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Did you know: Department of Health

In October 1947, President Manuel Roxas signed Executive Order No. 94 that prompted a reorganization of the Department of Public Health and Welfare. The Bureau of Public Welfare and Philippine General Hospital (PGH) were placed under the Office of the President of the Philippines while the department was renamed Department of Health (DOH). Under DOH are the Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Health, Bureau of Quarantine, Bureau of Hospitals and all city health departments. The headquarters of the DOH is currently at the San Lazaro Compound, Tayuman in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PGH employees want ‘pork’ abolished, funds given to hospitals

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Employees of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) on Friday called for “an end to the pork barrel system” and the allocation of funds to public hospitals, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Philippine General Hospital

The Philippine General Hospital on Taft Avenue in Manila, was created in 1907 by the Philippine Commission’s Act No. 1688. Established to cater to poor Filipinos, it was built at a cost of around P780,000. PGH was opened to the public three years later in September 1910 with 330 beds. It was attached to the Philippine Medical School, forerunner of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Today, the hospital has a bed capacity of 1,500 and around 4,000 employees. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Estrada denies plan to shut down 6 Manila hospitals

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada denied on Tuesday that he would close down the six city-run hospitals and said donations would soon be coming in for additional medicine and equipment, including dialysis machines.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Judge orders medical test of Ampatuan clan member inside jail

File photo taken on Nov. 25, 2009, shows police forensic officers trying to identify the bodies of dozens of victims of the worst political violence in the Philippines’ history. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

A court has directed the warden of the Quezon City Jail to have doctors examine, within the confines of the jailhouse, a member of the Ampatuan clan who is among the accused in the Maguindanao massacre case and has asked to be allowed to check into a government hospital for a medical checkup.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Had she been with us for Christmas, she would still be alive’


Carissa Camigan regretted that she didn’t push enough to have Michaella Andrea Caimol, 7, with her family during the holidays.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UP-PGH emergency medicine course

The Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital will be having its 12th Annual Postgraduate Course with the theme “E.M. Out of the City” on October 18-19 at Pan Pacific Hotel Manila.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cancer patient dies after fall from 4th floor of PGH—police


A man suffering from throat cancer jumped off the fourth floor of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila Monday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Sick boy needs money for tests

Four-year-old John Marvin Barlao is no stranger to kulani or enlarged lymph nodes.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Farmer’s wife needs help


For 67-year-old Leonila Saquing, it is never too late to take on a healthy lifestyle.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Boy suffering from eye tumor needs money for cure, surgery


Seeking a second opinion proved to be best in the case of Vic Velasco who was initially diagnosed with neuroblastoma. It later turned out that he was suffering from rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumor outgrowth that has killed the cells in his right eye.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Kidney patient needs P.6M for transplant, medication


If all go as planned, Sherwin Salinas will soon say goodbye to his twice-a-week dialysis sessions for his kidney ailment.

Posted: March 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PGH told to examine Andal Ampatuan Sr.

Former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The judge hearing the Maguindanao massacre case on Wednesday ordered the head of the Philippine General Hospital’s pulmonology section to determine if former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. has a life-threatening medical condition.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  2. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Thoughts on Holy Week
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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  • DOH asks co-passengers of OFW carrier to test for MERS-CoV
  • 5.5-magnitude quake hits Sultan Kudarat
  • Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
  • Sports

  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
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