Hey there! Brian Dys here — I’m a visual and visceral person at heart. Ever since my mom lent me her old film camera, I fell in love with photography. All of my creative musings were exemplified by my second brain, the computer. This journey is a topsy-turvy ride of creative pursuits — from electronic music to UX design.
I enjoy every dull and wild moments of it — yes, this life of mine that I share with a woman named Jaycelle and a boy named Bryce. Take a peek into my kaleidoscope!
An Adobe software, which cost ₱168,000 per unit, was listed as ₱21 million each in the proposed budget submitted by PhilHealth’s IT sector, a whopping 12,400-percent increase from its original price, the auditors said in their report also in May.
Let’s go for the highest yearly expense which is ₱110,900 for an Adobe CS6. Yes, the one that you can also install using a CD. That’s 189 licenses — maybe a couple for each priority PhilHealth office in the country.
But really — is that the only option? Buying Adobe licenses? I don’t know if it’s just me — but I don’t support PhilHealth building a creative public service out of this huge of a budget.
Could we centralize creative services and only buy several Adobe Creative Cloud licenses? For some offices that really need to produce posters and letterheads immediately — maybe use Figma or Canva for free.
Are we willing to think of creative ways especially if we can be sure that most of the ₱21,000,000 will be better spent on public health?