The Department of Health is shocked and alarmed at the news of the ambush of National Center for Mental Health Medical Chief Dr. Roland L. Cortez, and his driver, Ernesto Dela Cruz that occurred this morning,
27 July 2020.
The DOH family extends its deepest condolences to the families of Dr. Roland and Mr. Ernesto, and vows to pursue justice for their untimely deaths. Dr. Cortez was a respected leader who sought to treat clients with utmost dignity. DOH is coordinating with authorities and the PNP-CIDU to ensure that the perpetrators
are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The DOH denounces all violent acts committed
against healthcare workers, especially during
these difficult times.
Source: DOH Philippines