Hayden Kho’s license revoked

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 24 2009 01:00 PM | Updated as of Nov 24 2009 09:04 PM

MANILA - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has revoked the license of cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho in connection with the sex video scandal.

In its resolution, the PRC's Board of Medicine found Kho guilty of committing "immorality, dishonorable and unethical conduct" after he recorded his most private moments with various women without their consent.

"Ang ibig sabihin niyan tinanggalan na ng lisensya si Hayden Kho at hindi na siya pwedeng mag-practice ng medisina," lawyer Pharson Mamalo, chief of PRC legal division, told ABS-CBN News.

The resolution was signed by all 6 board members headed by chairman Dr. Restituto de Ocampo. Kho has 15 days to file his motion for reconsideration.

"Kailangang magbibigay siya ng petition for reinstatement. Kailangan niyang patunayan na nagbago na siya," Mamalo added.

Mamalo said Kho has an option to elevate his case to the Supreme Court.

The decision came out 6 months after sexy actress Katrina Halili asked the commission to revoke Kho’s license.

In her 6-page complaint filed on May 21, Halili said Kho should be stripped of his license for videotaping their sexual intercourse without her consent.

According to the Medical Act of 1959, a doctor's license can be revoked if, after due investigation, the doctor is proven to have been incompetent, or has neglected duties or has engaged in "unprofessional or dishonorable conduct."

Halili, who is one of Kho’s alleged victims, was reportedly happy with the outcome of the PRC’s investigation.