[In the news] DOH official berates Rappler journalist for covering hospital inspection -RAPPLER.com

A Department of Health (DOH) official berated Basilan-based Rappler journalist Richard Falcatan for covering a hospital inspection he was invited to cover on Saturday, June 8.

DOH Director Leonita Gorgolon, director for Health Facilities Enhancement Program, shouted at Rappler correspondent and DXNO Basilan station manager Richard Falcatan at the Basilan General Hospital in Isabela City, demanding that he provide a formal letter to authorize him to cover the event.

“Who gave you the permission to cover? You should write first an official letter before covering or taking photos,” Gorgolon said.

Gorgolon is part of DOH’s Health Facilities and Infrastructure Development Team. She insisted that Falcatan asks for permission before taking photos during the inspection of a public place.

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