Posts Tagged Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

Duque vows to continue to serve; will answer senators’ call for resignation ‘in due time’

Marje Pelayo   •   April 16, 2020

Manila, Philippines – In a surprise move, 15 senators filed a resolution on Thursday (April 16) seeking the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III while the country is in...

Dengvaxia won’t bring dengue cases down – DOH

Maris Federez   •   August 8, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday maintained that Dengavaxia is not the answer to the problem of the high incidence of dengue in the country. DOH spokesperson and Officer...

Blue Ribbon sets eyes on Philhealth anomaly

Maris Federez   •   August 1, 2019

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairperson Richard Gordon has manifested his interest of looking into the alleged anomaly at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth). He said he had long received...

Lacson sees conflict of interest on presence of Sec Duque in Philhealth Board

Maris Federez   •   June 19, 2019

Senator Panfilo Lacson reveals having possession of several documents that will prove of the seeming conflict of interest with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III sitting in as head of the...

DOH warns public against self-medication, antibiotic misuse

Marje Pelayo   •   November 22, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III calls on the public anew to do away with the self-medication practice but to go to public health centers or private hospitals...

DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes

Marje Pelayo   •   October 12, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and several health advocates are calling on the  immediate passage of a measure that would increase the taxes on cigarettes. No less...

DOH warns hospital staff: Respect your patients or face charges

Marje Pelayo   •   August 17, 2018

BULACAN, Philippines – Patient satisfaction is an important factor in assessing the quality of services a hospital provides. That is why Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cannot simply accept the...


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