September 01, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Children’s health at risk with low breastfeeding practice

“Instead of prohibiting the consumption of infant formula milk, the Aquino administration has partnered with a company that targets Filipino children.” SIDEBAR: Working mom? | Practical tips to sustain breastfeeding

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Working mom? | Practical tips to sustain breastfeeding

“Having support is a big thing.”

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Workers of research institute, farmers suffer illnesses due to toxic pesticides

“Regulation of pesticides in the Philippines is a joke. The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) is basically controlled by the pesticide industry and their state sponsors and backers, particularly the United States and European countries.”

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Health groups give ‘kalabasa’ award to Aquino

“Its health agenda document, like that of past administrations...is all rhetorics of accessibility and quality health care for the poor, while in reality, the people are left miserable and dying with inadequate health care.”

Friday, July 31st, 2015

PhilHealth: The myth of universal health care under Aquino

A recent IBON study among PhilHealth beneficiaries reveals how health services in the country have deteriorated and become more costly for the public

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

‘Morong 43’ arrest, detention illegal — CHR

“This is a welcome development though it is five years late.”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Health group calls for justice for slain Negros health worker, husband

“The attack against health workers is an affront to the people’s right to health.”

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Health workers call for wage hike, decry contractualization, privatization of health services

“The Aquino administration has never increased our salaries, and worse, the number of contractual health workers increased.”

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Health workers dance vs privatization, contractualization

Health workers from various regions joined the protest against the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, and for wage hikes.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Nurses launch campaign for salary hike, regular jobs

“We have the same calls since 1980s but the situation of nurses is still the same.”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Community health nurses | Taking care of the poor and underserved

“For me, when a child says that she has not seen a nurse nor a doctor, that means that is where my services are needed.”

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