Posts Tagged Francisco Duque III

After Duterte’s ‘hero’ remark, Duque says honor also goes to medical, economic frontliners

Robie de Guzman   •   May 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday expressed appreciation for President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark calling him a “hero” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but stressed...

Health chief Duque won’t be inoculated with Sinovac COVID-19 jab – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   March 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will not be receiving the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech, the Department of Health (DOH) said. “FTD (Francisco T...

Gov’t officials not priority for COVID-19 vaccine – Duque

Marje Pelayo   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has admitted that the year 2020 was the most difficult year for the Department of Health (DOH).  “Basta ang masasabi ko ang...

DOH suggests face masks, other creative alternatives as ‘safe’ holiday gifts

Robie de Guzman   •   December 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday urged the public to consider giving holiday gifts that will promote health and safety from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

Duterte defends Duque anew, sees no reason to charge him over PhilHealth anomalies

Marje Pelayo   •   October 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte once again defended Health Secretary Francisco Duque III from critics who link the latter to irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Inc. (PhilHealth). ...

Duque not yet cleared from PhilHealth mess – Palace

Marje Pelayo   •   September 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) Task Force PhilHealth may have finished its probe into the alleged irregularities within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) but Malacañang said...

Duque clarifies: PH ‘bent’ COVID-19 curve, not ‘flattened’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 16, 2020

After announcing that the government has successfully flattened the curve of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in April, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary clarified that the COVID-19 cases in April has...

Duque: We successfully flattened the curve since April

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 15, 2020

The Philippines has successfully flattened the curve since April, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III. The Health Secretary said the number of new coronavirus disease...

Ombudsman probe won’t affect DOH, COVID-19 task force credibility – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   June 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday expressed confidence that the Office of the Ombudsman’s investigation into the alleged irregularities in the Department of Health’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis won’t...

Ombudsman probes Duque, DOH execs over alleged COVID-19 response anomalies

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2020

Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Wednesday (June 17) ordered an investigation on Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque and other DOH officials over alleged irregularities in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

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