Pen Point 47

Duterte & his allies have mastered the art of deception and selective justice. Deception of people for the sake of the people is a contradiction in democracy. Indeed, politics is a dirty game. Remember that there are no permanent friends, or enemies, only permanent (sometimes selfish) interests. Inaction is action. Our government is responsible both … Continue reading Pen Point 47

Burned and scarred

WARNING: This post contains sensitive content which some people may find offensive or disturbing. Many of us assume that pay and other rewards are all that we can expect to receive from our work. There is less emphasis on less-tangible but equally important benefits like trust, respect, civility, and the opportunity to make a positive … Continue reading Burned and scarred

Foreign ownership in the health care market

The proposed measure to allow foreign ownership of transportation and telecommunication services clearly sets a precedent for other public services in the Philippines, such as health care. Opening the Philippine health care market to foreign ownership, obviously, has potential benefits including employment opportunities, better provision of health services, and health technology exchange. Foreign ownership of … Continue reading Foreign ownership in the health care market

Pen Point 44

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.