In behalf of Carlo Ople (the author of the online petition for cheaper medicines) and to all of our fellow citizens who acted on our call to sign the online petition for cheaper medicines in the Philippines, we thank you for joining the call in urging the Congress to immediately pass the Quality Affordable Medicines Bill principally authored by Senator Mar Roxas. As of 3:21 PM April 30, 2008, the online petition was already endorsed by 245 citizens wanting to see this bill enacted into law on or before Labor Day (Thursday, May 1, 2008).
The more people sign the petition, the more powerful our call will be -- please forward this link to friends if you haven't already:
It's time to make this one possible! We have been waiting for this moment and it's long ovedue. If the doomsayers would try to block this landmark measure just because it would damage their self-interests, millions of ailing Filipinos would continue to suffer from expensive medicines. As we say, "together, all things are possible."
It's time to realize that it's unacceptable for someone to die just because his/her family can't buy the required medications.
It's time to act! We need to echo our voices to the Congress not to derail the passage of this bill -- will you join us?
For those who already signed the online petition on cheaper medicines, please do tell me thru making a comment on this post. Thank you for everything you've done!