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Health Care in the Philippines: Challenges and Ways Forward


Cetrángolo,O., Mesa-Lago,C., Lazaro,G., Carisma,S.

Pasig City: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Philippine Office

The comparative analyses and the policy reform recommendations in this study inform the strategic advocacy plans of major progressive stakeholders in the Philippine social security system. Its recommendations in particular seek to inform policies of the public and the private health care schemes as well as provides basis for legislation of reforms in the health care system. The study reflects a wide range of perceptions, coming not only from Government agencies and departments, but also, and maybe more importantly, from progressive stakeholders in the academe and civil society groups. All interview partners strongly agreed that reforms in the health care system are urgently needed, such as the expansion of benefits and the increase in coverage and accessibility to health services, especially in the rural areas in the country.

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Defense Budget and Spending: Alignment and Priorities Philippine Defense Spending (2001 to 2012) & Revisiting the Policy Environment on Peace and Security: Tracing Alignments and Problematizing Gaps


Ateneo de Manila University

Political Science Department

Working Group on Security Sector Reform and Development

The Ateneo de Manila University – Department of Political Science Working Group on Security Sector Reform and Development in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Australian Aid produced a two volume publication that on the one hand looks at the pattern of government budget and spending in the last decade, particularly focusing on the budget allocation of the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines from 2001-2012.; on the other, the publication examines as well the policies in place that are relevant in the reform of the peace and security sector of the country.