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How is the Duterte administration faring in the WHO mandate on COVID-19?

On March 26, WHO issued a statement urging countries to not waste time in its efforts against the contagion and gave a list of six actions every country should take immediately. Unfortunately, the Philippine government is found wanting in its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“Under the Aquino administration, public health services are no longer free but they come for a fee.” – Alliance of Health Workers

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Despite supposed efforts of the government to stamp it out, health statistics in the country continue to worsen as the most ordinary diseases and viruses like tuberculosis and dengue continue to claim lives. This has prompted the lawmakers of progressive party-list group Bayan Muna to propose free hospitalization for…

In a study of the proposed 2012 health budget conducted by the Coalition for Health Budget Increase (CHBI), it found out that the increases in the health budget only “define the Aquino Health Agenda of privatization and commercialization of public health care which will further jeopardize the health of the people.”

Forming his team to set the direction of change or political payback? So far, except for Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is a mixture of key figures in his campaign, representatives of big business, and old hands of the former Arroyo administration.