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Doctors' group slams Joey Concepcion over ‘all talk, no actions’ remark

May 21, 2020 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is more to the science of Clinical and Epidemiological testing than ranting ignominiously,' the Philippine Medical Association says

Coronavirus patients urged to waive confidentiality: ‘Being diagnosed not a crime, stigma’

Apr 05, 2020 - 1:45 PM

'By being candid, the COVID-19 patients and PUI’s will help most their family members, friends, co-workers and those they were close with,' says a joint statement by 3 organizations of doctors and lawyers

CONTAINING A PANDEMIC. The National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City installs triage at the hospital's compound to evaluate and categorizate patients on March 29, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

9 Filipino doctors die fighting at front lines vs coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:54 PM

The announcement of the doctors' deaths raises fears that the scale of the health crisis in the Philippines is much worse than is being officially reported

FRONTLINERS. File photo of officials of the Manila Doctors Hospital taken on January 31, 2020. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Public and private hospitals to put up dengue express lanes

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this is a 'confidence-building measure' to show parents that the health sector is prioritizing the needs of the kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

DENGUE FAST LANES. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III signs the MOA along with the presidents of various hospital associations on March 6, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Denied treatment in a hospital? Bill wants a 'Sumbungan Board' for that

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The proposed Senate Bill 216 seeks to increase the penalties for hospitals that will require advance payment before agreeing to confine or provide medical treatment to a patient

MEDICAL TREATMENT. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

'Respect your lungs, don’t use fireworks'

Dec 28, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Will Metro Manila welcome 2016 with dangerous levels of air pollution due to fireworks?

TOXIC REVELRY. During the first few hours of the new year, air pollution in Metro Manila skyrockets

DOJ OKs P1.3M tax evasion case vs ex-head of doctors’ group

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Former Philippine Medical Association president Leo Olarte is accused of failing to file his income tax returns from 2006 to 2012

TAX EVASION? The Department of Justice finds probable cause for the filing of a tax evasion case against former Philippine Medical Association president Leo Olarte. File photo by Rappler

PH doctors say no to medical marijuana bill

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Medical groups oppose House Bill 4477 which they say is contrary to the policy of the state to safeguard the well being of its citizenry

DOCTORS SAY NO. Medical doctors led by Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dra. Minerva Calimag show the signed joint statement of the medical community opposing the proposed House Bill 4477 or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill, which allows the use of medicinal marijuana in the country. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH doctors want task force on medical marijuana

Oct 02, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Various medical groups say that regulation of medical marijuana should be left to the Food and Drug Administration

DOH introduces nat'l accreditation body for hospitals

Aug 08, 2014 - 6:46 PM

The objective of the Hospital Accreditation Commission is to make hospital services in the Philippines more globally competitive through accreditation

DOJ to probe head of doctors' group for alleged tax evasion

Apr 15, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Outgoing Philippine Medical Association president Leo Olarte has yet to receive the subpoena The probe comes after he criticized the BIR over unfair print ads against doctors

BIR, doctors' group reconcile, call for filing of tax returns

Apr 10, 2014 - 8:28 PM

After the ruckus over the BIR ad that depicted doctors as cheats the PMA and BIR join forces to urge Filipinos to file their income tax returns before April 15

OBEDIENCE. Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares asks taxpayers to pay their taxes as obedience to the laws of the land. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Arroyo's alternative medicine doctor unlicensed

Apr 01, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Dr Antonia Park according to the Professional Regulatory Commission is not authorized to practice medicine in the Philippines She faces charges of estafa and reckless imprudence resulting in homicide

BIR sues head of doctors' association for tax evasion

Mar 27, 2014 - 1:22 PM

UPDATED The filing comes amid a word war between the bureau and the PMA over recent print advertisements portraying doctors as tax cheats

TAX EVASION? The Bureau of Internal Revenue files a tax evasion case on Philippine Medical Association president Leo Olarte. File photo by Rappler

Doctors deny involvement in fraud, ethics case filed with PRC

Mar 17, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Officers of the Philippine Medical Association say they hired a business registration company to submit to the SEC an endorsement letter which turns out to be fraudulent

BIR ad on cheating doctors: A plan that backfired?

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Communication specialist says the Bureau of Internal Revenue could have done better with its latest advertising campaign

UNFAIR. PMA President Dr Leo Olarte says the BIR advertisement on the proper payment of taxes is unfair to doctors who follow the law. Photo by Mutya Bernardo

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Mar 04, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Doctors hit an ad depicting them as tax cheats Pork barrel scam whistleblower fires his lawyer Filipinos in Ukraine are told to prepare for evacuation

Henares: Ad on tax-cheating doctors a statement of fact

Mar 04, 2014 - 1:30 PM

If you re paying the right taxes it s not alluding to you If you re not paying the right taxes then it s talking to you the BIR chief says

PAY YOUR TAXES. BIR commisioner Kim Henares appeals to taxpayers to show their love for country by paying the right taxes. Rappler file photo

Doctors condemn 'unfair' BIR ad

Mar 03, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The ad depicting doctors as tax evaders is a disservice to those who follow the law and do their jobs

UNFAIR. PMA President Dr Leo Olarte says the BIR advertisement on the proper payment of taxes is unfair to doctors who follow the law. Photo by Mutya Bernardo

Shortage? Doctors in PH 'enough' – Ona

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says the problem in the Philippines is maldistribution of doctors and the incentives given to them

MORE THAN ENOUGH. No need to scare people, Health Secretary Enrique Ona says. There's enough doctors in the country, but they should be compensated better. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Family of Pinoy killed in Tiananmen incident now home

Nov 03, 2013 - 3:07 PM

However the body of Rizalina Bunyi was left in China for an autopsy

Doctors ask: 'Busy Presidente Mar Roxas, nasaan ka?'

Aug 05, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Stickers and T shirts were distributed by the Philippine Medical Association taking to task DILG Sec Mar Roxas for not getting in touch with doctors after the Cagayan de oro blast

DDB chair sues doctors over botched stem cell treatment

Jul 04, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Dangerous Drugs Board DDB chairman Antonio Bebot Villar is suing a German doctor a Thai doctor two Thai nurses and Filipino middleman

Aquino ignores call to quit smoking

Nov 24, 2012 - 4:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino will not quit smoking despite the country s top medical body publicly appealing for him to lead by example and kick the habit