I've had enough of the impeachment and the charter change. I need a reprieve. In fact, I think everyone is yearning to hear some positive stories about the Philippines. Even Malacañang seems to agree. An inquirer report says:
Malacañang wants the local media to play up more positive stories about President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who has received a battering in recent public approval and public trust surveys.
Ok.... Something positive about GMA.... ummm..... let's see..... ermmm.....
Well here's some (non-GMA related) good news: Ex-barber’s cream fights skin cancer. Hindi ito kwentong barbero:
By reformulating his amazing cream that gets rid of warts and moles without surgery, Rolando dela Cruz, 71, came up with DeBCC that combats skin cancer.
Doctors from Philippine General Hospital (PGH) have already certified the DeBCC cream as a viable treatment for basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common type of skin cancer.
On Friday, Dela Cruz received the World Intellectual Property Office gold medal for DeBCC as an outstanding invention during the closing ceremonies of the National Inventors Week.
Some more good news: Deutsche Bank is planning to increase its employees here by 900 for the next year. Citibank also plans to expand and hire 1,000 more workers in the Philippines next year, presumably as part of the cost-cutting measures of the ailing company. This is definitely good for us, but not for those whose jobs will be transferred here. We all know that the U.S. is in the midst of a recession. Confidence in banks and other traditional financial institutions is at an all-time low. Some Americans have even turned to non-banking institutions like Truth in Equity to help get them out of debt.
Photo: Ali Farid, SXC