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
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
Given adequate information, the market theory assumes that consumers know what is best for themselves; hence, they make choices that maximize their total satisfaction. If this assumption is wrong, markets may not efficiently produce. We call this satisfaction consumers gain from consuming a good or service as “utility”. The satisfaction (or utility) depends on the … Continue reading Pen Point 42
To our dismay, Senator Cynthia Villar’s comment on the Department of Agriculture’s proposed budget for research reflects many people’s poor understanding of the value of research in policy making and in the country’s quest for sustainable development. Research produces valuable impact on society. It provides evidence to support or improve practice, in this case, farming. … Continue reading Bakit tayo ‘baliw na baliw’ sa research?