By MARYA SALAMAT
In recognition of its consistent record in fighting for the people’s welfare against incessant oil price hikes, the Oil Deregulation Law, and the VAT on oil products, the Comelec approved the application for accreditation of transport group Piston as a partylist group.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“Any step taken by the capitalist to take away the past victories of Philsteel workers’ continuing struggle is a blow on the entire labor movement of Southern Tagalog.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com Just last week, JL Burgos posted this on his Facebook account: “Yesterday, Edith Burgos, was followed by ‘unidentified’ men. Despite of my mom’s effort to lose the ‘unidentified’ men (and believe me she’s good at it), they would eventually end up where my mom is. A black van and at…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) in Southern Mindanao Region is not sending off fireworks anytime soon to welcome the advent of public-private partnership schemes in Davao City. On August 24, the City Council of Davao approved an ordinance allowing PPP projects and programs between the city and…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Even as we seek redress for the wrongs that she [Helen Gayta Carumba] has suffered in the hands of the Taiwanese government, we also understand the urgency of facilitating her early release and repatriation to the Philippines. Any amount that you are able to provide will be a moral contribution to Helen’s human rights, as well as those of other, similarly-situated migrant workers.” – APMM
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The costs of health services in earlier corporatized government hospitals such as the Philippine Heart Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP), National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) and Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) belie the government’s claim that privatization will lead to more “accessible and affordable health care” for the poor.
Laying the foundations for the privatization of government hospitals
Attacking progressive unions in government hospitals to pave the way for privatization
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Progressive unions are the Filipino people’s last line of defense against the privatization of government hospitals. The Alliance of Health Workers (AHW), an alliance of unions in government hospitals, together with the other health and people’s organizations, has been strongly opposing the planned sale of the Welfareville…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The privatization of public hospitals has been going on since the regime of the late president Ferdinand Marcos. The different administrations had different names for it: public-private partnerships, corporatization, user’s service fee schemes, revenue enhancement programs, outsourcing or outright sale. Health groups said privatization has been the…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“It hurts that we lost our mother. She spent her life fighting for the welfare of families living here. She died here. And this is the same place where we would gather our strength to rise back.” – daughter of slain urban poor leader Marilou Valle