Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD

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MSc Essays – World Bank Structural Adjustment Programs in the Philippines

Critically assess the World Bank’s impact on public health with reference to structural adjustment. Discuss with reference to a specific country or region. Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD[1] [Also available as a PDF at this link.] Introduction On 14 October 2014, the Philippines’ Finance Secretary heralded news that the country has signed on to a new Third […]


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Power, Pesos, and Public-Private Partnerships in the Philippine Health Sector

While it is acknowledged that the free market system and its perceived advantages as regards allocative efficiency can never take hold 100 percent due to so-called “market failures” (Morris S. et al. 2012, pp.114-132), Buse K. et al. (2012, p.52) points out that the general anti-state, pro-market trend of the 1980s arose due to allegations […]


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Usec. Herbosa, on the RH Bill Debates

The RH Bill debates are not only among the most controversial, they are literally among the “sexiest” discussions held by government officials this year – partly because many of the opponents prefer to discuss the sex aspects of the proposed policy, rather than the health and development aspects. So, how many Filipinos actually understand what […]


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