25 May 2009
Secretary Francisco Duque III has been doing a yeoman's job in the present H1N1 crisis but there are things he is not telling us.
Below is Update No. 22 of the DOH dated May 25, 2009 and here, Secretary Duque continues to tell us that "on further investigation, the Department of Health was informed that the Taiwanese nationals did not attend a yoga workshop in the Philippines":
This is what Secretary Duque said yesterday:
What do the Taiwanese have to say about this matter? To find out, let's turn to the authorities in Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control R.O.C. (Taiwan). So that there is no dispute as to what they're saying, here's a snapshot of their website as of 25 May 2009, 6:04pm, Manila time:
This is what the Taiwan CDC says in its website:
Also, take note that the Taiwan CDC informs Taiwanese of the flight number of affected H1N1 cases and advises all passengers who took the flight "to conduct self health management for seven days or call 1922 for consultation."
That is, of course, not the procedure that the DOH is doing in the Philippines. Dito po gusto nila tayong maging VIGILANT but we're not given adequate information.
More on this when I return.