Duterte admits he ordered Duque to skip bidding on PPE purchase

Daphne Galvez 08/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday admitted he was the one who ordered Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to skirt from the bidding process in the procurement of protective personal equipment (PPE) during the onset…

DOH not yet keen on vaccinating minors: Protecting adults also protect children

Krissy Aguilar 08/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health will not yet recommend the vaccination of minors at this time due to the lack of COVID-19 vaccine supply, but it made an assurance that unvaccinated children would also be…

DOH raises code red due to coronavirus threat

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 03/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said that it was raising code red, sublevel 1 due to the threats brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. In a press conference, Health…

Philippines records 2 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 03/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported two new confirmed cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that brought the total number of confirmed cases in the country to five. In a press…

DOH urges private hospitals to stay with PhilHealth

Leila B. Salaverria - Inquirer.net 10/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — It will be a move that will benefit no one. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday appealed to private hospitals to renew their Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) accreditation, saying unilaterally withdrawing their…

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