Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My First Blog Post

This is the maiden post about a journey that begins today. I am on my way home to the Philippines for good, after being away for 17 years. I hope to rediscover my country and participate in its democratic processes. I am fully aware that this is a long shot but I will give it my best effort. Being away has allowed me to remain uncompromised. My only agenda is to contribute to the nation's development.

I am a physician who graduated from the UP College of Medicine in 1989. I completed my internship, residency training in internal medicine, fellowship training in general internal medicine and gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY. For the last 10 years, my wife and I have practiced in rural Oklahoma.

Call this my exile but I have been preparing for my return ever since I left the Philippines. I am very much aware of what is going on in my country but I realize that the only real way to effectively contribute is to be there.

Now that I have the means to provide for my four daughters I am ready to return home.


pinoy said...

welcome back!

Miss G said...

I saw you on TV last night while watching 'The Correspondents'. I was impressed by your courage to run for the senatorial election.

So, you can assure that I will vote for you this May.

Hope you win, I know that you'll contribute greatly to the betterment of our nation.

moschak said...

Dr. Martin aka the good DR. I ran across your blog after a night of surfing around. I'm amazed by your story's and drive to be the best you can be! Your strive to fill your gas tank of accomplishments is what heading out with a full tank is all about. I enjoyed reading some of your blog but best of all I've had some wonderful experiences sharing them with you in the moment. May all your dreams come true. Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful new year!. hopefully well cross paths again with Dr. Todd or the infamous Nunley