World Mental Health Day and the Philippines

World Mental Health Day is a fairly young celebration—but then, respect for mental health is also fairly young in the mainstream. The first time the occasion was observed was in 1992, thanks to the efforts of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). In spite of all the World Mental Health Days since then, however, […]

An Inquiry into Doctor-shaming in the Philippines

On the 19th of February, an expecting couple sought admission to one of the country’s foremost medical institutions. The unfortunate events that followed have been generally regarded the catalyst for a trend we now call “doctor-shaming”. Doctor-shaming—what does it mean? Essentially, it is to humiliate a member of the medical profession before others. The shame […]