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Transfer of children’s hospital now unlikely, says DOH chief

HERE TO STAY?  For the last 34 years, the government hospital has been occupying a 3.7-hectare property at the corner of Agham Road and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.  INQUIRER PHOTO

The transfer of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) will likely not push through anymore, Health Secretary Enrique Ona told lawmakers on Thursday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Dancing health exec brings House (tensions) down


The atmosphere was taut; the debate was turning ugly; the lawmakers were at each other’s throats.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads launch of measles-polio mass immunization

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In a bid to stem measles outbreak in various parts of the country, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the launch of the Department of Health’s mass immunization campaign.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH gives tips on how Filipinos can avoid Ebola virus


Wash your hands regularly. Cover your mouth with a handkerchief when coughing. Avoid being overworked and get enough rest and sleep.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH has procedures to track, prevent Ebola spread — DOH

Health Secretary Enrique Ona FILE PHOTO

The deadly Ebola virus has reportedly infected some 1,200, mostly in West Africa where it has left at least 670 dead across the region since the start of the year.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »