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Fighting an unseen enemy

Fighting an unseen enemy

      NO one saw it coming, not even countries with the most advanced health systems. What started as a menace that struck China, the COVID-19 infection has spread worldwide and by now has affected 197 countries, including the Philippines, and an international conveyance, the cruise ship Diamond Princess. A WHO update as of […]

  THE next election is yet two years away but the smell of political realignments now pervades the air. Shifting partisan alliances is a fact in Philippine politics which reflect the porosity of our electoral system. Politicos change affiliations at the drop of a pin and view coalitions as nothing more than convenience mechanisms. Although […]

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Curse, disease or bio-warfare germ

  OUTSIDE the over 3,000 patients worldwide who have died from COVID-19, this lethal plague continues to wreak havoc in ways that have upset global stability, promoted the collapse of stock exchanges, and caused the death of high-profile luminaries. To the credit of Filipino medical practitioners, COVID-19 has yet to claim the life of a […]

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Asia’s best cliff-diving spot tops Rotary tourism awards

  BORACAY Island is again in the spotlight, with one of its stakeholders named among the top recipients of this year’s Rotary Club of Manila’s prestigious Tourism Awards. The Rotary Tourism Awards recognize individuals, groups and corporations that have contributed immensely in promoting the country’s tourism industry, and in helping bring about significant progress and […]

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When the fire is almost gone

  WHAT used to be a potent politi­cal dissent outlet, the number of protests and rallies has unbelievably hit low. The rambunctious noises and red-colored streamers that pervaded the streets when perceived abuses grip the nation are almost gone. The most intriguing part, though, is the decline in passion that the public have demonstrated towards […]

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Blas Ople’s legacy

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Blas Ople’s legacy

  THE health issues buffeting the world community today are sure to create far-ranging global implications and will slowly affect the socio-economic condi­tion in countries already distressed by the menace. Experts expect the worse if the contagion is not contained. On the side, the fate of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in regions where […]

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