“We are puzzled. Where did the huge amount of debts go? There is no transparency how the Bayanihan 1 and 2 funds had been spent.”
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Proposed 2021 budget too small to address COVID-19, health workers say
At a time when health infrastructure and concerns of health workers demand to be addressed, the Philippine government takes a sharp turn and reveals it true priorities.
Urgent medical response, not militarization of Metro Manila
Let us demand what our communities need the most – public health education, free testing, water supply, sanitation, subsidy.
PGH staff in ‘the line of fire’ amid virus duty
“The problem with the current policy is that we are operating under the premise of very little budget, that’s why there’s a shortage of COVID-19 test kits. And people would have to pay for it first.”
Groups want free, accessible healthcare not troop deployment
Women’s group Gabriela said that military deployment is not the answer to prevent the pandemic, and instead called on the government to provide free, accessible healthcare and concrete solutions for the marginalized sectors which are the most affected in this situation.
Under a fragmented health care, Philippines is ill-equipped in combating COVID-19
From 2016 to 2019 alone, the public health program’s total budget allocation has been reduced significantly, varying from 15-percent to 28-percent cut.
For one, the budget for Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the lead public hospital in the government’s effort to address the looming outbreak, has been slashed from P263 million in 2019 to P115 million in 2020.
20k regular jobs in public health sector unfilled
While public hospitals are understaffed, government fails to fill some 20,000 vacancies for health workers.
Health groups decry slash in gov’t hospitals budget in 2018
The 2018 budget for public hospitals was cut by P1.5 billion.
The worsening ‘toxic’ work condition of Filipino nurses
There are 200,000 unemployed nurses in the country. Yet those who work in government and private hospitals are overworked and underpaid.
Eavesdropping during an MRT ride
It was just hard not to hear them — their voices were becoming more and more distinct.
Aquino gov’t withdraws legally mandated benefits of health workers
By MARYA SALAMAT
By denying public health workers their legally-mandated benefits, the Aquino government has practically reduced their monthly take-home pay.