‘Neoliberal policies make people crazy’ – health groups

MANILA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) marks World Health Day on April 7, progressive health workers and professionals link worsening poverty and lack of social services to the growing number of people with depression. The theme for World Health Day 2017 is “Depression: Let’s talk.” Health Alliance for Democracy (Head) secretary general Dr.…

Public school teachers assert continuing professional dev’t as right

ACT asserts that CPD is a right and should given as free social service, instead of adding burden to already-cash-strapped professionals, particularly, public schools teachers. The group was apprehensive that the program will be privatized as it was not explicitly stated in the recently-issued IRR that CPD program could be given free.

Lack of social services hinders women’s full development

“Ninety percent of the housing needs for 2012 to 2030 are on the lower-end cost, meaning it should be economic, socialized, and subsidized. More than 1.45 million housing units need to be state-subsidized for families who cannot afford the high cost of units being offered by the real estate companies.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL…