Month: April 2013

Banning home births to worsen, not improve maternal death rate – health groups

In Nueva Ecija, a woman who was about to give birth walked and crossed a river to get to the nearest birthing facility. The mother and the child died before reaching the nearest birthing station. Because giving birth at home in Quezon City is prohibited, the mother who was about to give birth was not brought immediately to the hospital because the family has no money. Her twins died.

Threat hounds witnesses, family of boy killed in Mabini strafing

The 13-year-old wounded boy, Jonas, (not his real name) who is still recuperating at the Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City is now “heavily guarded” by military men of the 10th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. Hanimay Suazo, secretary general of human rights group, Karapatan, told Davao Today in a text message that the family of the victim is insulted and feel harassed by this act of the military.

Casiño runs with HK migrants, urges Aquino to support their direct hiring

MANILA – Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño today, April 7, questioned the Aquino government why it is still letting recruitment agencies to monopolize the hiring of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong. Casiño is in Hong Kong today with Filipino household service compatriots. With migrant workers he did his signature run from the Subway entrance…