July 25, 2020
July 19, 2020
The entire Philippine economy will suffer if Filipinos are not protected from this disease. The government cannot afford another lockdown since it will not only endanger the economy but will also bring intense hunger and more hardship. It must act now and prevent the health system from collapsing and the Filipino people from succumbing to both the pandemic and to poverty.
July 16, 2020
The Duterte government insists that it is successfully responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reality is a little bit different – it hasn’t done enough, and is planning to do even less.
June 29, 2020
In the absence of a mass testing program, Balik Probinsya and Hatid Probinsya are turning out to be additional sources of COVID-19 transmission in some provinces. It is a disaster slowly unfolding especially with the healthcare capacity in rural areas much lower than in the NCR.
June 6, 2020
After two and a half months of lockdown, the public healthcare system remains unequipped with the necessary weapons to fight COVID-19.
May 27, 2020
BIRD FEED | Rosario Guzman | Struggling with the dilemma for about a month now – caught between the lack of science and intense pressure from big business to continue profit-making – the Duterte government is about to decide to transition the country to a general community quarantine (GCQ).
May 27, 2020
March 20, 2020
BY JOSE LORENZO LIM
Earlier this year amid the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus, DOH Secretary Duque said that the Philippines does not have a weak healthcare system. But is the country’s health system really “not weak” and ready for this pandemic?
February 4, 2020
The decreasing share for health in the national government budget shows the low priority given to this. This affects the country’s ability to address public health challenges such as the novel coronavirus (nCoV).