Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD

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Health-related Excerpts of Pres. Aquino’s 2012 SONA

At today’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III, health took up around 8.94 percent of the roughly 9,114 words of the speech (based on the English translation, as the Filipino transcript also registered instances of applause). The President made direct references to “kalusugang pangkalahatan” or “universal health care”, […]


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Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Execution Plan and Implementation Arrangements

Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Execution Plan and Implementation Framework Department of Health (Philippines) Department Order No. 2011-0188 entitled, “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Execution Plan and Implementation Arrangements”, 3 August 2011.


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How the Law Looks at the History of Health Care

This excerpt from Professional Services v. Agana (G.R. No. 126297) is telling of how Philippine Law (as symbolized by our Supreme Court which decided the case) views the history of health care: Until the mid-nineteenth century, hospitals were generally charitable institutions, providing medical services to the lowest classes of society, without regard for a patient’s […]


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