Photo (from left) Pandesal Forum moderator @wilsonleeflores; @officialaksyondemokratiko senatorial candidate & registered nurse Dr. Carl Balita @carlbalita2022; Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Phil. President Emeritus Dr. Maria Linda Buhat; Philippine Nurses Association President Melbert Reyes. support Alert Level 3 & lockdown for unvaccinated
They appealed for prompt, correct pay & risk benefits, end to contractualization in gov’t. & private hospitals. They expressed support for government’s Alert Level 3 & proposed lockdown for unvaccinated people. They appealed for national unity & vigilance for the Philippines to overcome new pandemic surge.
Dr. Carl Balita lamented the #Philippines lacks 92,000 physicians & 44,000 nurses, also lacks 19,000 medical technologists, 14,000 pharmacists & 17,000 radiologic technicians & radiologic technologists because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the Metro Manila #Film Festival #MMFF, former producer of 2 movies Dr. Carl Balita said Filipinos still continue to watch Filipino films but have changed habits due to pandemic, rise of online entertainment & said Filipino filmmakers can still thrive & showcase talents by adapting and adjusting. He said MMFF low box office revenues are similar to lower retail sales of other businesses due to pandemic, but expressed hope for a better future for the Phil. movie industry. One of the movies he produced before was about the life of Filipino nurses.
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