Hayden Kho Suspended by Philippine Medical Association

Hayden Kho who was involved with the video scandal with Katrin Halili and Maricar Reyes was suspended by the Philippine Medical Association for a year.

Here is the news:

Docs’ group suspends Hayden Kho

By Allison Lopez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:07:00 09/03/2009

Filed Under: Sex Videos, Punishment, Celebrities, Entertainment (general)

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) has suspended Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. for a year for “conduct offensive to the profession,” his lawyer, Lorna Kapunan, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer Thursday.

In an interview during the launching of White Ribbon Day – a campaign launched by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (Unifem) to prevent violence against women – Kapunan said she and Kho learned about the group’s decision on Wednesday.

“We were called to a hearing on September 2 by the PMA ethics committee to inform us of their decision to suspend my client’s membership for one year,” she later elaborated in a text message to the Inquirer.

Kapunan added, “My client respects the decision.”

This was echoed by Kho himself who said he would not contest PMA’s decision.

“I respect their decision … I’m happy with whatever is given to me. I’m actually ready for anything,” he said.

Kho was with Kapunan at the launching of the White Ribbon Day campaign. He even had a white ribbon pinned on his shirt.

“This is one way of saying that I support the fight on violence against women. Attorney Kapunan has been lecturing me and talking to me about things about women and women’s rights … I’m following her advice,” he told reporters.

One year? That is a slap on the wrist.

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