Camilo Cascolan Reacts to Critics Questioning Him as DOH USec

New DOH Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan Defends Self from Critics Camilo Cascolan defended himself from the critics in his appointment as undersecretary of the Department of Health (DOH). On Monday, October 24, the former head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) defended himself in the wake of several critiques from groups, including medical professionals. He asserts … Read more

President Marcos Backs Propose ‘ladderized’ Program for Nurses

President Marcos back ladderized program

President Marcos Backs Nursing ‘ladderized” Program Proposed ‘ladderized’ program for nurses gets back from President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Thursday, August 11, to strengthen country’s health sector. President Bongbong Marcos expressed his support for the idea during a meeting with the PSAC members on Thursday. This relates to concerns about nurses and other healthcare professionals … Read more

Filipino in Singapore Tests Positive for Monkeypox


Filipino Infected by Monkeypox in Singapore Filipino has been tested and confirmed positive for Monkeypox virus in Singapore, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The patient claimed that there was no contact with anyone recorded with the monkeypox virus in Singapore. Experts and health care authorities are investigating how and where he got this … Read more

No Policy On Expedited Coronavirus Testing For Gov’t Officials, Says DOH

No Policy On Expedited Coronavirus Testing For Government Officials, Says DOH

The department has no policy on expedited COVID-19 testing for government officials in the Philippines, according to DOH. The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday clarified that the department has no policy on expedited coronavirus disease testing for selected government officials in the Philippines. In a statement, the Department of Health said that the department … Read more

Another Polio case confirmed in the Philippines

A 1 year old boy from Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija was diagnosed with Polio and this brings the number of polio cases in the country to 17. The DOH confirmed in a statement saying that “The patient manifested with fever and sudden onset weakness of the left lower limb.” The DOH added that health workers … Read more

3.5 Million Filipinos Have No Proper Sanitary Toilets According to DOH


The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on local government units to intensify their efforts toward zero open excretion in the midst of the resurgence of the poliovirus in the country. According to Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo last Monday, September 23, some 3.5 million Filipinos “have no proper sanitary toilets.” “One of the reasons na … Read more