“Clients and health workers are uniting to call on the DOH to desist from putting into danger the situation of our mothers, because this move will surely increase maternal death rates in the Philippines.”
A proposed law threatens to further privatize social services through government deals with profit-driven companies.
“For months commuters have been squeezed dry by unjust MRT fare hikes even as the quality of train service has diminished or has even become hazardous.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Privatization, by whatever name – Build-Operate-Transfer or Public-Private Partnerships – was touted to be the solution to the inefficient, monopolistic management by government of public utilities and services. It was supposed to be the opposite of how the dictator Marcos monopolized and profited from basic utilities such as electricity, water,…
“The local government should spare medical services from income-generating measures. Access to health service is a right.” – Gabriela Women’s Partylist
“What greater blow can an insensitive government give to the suffering people than privatizing the only public orthopedic hospital where the poor run for treatment?” – Emma Manuel, Alliance of Health Workers
“The Aquino government has kept on trying to implement this fare hike but has failed to actually implement one. It knows how badly this will affect the public and how this will make the public really angry at the government.”
“This coalition is not against the modernization of the hospital. This coalition is against the privatization of the POC because it will deprive poor Filipinos of free and accessible health care.”
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Another unfulfilled promise to the urban poor?
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Aside from the Philippine Orthopedic Center, more Public-Private Partnerships are lined up by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, the multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) warned as the US-Philippine Society began a series of meetings in the country on Jan. 23. In a statement, Bayan…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The transformation of the service orientation of public hospitals into a profit-driven venture and the shift of health care from the state to private entities is clearly privatization.” – Network Opposed to Privatization