Health care in his ‘DNA’“My dream is for genetics to be affordable. Genetics tells what is coming to you as you age. It empowers people to take care of their health. We’ve learned that exercise and food give benefits and not liabilities.” Affordable, accurate and accessible health care is this top executive’s dream for the country “As we return to the Philippines, we rekindle friendships and long-term commitments. It’s a 10-year-journey to building health care,” says van Zwieten over breakfast at Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant at Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, a place recommended by Navasero, who drops by at the end of Boardroom Watch’s interview with the Dutch-American corporate lawyer. “Robert is passionate about my mission of uplifting health care in rural Philippines by a public equity for public health,” Navasero says.“The emerging middle class needs health care. We will talk to investors to … [Read more...] about Health care in his ‘DNA’
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[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on 22 July 2019] Thank you. Kindly sit down. Kumusta po kayo? Senate President Vicente Sotto III and the honorable members of the Senate; House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and the honorable members of the House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, magandang hapon po sa inyo --- sa iyo, ma’am, [applause] kung nasaan ka; former Presidents Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph Ejercito, [applause] Macapagal-Arroyo [applause]; His Excellency Caccia and the esteemed members of the diplomatic corps; Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and the other members of the Cabinet; Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and the Supreme Court; my fellow workers in government; mga mahal kong kababayan. Let me begin by extending my hand in gratitude to all who kept faith with me in our most trying times. Numbers speak a thousand words and tell a hundred tales. But the … [Read more...] about FULL TEXT: Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address
4TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS OF RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES [Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City | 22 July 2019] Thank you. Kindly sit down. Kumusta po kayo? Let me begin by extending my hand in gratitude to all who kept faith with me in our most trying times. Numbers speak a thousand words and tell a hundred tales. But the landslide victory of the Administration candidates as well as the latest survey results shows that my disapproval rating is 3%. [applause] I hope that the members of Congress --- sana hindi kayo included sa 3% [laughter] --- inspires me with determination to pursue relentlessly what we have started at the start of my administration. Few men imbued with the will and the courage to do what he believes is right and just and whatever be the opposition in terms of numbers and noise, makes a majority. For it is not the eagle in the fight but the … [Read more...] about FULL TEXT: Duterte’s 4th SONA
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
By Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau Thu., May 9, 2019 Premier Doug Ford scrambled to quell controversy over his government’s position on abortion after one of his MPPs told hundreds of protesters on the front lawn of the legislature Thursday that it’s time to make the termination of pregnancies “unthinkable.” The premier, who had ducked opposition questions on whether the views of Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff reflect the position of the Progressive Conservative government, released a statement later in the day clarifying his administration’s stance. “The Ontario PC Party is a big tent. We welcome members from a wide variety of backgrounds and beliefs,” wrote the premier, who courted social conservatives to win the party leadership last year when he questioned why teens need parental consent notes to go on school trips but not to get abortions. “The government will not re-open the abortion debate,” he … [Read more...] about Ford says his government ‘will not re-open the abortion debate’