The first Philippine Medical Tourism Congress, Expo and Launch was held last month at Philippine International Convention Center. It had the tagline “Only in the Philippines: Tender Loving (Health)Care.”
According to an official press release of the event, President Arroyo’s signing of Executive Order 372 in 2004 signaled the launch the Philippine Medical Tourism Program through a public-private sector initiative. “Envisioned as a vital catalyst to fuel the country’s economy in the near future, the Arroyo Administration has included Medical Tourism in its Philippine Medium Term Development Plan,” the release further said.
As cosmetic enhancements are part of the medical tourism program, this is good news for Filipino cosmetic surgeons.