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Ona still health chief, says Palace

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Enrique Ona: Still health secretary. INQUIRER file photo

Enrique Ona, who is on one-month leave, is still the health secretary, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators want to teach health chief a lesson: Wear protective gear

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Would she shake hands with acting Health Secretary Janette Garin when she appears in the Senate on Monday? “Good question,” Sen. Pia Cayetano said, chuckling.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senators uncertain how to face Garin

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Acting Health Sec. Janette Garin: Should she wear protective gear when she faces Senate? INQUIRER file photo.

MANILA, Philippines–Are the senators ready to take the risk of exposing themselves to acting Health Secretary Janette Garin when the Senate tackles on the floor next week the proposed budget of the Department of Health (DOH)?   Garin and Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. drew flak from various sectors, including health experts and some senators, when they visited the […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Which vaccine is better?

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Enrique Ona: Still health secretary. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines–Which antipneumonia shot is really better?   An economic analysis of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 10 (PCV 10) and its more pricey version, the PCV 13, has shown that the latter helped avert an estimated 63,000 more cases of pneumococcal diseases than the former in 2012.   The PCV 13 also prevented 495 more […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More proof needed to continue probe on Garin for Nabcor fund scam — DOJ

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Secretary Leila de Lima and Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin. INQUIRER and DOH FILE PHOTOS

Whistleblowers who wanted to pin Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin on her alleged involvement in the anomalous use of millions of pesos in funds of the defunct National Agri-Business Corp. should submit more documents if they wanted the investigation to continue.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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