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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.…

Press Release 2 February 2010 An alliance of overseas Filipino migrant workers in the Middle East today expresses serious apprehension safeguarding the estimated Php.12-B OWWA funds, a compulsory collection of US$25 per departing OFW, held in trust to the government through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor…

Labor groups welcome the Executive Order 611 providing for a 10 percent salary adjustment for government employees, but insist this is not enough and only favors high ranking government officials. BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat Labor groups welcome the Executive Order 611 providing for a 10 percent salary adjustment for government employees, but insist this is…

Two soldiers from the 69th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army paid Philhealth vice-president for Central Luzon Tito Mendiola a visit and interrogated him about his role in the release of T/Sgt. Maron Oronan, prisoner-of-war of the New People’s Army (NPA) released on Jan. 10. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com DOLORES, Pampanga – Philhealth vice president…

Official statistics show that seven out of every 10 Filipinos die without ever seeing a doctor and that the nearly 75 percent of the population living below poverty line are mainly in rural areas where there is no access to basic services such as health and medical care. Yet the government has allotted a mere…