Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, in an April 7 column in Philippine News Agency, said the Alliance of Health Workers was created by communist rebels “precisely for the infiltration of government.”
Badoy said the AHW “infiltrated” several health institutions “down to the barangay levels,” and that their underground organization is the Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MASAPA).
“And the Alliance of Health Workers that have infiltrated the Philippine Orthopedic Center, UP PGH, Lung Center, Kidney Institute, regional/provincial hospitals all the way down to the barangay levels,” he said.
Badoy said the group adheres to “violent overthrow of the government.”
“What makes them illegal is their strict adherence to the violent overthrow of the government, the destruction of our democracy, and replacing it with at dead-as-a-doornail ideology, COMMUNISM,” Badoy alleged.