“We (IPs) protect the ancestral lands against mining and plantation companies because we ourselves are dependent on those lands for food security.”
Day: April 17, 2020
Informal workers find ways to earn, but still struggle because of lockdown
“Government is contented with the limited food aid that they have given us, without even thinking that it would only last for a day or two, what would happen after that? And then there are the other needs of our family like medicine, where would we get that?”
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 Bulatlat.com 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 Bulatlat.com MANILA – Different groups and individuals took to social media their…
Debt-driven pandemic response unacceptable
Instead of a moratorium on debt payments, the Duterte administration wants the country to sink deeper in debt. It is shamelessly taking advantage of the pandemic to push for the interest of his foreign masters.