“We must ensure that any emergency measures, including states of emergency, are legal, proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory, have a specific focus and duration, and take the least intrusive approach possible to protect public health.”
Month: April 2020
Nurses push for mass hiring, safe space amid increasing COVID-19 cases
Even before the pandemic, Maristela Abenojar of the Filipino Nurses United said nurses are already attending to 30 to as many as 60 patients per shift. This is a far cry from the ideal 1:12 ratio for ward patients and 1:1 for patients in intensive care.
Maysakit sa Bilibid
Pinakita sa kasaysayan ang trahedyang idinudulot ng krisis pangkalusugan sa mga pinakabulnerableng mga mamamayang nahahayag sa pagkakasakit kung walang pagpapahalaga ang lipunan sa kanilang kapakanan.
Heartless, petitioners say of OSG’s opposition to release of sick, elderly prisoners
“The humane treatment of persons under detention and their release from prison in the midst of a raging pandemic are in consonance with international laws, among them the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to which the Philippines is a state party.”
How the poorest Moro communities observe Ramadan during lockdown
The observance of Ramadan proves to be challenging for Moro communities because of stricter measures imposed due to COVID-19 lockdown. The poorest communities, particularly evacuees from Marawi, also lament their exclusion from government’s assistance programs.
The Good Dogtor
By DEE AYROSO
First Person | The virus of a broken world
I am now able to process this, thinking I am lucky to be able to have myself tested, as scores of Filipinos struggle with symptoms while ensuring that they will still have something to eat. But is it all luck? Is it just my luck to live in a territory with satisfactory practices in dealing with a pandemic? And what of it? What of the millions of Filipinos dealing with the pandemic on their own, with barely any government support? Is it their luck to die miserably, alone?
Cordillera Day 2020
By DEE AYROSO
Increasing deaths among health workers ‘alarming’
In public hospitals, Alliance of Health Workers said frontline health workers are enraged over the inadequate protective gear, equipment, and supplies provided to them.
Address pressing issues rather than issuing threats, Duterte told
“We have now heard straight from the horse’s mouth that the President intends to exploit the pandemic as a pretext to implement his scheme of imposing nationwide martial and ruling as a dictator.”
Ni ROWIE MADULA Ano ba ang laman ng mahiwagang sling bag? Nariyan ba ang ayudang natanggap? Perang pambili ng gamot O 2 lata ng sardinas? Mga butil ba ng bigas? Biskwit na kakainin bukas? Ano ba ang laman ng mahiwagang sling bag? Nariyan ba ang mga natitirang alaala? Mga larawan ng pamilya asawa, anak, kapatid,…