Philippine hospitals - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine hospitals


Hospitals in the Philippines: Where they are – and aren’t

May 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM

There is a big difference between urban centers and remote areas, echoed by a stark contrast in poverty incidence

HOSPITAL DESERTS. In Metro Manila, the average city center is 660 meters away from a hospital, and the top 10 most populated provinces (2015) average 6.36km. For all other municipalities, the nearest hospital is 13km away on average.

'Grave deficit' in face masks forcing some private hospitals to use old linen

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the government is willing to give extra supplies to private hospitals, but government health workers are still the top priority

OUT OF STOCK. A large crowd wait for medical supply stores to open in Bambang, Manila on January 31, 2020 to avail of surgical and N-95 masks during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION] It’s time to talk about the moral injury being done to our healthcare workers

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Physician suicide happens as early as medical school. Sexual harassment and gender discrimination are taboo topics amid powerful male-dominated leaderships.

LIVE: Senate hearing on hospital detention

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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

House appropriations committee okays P103.6-B health budget for 2018

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:01 AM

The department is asking for a 9 increase from its 2017 budget Lawmakers however question why some hospitals got a budget cut

BUDGET DELIBS. DOH Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial during the budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R Borja Medical Center aims to be the go to medical center among Kagay anons

2.4 million OFWs to benefit from MEDplus by end-2016

Jun 02, 2016 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED The new program will provide one time financial aid not exceeding P50 000 for OFWs diagnosed with dreaded diseases

How to use the DOH's Hospital Advisor tool

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Consider these 5 points when using this online hospital rating service

A call for greener, healthier hospitals

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:02 PM

At the St Paul Hospital in Tuguegarao instead of using toxic chemical disinfectants the housekeeping department uses vinegar and baking soda as their main cleaning agents

Some PH hospitals not confident about Ebola detection

Oct 22, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Philippine Hospital Association president Jaime Almora says their hospitals only have the capability to do the initial screening of potential Ebola patients

EBOLA-FREE PH. Other health officials join Health Secretary Enrique Ona on October 22 during the Senate hearing on the Philippines' preparatios for Ebola. Photo by Mark Cristino

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

Dear Juan Ponce Enrile

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:30 AM

I hope that after your conviction all those you intimidated and harmed before during and after martial law will find the courage to tell their stories I hope that you live to hear those stories

INFOGRAPHIC: The cost of outpatient procedures in PH

Jun 18, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Here’s a quick look at the different services and costs behind common outpatient procedures

MPIC now owns largest hospital in Tarlac

Oct 24, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Pangilinan led MPIC completes its acquisition of controlling stake in Central Luzon Doctors Hospital CLDH the largest hospital in Tarlac City

PURCHASE COMPLETE. The Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corporation completes its purchase of Tarlac's largest hospital. File photo by AFP

PH hospitals urged to go green

Oct 17, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Hospitals in the Philippines are being encouraged to “go green” become environment friendly

SEC halts unauthorized share sales by hospitals

Jul 19, 2013 - 12:53 PM

The SEC warns the public there may be hospitals out there that have been engaging in the unauthorized sales of their shares of stock

WARNING. Beware of unregistered hospital shares for sale, SEC warns public. Photo by AFP

MVP group eyes Zamboanga hospital in 2013

Jun 24, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Manuel V Pangilinan says the 3rd hospital they are eyeing to acquire this 2013

MPIC completes purchase of 7th hospital

Jun 04, 2013 - 8:20 AM

MPIC s 51 stake in De Los Santos Medical Center raises the group s total bed capacity to 1 944 beds

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

DOH gives hospitals 3 more years to comply with reclassification

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:31 PM

The Department of Health and representatives from private hospitals have reached a compromise that will give healthcare facilities a maximum of 3 years to comply with the government s hospital reclassification scheme

Hospital reclassification to burden poor?

Nov 05, 2012 - 10:36 PM

The Department of Health hospital reclassification program is bound to make it more difficult for poor people to access healthcare and even prevent health workers from going abroad