Big Cuts – Phillipines

I have just this minute read on the Inquirer website that the Philipines government have slashed the condom budget from P880 million to P8 million.  This is unbelievable.  Do they honestly think this is a good strategy?  Forget short-term requirements, long-term issues such as childbirth, STD infection, HIV/AIDS, to name but a few, will devastate the country’s healthcare system and have a knock-on effect on family-life, work, community and social development.

I am appalled that a country that is supposedly trying to better living and working conditions for its populace believes this, in all good conscience, is the way forward.


About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
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