Almost every day I see patients (or their relatives) looking for stretcher beds as there are no longer available beds in the emergency room. This scenario, I suppose, will persist even when hospital renovations are finished this year. While increasing the hospital's bed capacity potentially decreases waiting time for patients, no amount of beds will … Continue reading Unpaved road to UHC
In poor countries such as the Philippines, where labor is cheap and work conditions are poor, the need for subsistence often takes away an individual's capacity to choose.
It has been a great year. I cannot thank enough the people who have been part of this amazing 2019! In the past, I wrote top lessons I learned during the year. For this year, I will have to put them aside and share with you nine questions I had in 2019 that remain unanswered … Continue reading Top Nine Questions This 2019
We don't usually depend on what others say about us or how they see us because we need to own our truth. But, up to which point do we continuously neglect the truth, as perceived by others? They, too, are mirrors to our truth.
The moment we deny ourselves the truth is the time we succumb to lie and deception.
It took ten years to reach this point; a manifestation of the slow, inefficient process of our Justice System. Court's decision today on 'Ampatuan Massacre', however, gives us hope that justice is not entirely elusive. Even those who cling to power cannot evade justice. Justice will only be truly served when our journalists and other … Continue reading Ampatuan Massacre Promulgation
How much is the price of upholding the rights of nurses in the country? For some, it costs nothing. Nurses are at the frontline of the health care delivery system. They become the first and last health workers in contact with patients and their families. As such, nurses are exposed to low- and high-risk hazards … Continue reading Call for fair and adequate hazard pay