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'Desperate Housewives' in diplomatic row over Filipino doctors 'slur’

Author: Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Independent (Link)
Date: 05 October 2007
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Document Type: Press
Donor: ABC Studios Event Date: October 2007
Recipient: Medical Community in the Philippines Reparation Date: October 5, 2007

ABC's Desperate Housewives contained a scene wherein one of its characters wanted to see a doctor's diploma (to make sure the doctor was not from the Philippines) before a medical examination, insinuating that medical schools in the Philippines are inadequate educational institutions.


An apology for any offense caused by the remark and a statement that there was no intent to disparage the Philippines' medical community.


ABC Studios apologized for a disparaging comment made about the Philippines' medical community during an episode of Desperate Housewives.



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