Cebu groups call to end discrimination, stigma against COVID-19 survivors, frontliners

Doris C. Bongcac 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Social workers in Cebu are calling for an end to the discrimination and stigma against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors and even the social workers who work as frontliners in the campaign to…

Tumulak tells frontliners: Report discrimination to the police

Doris C. Bongcac 04/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak is asking medical and non-medical fronliners who suffer from discrimination to report the abuse to the nearest police station. In a Facebook post this morning, Tumulak said that…

Lapu CSWO head admits COVID-19 infection, appeals for understanding

Doris C. Bongcac 04/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Annabeth Cuizon, the acting head of the City Social Welfare Office (CSWO) in Lapu-Lapu City, went out on social media this morning, April 25, 2020, to admit that she was among the City…

Seafarers and the COVID-19 stigma

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/14/2020

  The outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is causing a more problematic side of society – social stigma and discrimination against certain sectors, including seafarers. Public health emergencies such COVID19 are stressful times for people and…

Horizons 101 denies discriminating frontliners, faces probe

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A condominium in Cebu City denied reports of alleged discrimination against nurses during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and said the incident was a “miscommunication”. In a statement sent to media, the management…

Cebu City police to go after those who will threaten frontliners

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will implement the full extent of the anti-discrimination ordinance in a bid to ensure the safety of the city’s frontliners. Police Colonel Hector Grijaldo said that health…

Discrimination against frontliners now illegal in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The discrimination against frontliners such as medical professionals, health workers, and other people working to fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the ground can now be penalized in Cebu City. The…

Ferro orders probe on ‘attack’ on male nurse from Cebu City

Alven Marie Timtim 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The recent attack on a Cebu-based health worker did not go unnoticed. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said they are now investigating…

Medical workers in Cebu City get more help

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In response to reports that several frontline workers fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) experienced discrimination and harassment, several establishments in Cebu City offered to provide help to them. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

2 frontline health workers attacked

Ador Vincent Mayol, Edwin Fernandez 03/30/2020

COTABATO CITY, Maguinadano, Philippines —The discrimination against health workers in the frontline of the battle against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become violent. Two persons, a hospital employee in Tacurong City and a nurse of a…

Garin ‘strongly discourages’ discrimination vs suspected coronavirus patients

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 03/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Friday said discrimination against those suspected to be positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) should be “strongly discouraged.” Former Health Secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin said it is…

Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians

AFP 10/16/2018

NEW YORK, United States – Harvard University went on trial Monday over an opaque admissions selection process that critics say discriminates against Asian students. A lawsuit has challenged the use of race as a factor in Harvard…

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