The health department intensifies its immunization campaign that suffered a setback from the dengue vaccine controversy
We should train the spotlight again on past officials who rushed the purchase and rollout of the dengue vaccines
The Expanded Program on Immunization seeks to ensure that children, particularly infants, and their mothers have access to vaccines recommended for their age to prevent specific diseases
The health secretary says at least 29 vaccinated children have died. The causes of all these deaths have yet to be determined.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says DOH 'cannot and will never obstruct' the efforts of the VACC and the PAO, and promises to provide them with the necessary DOH documents
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The Department of Health will also submit documents to the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, December 27, for the probe into the dengue immunization program
The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration
'Sinubok kong isuma ang impormasyon mula sa mga mapagkakatiwalaang eksperto at institusyon. Layunin ko pong maibsan ang pagkabahala at pag-aalala ng mga pamilya.'
Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue
President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place
Let's focus on getting answers to questions and identifying liabilities. At stake here are the lives of tens of thousands of children.
The World Health Organization supports DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's suspension of the school-based dengue vaccination program
The House votes 188-0 in favor of the proposed measure
The education department says it will also be 'actively participating' in the review and consultations on the program
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III calls on HIV positive Filipinos to avail of the free anti-retroviral therapy of the DOH
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hopes lawmakers can 'bring themselves to the President's standards'
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators
Mahirap magpatawad sa isang tao na di naman inaamin yung kasalanan says Vice President Leni Robredo on the government possibly granting immunity to the Marcos family if they return ill gotten wealth
The President wants Congress to craft a law that may include a provision granting the Marcoses immunity from criminal liability once they return ill gotten wealth
The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces
UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free
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If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president he cannot be protected by presidential immunity
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque accuses his party mates of violating his parliamentary immunity when they issued a resolution removing him from Kabayan
The NDF insists there is no fair and just reason for the government to terminate the peace process on the heels of a successful 3rd round of talks held in Rome
What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees JASIG all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?
This comes after the Duterte administration terminated the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees upon the cancellation of the peace talks
UPDATED NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili says he finds the government notice odd because it only terminates the JASIG and not the peace negotiations but has the same effect
The baby is the latest addition to the 88 recorded HIV and AIDS cases in Cagayan Valley
UPDATED Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys immunity from suit while in office
The self confessed member of the Davao Death Squad a key witness at the Senate probe into extrajudicial killings also accuses the President of committing genocide and crimes against humanity
Senator Richard Gordon criticizes health workers obvious lack of training in administering the dengue vaccine
Around 489 000 public school students in 3 pilot areas will receive their second dose of the dengue vaccine from October to December 2016
UPDATED The senator who accuses President Rodrigo Duterte of blatantly abusing his power says the case will test the doctrine of presidential immunity
But the department will hold itself after 5 years before implementing the program nationwide
Witnesses in legislative hearings may be granted immunity and admission into the witness protection program upon final approval of the justice department
For academic discussion Senator Leila de Lima raises a point: What if an elected president turns out to be a mass murderer serial killer or rapist? What is the remedy for the public?
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During the opening of the 21st AIDS Conference world leaders scientists and activists emphasize the role of the young generation in ending AIDS
Janette Garin hopes her successor won t have to encounter the inconveniences and problems she had to go through in her one year and 4 months as health secretary
Outgoing Health Secretary Janette Garin says there were fewer HIV cases in the past because only few people chose to get tested
The health department allocates P503 million for the purchase of the vaccines which senior citizens can get from health centers nationwide
This comes after an 11 year old boy who had a congenital heart disease died several days after being given the dengue vaccine
The WHO s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization says the dengue vaccine is not recommended for use in children under 9 years old and should be given in 3 doses at a 6 month interval
We want to see the root causes [of the scandal] identified so that remedies can be provided says an expert from the World Health Organization
Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says actively pursuing steps against dengue such as cleaning one s surroundings is still a better approach as it also targets other mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya and Zika