DOH, DOLE deny any hand in Cha-cha signature drive

Charie Abarca 02/13/2024

MANILA, Philippines —  Representatives of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) denied that their agencies are involved in the controversial signature campaign to amend the 1987 Constitution. The clarification came…

Firecracker-related injuries: Boy loses all 5 fingers to ‘Dart Bomb’

Luisa Cabato 12/31/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) logged eight new cases of firecracker-related injuries (FWRI) on Sunday, including a four-year-old boy who lost all five fingers on his right hand due to firecracker “Dart Bomb.” The…

Mandaue City earns first Central Visayas certification for CBDRP

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 12/08/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City is poised to become the first local government unit in Central Visayas with a certified Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) endorsed by the Department of Health. Lawyer Ebenezer Daryl Manzano, the…

‘Walking pneumonia’: DOH logs 4 cases in PH this year

Kathleen de Villa - Reporter / @Inq_Researchers 12/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines had four isolated cases this year of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which is also called the “walking pneumonia,” said the Department of Health on Wednesday. The announcement came after a reported increase in respiratory…

Pneumonia cases on the rise, DOH urges vulnerable groups to keep masks on

Kathleen de Villa - Reporter / @Inq_Researchers 12/02/2023

Vulnerable groups are advised to  “please be comfortable to still wear masks when outdoors.”  Health Assistant Secretary Beverly Ho said this in the wake of an an almost 50-percent uptick in the number of confirmed pneumonia cases…

Former PNP Chief Camilo Cascolan dies at 59

Adrian Parungao 11/25/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and Department of Health (DOH) undersecretary Camilo Cascolan has died on Friday, November 24. He was 59 years old. His son, Jiro Cascolan, made the announcement in a…

DOH: Spare young kids from infection, keep them off crowded cemeteries

Luisa Cabato 10/30/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday advised the public to refrain from tagging along young children when they visit crowded cemeteries on All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day or “Undas” to keep them…

PPAN Visayas presents plan to address malnutrition, food insecurity in 5 years

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A program that aims to address malnutrition and other health concerns was formally launched in Cebu City on Monday, October 2, 2023. The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028 would serve…

No Nipah virus in PH, says health officials

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials from the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, October 2, that there are no confirmed cases of Nipah virus in the Philippines. Health Undersecretary Abdullah Dumama Jr. and DOH Central Visayas…

DOH-7: 99.5 percent of COVID allowance for healthcare, non-healthcare workers disbursed

Futch Anthony Inso 10/02/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has already disbursed 99.5-percent of the P1,850,788,660.23 intended as payment of the Health Emergency Allowance (HEA)/One Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) allowance (OCA) for the healthcare/non-healthcare workers in…

DOH may shelve plan to hire unlicensed nurses

Kathleen de Villa 06/24/2023

Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa on Friday said he would consider shelving his plan of allowing unlicensed nursing graduates to work in public hospitals should it fail to hurdle the “legal roadblocks.” At a press briefing, Herbosa pointed…

DOH: COVID-19 cases plateauing

Kathleen de Villa 05/12/2023

COVID-19 cases nationwide are plateauing as the number of new cases daily stayed at the 1,000 mark for the seventh straight day on Wednesday, although new infections are going up in some areas. Health-care utilization rates as…

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