Category Archives: Health Policy and Governance

“Prevention is better than cure: A four-point action plan”

Recently, my commentary/analysis entitled, “Prevention is better than cure”, was featured in the Opinion page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. This was my first time to contribute a commentary piece and I felt that it

“A healthy environment is necessary for healthy people!” – Vandana Shiva

Finally, the days of the 1st Philippine Environment Summit came. As a health activist and safe food advocate, I was particularly excited to participate in the first day because it focused on healthy food

“Public Health is the Responsibility of All!”

Speech delivered on behalf of ABI-Health at the Info-Art Exhibit launch organized by AngNars Partylist and Alternative Budget Initiative (ABI-Health Cluster) last September 7, 2015 at the North Wing Lobby, House of Representatives,

Healthactivist.ph is at FORUM2015

Healthactivist.ph is an accredited media at FORUM 2015 (August 24-27, 2015, PICC, Manila. Also attending as a delegate/researcher/contributor, health policy student, advocate and communicator. More on my insights about the sessions and the

#HAWMC 7: My World Health Day Events

World Health Day for me last April 7 was a busy day. I have attended two health-related events, morning and afternoon with a research team meeting to cap my day. Whoa, whatta

[My Thoughts] Attacks on Science: The Risks to Evidence-Based Policy

After our very first meeting in our HPS 221 class with the course title, “Political Dynamics of Health Policy Process”, we were tasked by our professor to read in advance our assignment.

Ingat! Always wear your CAP! (Care, Access and Prevention)

Caring enough to provide access to information that leads to the prevention of diseases, disabilities and deaths. A Presentation at the 1st Philippine Health Care and Social Media Summit #hcsmPH (February 21, 2015,

“Health in the Hands of the People”

Last June 3 to July 1, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health started again their five-week course on Health for All through Primary Health Care. This last offering was my

What’s the truth behind the “Golden Rice Project”?

This three-part series article was originally posted at BlogWatch Features last September 2013 of the Philippine Online Chronicles where the Author has currently renewed its contract as a contributor writer. I decided

The start of a history-in-the-making: The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) welcomes to its home a group of Filipino traditional/indigenous healers

The office and grounds of the PMA that stands in North Avenue, Quezon City is considered the Mecca, a sacred ground, for health service providers like traditional/indigenous healers. For the first time,