A blog somehow similar to mine

November 29, 2017 – I came across this blog of Dr. Rohan Khandelwal of India.



Some similarity with my blogs (placed in different sites).

Random reflections and notes
Cancer survivors
Cancer support group
Breast Wellness Clinic

Information for patients / public health education
Notes on life
Medical Anecdotal Reports 



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Registry of ROJoson Blogs – 17nov26 to 17dec31

ROJoson’s Note (17nov30): If I am not able to update this blog post, go to a site page with a similar title.


November 30, 2017 (Thursday)

Quality health care services revisited – ROJoson – 17nov30


November 28, 2017 (Tuesday)

Year-end Performance Review – 2017


ROJoson’s MAR: Exercise for Knee Arthritis and Swelling of Leg


ROJoson Medical Clinic Booked Appointment Performance Report – November 2017


November 27, 2017 (Monday)

ROJoson’s MAR: The tale of a patient with a thyroid nodule responding to medical therapy but still with subcentimeter nodules on ultrasound


ROJoson’s Bible Reading Quotes – November 27 – December 3, 2017


November 26, 2017 (Sunday)

November 26, 2017, I will start this project of tracking the blogs which I made and which I feel significant because of the nature of the topic as well as the amount of time I put into writing them.

This registry will complement my Counting Marbles where I don’t list down all the blogs I made during the 2-week time span.  I usually just place this entry: “Online Education for Health Development in the Philippines – FB; Blogs”


No Segregation, No Collection Policy – Makati – Contribution to Environmental Conservation



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No Segregation, No Collection Policy – Makati – Contribution to Environmental Conservation

This month, November 2017, we have been receiving reminders of NO SEGREGATION, NO COLLECTION POLICY from our Makati City Government.

Let’s contribute to the cause of environmental conservation.

In November 13, 2017, we received this our mailbox:


The following week, we received this sticker:


The week after, November 24, 2017, we received this reminder from our Village Association:


I don’t know whether the Makati City Ordinance on Solid Waste Management Code contains essentially the same things as other ordinances on the same matter in other cities and municipalities.  I assume they are as they emanate from a national law [ Solid Waste Management Act (RA 9003)]

In the Makati City Ordinance 2003-095, the following are stipulated for garbage or solid wastes from residential establishments:

  1. Sort and segregate the solid waste into biodegradable (wet) and non-biodegradable (dry).
  2. The days of the week for collection of biodegradable (wet) wastes are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  The days of the week for collection of non-biodegradable (dry) are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

That’s all we, residential owners, have to remember.  The rules are easy to follow.

As a committed contributor and an advocate of environmental conservation through residential garbage management, I will follow the above rules.  I will be reminded of the segregation into wet and dry wastes and collection days.

Note: A garbage truck just passed by our house while I was writing this (at 940 am).  Today is Sunday, November 26, 2017.  I gave the wet wastes.  I did not give the dry wastes which I will give on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday depending on the amount that I have gathered.  

As I was observing the gathering of the wastes by the garbage collectors, I saw them continually opening the garbage plastic bags when they sensed these bags contained recyclable wastes like plastic bottles, cans, etc.  They will bring recyclable wastes to the junk shops at the end of the collection trip.

My advice is to go beyond the segregation of solid wastes into wet and dry.   Although this rule of segregation into wet and dry wastes is simple to remember, one can go further by segregating, especially, the dry non-biodegradable wastes into recyclabled and non-recyclabled ones.  In this way, the garbage collectors do not have to open the garbage plastic bags anymore just to look for recyclables which poses some risks when they do this.

My advice is to segregate the following dry non-biodegradable recyclabled wastes and place in separate containers:

  • Papers
  • Cartoons
  • Newspapers
  • PET Plastics
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Batteries of cars and motorcycles
  • Electronic wastes
  • Steel
  • Others (pls. add)

Below showing examples of how I segregate my recyclabled wastes in the past and at present:


Assorted dry wastes.


Electronic wastes


Segregated white papers to be given to the garbage collectors (note: white papers are paid at the highest price in the junk shops)





Personal contribution at least – mine and yours!


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Camera – using flash or no flash

Here are pictures comparing the use of flash and no flash.  I prefer no flash – natural color.   Flashed picture has yellow tinge.  Of course, in the darkest setting, flash has to be used.

With flash


No flash – natural color.



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Patient-centered and value-based – a buzzword now – 2017

In the program of the 73rd Annual Clinical Congress of the Philippine College of Surgeons to be held from December 3-6, 2017. I saw these statements:

General Objective: At the end of the convention, the participant will be able to apply the newest standards, trends and practices in his respective field to achieve surgical excellence.

Specific Objectives:

a) to apply the newest standards, trends and practices in each of the surgical specialties to provide patient-centered value-based surgical care for better outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

b) To apply appropriate non-technical skills like leadership, communication, empathy and social awareness to achieve better work-life balance in surgical practice and training.


Happy to see “patient-centered value-based surgical care for better outcomes and cost-effectiveness.”  It seems “patient-centered and value-based” are now buzzwords in the Philippines.

For Salubris Medical Center,  the following is stated:

Mission: To provide value-based and compassionate patient-centered health care services in a comfortable hospital environment that good health may be preserved, wellness may be promoted and dignity of human life may be enhanced, ultimately contributing to good community health.


Happy indeed.  Next is the actualization of the value-based and patient-centered health cares services to all Filipinos!


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ROJoson’s Blogs Management – A Review – November 18, 2017 – WordPress.com to Facebook


Difficulty in tracing and retrieving the posts that I placed in my Facebook Timelines and Pages primarily because of absence of an efficient archiving system in FB (at the moment I am just using “view activity log” and typing a search word to look for old posts – still have difficulty because when I post in “what’s on your mind” or “write something” int the “status”, I usually don’t type a good title for indexing purposes).

In 2011, I created ROJOSON’S FACEBOOK NOTES in WordPress.com to remedy this problem.  I would blog in WordPress.com and then share it to Facebook.  In WordPress.com, there is an archiving system (categories and tags).  I would just go to WordPress.com to trace and retrieve the posts that I shared in FB.

I have not been consistent in this resolution and practice.   I have renewed my resolutions in the past (about 2 years ago). However, I have always bogged down in this renewal of my resolution and practice – to always blog in WordPress.com and then share my blogs in WP to FB.


Today, November 18, 2017,  I will renew this resolution, part of my FALL- FALTER; RISE – REGAIN program.

I will put one refinement today.


I will create in ROJOSON’S FACEBOOK NOTES in WordPress.com a Category labeled as “Facebook Tidbits.”

POLICY AND RULE: Always WORDPRESS.COM to FACEBOOK from now on regardless of nature of posts to be shared in Facebook. ROJ@17nov18


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Giving recyclable wastes to garbage collectors for additional income

October 22, 2017

While doing my walking exercise this morning, I chanced upon a garbage truck.

I know that the garbage collectors usually segregate the recyclables and sell them to the junk shops after they have done their day’s work.  I usually see them segregate cardboards, plastic bottles, soda cans, etc.  I don’t usually see them segregate papers, especially white papers.

When I saw a plastic bag containing white papers hanging at the rear end of the truck, I confirmed this with the garbage collector.  Yes, he said they also segregate white papers and sell them to the junk shop.  However, he said, they must be in big volumes.

Resolution: I will not go to the junk shops anymore to sell my recyclable wastes.  I will give my white paper wastes together with other segregated recyclable wastes to the garbage collectors so that they can sell them to the junk shops and have additional income for the day.  I just have to make sure my recyclable wastes are properly segregated and placed in proper containers.


See the cardboards they segregated.


See the plastic bag containing the white paper wastes.


 Gave them this big bag of white paper wastes.



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White Paper Waste for Recycling

For the past so many years, circa 2009 I believe or earlier, I have been collecting white paper waste for recycling.  I would usually bring and sell it to the junk shop. The price is about P7 per kilo.  Then, I would distribute the money that I got from the sale of white paper to my children and my house help.

Today, I decided to give it to a maintenance personnel from our village when I saw him collecting cardboards to be sold to the junk shop.

My white paper waste has decreased in volume since after my retirement in 2014.  It  would take me now about 4 to 5 months to reach an enough volume to bring to the junk shop.  I now would find the white paper waste collection space occupying.  I thought of giving it to the garbage collectors.  However, from experience, the garbage collector would just mix the white paper waste with the other wastes they would collect that in the end, the white paper waste is not brought to recycling or to the junk shop.

Two weeks ago, I met an 78-year-old scavenger in the village and I took pity on her.  I offered to give her my white paper wastes.  However, she never came back to get the stuff. So, today, I decided to give it to the maintenance personnel collecting junks to be sold to the junk shop.  I ended achieving two things at the same time:  white paper waste recycling and helping this maintenance personnel financially.



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