HAYDEN KHO DISTRAUGHT OVER REVOKED MEDICAL LICENSE; MULLS APPEAL
MANILA, AUGUST 25, 2011 (BULLETIN) By ROWENA JOY A. SANCHEZ-The Philippine Medical Association suspended Kho in 2009 from practicing his profession (Photo from Kho’s Twitter)
Hayden Kho, Jr. may be on cloud nine these days, with his engagement to Dr. Vicki Belo, but he couldn’t feel the same over the decision of the Professional Regulation.
The PRC based its verdict on the November 2009 decision of its medical examinations board finding Kho guilty of immorality and unethical conduct due to the video scandal that erupted in the same year showing his sexual trysts with various women.
In a statement flashed on “Saksi” on Aug. 22, the ex-doctor turned entrepreneur admitted that the decision was “painful” and “difficult to accept.”
He further lamented that “I’m losing my medical license not because of lack of knowledge or skills or even lack of dedication to my profession.
The “Saksi” report added that Kho’s lawyers are already studying their options for appeal.
Meanwhile, Atty. Raymund Palad, legal counsel of sexy actress Katrina Halili, who was one of the women embroiled in the scandal, welcomed PRC’s decision, the same news program reported.
He deemed that the dismissal of Kho’s earlier appeal to regain his license is a “strong message that justice is still present here in our system, and that people like Hayden has no place in the medical profession.”
Although his battle to regain his license seemed to have reached its dead end—for now, Kho had at least won one battle, prevailing over the charges filed in 2009 by Halili and her camp, accusing the latter of violating Republic Act 9262, of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act, due to the leaked videos Halili maintained were taken without consent.
Judge Rodolfo Bonifacio of the Pasig City Regional Trial Court ruled, in his decision released in December 2010, that the evidence presented by the complainant was insufficient.
Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi
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