Medical Tourism

Ona: Phl medical tourism’s potentials not fully maximized

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Enrique Ona yesterday underscored the need for the Philippines to become “globally competitive” because of the challenges posed by medical tourism.

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Filipinos overseas comprise huge market for medical tourism

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos based abroad comprise a huge market for medical tourism, which is expected to become a $3-trillion global business by 2020.

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Gearing up for medical tourism

Published by rudy Date posted on October 14, 2011

If there’s big spending, potential revenue sources should not be far behind. And the growing medical tourism is prize in sight. This should sum up why Metro Pacific Investment Corp. led by Manuel V. Pangilinan continues to buy (or acquire shares in) hospitals in the Philippines.

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Creation of medical tourism council eyed

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Beverly Hills 6750, which caters to the high end market for aesthetics and beauty market, has called for the creation of a cabinet level medical tourism council to address various issues affecting the industry and for the country to fulfill its vision to become a medical tourism destination and get a bigger…

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PH to offer medical tourist visas

Published by rudy Date posted on January 19, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Tuesday it would introduce special medical visas for foreigners, as the country seeks to grab a bigger share of Asia’s booming health tourism industry.

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Phl eyes bigger slice of $2-T global health, wellness pie

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is in an excellent position to grab a bigger slice from practically all aspects of the rapidly growing global health and wellness industry that has hit a record $2 trillion last year.

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Medical tourism another big growth area for PH

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2010

CIELITO HABITO’S October 26 column, “Securing our economic future” just jumps off the page. It’s so optimistic and vibrant. And very true.

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DoT pushes for medical and wellness tourism packages in RP

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2010

With the pool of foreign patients and health buffs seeking quality healthcare services and spa facilities abroad, it was only a matter of time until the Philippines positioned itself as one of the premier destinations for medical and wellness tourism.

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Faith healing not recognized in medical profession – Cabral

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Even as the Department of Tourism (DOT) continues to promote faith or spiritual healing as part of its medical tourism program, Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral said yesterday that these forms of healing are not recognized in the professional medical community.

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Faith healing now part of RP medical tourism

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – After “hilot” or therapeutic massage, now comes faith healing. Faith or spiritual healing is now officially recognized and will be promoted by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as part of the country’s medical tourism programs.

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Cosmetic surgery may bolster RP’s medical tourism drive

Published by rudy Date posted on July 22, 2009

The Philippines can make use of the booming cosmetic surgery industry to bolster government’s campaign to make the country a hub for medical tourism.

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What’s the latest in some industry sectors?

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2009

Ms. Cynthia Carreon of the Department of Foreign Affairs looks at the still-raging global crisis as a tremendous opportunity for us. According to the DFA, Canada is looking at the Philippines for possible accreditation of our local hospitals in their medical tourism thrust. Ms. Carreon is optimistic that by 2012, we will be generating $312…

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Why is the Philippines the heart of Asia?

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2009

A handy travel guide for seekers of health and wellness   Filipino medical and spa professionals are renowned the world over for their competence, knowledge and skill and uniquely, the level of compassionate care they extend to patients and clients.

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Medical and wellness center in Amorosa, Subic, serves patients, retirees from Northern Luzon and abroad

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2009

The George Dewey Medical and Wellness Center is a tertiary private hospital located in Amorosa.

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St. Luke’s and the coming boom in medical tourism

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2009

BEFORE the end of 2009, St. Luke’s Medical Center will open the P9-billion 600-bed St. Luke’s Medical Center hospital at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

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RP emerges as wellness haven

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2009

Special Report: Medical Tourism Medical tourism is proving to be a super-bright region in our country’s darkening economic landscape. The country’s chief statistician warns that we are on the brink of a recession.

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The coming boom in medical tourism

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2009

Before the end of 2009, St. Luke’s Medical Center will open the P9-billion 600-bed St. Luke’s Medical Center hospital at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

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Medical tourism industry to boom in South Korea

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2009

SEOUL: Hospitals will be allowed directly to seek foreign patients from May as part of South Korea’s efforts to become Asia’s new medical tourism hub, officials said Tuesday.

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Medical tourism in RP grew in first half of 2008

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2009

Medical tourism in the Philippines performed better in the first quarter than in the same period last years despite the global financial crisis, an official from the Department of Tourism (DOT) revealed on Monday.

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World congress affirms RP as a global wellness center

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2009

The 4th World Health Tourism Congress closed on Saturday with the Tourism secretary’s aim, expressed last year when the Philippines won the honor to host this year’s congress, achieved.

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International accreditation needed to firm up RP’s edge in medical tourism

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2009

What took Thailand 25 years to become a leader in the $45-billion medical tourism industry will take only two to five years for the Philippines considering that it has the facilities, the latest technology and the skilled manpower to get there.

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