Day: April 17, 2020

Social amelioration program, inadequate, slow

“More and more Filipino families will be pushed into deeper poverty under the COVID-19 lockdown if government does not speed up and significantly expand socioeconomic relief and response to reach all those needing assistance.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – It has been a month since Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine…

Philhealth’s COVID-19 package means more debt for middle-income, poor patients

This means that only those with mild pneumonia could be fully covered by Philhealth. Those with moderate, severe and critical pneumonia will have to shell out payments from their own pockets, ranging from 35 percent to 88 percent for an eight-day confinement. For severe and critical pneumonia, Philhealth will only cover nine percent to 21 percent of the total cost for a 16-day hospitalization.

Kin, supporters utilize social media in a bid to #FreePoliticalPrisonersPH

“As threats of the COVID-19 worsen day after day, congestion in prison facilities poses great risks to the health of prisoners, who, contrary to the government’s stand, are in no way safe from the dangers of the pandemic.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Different groups and individuals took to social media their…