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HB 6522 - Philippines CDC Bill. Serious Concerns with Clauses in this Document. The Public Need to Be Informed and to Lobby Their Representatives to Reject Approval of This Bill as it Currently Stands
This bill pushes Philippines towards compliance with a one world government, obedience to WHO and IHR dictates, and a surveillance state. Citizens who refuse to comply can be detained on suspicion.
As promised, further details now on HB 6522.
Last 12 December 2022 the Philippines House of Representatives unanimously 255-0 approved HB6522 on its 3rd reading. It will now be passed to the senate for their approval, and then enactment.
There are serious concerns with this bill, including its impacts on national sovereignty, and the freedoms and rights of Filipinos which are enshrined under the Philippines Constitution.
The Philippines CDC will be under DOH. It will be headed by a Director General who will directly advise the President.
The bill appears to grant nearly unlimited, liability free, powers to the DOH under very broadly defined public health emergency conditions, which are not limited to natural events / infectious agents or pathogens, but also include toxins, radiation, and manmade events or declarations.
Under this bill, the DOH is answerable to and mandated to work with WHO and to follow and implement the WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHR) for the Philippines. Provision for penalties on (non) compliance and (non) implementation are included.
Quarantines and detention may be effected upon persons who are not sick, but who are suspected to be at risk of getting sick!
The DOH may compel the police and NBI to carry out their instructions, including finding and placing into detention persons suspected of being a health risk, or persons who do not comply with health instructions.
Telecommunication companies can be compelled to track and trace suspect persons (this is the link to the recent compulsory sim registration bill).
Commodities (vaccines, medicines, devices) may be fast tracked, bypassing typical testing and regulatory requirements under declared health emergencies and can be used with full freedom from liability for all involved in their development and administration to the population.
There is no provision for independent oversight.
Presentation and Discussion on Selected Provisions of Particular Concern
ARTICLE II DEFINITION OF TERMS SEC. 4. Definition of Terms
The focus is on manufactured commodities, with vaccines first on the list. This brings to mind the WHO’s Global Vaccine Action Plan called for by Bill and Melinda Gates at the 2010 World Economic Forum. This is the next step?
Disease control refers to bringing disease levels down to a “locally acceptable level”. What if that level is 0? Conceivably it could be as that was the target for Sars-Cov-2 in many countries. The interminable lockdowns already seen in the past 3 years could be repeated.
Public health emergency is defined so broadly as to include natural and manmade threats, as well as consequences of government interventions. Note it only requires an imminent threat (declared by whom? WHO?), it does not require a realized threat.
And that threat or imminent threat might result in a wide range of consequences including trade and travel restrictions. Trade and travel restrictions? These are declared by governments and are not natural consequences of infectious agents.
Quarantine refers to the restriction of activities or separation from others of suspect persons who are not ill. While Quarantine of the ill, which has been used since time immemorial. There is now quarantine of suspect people who are not ill. It is not clear whether this would involve detention in a dedicated facility. Quarantine of personal property is also included.
ARTICLE III CREATION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTERS FOR DISEASE PREVIONS AND CONTROL. SEC. 6. Functions of the CDC.
The CDC, to be headed by a Director General appointed by the President, will be an agency directly under the Office of the Secretary of the DOH. The CDC will coordinate with global CDCs and shall be the focal point for IHR concerns. I.e. the Philippines CDC will be the agency directly working with the WHO.
Sec. 11. Director General (DG), Deputy Directors General, and Directors.
The DG is an immensely powerful position. This person is responsible to notify the WHO and coordinate any response following IHR guidelines.
The DG advises the President and can recommend special powers and actions, including mobilization of public and private agencies.
He has responsibility to compel LGU’s follow all rules and regulations. Can’t have anyone questioning measures as happened in Cebu during the last declared pandemic. No more regional autonomy. Likely, no more national autonomy either, as the WHO’s IHR are to be followed!
Under a declared health emergency, the DOH will take over the role of DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), to prevent hoarding, profiteering, etc. covering not just health commodities but food, machinery equipment, articles of prime necessity.
They will institute mass public health surveillance programs to be compulsorily complied with by [everyone] public and private sectors; including workplaces, schools, ports, airports, etc. All movements tracked and traced! The end of any privacy of any kind.
Philippine National Police (PNP) or National Bureau of Investigation will be involved in finding patients or persons suspected of contracting a communicable disease. Police State!
Develop policies with provisions on penalties for local implementation and enforcement. Follow directives or be punished.
ARTICLE IV OPERATIONAL STRUCTURE, MANAGEMENT, AND STAFF OF THE CENTER. Sec. 9. Transfer of Agencies. Clause 2. iii.
In-house experts working for the center are allowed to practice their profession and receive compensation. They are required to submit conflict of interest statements, but no indication whether such CI would be actionable. This sets up conflict of interest if these experts are working in industry (for example., a person working for Pfizer could be employed as an expert under this provision).
SEC. 12. Response Cascade. –
ARTICLE V RESPONSE ACTION SEC. 12. Response Cascade. –
National Telecommunication Commision and any public or private telecommunication entities, will be required to provide location information of patients or suspect persons. This ties in with the just implemented compulsory SIM registration act. All phones are registered, with personal details in the system; easy to find anyone!
Persons unwilling to undergo treatment shall be isolated or quarantined.
ARTICLE VI SPECIAL POWERS / AUTHORITY TO ENABLE RESPONSE. Sec. 15. Health Technology Assessment and Evidence Review.
Bypasses normal checking of commodities that will be used under a public health emergency. No more checks and balance. The Covid-19 vaccines are not turning out very well and they were subject (theoretically) to at least some checking. What more when there is no more assessment required.
Sec. 16. Procurement of Commodities and Services for Public Health Emergencies by the DOH.
Normal procurement procedures are waived. DOH may procure commodities recommended by WHO, HTAC, DOH-Approved clinical practice guidelines or interim guidelines (they can purchase what they themselves approve!) under expedited procurement.
Further, special guidelines may be developed to transition Public Health Emergency Commodities to Regular Authorization. This risks that a commodity may never undergo standard scrutiny.
SEC. 21. Immunity from Liability
There will be no liability for adverse effects or poor outcomes from implemented measures. Our freedom is at stake more over our health. DOH can follow WHO IHR with impunity! There will be no consequences, except in case of gross negligence or willful misconduct, if these could be proven (and prosecuted).
This bill must be reviewed very carefully. Should it be rejected outright? Should it be retained and rewritten? If this is passed as it stands, it will be a very big step towards One World Government, mass surveillance, loss of national, local and personal autonomy and a medical police state.
There are counterpart bills of HB6522 in the Senate. These include SB 1039 authored by Sen. Francis Escudero, SB 1113 authored by Sen. Loren Legarda, SB 1167 authored by Sen. JV Ejercito, SB 1427 authored by Sen. Bong Revilla, and SB 1477 authored by Sen. Joel Villanueva. WEF Young Global Leader Graduates among the bill’s authors include Sen. Loren Legarda (2000 graduate), and Chiz Escudero (2008 graduates).
This bill is happening in lockstep with similar bills in many other countries.
Klaus Schwab is proud of the WEF Young Global Leaders he has trained and used to penetrate the cabinets in every nation to advance his globalist agenda. Many Filipinos working in government, private sector, and entertainment are listed among YGL graduates.
Where are the brave Senators, Legislators, Mayors, Lawyers and Citizens who will stand up to ensure that any bill implemented will be directly for the good of the Philippines and all Filipinos?
Raising broad population awareness of this bill is but the first step. Lobbying with government representatives is also needed. After this action to acheive comprehensive review and revision (or outright rejection) is required.
There will be a live Informational Session on Wednesday 11th January at 7:30 pm Manila Time on FB on the IVMCC FB Page by our Brilliant Atty. Ting (likely mixed English & Tagalog).
I will update as actions progress.