[Statement] Asserting the Filipino People’s Right to Health -MAG

Asserting the Filipino People’s Right to Health After four years the Philippine healthcare system under the Aquino administration remains bleak if not getting worse. Health care inequalities, failed public health financing, the continuous exodus of health care professionals, weak health care response to disaster and the lack of immediate health care provisions to victims of…

[Press Release] Communities demand consultation on government push for new coal powerplants -PMCJ

Communities demand consultation on government push for new coal powerplants Davao City – “There was no consultation in our community, there is no social acceptance of coal powerplant.“—This is only one of the many concerns of coal-affected communities and electric cooperatives who are currenlty attending the National Peoples Conference on Coal and Renewable Energy. “The…

[Press Release] Teachers protest ‘malnutrition’ in Nutrition Month -TDC

Teachers protest ‘malnutrition’ in Nutrition Month Teachers’ group ATING GURO Party List condemned the government for its neglect of education sector particularly public school teachers. “P-Noy’s supposed policy of reforms should be reflected down to the grassroots particularly in public education system. Since he became president four years ago, we have not received any salary…

[People] Safe, Accessible and Culturally-Appropriate Reproductive Health Care for Indigenous Women. By Judy A. Pasimio / LILAK

Safe, Accessible and Culturally-Appropriate Reproductive Health Care for Indigenous Women By Judy A. Pasimio / LILAK (For May 28 – the International Day of Action for Women’s Health) As we celebrate the International Day of Action on Women’s Health, LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) would like to profile the urgent issues that indigenous…

[Press Release] Back-to-School Project Provides Non-Toxic, Lead-Safe Zippers for School Uniforms -EcoWaste Coalition

Back-to-School Project Provides Non-Toxic, Lead-Safe Zippers for School Uniforms 25 May 2014, Manila. Used school uniforms got a new lease of life through a practical “back-to-school” initiative involving a vibrant parish community, a toxics watchdog group and the world’s largest zipper manufacturer. Through a collaborative project that brought together the Our Lady of Remedies Parish,…

[Press Release] “Waste-free, toxic-free” Brigada Eskwela Held in Payatas School Draws Throng of Supporters

“Waste-free, toxic-free” Brigada Eskwela Held in Payatas School Draws Throng of Supporters School officials, teachers and students, community residents, and environmental advocates have joined forces to support the cleanup and renovation of Payatas C Elementary School in Quezon City. The Commonwealth Elementary School (Metro Manila’s grand slam winner for the 2013 search for sustainable and…

[Featured Photo] Panalo ang RH LAW! Lubusin ang Tagumpay, wakasan ang Kalbaryo ng Kababaihan! Pagpupugay sa Kagitingan ng Kababaihan!!! -Yuen Abana

Panalo ang RH LAW! Lubusin ang Tagumpay, wakasan ang Kalbaryo ng Kababaihan! Pagpupugay sa Kagitingan ng Kababaihan!!! “Karapatan ng kababaihan ang kakabit ng mga seksyong (Sections 7 at Karapatan ng kababaihan ang kakabit ng mga seksyong (Sections 7 at 23) na ‘di umano ay idedeklarang illegal ng Korte Suprema. Sana sa kabila ng haba ng…

[Event] High5Life Fair and Fun Ride -Health Justice Philippines

HealthJustice Philippines, in partnership with Dakila Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), present the High5Life Fair and Fun Ride on March 30, 2014 (Sunday) at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City. The theme of the event is a “Healthier, Happier Philippines through Health Promotion.” The Fair and Fun Ride event…

[Featured Site] HealthActivist.ph

HealthActivist.ph is born because I took my journey towards health seriously. I told myself that if I am endeavoring to live a healthy life, I should make it as my advocacy and integrate it to my everyday life as a development worker. Despite my non-medical background, I took the courage to walk this path in…

[Press Release] Group Declares Rampant Mercury Use and Trade a Threat to People’s Right to Health and Life -BAN Toxics

Group Declares Rampant Mercury Use and Trade a Threat to People’s Right to Health and Life Quezon City, Philippines — On Human Rights Day, environmental justice group BAN Toxics stresses the protection of people’s right to life as it reiterates their call to phase out mercury use and trade. “As the world observes International Human…

[Press Release] Health advocates welcome victory over PDAF’s unconstitutionality -ABI-Health

Health advocates welcome victory over PDAF’s unconstitutionality Finally, the health of the Filipino people seizes to become just another target for political patronage of traditional politicians. This came as a result of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) is unconstitutional. With this latest development, health advocates have welcomed this…

[Petition] PHILHEALTH: Itigil ang napipintong dagdag bayad sa premium mula P1,200 na magiging P2,400 simula sa Enero 2014 -Change.org

Pinepetisyon si PhilHealth President & CEO Alex Padilla PHILHEALTH: Itigil ang napipintong dagdag bayad sa premium mula P1,200 na magiging P2,400 simula sa Enero 2014 Petisyon ni lee canete sa change.org Sa darating na Enero 2014 ay sisimulan na ng PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION na gawing P2,400 ang babayaran kada taon ng bawat OFW na member…

[Statement] Prioritize Children’s Right to Health Now. Enhance PCMC Services, Stop NHA Institutional Greed. -PAHRA

GOVERNMENT SHOULD GET ITS RIGHTS ACT TOGETHER. Prioritize Children’s Right to Health Now. Enhance PCMC Services, Stop NHA Institutional Greed. 1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive…