- A Facebook user, Dr. Jay Racoma, who’s an ophthalmologist at the Makati Medical Center, shared a simple yet thought-provoking post
- He titled his post “Today I wear pink”
- The message he is sending across to the voting public is being appreciated by online users
An ophthalmologist at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) shared a photo of himself in his workplace and with it is a simple yet thought-provoking message for his fellow voters; his ‘kababayan.’ He titled his post “Today I wear pink” and it’s not without a special reason.
The message that the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) med graduate is sending across to fellow Filipinos is being appreciated by thousands of online users for the point by point truths he has spoken of — hence, his post has been shared nearly 3,000 times as of posting.
He starts his meanigful with: Today, I wear pink.
Not blue, not red, not yellow, not green, not orange. Pink.
Pink, which he said, can mean good health and love.
He goes on to share that he works at the Makati Medical Center, the only hospital where he’s affiliated with — where he got his training and where he met life-long friends.
He also shared it is where his beautiful wife gave birth to their two precious daughters.
Going to the heart of his message, he disclosed why he avoided posting anything pertaining to his political preferences or views.
“… not because I do not care, but more because of what I value. I value respect, the way my parents taught me, and I try not to allow myself to judge a person based on who he or she is, the possessions that they may have, or the opinions that they may express.”
He goes on to describe his role as an instrument of healing of which he is dedicated upon.
“When a patient walks into my clinic, I see someone that is asking for my help, for a health problem that is ailing him or her. When a patient sees me as she walks into my clinic, I pray that she sees me as an instrument of their healing. This is what I am, and this is what every person in this hospital wants to give.”
He also talked about their hospital guard, the nurse, the intern or resident — who give their utmost to serve the people who seek to be healed.
In behalf of the MMC people, he said: “We are healthcare professionals first and foremost. But there are also some of us that have beliefs, and as individuals, they should be allowed to express what they believe in”; most probably alluding to the nurse who was caught in a controversial incident in the MMC involving a Spanish Filipino tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist who recently said that “the pro-Duterte baller reflects the presidentiable’ s values and is out of place in a healing healthcare setting.”
Moreover, the artist-tour guide also insinuated that the wearing of the pro-Duterte baller, which was worn by a nurse while on duty at the hospital is “making the MMC exclusive for pro-Duterte supporters” — which isn’t true, of course.
Hence, Dr. Racoma subtly explains that like everyone else his timeline is “filled with numerous friends and acquaintances that are supporting different candidates” and he goes on to enumerate, without naming names, his good words over each candidate.
“To my good friends in Makati, Davao, and Iloilo, who believe that there is only one, sino pa ba? Fight the good fight.
To old acquaintances that believe that they want a gobyernong may puso, I know she means well in wanting to serve our country.
To those that believe that the fierce intellectual one is the best choice, I still believe that she will go down as one of the best politicians to ever serve our country.
To those that want to continue the daang matuwid, they have very valid points, and we tend to overlook some of the things we are enjoying today.
And to fellow doctors, most especially to that ER nurse that had to go through that experience, those that are clamoring for change, may you stay firm in your beliefs.”
The doctor in pink then culminates his post with a reminder that on June 30, 2016, there will be a new president residing in the Malacañan Palace, but that in our respective homes, we will still be the same.
Reading between the lines, the doctor is strongly sending the message that whoever wins as head of our state, it is up to us to make sure that good and positive values are kept and practiced – because for real change to take place it is always necessary to start with one’s self.
“Every single day, I will still try to be a role model to my children. I am far, far, far beyond perfect, but that doesn’t mean I should not try to be a responsible citizen.”
“– to stay within the speed limit in driving, stop before the lines so that pedestrians may cross, keep the intersection open, avoid fixers, pay taxes, throw trash to the garbage can and nowhere else; plus to give the best care that a doctor should provide.”
Racoma ends his post with a prayer that hopefully everyone will remain respectful to each other. Stop the hate. Spread the love and malasakit.
Then he reiterates —- Today, I wear pink.
Click here to read his full post.