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Some hopeful assessments on coronavirus from WHO

Some hopeful assessments on coronavirus from WHO

  AT a time when reports of new coronavirus cases come up every day, it was good to hear the statement of the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the Philippines at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health last week that the spread of the virus is expected to peak this month and […]

Enmity flares up at US State of the Union

  WHEN United States President Donald Trump came to deliver his State of the Union message before a joint session of the US Congress last Wednesday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi extended her hand in welcome, but the President ignored it, refusing to shake hands with her. That marked the start of the annual presidential address that […]

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Only a slight dent in economy seen

  WE suffered a dent in the national economy in 2018 as a result of the high inflation rate that hit a high of 6.7 percent in September that year. It was a year of high prices – caused by high world oil prices combining with a new Philippine tariff on diesel imports. Our government […]

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We’ve had worse epidemics before

  IT’S good to be careful in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. Thus one should avoid crowds as it appears the virus spreads by air or by contact. Wearing a face mask in such crowds or gatherings would help. The Department of Health also advises thorough washing of hands. Every day, the media report […]

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We now make our own adjustments to Brexit

  THE United Kingdom (UK) finally left the European Union (EU) last January 31 after months of indecision in the British Parliament where Prime Minister Boris Johnson could not find sufficient support for his plans for Britain’s exit – Brexit – from the EU. The withdrawal has now been accomplished without much trouble, with the […]

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As Australia’s fires rage, we await our rains

  IT is the middle of the deep and dark winter in the northern hemisphere, but way down in the southern hemisphere of our Earth in Australia, bushfires which have been raging for four months now have are now advancing and threatening the country’s capital Canberra. Fires were reported out of control in the Australian […]

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