Tony Leachon - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tony Leachon


[OPINION] Leachon unmasks a crisis in COVID-19 response

Jun 22, 2020 - 2:17 PM

'What we have now is a disastrous response to a disaster'

Leachon says gov’t failed to communicate COVID-19 game plan

Jun 20, 2020 - 8:44 PM

'The failure to communicate is the first reason why you fail. You have to cut through the noise,' says Dr Tony Leachon, the relieved former adviser of the national coronavirus task force

EASED OUT. Dr Anthony Leachon was booted out of the COVID-19 National Task Force over his social media posts critical of government response. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Magalong: Leachon’s relief ‘a big loss’ in PH fight vs coronavirus

Jun 20, 2020 - 7:27 PM

Mayor Benjamin Magalong says Dr Tony Leachon was one of his advisers in plotting the widely praised coronavirus response of Baguio City

MODEL MAYOR. This file photo shows Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong during a Senate hearing on October 3, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Dr Tony Leachon on PH’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 20, 2020 - 5:18 AM

On Friday, June 19, Rappler reporter Bonz Magsambol sits down with Dr Tony Leachon to talk about his resignation and how the government is handling the pandemic

Tony Leachon miffed Duterte himself

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:29 PM

'In the meeting with the President, it came from the President himself – 'Why is Leachon talking like this?'' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on June 15, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Leachon's posts 'jeopardized' gov't messaging on pandemic – Galvez

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:03 PM

COVID-19 task force adviser Tony Leachon 'has been cautioned but remained deaf to collegial advise,' says Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr

CHIEF IMPLEMENTER. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr at a Senate hearing on March 10, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

COVID-19 task force adviser says he was eased out over critical tweet

Jun 17, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque supposedly 'did not like' Dr Tony Leachon's social media criticisms about the government's coronavirus response

Hospital officials Hian Kua (2nd R), Mario Juco (R) and Anthony Leachon (L) watch as a medical worker demonstrates the best way to put on protective gear inside the holding area for patients suspected of being infected with a deadly SARS-life virus which originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, at the Manila Doctors Hospital compound in Manila on January 31, 2020. The Philippines reported its first case of the virus on January 30, a 38-year-old woman who arrived from Wuhan and is no longer showing symptoms. Ted ALJIBE / AFP

Duque needs 'guiding coalition,' new strategy vs coronavirus

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:18 PM

'He needs to step up. He needs to hear the voices of the people, and perhaps reflect on some of the plans or measures,' says National Task Force adviser Dr Tony Leachon

'REFLECT'. File photo of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ says no malice in tagging Garin in Dengvaxia ‘mafia,’ junks libel complaint

Oct 17, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The justice department said that the accusers are acting ‘out of the sense of justice’ in tagging Garin in a DOH ‘mafia involved in plundering public funds’

NO BASIS FOR LIBEL. The Department of Justice junks the libel complaints filed by former health secretary Janette Garin against health officials who made statements against her. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Bad science, wrong info' root of Dengvaxia problem – health experts

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:42 PM

'If the bad science or wrong information has been fed to [former president Aquino], how can you blame the president if the president was fed with bad science or wrong info?' says Dr Anthony Leachon

Ahead of SONA 2016, sectors weigh in on Duterte's promises

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Rappler looks back on Duterte s campaign promises about education health and environment What do experts advocates and members of civil society think about them?

Health chief flip-flops on support for stem cell treatment

Aug 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM

DOH Secretary Enrique Ona in a speech encourages stem cell procedures that don t have therapeutic guarantees but says his stand on the matter is not final