[Statement] More Filipinos are turning to social media to vent their frustrations about the government’s response to stop the spread of COVID-19 -HRonlinePH

The Human Rights Online Philippines share the concern of a public school teacher in General Santos City, as she expressed her frustrations on Facebook over the local government’s measures that many people are going hungry amid a lockdown in said city. https://www.rappler.com/nation/256157-teacher-son-arrested-without-warrant-general-santos-city-facebook-post-coronavirus Juliet Espinosa, a 55-year-old public school teacher was arrested by police in General…

[From the web] Prayers of the Faithful for the Heroic Health Workers on the Frontline of COVID-19 Fight -EcoWaste Coalition

In response to the call for prayers today, 29 March 2020, by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for the country’s medical frontliners against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the women and men of the EcoWaste Coalition earnestly offer the following prayers: 1. For the doctors, nurses, clinical laboratory technicians, administrative personnel, ancillary…

[Statement] Mandatory hazard pay for workers exempted from the community quarantine, urged -CTUHR

Almost 2 weeks have passed since President Duterte placed Luzon under an Enhanced Community Quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, causing work stoppage and suspension of mass transportation. Amid the current crisis, the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) expresses great concern for our health workers and frontliners who continue to face…

[Tula] SIYANAWA, SANTA CORONA -ni R.B. Abiva

Oh dinggin mo nawa Ang laman ng mga trompa Ang dasal ng Papa Maging ng kaniyang mga Kura, Madre, Jakuno, at Jakunesa Oh tanawin mo nawa Ang kalagayang kay aba Nilang walang-wala Ni mumo ng biyaya Sa butas-kupasing bulsa Oh dinggin din nawa Itong aming apela Sa bansang Alemanya Na ilabas na sana Ang iyong…

[From the web] COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious disease -ICRC

As COVID-19 focuses the world’s attention on infectious diseases, we have our eyes on one of the most dangerous places for the spread of such outbreaks: prisons, where densely packed people and (often) limited access to health care make for a risky situation. Overcrowding, poor ventilation, and infrastructures, deficient health, hygiene, and sanitation conditions favour…

[Video] 10 (women) Kababaihan at ang COVID-19 Crisis

Kasabay ng pag-alala sa Buwan ng kababaihan, ngayong Marso rin ay humarap ang mga Pilipino sa hamon ng umiigting na COVID19 crisis. Ano nga ba ang sinasabi ng mga kababaihan hinggil sa hambalos ng krisis na hinaharap natin sa kasalukuyan? Kaya naman, kinulumpon natin ang sampung Quotes mula sa mga akda ng mga kababaihang hindi…