Health of the President - updates

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Duterte wouldn't have revealed medical tests if 'serious' – Roque

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque describes as 'routine' the colonoscopy and endoscopy recently undergone by President Rodrigo Duterte

CLINICAL FORUM. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 3rd Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Forum of the Asia-Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, on September 21, 2018. Malacañang photo

President's health: Touchy topic for Duterte, public concern for Constitution

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The public so far relies only on the word of President Rodrigo Duterte and his spokesmen as to the real state of his health

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises his fist as he exclaims, 'Mabuhay ang Ipil!' in his speech during the celebration of the ‘69th Araw ng Ipil’ at the Ipil Municipal Plaza in Zamboanga Sibugay Province on July 26, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte out of public eye for 3rd straight day

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte supposedly had at least one private meeting on Wednesday June 14


#AnimatED: Doctor, doctor, President Duterte is sick!

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:45 AM

It’s time Malacañang release medical bulletins

UN agency: Harnessing young girls' potential key for PH

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:45 PM

They hold enormous opportunity to transform the future of the Philippines but this can only happen if they have the right information and skills says UNFPA Country Director Klaus Beck

Over 1 in 10 teenage girls have already experienced giving birth, according to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study in 2013.

Will vetoed bill drive more PH nurses abroad?

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:07 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the proposed increase in the pay of entry level nurses will have dire financial consequences on public and private health institutions but a nurses group dismisses this as speculative

PH NURSES. In this file photo, new Filipino nurses during an oathtaking ceremony in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on 20 September 2010. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Aquino EO: Insurance Commission to oversee health maintenance orgs

Dec 02, 2015 - 1:54 PM

The IC will now supervise solvency of HMOs and prevention of fraud in the industry

READY. Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc says the Insurance Commission is ready to take on this transfer of responsibility of regulating, governing HMOs from the Department of Health.

Garin: Herbosa's DOH post will depend on CSC, DOJ 'input'

Nov 24, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin says the health department has asked the civil service and justice agencies to clarify the status of the undersecretary

Palace: Herbosa still health undersecretary

Nov 21, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Malacañang says Health Undersecretary Ted Herbosa has returned to the health department and is awaiting further instructions from Acting Secretary Janette Garin

NOT FIRED. Health Undersecretary Ted Herbosa will continue his duties in the department. From the Phi Kappa Mu fraternity website

Congress ratifies graphic health warning bill

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:42 PM

The ratified bicam version entitled The Graphic Health Warning Law now awaits President Benigno Aquino III’s signature

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

Forgive Me, Pope Francis

Feb 10, 2014 - 3:14 PM

If the bishops consider both corruption and advocating for the RH law a sin former President Arroyo and I come out even

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