Watching this scene from the hit American television series ‘Desperate Housewives’ gets in to my nerves. It was a slap in the face for every Filipino medical practitioners all over the world & medical schools in the Philippines.
How come we have lots of nurses and doctors in every part of the world especially in the US? Perhaps it was because of the diploma mills from Recto they are referring to. Either way, it is still unacceptable coz a medical diploma from the Philippines doesn’t mean inefficient medical practitioners. Every scriptwriter should carefully study his facts & fictions before creating his own theories. It was maybe he believes from the news he have seen about the fake diploma thing in the Philippines but the fact should still be considered. He put at stake the reputation of medical schools and professionals. One important thing he should learn is not to generalize people.
Does the producers & scriptwriter of the show ever know that Lily Maniquiz-Lara, a Filipina has been named one of the Best Nurse Leaders of the United States by winning the 2006 Advance for Nurses Journal’s Best Nurse Leader award?