Philippine Senator Bong Revilla watched the controversial sex videos involving cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hayden Kho and actress Katrina Hallili and a couple of female models, and has demanded the revocation of Kho’s medical license for conduct unbecoming of a medical professional.
In a strongly worded press release published by the Philippine Senate, Revilla said: “He has no right to treat patients just knowing his state of mind fully well. Paano mo ipagkakatiwala ang anak mong babae sa ganitong doktor? (How could you entrust your female daughter with such a doctor?)”
Read the press release in full:
Senator Bong Revilla today demanded the revocation of medical license of celebrity model Hayden Kho in connection with the latter’s malicious spreading of his “sex video” with actress Katrina Halili.
In his privilege speech, the senator stressed that it is an unbecoming conduct of a professional to destroy the reputation and humiliate another person by circulating what should be treated as an intimately private activity.
“Ang isang doctor ay kailangang maging kagalang-galang sa kanyang pagkilos. Kailangang respetuhin niya ang dangal ng lahat, at tratuhin nang may respeto ang bawat tao,” said Revilla, who expressed disgust after watching the sex video.
He cited Section 24 of the Republic Act No. 2382 or the Medical Act of 1959 whereby immoral or dishonorable conduct are among the grounds for reprimand, suspension or revocation of a doctor’s certificate of registration.
“Hindi siya marunong gumalang sa kababaihan. Para bang wala siyang nanay o mga kapatid na babae. If you ask me, wala itong tao na ito sa tamang pag-iisip, and according to the Medical Act, this doctor can also be punished for insanity. Buwang itong doktor na ito,” Revilla added.
The lawmaker called on the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) to take action in revoking the medical license of Kho and ban him from the practice of medicine perpetually.
“He has no right to treat patients just knowing his state of mind fully well. Paano mo ipagkakatiwala ang anak mong babae sa ganitong doktor? This perversity poses a risk to the public that according to studies will escalate to further acts of perversity. Huwag na nating hintayin na may iba pa siyang mabiktima,” said Revilla, who earlier filed Senate Bill No. 12 or the Anti Pornography Bill which seeks to slap stiffer penalties against those who publish, broadcast and exhibit pornographic materials through the use of traditional media, internet, the “cyberspace”, cellular phones and other forms of media.
“Sa dinami dami ngayon ng mga sex scandal na kumakalat, kailangan nating kumilos para protektahan ang ating mga kababayan, ang ating mga kababaihan, lalo na ang mga kabataang kababaihan,” Revilla said.
Revilla also pointed out that under Article 26 of the Civil Code, every person shall respect the dignity, personality, privacy and peace of mind of his neighbors and other persons, and disturbing the private life of another person constitutes to a cause of action for damages.
Source: Philippine Senate press release