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Finally, more coronavirus-hit health workers receive gov't compensation

Jun 07, 2020 - 4:40 PM

The Department of Health says families of 25 out of 32 health workers who died due to the coronavirus received funds promised to them, while checks for 10 of the 42 health workers severely infected are ready

HIGH RISK. Workers wear personal protective equipment inside the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Building in Delpan, Tondo on June 2, 2020.  Photo by Dante Diosina JR/Rappler

Duterte to axe DOH staff over health workers' compensation but spares Duque

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:52 AM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tells President Duterte during a televised meeting: 'Nakakahiya talaga, Sir. Namatayan na nga, tapos nagpawardi-wardi mga tao ko na parang walang sense of urgency.'

COMPENSATION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte set a new deadline for the release of health worker compensation. Malacanang photo

'Palusot ang IRR': Sotto urges DOH to fast-track compensation of health workers

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:31 PM

'While I understand that this pandemic is an unprecendented crisis, let it not be a reason for your failure to do what is expected of you as a secretary of health and the chairperson of the IATF,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III

CORONAVIRUS. Healthcare workers cheer as they send off a COVID-19 survivor on May 28, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Number of health workers infected with coronavirus reaches 2,480

May 29, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The Department of Health reports 28 new coronavirus cases among health workers

HEALTH WORKERS. Medical Technologists hired by Philippine Coast Guard man their stations as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inspects the new swabbing center at Palacio de Manila in Malate on May 5, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH healthcare workers who contracted COVID-19 now 2,420

May 26, 2020 - 6:10 PM

There have been no COVID-19 fatalities among health workers since May 10, says the Department of Health

SWAB TEST. Health workers take a swab sample from a policeman at the San Juan Elementary School on May 12, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

PH health workers with coronavirus reach 2,336

May 22, 2020 - 6:26 PM

The Department of Health removes retired health workers from the tally, reducing the number of fatalities from 35 to 31

FRONTLINERS. A man with a disinfection spray walks outside the Mega Swabbing Tent at the Philippine Sports Stadium, Philippine Arena in Bulacan on May 20, 2020, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH healthcare workers with coronavirus now 2,315

May 19, 2020 - 6:31 PM

The Department of Health has not reported any new fatality among healthcare workers since May 13, and the death toll stays at 35

FRONTLINE. Police officers along with other front line workers undergo mass testing at he San Juan Elementary School on May 12, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Number of PH health workers with coronavirus climbs to 2,314

May 18, 2020 - 6:47 PM

No new fatalities are reported, keeping the death toll among health workers at 35

HIGH RISK. Manila health workers sanitize and take off their personal protective equipment after they conduct community rapid testing for COVID-19 at San Andres, Manila on May 1, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Health workers infected with coronavirus rise to 2,245

May 15, 2020 - 5:54 PM

The Department of Health reports 80 new cases among health workers

HEALTH WORKERS. Members of the Northern Police District undergo swab testing for possible COVID-19 infection at the People's Park in Caloocan City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH health workers positive for coronavirus reach 2,165

May 14, 2020 - 5:25 PM

No new coronavirus fatalities were reported among healthcare workers as of Wednesday, May 13

FRONTLINERS. Health workers take swab samples from Northern Police District cops at the People's Park in Caloocan City on May 6, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH health workers with coronavirus breach 2,000 mark

May 12, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Another health worker has died, bringing the total coronavirus deaths among medical professionals to 35

Medical Technologists hired by Philippine Coast Guard man their stations as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inspects the new swabbing center at Palacio de Manila in Malate on May 5, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Over 1,900 PH health workers positive for coronavirus

May 11, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Most of those infected are nurses and physicians

FRONTLINE. Manila health workers sanitize and take off their personal protective equipment after they conduct community rapid testing for COVID-19 at San Andres, Manila on May 1, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Filipino nurses: The world's frontliners vs the coronavirus

May 08, 2020 - 4:21 PM

With the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino nurses are thrust to the front lines across the globe, bound by a duty to care for the sickest

WORLD'S FRONT LINERS. Filipino nurses all over the world.


Low pay, high risk: The reality of nurses in the Philippines

May 06, 2020 - 9:40 PM

How much do nurses in the Philippines earn?

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Nurses with overseas contracts appeal to gov’t to amend deployment ban anew

May 01, 2020 - 10:25 PM

Despite earlier guidelines allowing health workers with existing contracts to leave the country, nurses say they are still unable to return to their jobs over the lack of overseas employment certificates signed as of March 8

RISKY JOB. Health workers are at the front lines do the COVID-19 pandemic as they tend to both  suspected and confirmed patients. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Number of PH health workers positive for coronavirus rises to 1,245

Apr 27, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The Department of Health says that of the confirmed cases, 27 have died

HIGH RISK. Health workers of the Rosario Maclang Bautista Hospital in Batasan Road, Quezon City undergo coronavirus swab tests before returning for work on April 21, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

766 PH health workers infected with coronavirus – DOH

Apr 17, 2020 - 5:44 PM

The number of health workers with COVID-19 triples in a span of 9 days

NEW CASES. Health workers at the COVID-19 express lane of the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina City, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Underpaid, overworked, unappreciated:' PH deployment ban scars nurses during pandemic

Apr 16, 2020 - 7:44 PM

A sudden deployment ban on health workers during the coronavirus outbreak exposes once more the plight of Filipino nurses who have fought decades for better working conditions

FIGHTING A PANDEMIC. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow frontliners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Health workers with contracts as of March 8 can leave PH

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:55 AM

The government's coronavirus task force says the Department of Health will also facilitate the emergency hiring of health workers to assist in caring for the increasing number of coronavirus patients

FRONT LINES. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow frontliners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'State of limbo': Labor groups oppose deployment ban on health workers

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:37 PM

The ban is 'unfair,' especially to workers who already have jobs waiting for them abroad, says the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition

FRONTLINERS. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow front-liners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Locsin vows to fight deployment ban on health workers

Apr 11, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the new policy violates the Constitution

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr answers questions from the media after his meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Davao City on October 29, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Living in a pandemic world

Apr 10, 2020 - 4:47 PM

We will survive this!

Nine rooms and a hallway

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:51 AM

A story from the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak

'When I wake I cry': The hell doctors, nurses face on France's virus front line

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:55 PM

'Waking up this morning I cried. I cried eating breakfast. I cried getting ready... in the hospital locker room, I dried my tears. I breathed in. The people in the hospital beds are crying too, and it is I who am there to dry their tears.'

REST. A medic takes a break at the emergency department of the Louis Pasteur Hospital in Colmar, eastern France, on March 26, 2020, on the tenth day of a strict lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Robredo taps local designers for PPEs, asks suppliers to provide fabric

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo is asking suppliers to provide them with tafetta with silver black lining that can be used to produce personal protective equipment for health workers

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque man a tent for persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

About 75% of cities, towns in Philippines lack health workers

Mar 28, 2020 - 2:33 PM

A study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies suggests policy actions to address the uneven distribution of healthcare workers

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[OPINION] Who is caring for our ‘invisible’ carers?

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:30 PM

We need pro-poor and pro-women approaches to hurdle this health, poverty, and inequality crisis

LIST: 9 routes for Pasig City's bus service for health workers and frontliners

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:42 PM

Mayor Vico Sotto says the Pasig Bus Service will remain operational to carry essential frontline government personnel and health workers

PASIG BUS SERVICE. Only those who are exempted from the quarantine will be accommodated

Duque thanks health workers: ‘The Filipino people will never forget your heroism’

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:36 PM

The health secretary delivers a heartfelt but somber speech before health workers a little over a month since the Philippines recorded its first COVID-19 case

GRATEFUL TO HEALTH SECTOR. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gestures during a press conference at the DOH headquarters in Manila on March 7, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo, OVP partners raise P12.3M for health workers' protective gear

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Some 5,000 government workers need at least 3 sets of personal protective equipment costing P1,500 each

PROTECTION FOR PROTECTORS. The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use their personal protective equipment against COVID-19. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Over 10,000 health workers could lose jobs due to DOH budget cut – Recto

Oct 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020

NURSE PAY HIKE. Nurses from Filipino Nurses United (FNU) and nurses from different public and private hospitals ask for 30,000 salary increase, safe nurse to patient ratio, and quality patient care during a press conference at Ermita Manila on 8 October 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Pangilinan wants fixed allowance for barangay health workers

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:16 PM

'Barangay health workers are our front-liners for health, but they are behind in benefits and incentives. When their work conditions are okay, our health conditions will be better,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

FIXED ALLOWANCE RATE. Senator Francis Pangilinan wants a fixed allowance rate for all barangay health workers in the country. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups slam 'dangerous' red-tagging of health workers

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:06 PM

'This we strongly protest because they are violating our rights as health workers to work and function as health workers, to serve the people whom we are duty-bound to serve,' says Dr Edelina dela Paz, Health Action for Human Rights chairperson

400 health workers get training to assist families of Dengvaxia recipients

May 12, 2018 - 5:22 PM

DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the training will enable the health workers to gain the trust of parents whose kids received the risky dengue vaccine

Paulina Calo, DOH Calabarzon mental health program coordinator, spearheads the 3-day psychosocial training for health workers who will handle community work for the affected families of Dengvaxia in the region. Photo from DOH Calabarzon

INFOGRAPHICS: Labor orders in 2017 meant to ease workers’ burden

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Women can no longer be required to wear high-heeled shoes, and those in sedentary environment are required to take standing breaks. Here's a list of government directives that might be useful to you.

Health workers assured of limited work hours, holiday pay

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment emphasizes the benefits health workers are entitled to

LIMITED WORK HOURS. A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment limits the work hours of health personnel. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov’t workers hail Senate passage of ILO convention

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

ILO Convention 151 protects government workers rights to organize and negotiate employment conditions

FRONTLINER. DSWD staff accepting requests for assistance at the agency's crisis intervention unit. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The Syrian government and its ally Russia have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal

EMERGENCY. This file photo taken on November 20, 2016 shows Syrian civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, helping a victim following a reported airstrikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of al-Hamra. Thaer Mohammed/AFP

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial s directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on health

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:10 AM

All presidential candidates want to provide better health care for Filipinos but how will they do it?

HEALTH CARE. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M Sabangan/EPA

Enabling local leaders as first disaster responders

Jan 25, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Now we can say that should there be another disaster like Typhoon Jangmi we are ready

Photograph by Joy Maluyo. Image courtesy World Vision.

[Dash of SAS] Health care providers with a heart

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Barangay Health Workers bridge community families both far and near to health care providers

Jonamae and Christian with their baby, CJ. Capiz, Western Visayas, July 2015.

Fears abound in Orthopedic Center's privatization

Mar 20, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Will indigents still be able to afford services of the Philippine Orthopedic Center once it is privatized?

MORE SUPPORT. Patients are wary that POC's free services will cease once the hospital is privitized.

Red Cross denounces attacks on Ebola teams in Guinea

Feb 12, 2015 - 2:54 AM

Guinea and its neighbours Sierra Leone and Liberia have registered more than 9 000 deaths since the Ebola epidemic flared up in December 2013

Senior doctors and nurses bully newbies through gossip

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Nurse to nurse bullying she noted continues to this day usually a result of unmet expectations

Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for offensive Facebook comments

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Bello the nurse lodged a police complaint saying his Facebook account was hacked after the post went viral

Ebola death toll rises to 7,842 –WHO

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Almost all the deaths and cases were recorded in 3 west African countries: Sierra Leone Liberia and Guinea

VICTIMS. Liberian nurses bury the body of an Ebola victim in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia 06 August 2014. Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Five stories that moved us in 2014

Dec 25, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Here are the best MovePH stories that moved you in 2014

How a Pinay doctor helped fight Ebola in Liberia

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:48 AM

The Philippines may not be sending health workers to Ebola hit countries but there s no stopping Filipino doctors who want to fight the outbreak at its epicenter

EBOLA FIGHTER. Dr Natasha Reyes is one of the few Filipino health workers who helped fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa this 2014. File photo from Doctors Without Borders

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459 – WHO

Nov 22, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The World Health Organization believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70

HEALTH WORKERS. A handout picture provided by the Geneva University Hospital HUG shows a Cuban doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola arriving at Geneva University Hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland, November 21, 2014. Photo by Julien Gregorio/Geneva University Hospital/EPA