Sunday, October 7, 2007, 3:10 AM
As one of the blogs i love to check out and read updates, one post in Ate Xyla's blog about the discrimination of Filipino doctors really made me feel sad. And the said discrimination was heard from one episode of the popular series in America, 'Desperate Housewives'. According to her, one of her online friends informed her about the petition regarding such racial discrimination.
I just watch the episode a while ago. It was so true that one of the casts (Teri Hatcher who plays the role of Susan) of the series, Desperate Housewives, discriminated the doctors who graduated in the Philippine medical schools. She said, "Before we go any further, can i check those diplomas 'cause I would just like to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Philippines.." That was just so mean.
If you want to see the exact scene where the discrimination took place, just check it in this blog.
Good thing the DP producers already apologized about what happened. You can check it this site. I have read there that 30,000 callers who were able to watch the show demanded for an apology from the network (ABC).
Well I think we deserve an apology. I believe that Filipinos were the best health care providers that any hospitals around the world could wish for. Look, we have to admit that hospitals in the Philippines lack doctors and nurses 'cause most of them go abroad. But they go abroad not just to earn more money but also to render service and holistic care to their patients. Outside countries have to be thankful.
So there. I just wanted to share how I felt about that issue. Such a bad news for my first ever post, eh?
Oh well. Have a nice day pa rin! :)