Warm greetings from our 7,107 islands!
Allow us to welcome you into our Family. Mabuhay!
The Philippines is also one of the gastronomic spots in Southeast Asia, influenced by the ancient way of cooking: steaming, roasting, and boiling.
The best thing about the Philippines are the people, the Filipinos, whose genuine hospitality and smiles would make you want to come back.
So what are you waiting for? Come and visit the Philippines!
Health Maintence Organizations are major players in the country's health system, but only a small portion of the population benefit from the services offered by these entities. The SES gap is still largely reflected upon our healthcare system.
Aspiring physicians are required to finish one (1) Bachelor's Degree, colloquially called as "Pre-Med", before being eligible to apply for medical school. In many respects, this is similar to the American system.
Another requirement is a standardized entrance exam known as the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT), where students are ranked based on percentile scores. Various medical schools have different cut-offs for the percentile scores attained from this exam.
The Philippine medical education makes use of didactics, laboratory works, and problem-based learning. Recent moves to improve the delivery of medical education involves the usage of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) in keeping up with the trends of healthcare delivery. Now, there has been a recent shift to an Outcomes-Based Educational model and is being adapted by all the Philippine medical schools.
After medical school, students take part in a (1) year internship, and then become eligible to take the medical board exams. Upon passing, they are now allowed to practice as Primary Care Physicians or take part in residency programs which may last 3-7 years (depending on specialty). They may stop at this point or undergo fellowship, or further training.
Jeepneys and tricycles are the basic local transporation here in the Philippines.
A jeepney fare costs about PhP9.00 per 4 kilometer ride with an additional P0.50 every kilometer. While most tricycles have an average fare of about 50 pesos.
Other modes of transportation are taxis/cabs, buses, and the light rail trains (in Metro Manila). Small boats are normal ways to traverse the different islands. Of course, airplanes.
We also have Uber, and a local counterpart: Grab, that provide safer alternatives.
Banaue Rice Terraces
Beaches, Surfing, and Diving among others:
El Nido, Palawan
Puerto Prinsesa Palawan
Underground River, Palawan
Enchanted River, Surigao
Siargao, Surigao (Surf)
Baler, Aurora (Surf)
Anilao, Batangas (Dive)
Gastronomic and Historical Places:
Intramuros, and China Town