Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD

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HPDP Engagement Opportunity (Oct 2013)

Posted on | October 2, 2013 | No Comments

The Health Policy Development Program (HPDP) is a five-year (2012-2017) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) health policy project implemented by the UPecon Foundation, Inc.

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It works with the Department of Health (DOH) to scale-up Universal Health Care to ensure greater access to quality health care and improved health for the Filipino family.

HPDP is looking for graduates of medicine or other health-related courses, public administration, economics and other social sciences, management, communications, information technology, statistics or mathematics who are interested in health policy and systems development work.

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Medical Governance and Health Reform in the Philippines

Posted on | September 28, 2013 | No Comments

An overview of key concepts and present trends in medical governance, health policy, and health sector reform in the Philippines, presented by Dr. Albert Domingo at the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute – College of Medicine on Sep. 26, 2013 for the subject “Perspectives in Medicine”. Includes the broad concept of medical governance as applied to various settings, from the point of care between provider and client/patient, to national and global health systems. Also touches on the practice of evidence-based healthcare as applied to the scale-up of innovations necessary to accelerate reform implementation, with grounding in the operational realities of implementation arrangements faced by sector managers on a day-to-day basis.

Medical Governance and Health Policy in the Philippines from Albert Domingo
Suggested Citation:

Domingo, Albert Francis E. “Medical Governance, Health Policy, and Health Sector Reform in the Philippines: An Overview of Key Concepts and Present Trends.” De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI). DLSHSI College of Medicine, Dasmarinas, Cavite. 26 Sep. 2013. Lecture.

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How much is that doctor in the window?

Posted on | September 5, 2013 | No Comments

Kim Henares, head of the Philippines' Bureau of Internal Revenue, fires an automatic rifle during target shooting practice. Photo: Bloomberg, as posted in

Kim Henares, head of the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue, fires an automatic rifle during target shooting practice. Photo: Bloomberg, as posted in

Commissioner Kim Henares of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has declared, in several press releases on a supposedly forthcoming revenue memorandum, that practicing professionals will soon be required to post the rates of their professional fees in their offices or clinics. It seems from Henares’ pronouncements that this new requirement is intended to address “complaints that some doctors charge additional fees whenever a patient asks for a receipt”.[1] The immediate reaction of a significant number of practitioners (mostly doctors and lawyers) has been to vilify the chief tax collector. Interestingly, tax collectors in the ancient biblical sense have always been unfairly lumped together with prostitutes and other sinners. But that is for another piece. Read more

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