I am also experimenting with a career that will allow me to work and spend most of my time with my family in the Philippines, travelling abroad only to do marketing and get jobs and projects. One has to be creative with his chosen career to do this. In my field, which is translation and marketing, all I need is a good communication network--broadband internet and telephone system--which is the backbone of the Business Process Outsourcing industry. As my timetable for the launch of a Philippine base draws near, I have to speed up my study of low-cost communication technology and cement my network ties.
Excellent to hear the progress of your plans, Mr. Benne. I pray that it shall be accomplished in due time, by Grace of the Lord God. Carry on!
As for myself, I have already begun networking with colleagues. As medical interns, I have been able to form close friendships with two Filipino brothers, Job and Albert, both of whom sing with me in church choir. We have discussed this heavily--the aspect of starting a clinic in the philippines, not a small clinic, but a substantial medical clinic/hospital with western technology, and pooling western resources into this clinic with right funding/investment.
All three of us are a product of the Filipino medical brain drain. As our parents are in the medical field (medicine/nursing).
The three of us, as 2nd year medical interns, share the concern of the plight of the filipino doctor, and the status of the medical system in the philippines; in short: very saddening.
My friend Albert is serious in starting a clinic somewhere in Ilo-Ilo as that is where he is from, I want to start a clinic preferably in Bohol-Cebu where it is close to family resources and to the home base, whereas Job wants to do something in Lucena, where he is originally from (Luzon). All three of us ave realized that we would be better to accomodate all resources by pooling our powers together in the future. The plan thus far, is opening a clinic somewhere around Cebu, only because it is close to our regional bases. That and the resources around the province.
Job is open to doing annual/bi-annual medical missions to Lucena and surrounding provinces in Luzon, whereas Albert is thinking about permanently re-patriating to Ilo-Ilo after he finishes residency in the 'states. I would, however, like to start a clinical hospital in Cebu-Bohol, as a long-term project and investment on my part.
The plan is to increase our network and pool greater resources. This is all, of course, do-able, with proper business planning, and proper investment incentives, and with God's Blessings.
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