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Health workers to mount ‘Black Hearts Day’ protest

Health care workers will hold a nationwide protest on Valentine’s Day, dubbed the “Black Hearts Day Protest,” to demand a salary increase and the release of their overdue benefits and allowances......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2024

Health workers hold ‘Black Hearts’ protest over unpaid benefits, possible displacements

Filipino health workers celebrated Valentine's Day with a "Black Hearts Day" protest as they called anew for a substantial salary increase and the release of their still unpaid COVID-19 allowances. The post Health workers hold ‘Black Hearts’ protest over unpaid benefits, possible displacements appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2023

Workers to mount Bonifacio Day protest

Although Nov. 30 is no longer a holiday, labor groups will still commemorate Bonifacio Day with mass protest actions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2023

US government readies for imminent shutdown

The US government began Thursday to inform workers of an impending shutdown that could see millions of federal employees and military personnel temporarily sent home or working without pay, unless Congress reaches a last-ditch deal. Without an agreement, funding for much of the federal government will expire at midnight on Saturday (0400 GMT Sunday), threatening disruptions to everything from air travel to benefit payments, and – if the shutdown endures – dealing a further blow to the precarious US economy. The stand-off has been triggered by a small group of hardline Republicans who have pushed back against short-term funding deals while Congress tries to resolve a broader deadlock over calls for deep spending cuts. Some federal employees have already been informed of preparations for a lapse, according to a notice seen by AFP. A note to staff at the Department of Health and Human Services outlined how it would see "reduced staffing across nearly every division for the duration of the lapse" although many key programs will continue. The department also updated its contingency plans, adding that "pre-notified employees would be temporarily furloughed," meaning they are not allowed to work. They would receive retroactive pay after the lapse ends, the note said. Staff at other agencies were understood to have received similar notifications. In a shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be furloughed without pay, and members of the military and other employees who are deemed to be essential would continue working without a paycheck. Certain benefits like Social Security checks would not be hit, but workers who go unpaid could eventually stop showing up, impacting sectors like air travel. 'Dangerous'  "If there is a shutdown in just a few days, our service members would be required to continue working but would be doing so without pay, and hundreds and thousands of their civilian colleagues would be furloughed," Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said Thursday. The Treasury Department added that among other implications, "most core tax administration functions will stop" and more than half of the Internal Revenue Service staff will be furloughed. Apart from the possible lapse in funding, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faces an added headache of a Saturday deadline for reauthorization. It remains unclear if lawmakers will pass an FAA reauthorization law separately from a spending package. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Wednesday: "There is no good time for a government shutdown, but this is a particularly bad time." "The consequences would be disruptive and dangerous," he added. In Washington, a group of young climate activists of the Sunrise Movement entered Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's office to protest against the looming shutdown. The White House warned in a statement that a lapse would leave the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief fund underfunded, "delaying nearly 2,000 long-term recovery projects" across the country. 'Avoidable risk'  With days left to pass legislation that would keep the government running, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, said Thursday that his chamber is "pursuing bipartisanship." He accused House Speaker McCarthy of choosing to "elevate the whims and desires of a handful of hard-right extremists," with "nothing to show for it." Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate minority leader, said shutting down the government is an "actively harmful proposition." In a full shutdown, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union estimates almost 1.8 million federal workers would go unpaid for the duration -- although receiving backpay afterward. A spokeswoman for the International Monetary Fund added in a briefing on Thursday: "We do see a shutdown as an avoidable risk for the US economy." The post US government readies for imminent shutdown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

Fukushima water release sparks seafood ban, protesters’ arrest

China banned all Japanese seafood imports while South Korean protesters tried to storm Tokyo’s embassy in Seoul on Thursday as Japan started releasing into the Pacific Ocean treated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. China’s customs authority said it would “suspend the import of aquatic products originating in Japan from 24 August 2023, including edible aquatic animals”. The decision was taken to “comprehensively prevent the food safety risks of radioactive contamination caused by the discharge of nuclear wastewater from Fukushima into the sea,” the General Administration of Customs said. It would also “protect the health of Chinese consumers and ensure the safety of imported food,” the authority added. Beijing had already suspended all food imports from 10 out of 47 Japanese prefectures in July, with Hong Kong following suit. China imported over $500 million worth of seafood from Japan last year, according to customs data. In Seoul, 16 people protesting the water release were arrested Thursday for trying to enter the Japanese embassy in the South Korea capital, Yonhap News Agency reported. “The police detained them on charges of trespassing and violating the Assembly and Demonstration Act,” Yonhap said. All other protesters had been dispersed and police had restricted access to the building housing the embassy shortly after the incident, an Agence France-Presse reporter saw. Prime Minister Han Duck-soo criticized what he called a “politically driven” campaign against the wastewater release, which was using “fake news” to fan fears. Ahead of the release, about 10 people held a protest near the plant and around 100 others gathered outside TEPCO headquarters in Tokyo, AFP journalists said. Live video provided by plant operator TEPCO showed two engineers clicking on computer mouses and an official saying — after a countdown — that the “valves near the seawater transport pumps are opening.” Monitors from the United Nations atomic watchdog, which has endorsed the plan, were due to be on site for the procedure, while TEPCO workers were scheduled to take water samples later on Thursday. Japanese officials have repeatedly insisted the wastewater release is safe. Three of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi facility in northeastern Japan went into meltdown following a massive earthquake and tsunami that killed around 18,000 people in 2011. WITH AFP The post Fukushima water release sparks seafood ban, protesters’ arrest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 24th, 2023

Kadayawan sa Dabaw now on its 38th year

Today, 20 August, is the culmination of Kadayawan sa Dabaw, touted to be the festival of all festivals in Mindanao. Now on its 38th year, the official festivity of Davao’s most colorful and bonggacious celebration started last 10 August. [caption id="attachment_173332" align="aligncenter" width="784"] street dancing at the festival. | Photographs By Henrylito Tacio For The Daily Tribune[/caption] [caption id="attachment_173333" align="aligncenter" width="763"] Floralfloat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_173334" align="aligncenter" width="898"] The streets of the city were on fire as dancers stomped their feet, swayed their hips and cheered in their loudest voices.[/caption]   A week later, 17 August, Kristine Claire Tar of the Bagobo-Klata was crowned as this year’s Hiyas ng Kadayawan. “Hiyas sa Kadayawan is a great avenue for us to show not only for our strength as a tribe but to show as a woman that we are powerful, we have a voice and that we are talented,” she answered when asked the question: “How does Hiyas sa Kadayawan empower the women of Davao City?” “The Hiyas sa Kadayawan,” she further explained, “is a showcase of different diversity, the unique beauties of the 11 ethnolinguistic tribes of the city. It is a way for us to showcase our uniqueness and our diversity, and I am an example for that.” Tar then concluded her reply, “I, as a Hiyas, have experienced the great opportunity to show and share my voice, in sharing my advocacy and my plans as a tribal youth president, and as a woman.” First runner-up Juhana Sultan of the Maranao ethnic group was chosen as Hiyas sa Panaghiusa while Althea Asnawi of Taosug tribe settled for second runner-up as Hiyas sa Kalambuan. Sultan also got the following special awards: Eastern Smile of the Night, The Spectrum, Pau-Pau Choice, Hiyas of Mr. D.I.Y and Best in Cultural Presentation.   Street dances On the 19th, the streets were filled again with contingents from the city itself and even those from other provinces of Davao and even other regions with the execution of Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. Some streets of the city were literally on fire as street dances stomped their feet, swayed their hips and shouted with their loudest voice ever during the event. Moving colors — mostly red, yellow, orange and green — flooded the streets. For the Davao City School-Based Category, there were six contingents: Apo Duwaling Dance Company of the Mabini National High School; Tribung Lacson Performing Arts and Ensemble of Lacon Integrated School; Sining Sayon Dawet Cultural Ensemble of Davao City National High School; Hinugyaw Dance Performing Arts of Don Enrique Bustamante National High School; Sining Mananayaw Ensemble of Catalunan Pequeno National High School; and the Performing Arts Company of Lapu-Lapu Elementary School. There were 13 entries in the Open Category or those contingents outside of Davao City. Davao Oriental was represented with four entries: Caraga Matimawa of Caraga National High School (from Caraga), Tribu Maganahay Matiao National High School (from Mati City), Banayan Performing Arts (from Banaybanay) and Rise and Shine Caraga of San Luis National High School. (also from Caraga). Davao del Norte had two entries: Madyaw Samalikha Cultural Dance Troupe (from Island Garden City of Samal) and Asuncion National High School Performing Arts Guild (from Asuncion). There was a lone entry from Davao de Oro: Indak Elizalde Performing Arts Guild of Elizalde National High School (from Maco). Entries outside of Davao Region were as follows: Tribung Balovebagueño (from Balabagan, Lanao del Sur), Agusan del Sur Artists’ Guild (from Agusan del Sur), Landan National High School Performing Arts Group (from Polomolok, South Cotabato), Kalingawan Dance Troupe (from Sto. Niño, South Cotabato), Gagandilan Akbar Performing Arts Guild (from Akbar, Basilan) and Sindac Anib Performing Arts Guild (from Bislig, Surigao del Sur). “The Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan is wildly popular because of the distinctively Mindanaoan beat and costumes,” one pundit commented. “Several tourists come to Davao to watch hundreds of people dancing with vigor in the streets, clad in their native attire and carrying extravagant props that would give Hollywood studios a serious run for their money.” Unlike in the past, the street dancing was moved to the afternoon instead of the usual morning. When asked why, Second District Council Al Ryan Alejandre, the festival spokesperson, told Davao media: “So, it will not be too hot for the children, and we have a good vantage view since it will be in the afternoon and the evening.” (Editor’s note: By the time this feature came out, the winners were already announced.)   ‘Pamulak sa Kadayawan’ Also today, August 20, the Pamulak sa Kadayawan will be held. It is a sight to behold as it is patterned after the Pasadena Parade of Roses in the United States — where flowers and fruits are set in colorful floats by business establishments, community assemblies and peoples’ organizations as they promenade on the streets symbolizing all the bounty sustainably enjoyed by the city’s residents. This year, the Daku Category has nine entries: Ipi Kadayawan Float, Kadayawan Kaleidoscope: A multicultural Float Gala, The Fruits of Love and Caring the Nature, Kahayas sa Kalipay (XVI Global Holdings B.V.), IQOR Nurturing Hands, Nurturing Hearts, Harmony in Motion: Vista Estates and Vista Mall Tribute, Fly with the Champions — Philippines Air Asia, Inc., The Davaoeño Spirit (Aeon Blue), and National Food Authority Region XII. The Gamay Category has 13 entries: Guardians Anti-Crime Phil, International Inc., Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines First District, Teleperformance, Kababaihan Group, Duterte Squad Solid Supporters Group, Hudyaka sa Sutherland, Black Hawk Extreme Riders of Davao, Inc., Eng Seng Products, Tahawrog Tribe, Own Your Future — Alorica Teleservices, Inc., The Cause and Effect — A and L Marketing Solutions Hub, Inc., and Balangay — Philippine Retirement Authority.   The Non-Competing Category has 14 entries. Perhaps not too many know that the festivity actually started in the 1970s when then Mayor Elias B. Lopez initiated tribal festivals featuring the lumad (native) and the Muslim tribes of Davao City where they showcase their dances and rituals of thanksgiving.  It was then called “Apo Duwaling,” in honor of the three royalties for which Davao is famous for — Mount Apo, durian and waling-waling. In 1988, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte renamed “Apo Duwaling” to “Kadayawan sa Dabaw.”  Kadayawan is derived from the friendly greeting “Madayaw,” a term taken from a Dabawenyo word dayaw which means “good,” “valuable,” “superior” or “something that brings good fortune.” “As the longest-running community festival in Mindanao, Kadayawan sa Davao has metamorphosed into a grand celebration that honors Davao’s rich cultural heritage and the many blessings bestowed on the city,” the Davao Tourism Office said. “Kadayawan’s sights and sounds remain unparalleled.” The post Kadayawan sa Dabaw now on its 38th year appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2023

Go bares 629 funded SHCs, cautions tapping nursing grads

Congress has set funding for the construction of more than 600 Super Health Centers nationwide in 2022 and this year, according to Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. The chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography also expressed support for tapping nursing graduates to bolster the country’s dwindling number of hospital workers but advised the Department of Health to proceed with caution to avoid compromising the quality of healthcare service. “With the help of lawmakers, 307 Super Health Centers are funded for year 2022 and another 322 for 2023 in the entire Philippines,” Go said in a video message during his team’s relief distribution mission in Obando, Bulacan on Friday, 23 June. In the province, the cities of San Jose del Monte, Meycauayan and Baliuag; and the towns of Balagtas, Bulakan, San Miguel, Guiguinto and Pandi will have such facilities catering to residents of remote communities under the 2022 national budget, he said. The 2023 budget covers the building of SHCs in Baliuag City and in the towns of Angat, Marilao, Paombong, Plaridel, San Ildefonso and San Rafael, Go added. On 21 June, Go visited San Rafael for the groundbreaking of the town’s SHC and led a relief operation for indigents there. On top of traditional services, SHCs will provide diagnostics; pharmacy, ambulatory surgery; eye, ear, nose, and throat; oncology; physical therapy and rehabilitation and telemedicine services. Go also encouraged Bulakeños to go to Malasakit Centers for their health concerns as there is one such counter at the Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos City, Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Sta. Maria, and Ospital ng Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte in San Jose del Monte City. The Malasakit Centers, a brainchild of Go, helps patient get help from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in paying for their medical bills. ‘Uphold professional standards’ Meanwhile, Go urged the DoH to thoroughly study the proposed hiring of unlicensed nurse as there are existing laws and regulations meant to uphold professional standards and protect lives. “They (nursing graduates) must pass the standard,” Go reiterated in an ambush interview after personally aiding victims of the Mount Mayon unrest in Tabaco City, Albay on Thursday, 22 June. “We cannot compromise the standard here because we have to prioritize the life and health of every Filipino.” Earlier, DoH Secretary Teodoro Herbosa proposed that nursing graduates who scored 70 to 74 percent in licensure test be employed as supplementary workforce in the healthcare system but assigned with restricted responsibilities. ‘Nursing graduates who did not pass the board exam cannot be granted temporary or special licenses.’ Herbosa mentioned that Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma is open to the proposal and intends to hold discussions with the Professional Regulation Commission regarding the issuance of temporary licenses for such graduates. The PRC has clarified that nursing graduates who did not pass the board exam cannot be granted temporary or special licenses to work in public hospitals in the absence of a law allowing such. He pointed out that Republic Act 9173 solely provides special or temporary permits for licensed foreign nurses. However, PRC Commissioner Jose Cueto Jr.  said that in exceptional circumstances like epidemics or national emergencies, the health secretary may provide limited authorization to medical graduates. Go said he remains open to amending existing laws to strengthen the health workforce while still being compliant with standards. However, the senator emphasized that the goal must be to continue improving medical education in the country to produce enough number of qualified healthcare professionals. Go has filed the Advanced Nursing Education bill that offers leadership roles, specialization and recognition to professional nurses. The measure also integrates community immersion in the nursing curriculum to encourage community service and introduce masteral and doctoral degrees in nursing. The post Go bares 629 funded SHCs, cautions tapping nursing grads appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 25th, 2023

Sen. Go highlights Malasakit Centers’ significance

After the successful launch of the 158th Malasakit Center inside the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital in Guagua, Pampanga last 9 June, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go stressed that he remains dedicated to ensuring that every Filipino, particularly the poor and indigent patients, can avail themselves of the benefits provided by the Malasakit Centers. “Nalulungkot ako kapag naririnig ko na may ayaw magpagamot dahil takot sa babayaran sa ospital. Huwag po kayo matakot dahil tutulungan kayo ng Malasakit Center. Pangalagaan natin ang buhay na ibinigay sa atin ng ating Panginoon (I get sad whenever I hear people refusing to seek treatment fearing the high cost of hospitalization. Drop those apprehensions because the Malasakit Center is here to help us all.),” Go said. The Malasakit Center at DPMMH is the fourth such center in the province following those at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles City, and at the Overseas Filipino Workers Hospital and Diagnostic Center and Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, both in San Fernando City. It is also the 89th in Luzon and the 15th in Region III. Go, who heads the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, highlighted the significance of Malasakit Centers in improving healthcare access across the country. Witnessing firsthand the struggles that financially challenged Filipinos and their families face, Senator Go initiated the program to alleviate their burden and provide easier access to government medical assistance. Meanwhile, Go had his team mount a two-day relief effort for struggling sectors in General Mamerto Natividad, Nueva Ecija over the weekend. In his video message, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography encouraged eligible yet unvaccinated individuals to get their complete jabs against Covid-19. As part of his efforts to ensure his fellow Filipinos get convenient access to the government’s medical assistance programs, Go offered to aid those in need of medical attention and advised them to seek the services of the Malasakit Center at Eduardo L. Joson Memorial Hospital and Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center, both in Cabanatuan City; and at Talavera General Hospital in Talavera. Designed for particularly poor and indigent patients, the Malasakit Center is a one-stop shop where Filipinos can conveniently access medical assistance programs offered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. To date, there are 158 Malasakit Centers nationwide. The post Sen. Go highlights Malasakit Centers’ significance appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2023

Turkey’s Erdogan unveils new cabinet after inauguration

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday unveiled a new cabinet lineup, naming a powerful spy chief as foreign minister and market-friendly Mehmet Simsek as finance minister, hours after swearing in for a third term as president. Erdogan took the oath of office in parliament after winning a historic runoff election to extend his two-decade rule and promised to serve "impartially". He also called for unity and the anger and resentment of the campaign to be set aside as he spoke during a lavish ceremony at his presidential palace in the capital Ankara attended by dozens of world leaders. Turkey's transformative but divisive leader won the May 28 runoff against a powerful opposition coalition, despite an economic crisis and anger over the response to a February earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people. Erdogan won 52.18 percent of the vote while his secular rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu scored 47.82 percent, official results show. "As president, I swear upon my honour and integrity, before the great Turkish nation... to work with all my power to protect the existence and independence of the state... and to fulfil my duty impartially," Erdogan said in parliament after a ceremony outside the building where he saluted soldiers under pouring rain. Supporters in parliament gave Erdogan a minute-long standing ovation after his swearing-in, while some opposition lawmakers refused to stand up. In his oath, Erdogan also promised not to deviate from the rule of law and the secular principles of the republic founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk 100 years ago. Turkey's longest-serving leader, who has survived mass protests, a corruption scandal and a failed coup attempt since he came to power in 2003, now faces significant immediate challenges in his third term, including the slowing economy and tensions with the West. New cabinet Erdogan changed almost all his cabinet members except for his health and culture ministers. He named former deputy prime minister Mehmet Simsek, a reassuring figure with international stature, as treasury and finance minister. Addressing the country's economic troubles will be Erdogan's first priority, with inflation running at 43.70 percent, partly due to his unorthodox policy of cutting interest rates to stimulate growth. A former Merrill Lynch economist, Simsek is known to oppose Erdogan's unconventional policies. He served as finance minister between 2009 and 2015 and deputy prime minister in charge of the economy until 2018, before stepping down ahead of a series of lira crashes that year. Erdogan appointed the head of the National Intelligence Organisation (MIT), Hakan Fidan, as foreign minister. Fidan has been at the helm of MIT since 2010 -- and Erdogan once called the 55-year-old his "secret keeper". Watch the video here: 'Let's make peace' Erdogan, standing next to his wife Emine, promised to embrace all segments of society during a ceremony at his palace earlier in the day. "We will embrace all 85 million people, regardless of their political views, origins, creeds or sects," he said, hoping that his appeal would be reciprocated also by his opponents. "Turkey needs unity and solidarity more than ever," he said. The polarization in society has deepened under the rule of Erdogan -- called "Reis" by his supporters ("the chief"). "We want all opposition segments, including journalists, writers, civil society, artists and politicians, to reconcile with the national will," he said. "If there is resentment, if hearts are broken, let's find a way to make peace." Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Iran's vice president Mohammad Mokhber, Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban and the speaker of the lower house of Russia's parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, were among the foreign guests at the ceremony. In the latest sign of a thaw between the two arch-foes, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was also present. NATO allies are anxiously waiting for Ankara to green-light Sweden's drive to join the US-led defence alliance, before a summit in July. Erdogan has delayed approving the application, accusing Stockholm of sheltering "terrorists" from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which is listed as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and Sweden's former prime minister Carl Bildt, who attended the ceremony at Erdogan's palace, are expected to press him to drop his opposition to Stockholm's bid. The post Turkey’s Erdogan unveils new cabinet after inauguration appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 4th, 2023

Cebu BPO workers group’s fundraising show features queer artists

An organization of business process outsourcing (BPO) workers in Cebu mounted a show, “Hey Cebu, Ano Naaah?: Show for A Cause” on 2 April at the University of the Philippines Cebu Performing Arts Theater on Gorordo Avenue in Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu. [caption id="attachment_119835" align="aligncenter" width="602"] Photograph courtesy of Twitter.com/lavieenrozeeee | ‘Drag Den’ winner Naia Black.[/caption] The fundraising show, produced by Angat Cebu BPO under Bangon Inc., was headlined by queer singer-songwriter Nica del Rosario and drag artist Naia Black, who won at the first season of the drag competition series Drag Den. The Metro Manila-based artists were joined by Cebu drag performers Maria Lava and Piayuuuh and the drag group Cebu Divettes. Lloyd Abesia, Claire Anne Yongco and Kayla Barrientos, who are products of the singing competition Sinulog Idol, and spoken word artist Alfonso Manalastas also performed at the event. A highlight of the event is video message from former Vice President Leni Robredo, who is credited for inspiring the formation of these volunteer groups. An attendee commented on Twitter that “her remarkable personality instilled hope in us that a clean government is attainable. She has been instrumental in inspiring volunteerism, and her pursuit of transparency in government has been truly remarkable. Although she ran in the 2022 election and defeat, for us, she remains a true winner.” One of Robredo’s plans was to strengthen the maritime and BPO industries of the island province in central Philippines. LGBTQ+ health advocacy group LoveYourself Cebu also took part at the event, which also served as the launch of Angat BPO Cebu, providing free and confidential HIV screening and giving away condoms and lubricants. According to Angat BPO Cebu, proceeds of the show will go to projects on providing education and career opportunities to the youth and that will benefit their partner communities and schools. The post Cebu BPO workers group’s fundraising show features queer artists appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 16th, 2023

More labor protests seen

Until the Marcos administration moves to grant salary hike petitions and heed their other demands, workers will continue to mount more and bigger protest rallies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2022

HCWs protest low budget of public hospitals

Several health care workers from different public hospitals held a protest yesterday at the Senate building in Pasay City, urging lawmakers to increase the public hospital budget for 2023......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2022

PGH health workers picket vs Sinovac vaccine

Saying they deserved “only the best,” health workers of the Philippine General Hospital yesterday staged a protest to demand free, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Stanline Hospital Rollout Frontline Doctors Protest Botched Vaccine After Apology

Authorities on this Stanford University Medical Center apologized on Friday by residents and other health care workers after border workers were tugged from behind........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Nurses decry delay in salaries, benefits, set protest on Friday

Nurses are planning another protest on Friday to call for the timely payment of salaries and benefits of government health workers, after last week’s demonstration by workers of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Doctors in remote barrios protest sudden reassignment to Cebu City

"The absence of proper communication, justifying the temporary reassignment of rural health physicians serving in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) to serve in private hospitals in Cebu City is a clear violation of the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers," the paper reads......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Waste workers’ health, welfare bill filed

Garbage collectors stand to benefit from a measure that aims to provide medical and financial assistance to waste workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2024

Women Workers Health Empowerment Network (WHEN) successfully launches with Free Cervical Cancer Screening in Caloocan City

Caloocan City, Philippines (January 14, 2024) - In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing the low cervical cancer screening rates in the country, the Women Workers Health Empowerment Network was launched on January 14, 2024, with a comprehensive free screening event using newest technology of HPV DNA through self-collection held in Brgy. Bagbaguin, Caloocan City.The event, organized in collabor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2024

Women Workers Health Empowerment Network (WHEN) successfully launches with Free Cervical Cancer Screening in Caloocan City

Caloocan City, Philippines (January 14, 2024) - In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing the low cervical cancer screening rates in the country, the Women Workers Health Empowerment Network was launched on January 14, 2024, with a comprehensive free screening event using newest technology of HPV DNA through self-collection held in Brgy. Bagbaguin, Caloocan City.The event, organized in collabor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2024

DBM: P30 billion released for 2023 allowances of HCWs

The Department of Budget and Management last year released P30.1 billion in emergency allowances for health care and non-health care workers nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2024

German foreign minister grateful for Philippine health workers

Germany is grateful to Filipinos, especially in the health sector, for their important work in strengthening Germany’s health sector, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2024