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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Doctors, Lawyers Criticize Aquino for Refusing to Order the Release of Morong 43

By RONALYN V. OLEA “It is unbelievable that Aquino cannot do anything ,” Jose V. Cabrera, member of the board of governors of the Integrated Bar of...

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Community Health Workers Hold 10th National Assembly Despite the intensifying persecution of health workers in the Philippines- the most prominent and recent victims of which are 43 health workers who are still languishing in prison today- health professionals and volunteer Community Health Workers...

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Health Group Says AFP Desperate, Name-Drops DOH and PMA

Media Release 21 March 2010 There is no official statement from either the Department of Health or the Philippine Medical Association stating that the 43 detainees are not health workers. According to Health Alliance for Democracy, neither...

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Lawyers of 43 Health Workers Block Arraignment at Morong Court

News Release March 5, 2010 Lawyers from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) and the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), representing the 43 health workers illegally arrested and detained in Rizal who are collectively known as...

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Torture and Interrogation of 43 Health Workers Continue: Docs

By MARYA SALAMAT Volunteer medical doctors for the “Free the 43...

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

International Lawyers Group Denounce Arrest and Continued Detention of Morong 43

PRESS RELEASE February 28, 2010 The International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) reiterates its strong denunciation of the illegal arrest, continued illegal detention, coninuing physical and spychological torture, harassment and inhuman treatment of forty-three (43) Philippine health...

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

A Long History of Attacks, Abuses Against Health Workers

By RONALYN V. OLEA Before the Morong 43, community doctors and health workers serving in rural areas have been the targets of attacks that range from murder, assassination attempts, raid...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Community Health Workers: Unsung Heroes of a Failed Health System

By ARNOLD PADILLA In a poor country where one out of two...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

‘Morong 43′ Cry Torture; Satur Denounces ‘Grandslam Day for Impunity’

By RONALYN V. OLEA After three days, relatives and colleagues were finally...

Monday, February 8th, 2010

CHD to AFP PNP -Release Abducted Doctors, Nurses, and Community Health Workers in Tanay, Rizal

MEDIA RELEASE February 8, 2010 As thousands of Filipino health professionals are driven away from the country because of lack of enough opportunities, the government terrorizes the very few who chose to stay and serve their fellow...

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Poor and Sick Filipinos Pay Dearly for Failure of Cheaper-Medicines Law

A law passed last year to bring down the prices of drugs and medicines has not delivered on its promise, according to consumer and health advocates. It failed to break the stranglehold of huge transnational drug companies...

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