October 23, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Nurses call for justice to save their ‘dying’ condition

Nurses care for sick patients, but government is not caring for them.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

A city for children

This is a story of young boys and girls and it begins in a room with a pastel green door and walls with hot air balloons, flowers and robots and a crawling pink crab.

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

‘DAP-funded stem cell research a wrong priority’

“From the perspective of a community physician, the stem cell research, at this point, is not a priority. Given the daunting task of not only curing the present crop of diseases but also preventing them, and of...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

How to prevent the spread of Ebola virus

“In the absence of effective treatment and a human vaccine, raising awareness of the risk factors for Ebola infection and the protective measures individuals can take is the only way to reduce human infection and death.” –...

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Philippine Children’s Medical Center, next in line for privatization?

Moving the hospital to another location will not only disrupt its operations, it will also be risky to patients.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

‘Aquino gov’t’s criminal neglect of occupational safety results in workplace massacres’ – groups

"The government's refusal to criminalize and prosecute safety violations consigns our defenseless women workers to modern day slavery. The Philippines will always be the worst place in the world for workers as DoLE stands idly by and...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Groups blast health insurance firm for delay in reimbursements

“From the start, Gabriela has been pushing to abolish Philhealth and to give its budget to hospitals directly for spending on medicines, supplies, and salaries of health workers. Now the public really sees no benefits from this...

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Groups say no to mandatory HIV testing, yes to more awareness raising

“We need long-term human rights-based solutions to a huge problem that will just continue to worsen right under our noses if we continue having only kneejerk reactions.” RELATED STORY |More youth engaging in risky, sexual behavior

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

More youth engaging in risky, sexual behavior

“We first recorded young persons infected with HIV in 2009. After five years, it increased by 630 percent. From 218 reported cases in 2009, it increased to 1,375 reported cases in 2013.” – Department of Health

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Alliance of Health Workers celebrates 30 years of service to Filipino health workers, patients

“We call on all health workers and the Filipino people to continue the tradition of militancy that brought us the gains and victories in our fight for jobs, salaries and rights. Let us continue the struggle toward...

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Health workers under Aquino, overworked, underpaid

“The anti-people, anti-health worker, pro-foreign capitalist policies of the Aquino government erode the gains we attained in our 30 years of struggle.” – Jossel Ebesate, Alliance of Health Workers

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