Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) and San Francisco Supervisors John Avalos and Eric Mar joined labor leaders, patients, and hospital workers in a protest rally Thursday, April 4, at UCSF Parnassus Campus to highlight growing concerns about the UC Medical system and to denounce the recent elimination of 300 jobs at UCSF Medical Center.
Last month, UC Patient Care Technical Workers released a blistering new whistleblower report exposing chronic understaffing and other deficiencies across a $6.9 billion UC Medical system that is expected to have hundreds of thousands of new customers by the start of next year. The report documented problems ranging from preventable infections and skyrocketing executive pay, to under sanitized facilities and a growing number of state health watchdog reports that have cited UC medical facilities—including UCSFMC--for putting patients at risk.
By Macon Araneta
FilAm Star Correspondent
The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) recently declared constitutional the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), signed during the state visit of U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014, which will allow the US rotational presence in the country.
The EDCA, which has an initial term of 10 years, was signed in time for the state visit of Obama on April 28 last year as part of his four-nation Asian tour. This would allow the U.S. to rotate its troops, store equipment and operate facilities in Philippine bases.
Sen. Bongbong Marcos expressed his frustrations over the government’s negligence to Filipino inventors as he urged support to inventors of the internationally-acclaimed salt-powered lamp.
Senator Sonny Angara recently urged authorities to look into the alleged overcharging by airport taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
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