A government workers union said Duterte’s executive order directing the full devolution of certain government functions is silent over thousands of contractual workers who are most likely to be laid-off when this order is implemented.
Special Report: Philippines- The unhealthiest of poor countries
By MARYA SALAMAT
Despite the promises of devolution, funding for health services is unable to keep up with local needs.
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Sidebar: Where do the sick go?
SECOND PART: LGUs try enterprise to cure shortage in health funding
LGUs try enterprise to cure shortage in health funding
Special Report (Last of two parts) They put up common funds among towns or charge socialized fees in public hospitals By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Maggie de Pano Fellow MANILA — When devolution proved to be too challenging in the earlier years, many public health workers and professionals started calling for the “re-nationalization” of their services.…