MAG is now accepting food pack donations to be distributed to our front liners. Let us help them in these crucial times and give back to their sacrifices and efforts. You may send us a message on our Facebook Page for coordination.
MAG believes that persons deprived with liberty (PDLs) are to be treated with inherent dignity and rights, including the right to health. In observance of COVID-19 health protocols, jail visitations are limited to E-Dalaw where the PDLs can connect to their families and relatives through online platforms. To help PDLs cope with this situation, MAG together with Caritas Manila conducted stress management sessions on several city jails in Metro Manila,
In order to respond to the medical needs and stress relief of partner organizations (including non-government organizations, community-based organizations, and people’s organizations) during the COVID-19 pandemic, MAG has launched its teleconsultation services wherein networks and community partners are able to access medical and stress relief consultation and services through phone and online.
Last May 7, 2021, MAG has conducted virtual medical consultation with the Surigao Del Sur District Jail. This activity was conducted to conduct a follow-up check-up for elderly PDLs, and has in total catered 11 political prisoners and 3 non-political PDLs referral for psychological assessment. MAG has been assisted by Jail Nurse Mar Denver Balan, with MAG Member Dr. Benito Molino served as the consulting physician while Ms. Tiff Haban
Last April 30, 2021, MAG has conducted virtual medical consultation with the Agusan Del Sur District Jail. This activity was conducted to conduct a follow-up check-up for our partner PDLs, and has in total catered 25 PDLs. MAG has been assisted by Jail Officer Rodolfo Sagad Jr., with MAG Member Dr. Benito Molino served as the consulting physician while Ms. Tiff Haban of MAG Services Unit as the documentor.
MAG received hygiene kits and food packs from the International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to be turned over to persons deprived of liberty in NCR jails.
As part of the initiative to assist healthcare workers to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, MAG has donated PPEs to partner areas in Samar, including municipalities of Motiong, Sta. Margarita, Villareal, and Basey.
The Medical Action Group (MAG) conducts a medical mission providing medical and psychological services to human rights defenders and their families in Ormoc, Leyte last April 4 – 5, 2019.
In partnership with the Taguig City Health Office, some of the staff of the MAG services and a volunteer MAG member-doctor (Dr. EJ Agaid-Dalutag) conducted medical and dental mission for political prisoners and non-political prisoners (sickly and elderly PDLs) of the Metro Manila District Jail Annex 5, also known as SICA 2. This has been held last October 22, 2018, in line with the celebration of National Correctional Consciousness Month