An official of the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said there had been an improvement in the vaccine hesitancy among parents during the agency's continuous immunization drive against measles.
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Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday rejected the proposal to declare a state of calamity in the regions hit by the measles outbreak.
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More than 90 percent of positions reserved in the public service remain unfilled as of February 12, 2019, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said.
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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III rejected calls for the resignation of Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta who is being blamed for the rise in the number of measles cases in the country.
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If necessary, the Department of Health (DoH) should make an "emergency procurement" of measles vaccines to address measles outbreak in several parts of the country.
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There is no need for mandatory immunization for children in the Philippines, a top Palace official said.
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Vice President Leni Robredo is using her status as the second highest official of the land to raise awareness about vaccinating children against measles amid the declaration of a measles outbreak by the Department of Health (DOH).
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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday (Feb. 7) defended Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta as the cause of the public’s vaccination scare.
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No one should be blamed for the measles epidemic in the Philippines, not even Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta, Malacanang said Thursday.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked the Department of Health (DOH) to immediately respond to the measles cases and outbreaks in certain parts of the country.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Department of Health to launch a "vigorous" immunization campaign to encourage parents to have their children vaccinated.
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Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta on Wednesday described as "unfair" the criticisms hurled against her and the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) over the measles outbreak in Metro Manila.
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The Department of Health has declared a measles outbreak in the National Capital Region and Central Luzon amid a spike in the number of those infected with the deadly viral disease.
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A joint panel composed of the committees on health and good government on Wednesday recommended the filing of criminal and administrative charges against former President in connection with the Dengvaxia vaccine mess.
The House of Representatives has achieved a historical milestone after the chamber voted in favor of the proposed legalization of medical marijuana in the country.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has stood pat in its decision to dismiss the libel complaints against former health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial concerning statements she made involving the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
An administration lawmaker has assured the public that authors of the proposed legalization of medical marijuana have placed enough safeguards to prevent abused for recreational purposes.
The House of Representatives has approved a milestone legislation on Wednesday after the chamber voted in favor of the proposed legalization of medical marijuana in the country.
The Senate approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget or the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on Monday.
To date, there have been no clinical studies on the medical benefits of marijuana in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Senators on Tuesday moved to restore P16.8 billion in funding for the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the Department of Health (DOH) during deliberations on the P3.-757-trillion budget for 2019.
Malacanang regarded the signing of the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act as "timely" and "relevant" as it came in the wake of a Department of Health report that the Philippines has the highest HIV infection growth rate among Asia-Pacific…
President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill of Senator Manny Pacquiao seeking to double the excise tax on tobacco products.