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PMA head, 4 other doctors probed by PRC over alleged fraud, forgery


The president of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and his four predecessors have been slapped with ethics cases before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for alleged fraud in the registration of the Philippine Society for Stem Cell Medicine (PSSCM) in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

Doctors tell Henares: Clean up BIR first

Philippine Medical Association president Dr. Leo Olarte tells BIR chief Kim Henares (inset) to clean up their ranks first.

Clean up your ranks first. This was the challenge of Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dr. Leo Olarte to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), after the agency published a new print ad repeating the previous message that doctors are tax cheats.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ona calls on doctors to issue BIR-approved receipts to back tax drive

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday urged doctors to issue receipts to their patients as he backed the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) drive for the payment of right taxes.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH has more than enough doctors–Ona

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Cities are more attractive to doctors than rural communities causing a “maldistribution” of physicians in the country, according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Zero case’ record achieved by Sarangani in anti-malaria drive


A private sector-backed effort made Sarangani malaria-free for the first time ever, the Sarangani provincial health office said.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BIR to require doctors to post rates in clinics


Soon there will be no more need for prospective clients or patients to ask around about the rates that lawyers charge, and the consultation or professional fees doctors demand.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

1,834 pass board exams for physicians

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The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Tuesday that 1,834 out of 2,211 passed the Physician (Complete and Finals with Prelims) Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medicine in the cities of Manila, Cebu and Davao this August 2013.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctored tax returns? No, only amnesiac docs


Some doctors are forgetful or are just poor in math when preparing their income tax returns.   Either way, they are not intentionally paying miniscule taxes, the head of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) on Thursday said.   Dr. Leo Olarte, the PMA president, said some doctors might be paying lesser taxes than those paid [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Dona Cruz’s doctor-husband, real estate firm face tax evasion raps

Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III and wife Donna Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Internal Revenue filed on Thursday a criminal complaint against a Cebu City-based ophthalmologist for evading taxes and failing to supply the BIR with correct and accurate information in his tax returns for 2009 to 2011.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Doctors planning another medical mission to Davao Oriental despite road accident


The December 18 road accident in Davao Oriental — which injured six Maguindanao doctors and their driver on the way to a medical mission for typhoon Pablo victims — has not deterred the province’s health workers from holding another mission there, the Maguindanao provincial health chief said on Friday.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions,Uncategorized | Read More »

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  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
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  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
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  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
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  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
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  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
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