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Employees hold nationwide vigil to protest PhilHealth mismanagement

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) From Luzon to Mindanao, employees unite to protest the grave abuses inside the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. They send photos deliberately blurred to hide their identities.

SHOW OF FORCE. PhilHealth employees nationwide wear black shirts in protest of the mismanagement of the agency.

Duterte says he vomited on plane from Seoul to Manila

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:40 AM

The 73-year-old President says he vomited due to a migraine, preventing him from greeting fellow plane passengers en route to Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a gesture of respect before delivering his departure statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for a three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea on June 2, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte explains gum-chewing habit

Jan 12, 2018 - 3:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte suggests that his habit of chewing gum has something to do with a 'spinal' condition but he does not elaborate further

HABIT. President Rodrigo Duterte explains his gum-chewing habit. File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Duterte's constant musings on death, resignation

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:40 AM

In recent speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte displays a preoccupation with mortality and quitting the presidency. But to what end?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assures the victims of the fire that broke out in Barangay San Miguel, Manila that they willl receive cash assistance worth P5,000 during his visit at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels in the same barangay on August 16, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Duterte jokes about 'pretender to the throne'

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:16 PM

There are two claimants to the presidency President Rodrigo Duterte says as speculations swirl about his health

CONSTITUTIONAL SUCCESSOR. President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about a 'pretender to the throne' – habitual nuisance bet Elly Pamatong – as Duterte says Vice President Leni Robredo is his constitutional successor. Duterte photo from Malacañang; Pamatong photo from Facebook video by Gen Aquino

Duterte claims his own cousin died in Marawi clashes

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The President makes his first public appearance in 7 days to lead Eid l Fitr celebrations in the Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte gives his keynote speech adressing Muslim leaders during during a reception celebrating the end of Ramadan or Eid Il Fitr at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on Tuesday night. President Duterte made his public appearance after a week of absence. Photo by Lito Boras

Duterte's nearly weeklong absence not health-related

Jun 27, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The Palace says the President is expected to make his first public appearance on Tuesday June 27 at Malacañang events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte waves at his supporters before leaving the Caraga State University in Cabadbaran City on June 17, 2017 where he was guest of honor during the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Province of Agusan del Norte. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS

Duterte out of public eye for 6th straight day

Jun 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED This is the longest period of rest for 72 year old President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awards a Wounded Personnel Medal to one of the injured combatants during his visit at Camp Edilberto Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on June 20, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[Newspoint] Alive but annoyed

Jun 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Duterte should be made to understand somehow that if people wonder whether he is sick or worse it’s not personal; it’s constitutional

Duterte: De Lima wants to hear I'm dying

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Ang hinihintay lang niyan sabihin na namatay na si Duterte Mag ambak ambak yan doon sa selda niya says the President about detained Senator Leila de Lima

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the wounded soldiers confined at Camp Edilberto Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on June 20, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: 'My state of health is immaterial'

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED Do not worry There is a Vice President who will take over President Rodrigo Duterte says after not being in the public eye for 5 days

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines upon his arrival at the 4th Infantry Division Advance Command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Malacañang photo

Duterte makes 1st public appearance in 5 days

Jun 17, 2017 - 4:57 PM

3rd UPDATE It s not that I snubbed Independence Day My body was overwhelmed I really needed to rest President Rodrigo Duterte says

BACK IN ACTION. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by officials of the 4th Infantry Division during his visit to the the 4th Infantry Division Advance Command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Malacañang photo

Public 'deserves truth' about Duterte's health – senators

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:16 AM

2ND UPDATE Knowing the truth about the President s state of health is both a matter of public interest and national security detained Senator Leila de Lima tells Malacañang

VILLAMOR VISIT. Philippine Air Force officials welcome President Rodrigo Duterte in Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on June 15, 2017. Presidential Photo

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Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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Duterte 'not sick': Palace releases photos, denies rumors

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go releases two photos of Duterte to dispel doubts while Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa both say Duterte is fine

Photo courtesy of SAP Bong Go

Palace can't say when Duterte will end downtime

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is resting for some time but the public need not worry

PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jun 15, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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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

PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Resting Duterte in 'excellent health,' says Palace

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:39 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s schedule is cleared for another day to give him more time to rest

CAMP VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on June 11, 2017. Presidential Photo

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Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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Duterte uses oxygen 'converter' to sleep

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The President admits needing improved oxygenation when he sleeps because of his health problems related to smoking

SLEEP AID. What appears to be an oxygen concentrator can be seen beside President Duterte's bed in Davao City. Photo from Manases Carpio

Duterte admits getting check-up for 'pain' in the heart

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:47 PM

The President says his doctor ran an electrocardiogram on Monday February 6 to check on his heart: I was not feeling well Masakit man ang puso ko

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Premier Medical Center in Cabanatuan City on January 18, 2017. File photo by Karl Normal Alonzo /Presidential Photo

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Dec 21, 2016 - 9:50 PM

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Palace on medical bulletin: What's the point? Duterte very transparent

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:03 AM

What s the point? What do you trust the paper or his actions? You know you see him he’s all over the place You know sometimes it takes God to stop him

Pres Duterte delivering a message at the Davao International Airport on November 17, 2016 before leaving for Lima, Peru to attend APEC Leaders' Meeting. Pres Duterte delivering a message at the Davao International Airport on November 17, 2016 before leaving for Lima, Peru to attend APEC Leaders' Meeting.  Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:06 AM

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

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:45 AM

It’s time Malacañang release medical bulletins

Lawmakers to Duterte: Reveal your medical status

Dec 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is urged to disclose a medical bulletin on his health after he admitted that he used to take a highly potent painkiller

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his arrival message at the Davao International Airport on Dec 17, 2016 after his state visits to Cambodia and Singapore. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:44 AM

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Duterte should release medical records – Lacson

Dec 15, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Health is always an individual responsibility It is also a national concern After all he has the people s mandate says Senator Panfilo Lacson

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

LIST: 'Migraine everyday' and Duterte's other ailments

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:41 PM

From Barrett s Esophagus to Buerger s Disease here are the health issues that the 71 year old Duterte has spoken about in public

DUTERTE'S AILMENTS. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the National Security Council Meeting at Malacañang on December 12, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

DOH target: Basic check-up for 20M poorest Filipinos by Christmas

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Set to unveil the Duterte Health Agenda Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says a simple basic check up can lead to the early detection of several illnesses

File photo by AFP

Will we see plain cigarette packs under a Duterte presidency?

May 31, 2016 - 10:50 PM

On May 31 World No Tobacco Day the WHO urges countries to remove logos colors brand images or promotional information on cigarette packs

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY. For 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to implement the plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging photo from WHO brochure

Binay urges Duterte: 'Seek immediate psychiatric help'

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay advises his rival to avail of the free healthcare services in Makati City as the campaign seems to have taken its toll on Rodrigo Duterte

WORD WAR. Vice President Jejomar Binay (right) continues his word war with rival Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte dares Roxas: 'Show us you're cut...'

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A dismissive Mar Roxas says in reply Wala akong panahon para sa mga walang kwentang bagay na yan

Duterte: 'Don't worry' about my health

Feb 12, 2016 - 3:08 PM

The presidential bet admits he stayed overnight at a hospital due to a severe headache and chest cold

LOW RESISTANCE. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte says he failed to take his maintenance medication and was vulnerable to migraine. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler