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Ona still health chief, says Palace

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 »

DOH suspends dengue study pending evaluation


MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) has suspended the national program on the study of a regimen for the treatment of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease. Called ActRx TriAct, the regimen is a multidrug combination of Artemether sublingual spray and Artesunate and Berberine tablets. Artemether and Artesunate are derivatives of Artemisium, which has been used for […]

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

De Lima to DOH execs: Stop talking about P800-M vaccine procurement

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima told Department of Health (DOH) acting Secretary Janette Garin and other health officials to stop talking about the questionable procurement of over P800-million worth of anti-pneumonia vaccine by the DOH.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Another DOH irregularity uncovered


The perceptive public, and this columnist too, was not surprised at all when Vice President Jojo Binay backed out of the debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV set for Nov. 27 which he himself had asked for.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »