Government should focus more budget on Health and Education

@mimiang (3777)
Philippines
September 24, 2010 11:11pm CST
Having someone ill in the family is so much a bulk that it ruins our finances and our lives.Government should help get cheaper meds on the expensive treatments such as cancer and give more money to education to make people have improve knowledge and understanding so that they could be able to create a job for others or get a job for their selves to make them survive life.I saw the people in rural and urban areas,all are suffering. They don't have opportunities because of lower quality of education than I used to have during my time.People get surprise how I can communicate in fluent English and I am quite surprise how young people now can't be compared to the level of comprehension people of my time had when we were in their levels. It is a sad truth. We could boast when we graduated from high school that we could skip the first two years of college. We felt that it relearning trigonometry, algebra, English and history were waste of our time.
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@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
The budget allocation for 2011 by Aquino's government for education will be actually bigger than 2010. Education is still the priority of PNoy as was evident that this department got a lion share of the budget. However, because of the scarcity of funds then the focus of the increase will be the lower educations since most state colleges can generate their own profit. Of course ideally we want all of your Filipino youth to finish college and the poor to afford higher education. But then we must also face reality that the money is scarce given the the previous administration raided the nation's coffers already and spent great amount of it on lavish and questionable projects. As to the public health care...We all know how corrupt this department is and how government hospitals end up with poor services and inadequate medicines and equipments even though there are enough budgets to cover it. Millions allocated for this department, yet many poor barrios ends up with dilapidated huts which were labelled health clinics, scarcely manned and equipped most of the time. The DSWD got the biggest increase in budget because it has the best track record in delivering services to the poor and thus battle the nation's lingering problem with poverty head on. I think the CCT (Conditional Cash Transfer) program will be effective to uplift the lives of millions of Filipinos as this method have already been proven in many countries ravaged by poverty. This program covers the ineffective and corrupt departments' shortcomings and thus overtime the Filipino poor will reap the these benefits.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
thanks greenpeas.
@eileenleyva (11039)
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
I think that was the first suggestion I sent to PNoy's blog - take care of education and health first and everything will follow suit. As it is , the coeds had a walk out yesterday afternoon. The students are back in Mendiola and that is not a good scene. PNoy must open his line of communication with the students. The youth are still the best hope for this nation.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
You are right.Thanks eileen
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
That's what happens when choosing the person unqualified to focus on Health and Education. well, you could say too late to speak about the Election, but we are seeing something that is usual, and that is promises are made broken. of course, i can immediately judge him after a year. the budget is low and of course, corruption is there too.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
thanks Letran Knight.the corruption is something without cure in htis country.It is hopeless
@romzz05 (573)
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
Yes they should allot the biggest budget for health and education. Its in the constitution.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
29 Sep 10
thank you romzz05