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
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
WE SHOULDN’T BE SILENCED. WE MUST BE HEARD. It is almost always difficult to make a decision. Probably, it is harder during a pandemic when you battle against time and limited resources. Not all administrators will make the right decisions. Not all employees will have the same opinion. What’s common, I suppose, is the collective … Continue reading WE SHOULDN’T BE SILENCED. WE MUST BE HEARD.
As a nurse, waking up each day is a struggle knowing that there is a high risk for us to acquire the disease. However, we are constantly reminded of our duty to the people. That it is our duty and responsibility to help those in need, especially the poor, weak, and vulnerable. Times like this … Continue reading The frontline
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
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