Philippine health system

Where do we go from here?

December 13, 2020

BIRD FEED | Thinking how so many other families may not have the choice how to go about all the health protocols, much less put food on the table with their meager and uncertain incomes, is troubling.

Surviving surgery in the middle of COVID-19

December 13, 2020

BIRD FEED | COVID-19 has overloaded the country’s healthcare system in a major way. But the government has been touting that the country’s active COVID cases are going down and that the healthcare system is unloading. But what was it like having a family member who needed minor life-changing surgery amid this pandemic?

Beyond capacity and overwhelming incompetence

July 19, 2020

BY MARICAR PIEDAD

The Duterte administration must act now and prevent the health system from collapsing and the Filipino people from succumbing to both the pandemic and poverty.

The unbelievable indifference of the Duterte administration

July 16, 2020

FEATURES

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.

Hatid Probinsya and Balik Probinsya, more harm than good?

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.

COVID-19: How prepared are we now?

June 6, 2020

BIRD FEED

After two and a half months of lockdown, the public healthcare system remains unequipped with the necessary weapons to fight COVID-19.

GCQ Reality Check

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).