I may not be posting a lot of political stuff, but this is my voice on this platform. .
As a future health worker, I am appalled and deeply saddened with the turnouts of this pandemic is causing to my country and the entire world. It frustrates me that I am so near to my goal but yet so far that I can't help in the line of duty. In our medical jurisprudence class, it was taught to us that it is a doctor's ethical duty to serve the people in times of crises, such as in a pandemic. A doctor can save himself first since it is his life at stake, and it is legal, but it is considered unethical. I have kept quiet the entire time in my social media since lockdown started, but I have done my own ways by teaching my family and non-med friends the proper and correct information about the virus. The threat isn't over, but a new one is already emerging - and this new threat in the Philippines is pushing aside the ongoing struggles caused by the pandemic by focusing on what matters more to this puppet of a government. .
While the inner workings of the PH law and constitution is something not thoroughly discussed to us in medical school, I distinctly remember that the Filipino's basic rights is taught waaaaaay back when I was in grade school. These rights have been ingrained in many of us, because it was taught at a young age to know what a Filipino's rights are. Children absorb knowledge like a sponge around the ages of 5-7 years old, hence it is a perfect time to educate them regarding simple matters such as this. But this current threat the government is actively pursuing is a contradictory to everything that is stated in the law. .
Books and bookstagram has been my escape ever since, and even though I would want to stay away from everything going on around the world that has reached me even at my safe space, I think it is more than enough for me to say something and continue educating others. Our country's fight is no more different from the fight going around in other parts of the world, and while I support this ongoing worldwide battle, please let the world know that the Philippines is also in a tumultuous place right now. Help us spread the truth and fight too - 6 hours ago