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Rappler's latest stories on Makati Medical Center


Duque: Public safety relies on everyone's discipline to follow quarantine protocols

Mar 26, 2020 - 7:45 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III's statement comes after two high-ranking government officials allegedly breached home quarantine protocols

PH HEALTH CHIEF. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III fields questions at a press briefing in Manila on January 30, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Ex-law dean offers help in suing Pimentel for quarantine breach

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:16 PM

'May this also serve as a needed reminder that the rule of law is superior to the rule of any public official,' says lawyer Rico Quicho, whose offer to help is out of 'disbelief and frustration' over the DOJ's 'double standards'

DRAFTING COMPLAINT. Former Law Dean Rico Quicho offers help in filing a complaint against Senator Koko Pimentel for quarantine breach. Rappler photo

Makati Medical Center reaches full capacity for coronavirus cases

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Close to 70 patients, including those who have tested positive for the virus and those waiting for results, are currently confined at the hospital

MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER. The hospital reaches full capacity for coronavirus cases. Screenshot from

'Compassion': DOJ not investigating Pimentel quarantine breach without complaint

Mar 25, 2020 - 8:27 PM

The justice department also rules out a warrantless arrest, as Secretary Guevarra appeals for compassion

COMPASSION. File photo of Senator Aquilino Pimentel. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler‹

Makati Med denounces Pimentel's 'irresponsible, reckless' protocol breach

Mar 25, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The Makati Medical Center slams Senator Koko Pimentel's actions, saying he 'added to the burden' of the hospital by violating his home quarantine and exposing health workers to possible infection

RESIGNATION. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III resigns from his post on May 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FALSE: 'Patient tested positive' for 2019 nCoV in Makati Medical Center

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:11 PM

As of January 28, DOH says there is still no confirmed case of the 2019 nCov in the Philippines

Aquino stayed at Makati Med ICU for security reasons

Dec 11, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'Nothing out of the ordinary,' says the former president's spokesperson Abi Valte of his health

'ALRIGHT.' Former president Benigno Aquino III is currently at the Makati Medical Center   for an executive check-up. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Noynoy Aquino in hospital for 'routine procedure,' but 'alright'

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Amid reports that former president Benigno Aquino III will undergo a heart procedure, his spokesperson Abigail Valte says he is 'at the Makati Medical Center for a scheduled checkup and a routine procedure'

'ALRIGHT AND IN HIGH SPIRTS.' Former president Benigno Aquino III's spokesperson allays fears he was rushed to the hospital for a heart procedure. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Metro Pacific mulls IPO for hospital business

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The conglomerate has received offers from local and foreign banks to underwrite the maiden offering but it may consider to do so after the 2016 elections

HOSPITAL GROUP. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation's hospital units include the Makati Medical Center and its College of Nursing. Screen grab from Makati Medical Center's online virtual tour

What you need to know about investing in hospital stocks

Jun 20, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Just like in any investment prudence and due diligence are key

16 senators ask anti-graft court: Show Enrile ‘compassion’

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Vicente Sotto III and 15 other senators tell the Sandiganbayan that putting Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on house arrest will not diminish justice

'JUDICIAL COMPASSION.' Senator Vicente Sotto III writes the Sandiganbayan to ask for house arrest for Enrile. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Enrile's health improves, rejects house arrest calls

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is getting better and may be discharged from the Makati Medical Center in a week says his son former Cagayan representative Jack Enrile

GETTING BETTER. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is expected to be discharged from the Makati Medical Center, where he is under treatment for pneumonia, in a week. File photo by  Joel Leporada/Rappler

Hollande PH visit, Corona joins ouster, Enrile at Makati Med | The wRap

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:23 PM

French President Hollande visits the Philippines to fight climate change Former chief justice Corona says “Oust Aquino ” Senator Enrile is rushed to Makati Medical Center

Arroyo wants to undergo digital mammography at Makati Med

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:37 PM

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center does not have the necessary equipment to perform a conclusive mammogram according to the motion filed by the detained former president with the anti graft court

CHECK UP. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is on hospital arrest, has requested the Sandiganbayan for permission to go to another hospital to undergo a digital mammogram. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

MPIC to scale up hospital unit before listing

Mar 09, 2013 - 9:57 AM

Even if MPIC controls the largest chain of private hospitals the group is seeking to buy more before it considers listing the unit

SCALING UP. It's not the number of hospitals it controls but how much the business contributes to the group. MPIC CEO Jose Ma. Lim talks to reporters about the group's plan for its smallest business unit. Photo by Aya Lowe

Arroyo ally: Doctor advised her to go abroad

Aug 14, 2012 - 6:57 PM

Arroyo ally Rep Danilo Suarez says doctors advise the former President to seek treatment abroad

Dolphy's remains open to the public 9pm Wednesday

Jul 11, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Fans can visit the king of comedy at the Dolphy Theater ABS CBN

Dolphy, the musical

Jul 06, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Two other Quizon kids update the media about their father s condition

NO MATTER WHAT, HE responds when his kids tell him they love him. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy battles pneumonia again

Jul 04, 2012 - 8:59 PM

His family is able to hear him say I love you


Dolphy's condition continues to improve

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Doctors and family hope to remove Dolphy from the ICU

Dolphy's vital signs continue to improve

Jun 28, 2012 - 6:44 PM

The king of comedy is cleared of pneumonia

COMMUNICATING WITHOUT SOUND. ANC reported that Dolphy's family communicates with him through lip reading. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy is still critical although stable - doctor

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:13 PM

Doctors are doing everything they can for the comedy king

18 DAYS AFTER, DOLPHY is doing better but is still in critical condition. Screen grab from YouTube

Ailing Dolphy smiles again - doctor

Jun 26, 2012 - 7:51 PM

Dolphy regains sensation which means he is also feeling pain — and doctors believe this is good

'SMILING AGAIN.' The comedy king is also making his family and fans smile. Screen grab from YouTube

GMA's 'life-threatening condition' revealed

Jun 26, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Her titanium implant threatens her life says former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s latest medical report

Dolphy's condition improves after tracheostomy

Jun 24, 2012 - 4:51 PM

The condition of comedy king Dolphy somehow improved after he underwent tracheostomy

Dolphy's vitals improving, says son

Jun 23, 2012 - 4:28 PM

The comedy king undergoes dialysis once more

HIS KIDS ARE BACK, and the family's sure he knows it. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy has pneumonia, receives Gawad na Diwa ng Lahi award

Jun 22, 2012 - 7:46 PM

This is his 11th pneumonia in 11 months Eric Quizon

THE FIGHT IS ON — again. Comedy king Dolphy battles his 11th pneumonia in 11 months, says son Eric.

Lessons Dolphy taught me

Jun 22, 2012 - 9:57 AM

The Philippines’ king of comedy has also been a teacher in his own right

Dolphy's condition improves

Jun 22, 2012 - 7:48 AM

The family s decision to let him undergo dialysis did the Comedy King well

THE PURUNTONG FAMILY, 1975. The cast of 'John en Marsha.' (Standing) Matutina, Dely Atay-atayan, (seated) Maricel Soriano, Dolphy, Nida Blanca and Rolly Quizon. Photo from Facebook

The man who made us laugh

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:59 PM

Dolphy is more than a National Artist appointed by a committee and anointed by a Palace

Dolphy undergoes dialysis

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

The King of Comedy s vital signs stabilized overnight encouraging his family to take this step

THERE'S ALWAYS REASON TO laugh. Blogger Azrael Colladilla wih Dolphy in 2009. The Comedy King was already ailing with COPD, but still managed to make the reporters laugh. Photo from Azrael Colladilla.

Dolphy hashtags trending

Jun 21, 2012 - 6:05 AM

Prayer power is alive and well among Dolphy fans on Twitter

DOLPHY FAN ART posted on Twitter by @drixsalazar

My dad is really a fighter - Eric Quizon

Jun 20, 2012 - 7:29 PM

Here s the latest on Dolphy from Eric Quizon

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS are all praying for the Comedy King whose condition may change anytime. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy holding on - Eric Quizon

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:30 PM

Son Eric Quizon updates the press at the Makati Medical Center

BACK ON THE RESPIRATOR because he can't breathe on his own anymore, says son Ronnie in an interview. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy in critical condition, says report

Jun 20, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Fans are asked for prayers anew as the Comedy King goes back to being critical

IN CRITICAL CONDITION. The family continues to ask for prayers #PrayforDolphy. Screen grab from YouTube