Risk Communication on Danger of Swallowing Santol Seeds of the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center
Since 2001, the Department of Surgery Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC Surgery) has been issuing advisories against swallowing santol seeds. These advisories constitute the so-called risk communication.
Below are samples of pictures of advisories issued since 2001 up to now. The latest ones were written with the help of Mr. Pasky Natividad (2012).
Aside from the print, we have given advisories in radios and Internet.
September 11, 2012, I had a meeting with Mr. Pasky Natividad in the Conference Room of the Department of Surgery of the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center. He has agreed to join and help us in this advocacy against santol seed swallowing. He has four tabloids and one radio show to disseminate the information. We thank Mr. Pasky.
Dr. Willie Ong has been helping us in this advocacy. He has been publishing this advisory in his columns and his books.
Offhand, without the picture evidences, Dr. Rafael Castillo and Dr. Jimmy Tan had written on this topic before in their columns.