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Bill filed vs privatization of public hospitals

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Alarmed by the planned privatization of major public hospitals in Metro Manila, two Mindanao solons filed a bill preventing the Department of Health (DOH) to privatize or sell government hospitals.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A third of lawmakers oppose sale of gov’t hospitals

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A third of the 289-member House of Representatives have signed a petition initiated by the Makabayan bloc opposing the “creeping privatization” of state-owned hospitals including the Philippine Orthopedic Center (left) and the Dr. Fabella Memorial Hospital. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

A third of the 289-member House of Representatives have signed a petition initiated by the Makabayan bloc opposing the “creeping privatization” of state-owned hospitals.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers slam gov’t for selling state hospitals

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Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Orthopedic Center would not be sold, says Palace

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Amid the brouhaha surrounding the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, Malacañang on Tuesday afternoon said that the said health institution would not be sold.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t sued at SC over Orthopedic privatization deal

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Can the state give up its duty to provide healthcare to the poor by allowing a government hospital, in this case, the country’s only hospital specializing in orthopedic care, to be run by the private sector?

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

KMU slams gov’t plan to privatize Fabella hospital

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A militant group on Monday slammed the government plan to privatize the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, saying the move would greatly affect poor expectant mothers.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

SC urged to stop privatization of Philippine Orthopedic Center

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A petition was filed with the Supreme Court Monday to stop the government from pushing through with the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Opponents of ‘privatized’ orthopedic center taking fight to SC

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A group of health workers is set to file a complaint over what they considered the “privatization” of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC), the only specialized orthopedic tertiary care government hospital in the country.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Government confirms partial Air New Zealand sale

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The New Zealand government confirmed Sunday the partial sell-off of national flag carrier Air New Zealand to local and offshore institutions.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Manila mulls privatization of parking fee collection

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The Manila city government plans to privatize the collection of parking fees to allow the local traffic bureau to focus on enforcing traffic rules. The proposal is expected to improve collection efficiency and cut down salary costs by P40 million a year.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

In the Know: Privatization of MWSS

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) faced problems like poor coverage, inefficient service and high nonrevenue water caused mainly by meter tampering, illegal connections, pipeline leaks and illegal use of fire hydrants.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Dads say deal letting firm run Pantabangan power shady

Six of the 10 councilors of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, have questioned what they described as a takeover of the Pantabangan Municipal Electric System (Pames) by a private firm.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Senate asked to probe NIA privatization deal

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The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) stands to lose some P114 million a year in revenues when it implements a highly questionable contract that privatizes the operations of its Baligatan mini-hydropower plant in Ramon town, Isabela, documents received by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee have showed.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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