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12 judgments found.


Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Inquiry concerning the Philippines

Country: Philippines
Year: 2015
Court: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Citation: CEDAW/C/OP.8/PHL/1
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

An executive order was passed in Manila by the local authorities stating that it would take an affirmative stand on pro-life issues. In 1991, Philippines had delegated the issue of people’s health and safety to the local authorities therefore they could make policy decisions such as family planning services, population and health services. The Executive …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Roma Drug, et al. v. Glaxo SmithKline, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 149907
Health Topics: Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to property
Facts:

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) raided Roma Drug and five other drug stores at the request of SmithKline Beecham Research Limited (SmithKline), the authorized local distributor for its London-based parent company. In the raid, the NBI and BFAD seized several imported medicines sold by the drug …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Generic drugs, Indigent, Intellectual property, Low income, Manufacturing, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Poor, Spurious medicines, TRIPS
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Peter Paul Patrick Lucas, et al. v. Dr. Prospero Ma. C. Tuaño

Country: Philippines
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Philippines
Citation: [2009] PHSC 420
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The petitioner, Peter Lucas first consulted the respondent, Dr. Tuano who was an ophthalmologist, for treatment of soreness and redness in his right eye. The respondent, after a series of examinations found that Peter was suffering from conjunctivitis and prescribed Spersacet-C eye-drops. However, after a few days Peter’s eye condition worsened and he approached the …Read more

Tags: Compensation, Damages, Duty of care, Examination, Inappropriate treatment, Medical malpractice, Medical negligence, Misdiagnosis, Standard of care, Tort
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Henares, et al. v. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 158290
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

The Petitioners sought to require the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and the Department of Transport and Communications to use compressed natural gas (CNG) in their public utility vehicles. They alleged that particulate matter emitted from vehicles had caused serious health problems and lowered the overall quality of life, and contended that this problem …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, TB, Tuberculosis
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Hernandez, et al. v. National Power Corp.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 145328
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 1996, the National Power Corporation (NPC) began building towers to support high tension cables for a power transmission project. The transmission lines ran through the Dasmarinas Village, where the Petitioners lived. The Petitioners, fearing the health effects of the towers, discovered studies linking high rates of cancer and other illnesses with exposure to electromagnetic …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Environmental hazards, Leukemia, Noncommunicable diseases, Radiation
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People of the Philippines v. Estrada and Lanuza

Country: Philippines
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 124461
Health Topics: Medicines
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Petitioner sought to appeal an earlier order of the Supreme Court requiring that seized drugs be returned. In that case, the Court had declared a search warrant invalid for failing to meet constitutional requirements, and required the Petitioner to return the drugs seized in a contraband raid. The drugs had been found genuine upon …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Clinical testing, Clinical trials, Drug quality, Drug safety, Drug testing, Generic drugs, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Spurious medicines
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Laguna Lake Development Authority v. Court of Appeals and Ors.

Country: Philippines
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 110120
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

The City Government of Caloocan disposed of approximately 350 tons of garbage daily in Tala Estate, Barangay Camarin against the wishes of local residents, who were concerned about the environmental and health impact of the dumpsite. In March 1991, the Task Force Camarin Dumpsite of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish filed a complaint with the …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Garbage, Industrial waste, Pollution, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Technology Developers v. Court of Appeals, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 1991
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 94759
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

Technology Developers, the Petitioner, was a private corporation engaged in the manufacture and export of charcoal briquettes. The mayor of Bulacan, a nearby town, sent a letter to Technology Developers, expressing concern over the pollution emitted by the Petitioner in the form of fumes that “not only pollute the air in the locality but also …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Pollution
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People of the Philippines v. Juanito Solon

Country: Philippines
Year: 1960
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-14864
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

Juanito Solon was convicted and fined (with subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency) for having violated Cebu City Ordinance No. 241 (the Ordinance). The Ordinance required drivers of vehicle-drawing animals to properly dispose of the waste discharged by their vehicle-drawing animals while traveling City roads. Solon challenged his conviction on the grounds that the Ordinance …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Pollution, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Francisco C. De La Rama v. The People’s Court

Country: Philippines
Year: 1946
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-982
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner was an accused seeking bail on the grounds of ill health. In the meantime, he had filed a motion asking for permission to be confined and treated in a hospital while the bail petition was being considered. The People’s Court ordered that the Petitioner be temporarily confined and treated in the Quezon Institute, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Low income, Lung disease, Poor, TB, Testing, Tuberculosis
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Seng Kee & Co. v. Earnshaw, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 1931
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-34976
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

Petitioner Seng Kee & Co. owned a toyo factory in Manila. The manufacture of toyo involved fermenting beans, adding brown sugar, and then cooking the mixture over a slow fire for several hours. During fermentation, the beans were laid out for several days and the fermented beans and the presence of vast quantities of coarse …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Garbage, Industrial waste, Pollution, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Angel Lorenzo v. The Director of Health

Country: Philippines
Year: 1927
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 27484
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Informed consent
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The Petitioner, who suffered from leprosy (Hansen’s disease), was confined in the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila in conformity with §1058 of the Administrative Code, which empowered the Director of Health and his authorized agents “to cause to be apprehended, and detained, isolated, or confined, all leprous persons in the Philippine Islands.” The Petitioner brought …Read more

Tags: Compulsory examination, Compulsory testing, Forced examination, Involuntary examination, Involuntary testing, Leprosy, Mandatory examination, Mandatory testing, Non-consensual testing and treatment
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