[Press Release] PM hits DOH for “poor eyesight”

PM hits DOH for “poor eyesight”


Militant labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) derided Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona’s press briefing statement that they “could not locate the addresses of the poor in order to deliver their PhilHealth cards.” This is totally absurd because the poor can be found queuing where ever there is available health assistance to as low as P200 – charity windows of hospitals, district and Congress offices of House and Senate members, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, urban poor communities including danger zones, etc.

Likewise, LGUs are very much connected with local public hospitals where the poor seek health services every day. Does this mean that the DOH has become like local officials who can only identify the poor during elections?

It is a shame that the Health Department does not have only “poor eyesight” but has, likewise, become an expert in making poor excuses in its failure to deliver quality health services to poor Filipinos.

Since it seems the Health Department has ran out of ideas, PM demands that PhilHealth and the DOH allow poor members of people’s organizations to troop in groups to local hospitals to sign up for PhilHealth membership. This way, the poor themselves will get their PhilHealth cards upon signing up to save the DOH from further difficulties and embarrassment.

Partido ng Manggagawa (PM)
1 August 2013
Contact Judy Ann Miranda @ 09175570777, 09228677522

All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit submission in a way that does not alter or change the original material.

Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and byline of the articles, news information, photos etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.