It has been nearly five months since Marcos Jr. was inaugurated as president but the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture have yet to have full-time secretaries.
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‘Appointing ‘Tokhang cop’ as health undersecretary shows Marcos’s lack of concern for public health’
The former police chief now health undersecretary is among the brains of the bloody “Oplan Tokhang,” the drug war that former President Rodrigo Duterte waged during his administration that led to the killing of over 30,000 people.
Delayed reporting, inaccurate data on COVID-19 worry advocates
While the Department of Health said that the error is just one percent, there should be due diligence on the part of the DOH down to those who release the data because this will “trigger policy changes that will affect millions of people.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Having correct and accurate…
Health group to gov’t: Punish those accountable for Dengvaxia mess
More than the press releases, the Department of Health (DOH) must explain the issues and implications and give the parents of children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia the assurance of free and accessible services.”
People’s health as a business
The Financial Times reported that among the top selling products of big pharmaceutical companies are vaccines.
Dengue mass vaccination was based on politics, not science – health group
Have your children examined to know if he or she had previously acquired dengue. If not, seek audience with the Department of Health (DOH) and ask them for the full explanation on the possible adverse effects of the vaccine.”
Health groups decry slash in gov’t hospitals budget in 2018
The 2018 budget for public hospitals was cut by P1.5 billion.
Health workers storm DOH
MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system. The health workers lament that the DOH fails in providing adequate health care for the people, and neglects…
Attacking progressive unions in government hospitals to pave the way for privatization
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Progressive unions are the Filipino people’s last line of defense against the privatization of government hospitals. The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW), an alliance of unions in government hospitals, together with the other health and people’s organizations, has been strongly opposing the planned sale of the Welfareville…
Lesbians, Gays demand resignation of DOH’s Ona for homophobic comments
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona is homophobic. Or at least his comments at a recent convention were. Gay and lesbian activists are demanding the official’s immediate resignation after he reportedly issued anti-gay comments during the Plenary Meeting of the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) last…
Health Groups Decry ‘Patronage Politics’
The P294-million remaining budget of the Department of Health (DoH) for the last quarter of 2006 will be of great use, but unfortunately not to the health department and its services. Despite the intractable logistical matters and the great need for resources that have been festering our public healthcare system, the Department of Budget and…