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Ona has packed belongings at DOH, ready to go, says source

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It looks like embattled Health Secretary Enrique Ona is slipping quietly away from his office.

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

WHO lowers Ebola toll by nearly 1,000 after Liberia counting ‘error’

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The World Health Organization on Monday said more than 6,000 people had died from Ebola and not nearly 7,000 as earlier reported, blaming “an error” in numbers out of Liberia.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Choice of cheaper vaccine legal–Ona

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona said his choice to go for a cheaper antipneumonia vaccine, which allowed the government to save more than P231 million, was in accordance with law and the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) study on two competing vaccines.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Ona still health chief

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang has extended indefinitely the leave of absence imposed by President Benigno Aquino III on Health Secretary Enrique Ona pending a review of his explanation on his controversial choice of an antipneumonia vaccine allegedly against the recommendation of global health authorities.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Health chief says documents prove no corruption

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday offered his courtesy resignation to President Benigno Aquino III as his month-long leave ended, the Inquirer learned.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »