Department of Health

Ben&Ben’s Paolo Guico asks Health Secretary Duque to ‘please resign’

OPM band Ben&Ben’s Paolo Guico took to social media to ask Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to “please resign.” The artist asked Duque not to pin his mistakes on his subordinates.  “Duque, please resign. Wag mong isisi ang iyong kapalpakan sa mga taong nagbubuwis-buhay para sa bayan. The country badly needs strong leadership …

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WATCH: DOH enlists celebrity help for campaign to #BeatCOVID19

The Department of Health (DOH) launched a “heart-to-heart series” featuring select celebrities educating the public on the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.  The first episode of their series featured Jodi Sta. Maria reminding Filipino mothers the preventive measures of keeping their homes clean and free of the virus.  The second episode released on Sunday featured how Melai …

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DOH says barring of Angel Locsin’s tent donations is fake news

The Department of Health (DOH) said information barring actress Angel Locsin’s tent donations is false.  Locsin’s UniTent initiative aims to help solve overcrowding in hospitals by setting up additional tents outside public and private hospitals amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Monday, she announced that they are no longer accepting cash donations as they have …

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‘This is not the time for us to turn our backs on them’: DOH denounces discrimination against frontliners

On Sunday, the Department of Health (DOH) released a statement denouncing physical assault, harassment and discrimination against healthcare workers.  They disclosed that they have been receiving reports from frontliners who were thrown with bleach and chlorine and were physically harmed. There were also healthcare workers who were refused access to public transport, blocked and fined …

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Children send ‘ray of sunshine’ to COVID-19 patients at RITM

Handmade letters and cards made by children are being sent out to COVID-19 patients at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) as a way to uplift their spirits. Dr. Nicole Perreras, a doctor at RITM, took the personal initiative to encourage kids to create “handmade get well cards” for their patients stricken by the …

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READ: DOH urges public to avoid attending and organizing big events

The Department of Health released a statement on Monday addressing the public to avoid events and gatherings such as concerts as a safety measure against the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD).  “With the ongoing threat of the spread of the 109 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV ARD), the Department of Health strongly urges the …

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