Events

  • Health group calls for justice to the torture victims; urges P-Noy to safeguard human rights by full implementation of RA 9745

    Press Release August 18, 2010 The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG) condemns the inhuman act and degrading punishment recently conducted by a person in authority allegedly a police chief in Manila. This merciless act is just an example on how our government allows torture as a systematic policy in interrogation and punishment. The alleged torture…

  • Erratum on news published last Feb. 8, 2010

    The last sentence of the last paragraph in our press release dated February 8 entitled “MAG condemns the illegal arrest and detetion of health workers” originally read: “…to release immediately the remaining 12 health rights defenders…” After verifying the information, there were no releases made by the military, thus, all the forty-three (43) arrested health workers…

  • Health professionals laud the RH program of Sec. Cabral

    The Medical Action Group (MAG)  supports the initiatives of Dr. Esperanza Cabral of the Department of Health (DOH) in her endeavour to fight the escalating incidence of HIV/AIDS in the country through condom distribution at Dangwa, Sampaloc last February 14.   MAG lauds the unflinching sincerity and steadfast commitment of Dr. Cabral and the entire…

  • Health workers under attack: AFP’s new targets

    The Medical Action Group, Inc. (MAG) is in solidarity with other health organizations in denouncing  the direct assault, detention and torture of more than forty health professionals and health workers last February 6, 2010 at Morong, Rizal province and condemning a new wave of repression against health rights defenders.  “This is a blunt show of…

  • MAG condemns the illegal arrest and detention of health workers

    The Medical Action Group (MAG)  expresses its concern and at the same time, strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest, detention and harassment of forty-three (43) physicans, nurses and health workers last Saturday, February 6, who were participating in a health training at a farmhouse in Morong, Rizal. According to the information received, the arresting team lead…

  • Four torture victims acquitted after seven years of detention

    MAG welcomes the acquittal and release of the four of five torture victims detained at Davao City Jail since 2003 after alleged charges of multiple murder and frustrated murder in connection with a bombing incident in Davao City. Esmael Mamalangkas, Ting Idar, Tohamie Ulong and Jimmy Balulao Silongan were already free men last January 29,…

  • Annual Paskuhan sa Kampo 2009

    Annual Paskuhan sa Kampo 2009

    MAG, together with its partner organizations, political detainees and political prisoners and their relatives, celebrates the yuletide season during the Paskuhan sa Kampo (Christmas in Detention) last December 2009.

  • Medicines priced within the Filipinos reach

    After years of waiting for the passage of the much-contended legislation, the debacle over the Cheaper Medicines Bill hounds the public even after its celebrated passage in June of 2008. More than a roller coaster ride To say that the campaign to pass the Cheaper Medicines Bill was difficult is a complete understatement. The legislation…

  • Celebrating the Life of Mamita

    Source: Inquirer.Net http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/metro/view/20071024-96546/%91Mamita%2C%92_doctor%2C_activist%2C_dies MANILA, Philippines — Former social welfare secretary Mita Pardo de Tavera passed away last Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. She was 87. Interment will be on Friday after a Mass at 1 p.m. at the Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City. Born to the illustrious Pardo de Tavera…

  • GMA rejects price control in cheap medicine bill

    PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has called on lawmakers to scrap the price control provision of the Cheaper Medicines Bill and avoid giving drug companies another excuse to delay the passage of the bill, which she has certified as urgent. The President also reminded Congress to buckle down to work on important…