After drawing strong opposition from migrant workers, the government is suspending the increase in premium rates for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to be collected from their salaries.
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195 inmates in detention facilities nationwide have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and has raised calls again for decongestion of jails from groups.
Instead of the usual mass gathering, several groups held an online protest for this year’s Labor Day commemoration on Friday, May 1.
A member of the House of Representatives (HOR) has urged the Duterte administration and Communist guerillas to support the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s call for a 90-day “humanitarian pause” in conflicts worldwide amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
While the Department of Education (DepEd) eyes the month of August to open the school year 2020-2021, an alliance of teachers said that preventive measures should be first put in place to ensure the welfare of students and employees amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Progressive groups criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for “diverting” the public’s attention following his threat to declare martial law amid the Coronavirus crisis in the country.
A labor group did not buy Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s “ChickenJoy Challenge” to entice Davao residents to stay at home in quarantine.
Church leaders are urging the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to reciprocate the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) extended unilateral nationwide ceasefire despite accusations that both parties have violated their own unilateral ceasefires.
President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to implement “martial law-like” measures, allegedly to curb violations of the enhanced community quarantine. Human rights advocates, however, said that militarist actions are uncalled for, and could potentially lead to human rights abuses.
Indigenous people’s groups and advocates slammed the recommendation of the Department of Agriculture to convert ancestral lands into vegetable and high-value crop farms.