“This is a reflection of the current state of the country’s health workers who endure low wages under a privatized health system.”
“While we continuously care for people’s health amid health risks, the government continuously fails to honor its commitment to implement the Philippine Nursing Law of 2002 specially the provision on decent wages.”
“We deplore the culture of impunity perpetuated by the Aquino administration where even the provision of health services is treated as a criminal act.”
MANILA — Health groups held a picket in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) office in Manila on April 7 as the world celebrates the “World Health Day.” The groups said there is nothing to celebrate on World Health Day as majority of the Filipinos are still plagued not only with chronic non-communicable diseases,…
“Assessing the evidence on record, as well as the current state of GMO research worldwide, the court finds all the three conditions present in this case — uncertainty, the possibility of irrevocable harm and the possibility of serious harm.” – Supreme Court
In a protest action, Feb. 12, dialysis patients decry the scrapping of 80 percent discount for charity patients at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute.
The national government subsidizes only 10 to 12 percent of NKTI’s operations.
Peasant and sustainable agriculture advocates protest the government’s draft guidelines which will allow commercialization of biotech crops that were not tested for health safety.
“This only proves that the crafting of the new joint department circular is in the best interest of traders and importers of GM products and not of farmers, consumers and the general public.”
“The issue of privatization in health entered national consciousness, and became part of national discourse.”
They may have stopped the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, but the fight is not yet over.