Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
“People living with HIV should be loved as God has loved us. Being infected with the virus doesn’t make one a bad person.” – Rev. Phumizille Mabizela of South Africa
Friday, June 28th, 2013
“There are numerous studies on the harmful effects of GMOs but pro-GMO scientists refuse to see this. Their blindness is not caused by GMO but by the money offered by big companies.” – Dr. Romy Quijano, toxicologist...
Friday, June 28th, 2013
“The growing dependence of the DOH on the role of PhilHealth for healthcare delivery manifests a very myopic approach to decades-old problems besetting the Philippine healthcare system.” – Network Opposed to Privatization
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
As the awarding of the modernization project of the Philippine Orthopedic Center to a private firm is fast approaching, health workers, patients, the urban poor, and church people are exploring different options to stop its implementation.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
“Healthcare is non-negotiable. The POC has been servicing the poor during its 68 years in existence. The POC should remain for the poor.”
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
“Eventually, no matter how the DOH strongly denies it, the POC will turn into a private corporation and thus, can no longer provide free nor affordable health services for the people, especially the majority poor.”
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
For public health workers, serving the Filipino people should always be the government’s priority.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
“Medical services here at the Philippine Orthopedic Hospital are really affordable. If this will be privatized then where else will the poor go?”
Friday, April 19th, 2013
"This coalition is not against the modernization of the hospital. This coalition is against the privatization of the POC because it will deprive poor Filipinos of free and accessible health care.”
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
In Nueva Ecija, a woman who was about to give birth walked and crossed a river to get to the nearest birthing facility. The mother and the child died before reaching the nearest birthing station. Because giving...
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
“Like Kristel Tejada, the UP freshman who took her own life because of her family’s inability to pay her tuition, the Filipino people, especially those who cannot afford expensive health services, are left with no other choice...