A Suitable Donor: Harvesting Kidneys in the Philippines
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 50, No. 1, December 15, 2014.A Suitable Donor: Harvesting Kidneys in the Philippines ふさわしい提供者 フィリピンの腎臓収穫
1. Along the coast of Manila Bay in the Philippines, behind the grand Manila Hotel, there is a slum district called Baseco. Hidden by towering container yards and cargo ships, this shantytown had been virtually unknown until a few years ago when a television report broadcast nationwide put a red pin on the map of Manila.
Describing it as “a place where the people of damned souls (mga halang ang kaluluwa) sell their kidneys to survive,” Baseco brought to public attention the scandal of what is essentially a human organ farm.
This vote-rich village—where local and national politicians occasionally paid visits (and often made fantastic promises)—has been quietly providing fresh and healthy organs for moneyed foreign and local patients. Recipients have come from the Middle East, North America, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and most recently, Israel.
Barman given Harry Potter scar after drunk woman attacked him with a bottle
Howe was picked up by a doorman and thrown out. Miss Worsley said: ‘She was put in the police vehicle, while the officer carried out inquiries.
‘The officer was concerned at Howe’s behaviour in the rear passenger seat as she was kicking out forcefully at the window, causing the glass to bulge outwards.
‘The sergeant opened the door and tried to pile on top of the defendant to stop her kicking, but Howe managed to get her legs in the air, pulled them back and kicked the officer three or four times in the face. The officer suffered reddening and slight discomfort to her face.
The prosecutor said: ‘Mr Sedgwick says he lost confidence after the attack. He was still working at the bar, but would leave if he could afford it. He had had ambitions to progress to management, but no longer wanted to do that.
'He was extremely shaken up by what happened, had had nightmares and had to take leave from his full-time job because the injury was noticeable and he felt everybody was staring at him and making a judgement.