July 28, 2014     Philippines
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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

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Health workers, mothers troop to Fabella hospital, Supreme Court

“We should not keep silent on this issue (of privatization) because health is a people’s right.” – Dr. Eleonor Jara, convenor of No to Privatization of Public Hospitals

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Injured Yolanda victims confined in Manila not receiving any assistance

“Because of the POC modernization, we are being asked to leave the hospital even if the medical treatment has not yet been completed.”

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Patients, employees of Orthopedic Center appeal for TRO on privatization

“We hope our SC justices will open their minds and hearts to the difficulties and hardships of poor patients who are being victimized by privatization and other anti-health policies.” Alliance of Health Workers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

SC asked to stop privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

Petitioners say the Supreme Court has the perfect opportunity here to give life to state’s constitutional mandate to promote the people’s right to health through the accessibility of affordable health care.

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