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Strengthened HIV-AIDS policy nears becoming a law

May 21, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Senate and House approve the bill seeking to strengthen government policy on the prevention and control of HIV-AIDS

File photo by George Moya/Rappler

DOH launches 'Ligtas Tigdas' as measles cases rise to 723

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Department of health will hold supplemental measles vaccination drives for children 4 years old and below in Metro Manila and parts of Mindanao from April to June

MEASLES VACCINE. The DOH launches a new strategy to help address the rising cases of measles in the country

19 senators call for protection of Senate speeches amid Trillanes case

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:44 PM

'The Senate must thwart any attempt to diminish its members' constitutionally guaranteed right to parliamentary immunity,' 19 senators say in filing Senate Resolution No. 697

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson on March 6, 2017 investigating the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Gordon vows ‘hard-hitting’ report as Senate ends Dengvaxia probe

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'This sad part of our history will never be repeated again by the very sentinel, by the very guardians, of our health, the Department of Health,' says Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon

DENGVAXIA PROBE. Senate conducts 7th hearing on the dengue vaccine controversy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Ano ang tigdas at paano ito maiiwasan?

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Puwedeng magdulot ang tigdas ng iba pang komplikasyon sa pasyenteng mayroon nito, pero maaari itong maiwasan sa pamamagitan ng pagpapabakuna

OUTBREAK. Nagdeklara ang Department of Health ng 'outbreak' ng tigdas sa isang barangay sa Taguig. Larawan mula sa Shutterstock

FAST FACTS: What is measles and how can it be prevented?

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Measles may cause more complications in an infected patient but these can be prevented through vaccination

OUTBREAK. DOH declares a measles outbreak in a barangay in Taguig City. Shutterstock image

Measles outbreak declared in Zamboanga City

Feb 24, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) The health department intensifies its immunization campaign that suffered a setback from the dengue vaccine controversy

OUTBREAK. The Department of Health declares a measles outbreak in Zamboanga City due to low vaccine coverage. Shutterstock image

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Dengvaxia hysteria: Go back to the core issue

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

We should train the spotlight again on past officials who rushed the purchase and rollout of the dengue vaccines

FAST FACTS: DOH's Expanded Program on Immunization

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:46 PM

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

Duque: Dengvaxia controversy 'tainted credibility' of DOH

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The health secretary says at least 29 vaccinated children have died. The causes of all these deaths have yet to be determined.

TAINTED REPUTATION. Health Secretary Francisco Duque expresses concern as more parents turn down DOH programs amid concerns over the Dengvaxia vaccine. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOH to ‘complement efforts’ of VACC in its Dengvaxia probe – Duque

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

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

COMPLEMENTARY EFFORTS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III (middle) meets with VACC chairman Dante Jimenez (L) and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio (R) on January 9, 2018.

Davao fire, Dengvaxia, PH embassy in Israel | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

DOH set to form independent panel for Dengvaxia review

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:05 PM

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

Aquino, Garin, 7 others on immigration lookout over Dengvaxia

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration

[OPINYON] Hinggil sa Dengvaxia

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

'Sinubok kong isuma ang impormasyon mula sa mga mapagkakatiwalaang eksperto at institusyon. Layunin ko pong maibsan ang pagkabahala at pag-aalala ng mga pamilya.'

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

Sanofi's advisory on dengue vaccine 'miscommunicated'?

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue

STOP THE SALE. A health worker shows used vials of Dengvaxia administered to students in Manila before Sanofi gave an update that the vaccine is risky for those who had no prior infection. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte defends officials blamed for Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Somebody has to answer for the dengue vaccine disaster

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Let's focus on getting answers to questions and identifying liabilities. At stake here are the lives of tens of thousands of children.

W.H.O. didn't recommend Dengvaxia for PH vaccination program

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The World Health Organization supports DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's suspension of the school-based dengue vaccination program

RISKY VACCINE. Inspectors check out boxes of Dengvaxia, the world's first dengue vaccine. File photo from Sanofi Pasteur

House approves bill to improve PH's HIV, AIDS policy

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The House votes 188-0 in favor of the proposed measure

HUMAN RIGHTS, TOO. HIV awareness advocates light candles as they mark World Aids Day inside the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on Thursday, December 1, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DepEd to monitor learners under dengue vaccination program

Dec 02, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The education department says it will also be 'actively participating' in the review and consultations on the program

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker administers the dengue vaccine to a student during a school-based dengue immunization at Parang Marikina Elementary School. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

On World AIDS Day, Duque urges public to break stigma on HIV

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III calls on HIV positive Filipinos to avail of the free anti-retroviral therapy of the DOH

BREAK THE STIGMA.HIV awareness advocates join DOH Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, and WHO's Dr Rajendra Yada as they hold up HIV awareness ribbons. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

On traffic violations, Malacañang wants 'no special treatment' for congressmen

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hopes lawmakers can 'bring themselves to the President's standards'

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017 that the Philippines was placed by the InterNations  as the 17th among the best nations in the world to raise children. The inclusion was based on the country's quality of education, welfare of family, and a child-friendly environment. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Immunity from traffic violations sends 'wrong message' – House opposition

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators

TRAFFIC WOES. Heavy traffic builds up along Commonwealth Avenue in early August as the MRT-7 construction begins. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Admitting Guilt

Sep 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Immunity for Marcoses? Admit your sins first – Robredo

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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

CONFESS BEFORE IMMUNITY. Vice President Leni Robredo answers reporters' questions on September 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte, Kiko, DACA | Midday wRap

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte: If I were Marcoses, I'd return wealth for immunity

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:25 PM

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

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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

700,000 girls to get cervical cancer protection in schools

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free

PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER. Grade 4 students at the Addition Hills Integrated School get free HPV vaccination from the DOH. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bilateral ceasefire, Gabriela on Duterte, Flynn | Evening wRap

Mar 31, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Putting a president behind bars

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:34 PM

If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president he cannot be protected by presidential immunity

Harry Roque files criminal charges against party mates

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque accuses his party mates of violating his parliamentary immunity when they issued a resolution removing him from Kabayan

THE COMPLAINANT. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque swears in his affidavit sworn before State Prosecutor Susan Azarcon. Photo from Roque's office

Rebels say gov't notice to cancel talks, JASIG 'improper'

Feb 09, 2017 - 12:07 PM

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

FAST FACTS: The JASIG in the peace talks

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:44 PM

What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees JASIG all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?

Immigration put on alert over NDF consultants

Feb 08, 2017 - 12:36 AM

This comes after the Duterte administration terminated the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees upon the cancellation of the peace talks

President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the meeting of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panels on September 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Duterte gov't terminates JASIG

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:52 PM

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

FOR PEACE. Some of the freed political prisoners raise their clenched fists as they hold a press conference at the social hall of the Episcopal Mission Center in Quezon City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

1-year old child is youngest HIV patient in Cagayan Valley

Jan 28, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The baby is the latest addition to the 88 recorded HIV and AIDS cases in Cagayan Valley

Murder charges vs Duterte 'nothing but harassment' – Palace

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:01 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys immunity from suit while in office

'PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY.' Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag reiterates that President Rodrigo Duterte is immune from suit while in office. File photo by Toto Lozano/ Presidential Photo

Matobato files murder, kidnapping charges vs Duterte

Dec 09, 2016 - 10:26 AM

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

KEY WITNESS. Self-confessed hitman Edgar matobato during the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

Gordon hits 'negligence' in DOH's school-based dengue immunization

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Senator Richard Gordon criticizes health workers obvious lack of training in administering the dengue vaccine

Rodrigo Duterte, Leila de Lima, Antonio Carpio | 6PM wRap

Oct 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Gordon wants to probe DOH's school-based dengue immunization

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Around 489 000 public school students in 3 pilot areas will receive their second dose of the dengue vaccine from October to December 2016

DENGUE VACCINE. Senator Richard Gordon says there may be a need to look into the health department's school-based immunization program. Rappler file photos

De Lima to file 'test case' vs Duterte before SC

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:04 PM

UPDATED The senator who accuses President Rodrigo Duterte of blatantly abusing his power says the case will test the doctrine of presidential immunity

DOH to expand school-based dengue immunization to Central Visayas

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:20 AM

But the department will hold itself after 5 years before implementing the program nationwide

FAQ: Immunity to witnesses in legislative hearings

Sep 20, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Witnesses in legislative hearings may be granted immunity and admission into the witness protection program upon final approval of the justice department

LEGISLATIVE BODY. Six witnesses have been granted immunity as the House Committee on Justice holds a hearing on the alleged bribery inside the National Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima: We should review doctrine of presidential immunity

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:10 PM

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?

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.

[Dash of SAS] Making effective HIV and AIDS information materials

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Here are 5 simple questions that anyone can use to test and screen whether information material on HIV AIDS is accurate and appropriate

'Involve more young people in HIV work'

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

During the opening of the 21st AIDS Conference world leaders scientists and activists emphasize the role of the young generation in ending AIDS

AIDS CONFERENCE. Several activists hold a people's march during the opening of the 21st AIDS conference in South Africa. Photo by Nikos Dacanay

Challenges for next health chief: Immunization, TRO on implants

Jun 15, 2016 - 5:22 PM

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