Controversial doctor Farrah Bunch blasts mainstream media: 'PH media blackout on illegal closure of my facility is painfully clear' - The Daily Sentry

Monday, November 19, 2018

Controversial doctor Farrah Bunch blasts mainstream media: 'PH media blackout on illegal closure of my facility is painfully clear'



Photo of Dr. Farrah Bunch and the image her recent Facebook post




Profits will always be the driving force in any industry. To enjoy the full fruits of that industry it should be protected.

On this aspect the pharmaceutical industry, based on the report released by GlobalData the “The pharmaceutical market in the Philippines is set to experience a moderate rise from $3.4 billion in 2015 to $4.1 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.7%.”


Pharmaceutical vs. Herbal Medicines

The Philippines pharmaceutical market is 3rd in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), just behind Indonesia and Thailand.

As per the report:  the Philippines is an emerging destination for global clinical trials. According to the US FDA, the number of clinical trials in the Philippines increased by 31% in 2009, the eighth-highest annual growth rate in the world. The $22.6 million investment in research and development in 2013 and the increase in the number of clinical trials provided a significant boost for the healthcare sector.


So on that figures alone, you know that selling medicine or health related products there is so much promise an unearned profits in the country.

That is why it is no brainer like the Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch Natural Medical Center will never be left unnoticed.

The country’s lead agency -  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tasked to regulate the making and selling pharmaceutical products including herbals being sold in the Philippine market had no other choice but to let the hammer fall on the Tarlac clinic for selling the alleged unregistered health products.


Dr. Farrah has attested that all products from her clinic have been tested, safe and has the same curing qualities that of the artificial medicines that are being sold by these big companies.*

These pharmaceutical companies might have seen Dr. Farrah and his group as a big threat to their existence and profits if they will continue to allow her in her operations.

Right for cheaper medicines

As shown in the GlobalData report, if the herbal products of Tarlac will take off a percentage of the pharmaceutical market there is a big possibility that in the long run these big companies will be out of the picture, as the desired result that of being given by the artificial western medicines can also be provided by Dr. Farrah’s herbal medicine which by the way is much more cheaper than those of existing or flooding the Philippines medicinal market.

To just allow these scenario, is plainly wrong in effect we are denying cheap but effective medicines to Filipinos who by the way are not all rich and can afford the higher priced medicines that of coming from the big pharmaceutical companies.

A law should not be circumvented to further the interests of others (pharmaceutical firms) to the expense of the greater majority (ordinary Filipinos who are in need access to cheaper but effective medicines).

Mainstream media ‘news blackout’

Despite the challenges, Dr. Farrah continues her fight for her patients. *

In a recent Facebook post, the doctor also called on the mainstream media for allegedly blocking the news on the illegal shutdown of her facility.

“Senate President Senator Tito Sotto scolded DOH regarding the pressure applied by medical societies to close my clinic. It was VERY newsworthy, and yet only TV5 carried the story. “She said

Dr. Farrah's full post reads:

The Philippines mainstream media blackout on the illegal closure of my facility is painfully clear. Courageous American journalists like Mike Adams “The Health Ranger” and Erin Elizabeth "Erin at Health Nut News" are a real blessing. The truth is coming out and our Philippine “pay to play” media looks more inept and ridiculous with each passing day. Senate President Senator Tito Sotto scolded DOH regarding the pressure applied by medical societies to close my clinic. It was VERY newsworthy, and yet only TV5 carried the story. Many Filipinos are critical of the politicians who have spoken up about this. What about those who haven’t said a word? What about those who have done nothing? Why are they ignoring the pleas and cries of tens of thousands of patients and the millions who want their healthcare choices to be their own?

I am on no political side. I look to what is right and what is wrong. I’m a Doctor and I will always remain on the side of life, health and the proper welfare of all patients. I will not be silenced by these big medical and pharmaceutical hooligans who misuse our government agencies. They're trying to advance their business agendas at the expense of patients and I will not be quiet about it. Shame on all of you for putting profits before patients.