hospital

'Sana mamatay ka': Netizens harass wrong woman in taxi row

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Christine Interior estimates that she has received over a hundred messages, ranging from innocent inquiries about her identity to vitriol-fueled messages that are peppered with curses and death threats.

Woman who slapped taxi driver may lose driver's license soon

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

In a second complaint, taxi driver Virgilio Doctor says Cherish Interior poses a danger to the public, given her 'uncontrollable temper'

ASSAULT. A woman, identified as Cherish Sharmaine Interior, assaulted a taxi driver over a traffic row. Screengrab from Joshua Baluyot's Facebook video

Taxi driver files complaint with LTFRB vs woman motorist who slapped him

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Virgilio Doctor goes to LTFRB to file a case against Cherish Sharmaine Interior for physical injuries and damage to property

Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century

Nov 23, 2017 - 6:17 PM

The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases

DOH says murder of physicians 'like killing people relying on doctors'

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:09 PM

'Killing a town’s physician is almost like killing the countless people who rely on this physician to ensure their health and longevity,' the DOH says, condemning the killing of government doctors

END THE KILLINGS. The Department of Health calls for an end to the killings of government doctors.

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The measure is aimed at non governmental organizations which Libya accuses of facilitating illegal migration

NEW ARRIVALS. In this file photo, migrants and refugees arrive at the Trapani port, with the Aquarius vessel on July 22, 2016 after being rescued at sea. Stringer/AFP

Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike

Jul 22, 2017 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Charity group Doctors Without Borders says they are extremely worried by the Nigerian military s statement 6 months after the bombing

Jodie Whittaker is first female 'Doctor Who'

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The British actress will take over later this year as 13th incarnation of the Time Lord

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May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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May 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Duterte to receive honorary degree from Russian institute

May 22, 2017 - 9:46 AM

A month after declining an honorary doctorate degree from the University of the Philippines UP Duterte is expected to accept one from Russia s elite school for diplomats

Malacañan Photo

Is Duterte just choosy about awards, honors he accepts?

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Personal policy not to accept awards? President Duterte has accepted some in the past

HIGHEST HONOR. President Rodrigo Duterte receives the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal during the 21st International Assembly and Conference of the Knights of Rizal at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on February 23, 2017. Malacañang photo

FAST FACTS: How honorary degrees are conferred

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The plan of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents to confer an honorary degree on President Duterte draws protests from students and alumni

LOOK: Robredo receives honorary degree from Camarines Sur university

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The conferment of the doctorate degree on the Vice President comes as President Rodrigo Duterte turns down a similar offer from the University of the Philippines

HONORARY. Vice President Leni Robredo receives an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities from the University of Saint Anthony in Iriga City, Camarines Sur. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Another rural doctor shot dead, this time in Cotabato City

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Dr Shahid Sinolinding the younger brother of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Health Secretary Kadil Sinolinding Jr was killed inside his clinic at 11 am Tuesday