By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com MANILA –When the Aquino administration took over the reins of government, the public health system was festering and the poor’s access to essential health services has been getting worse. Ibon Foundation’s data showed that only two out of 10 among the poor have access to free health care, 74 percent have to find the means to pay for their health care. Only three out of 10 among the poor are covered by social health insurance. Eight out of 10 never had…Read More
By INA ALLECO SILVERIO
“Under the Aquino administration, public health services are no longer free but they come for a fee.” – Alliance of Health Workers
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY GREGORIO B. DANTES Jr.
Press Release Sept. 14, 2010 What’s wrong with brain drain? Nothing, says the new health secretary. Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino today expressed dismay and alarm over statements made by Health Secretary Enrique Ona on the mass exodus of Filipino doctors and nurses, saying that the government seeing nothing wrong with the migration of health workers is a dangerous precedent on the country’s public health sector. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go through our editorial process…Read More
By MARYA SALAMAT
Forming his team to set the direction of change or political payback? So far, except for Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is a mixture of key figures in his campaign, representatives of big business, and old hands of the former Arroyo administration.