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Ona goes on leave as Palace denies rumors he’s been sacked

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona has gone on leave amid rumors he would be replaced.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t facilities ready for Ebola—DOH


The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday assured the public that government facilities are ready in case the deadly Ebola virus reaches the Philippines.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace officials head to Albay amid ‘soft’ eruption

Government officials at Guinobatan, Albay for humanitarian caravan for Mt. Mayon evacuees. Photo from DSWD Twitter account

Although it is unclear when President Benigno Aquino III will be able to personally visit the evacuees, Malacañang said Cabinet members went to check on them on Sunday morning amid reports of lava flow coming from Mayon Volcano.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »