Statement: The Secretary of Health on graphic health warnings on tobacco products

Statement of Secretary Enrique Ona: On the signing of Republic Act No. 10643 (Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products) [Released on July 21, 2014] “This development brings us closer to our dream of a cleaner air and a healthier people.” Cigarette smoking is known to cause emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

DOH plans modernizing Philippine Children’s Medical Center

The Department of Health (DOH) plans to modernize the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). The modernization proposal as presented by Dr. Vince Gomez, the assistant director, involves buying the 3.8 hectare lot it is currently occupying from the National Housing Authority (NHA) at P1.1 billion, its asking price, and construction of two buildings.

DOH-NCRO leads agencies in a massive mosquito elimination in Metro Manila

The massive clean-up drives led by different government agencies includes the clean-up of abandoned/on-going construction areas with stagnant waters and covering of potholes, de-clogging of canals and waterways, searching and destroying of mosquito breeding places in the community, and using ultra-low volume space spraying and larviciding in identified mosquito areas.