Marcos on cancer hospital: We could be Asia’s top healthcare hub

Marcos on first cancer hospital: We could be Asia’s top healthcare hub

/ 10:21 AM November 24, 2023

Marcos on first cancer hospital: We could be Asia's top healthcare hub

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leads the inauguration of the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital in Taguig City on Friday, November 24, 2023. Photo from RTV Malacañang.

MANILA, Philippines — The newly inaugurated Healthway Cancer Care Hospital (HCCH) will contribute to the Philippines’ potential to become a prominent healthcare destination in Asia, said President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday.

The President touted the new HCCH as a game changer in the cancer care industry, as it was the first dedicated hospital to cancer in the country.


“With the help of the HCCH, we can revolutionize the cancer care service industry in the Philippines through modern, state of the art equipment coupled with leading medical professionals and oncologists. It will certainly positively reflect on the country’s growing potential as a leading healthcare destination in Asia,” said Marcos in his speech.


In Taguig City, Marcos led the opening ceremony of the HCCH, a healthcare institution offering a wide range of cancer treatments ranging from screening to post-cancer care.

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Marcos said early detection allowed Filipinos a fighting chance, urging them to visit their community health centers.

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“Cancer still remains as one of the most dreaded illnesses in the country. Secretary Ted Herbosa just informed me that cancer is now number three in terms of mortality for our general populace. However, with facilities such as this, we will allow our main weapon in combatting cancer: early detection,” said Marcos in his speech.

In August, the President signed the Regional Specialty Centers Act, which mandates specialty health centers in every region.

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