Ms. Janina San Miguel – Bb. Pilipinas winner

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Well, many are condemning her because of her wrong grammar/ wrong english but the question is – is correct grammar / good english a must for a beauty pageant? She joined a beauty pageant not a grammar contest. Although, in beauty contest you need brains but it doesn’t equate that if you have poor grammar you are already “bobo” .

I posted this topic in the social issue because this is a social problem. We look at people who could speak fluently in english so high and mighty! Guest, what! It is a possibility that it is the only area that person is good at. It show how colonial mentality we are.

Personally, i cannot connect her answer to the question but maybe the judges have seen the true beauty and intelligence of Ms. Janina San Miguel.

Merck to pay $650 Million Dollar as settlement.

Merck will pay the US government the sum of $650 million dollar as a settlement for allegedly failing to pay proper rebates for Medicaid and giving medical providers illegal remuneration to promote their product.

Gee, i hope this is applicable here in the Philippines. Although there is a generic law and also there is a proposed cheaper medical bill, this bill does not have enough teeth to outlaw the practice of Pharmaceutical company to give incentives to medical practitioner’s who promotes their product not base on the effectiveness but on the rebates he/she earns. I’m not saying that they are all like this but there are some who do this.

Child Prostitution

Ingat ka, Neneng is the sad, heartbreaking story of about 400,000 women and children trafficked within the Philippines every year. Mostly from
the Visayas and Mindanao, they are lured by the sweet promises of better job opportunities and the good life in Manila only to end up in sweatshops or, worse, prostitution dens. The Philippines is the fourth largest source of trafficked women and children. Ingat ka, Neneng documents their plight through the lives of three minors – KC, Anne, and Leah – who came from the poor province of Samar, an identified trafficking hotspot. Their harrowing experiences explain why human trafficking, referred to as modern-day slavery, is now the third biggest crime in the world after drugs and arms smuggling