March 03, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Rev. Phumzile Mabizela, woman, church leader, HIV positive

“I strongly believe we will get a cure. Maybe not today, maybe in five or 10 years time.”

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Philippine Heart Center employees demand release of benefits

“As a GOCC hospital, it shows that while our hospital is earning, it does not follow that we employees are assured of our benefits, higher salaries and security of tenure.”

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Employees, patients vow to fight privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

“This hospital has been serving the poor for the past 70 years. If this hospital will be privatized, where will these poor patients go?”

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

The cost of fighting for what is right

“Stand for the truth and stand strong because one day, no matter how long it may take, it will pay off.”

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Revolutionary health group calls for advancement of people’s war

MANILA – Members of the revolutionary health group Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MSP) held a lightning rally in Manila on Tuesday, Dec. 16 on its 36th anniversary. It was also an early commemoration of the Communist Party of...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

#Manilakbayan | ‘I’m an educator and health worker, not an NPA’

Vilma Yecyec has been a health worker and organizer for the past 30 years. She has also been targeted by the military for that long.

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Feeling the crunch | Health workers join state employees call for salary hike

“We have been raising our demand since the president took office but there has been no action.”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

PH health workers join global protest on lack of awareness vs Ebola

In spite of government press releases, health workers are worried that four months after Ebola was declared a global threat, the government has yet to prepare hospital and community health workers.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Poor kidney patients ‘slowly dying’ due to hospital policy

Since Oct. 3, seven peritoneal dialysis patients have died, as the NKTI had denied services to some 1,000 patients.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Health workers storm DOH

MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system....

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.

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