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The fiestas we missed in this month of May

The fiestas we missed in this month of May

  WE are now in the last few days of May. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said there is now a stationary front over Northern Luzon, an indication of the approaching rainy season in the country. The front is bringing scattered rains in parts of Northern Luzon, but will dissipate in a […]

Just a thousand names on a front page

  ON Memorial Day last Sunday, the New York Times devoted its entire front page to a long list of Americans who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. “US Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss,” the headline read. “They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us,” the subhead added. The list carried […]

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WHO fight vs pandemic gets big China boost

  THE World Health Assembly (WHA) held a two-day virtual 73rd session in Geneva, Switzerland, last May 18-19, with the 109 member-states of the World Health Organization (WHO) participating in the sessions dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The assembly was held at a time when the WHO is in the limelight of world attention because […]

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‘Balik Probinsya’ program underway

EIGHTY-five families – a total of 112 persons – became the first beneficiaries of the “Balik Probinsya” program last week. They were seen off Wednesday by Sen. Lawrence “Bong” Go, proponent of the program, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, and other officials, as the first group of families left Cubao, Quezon […]

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Ensure a truly safe opening of classes

  IN normal times, we would see the start this week of nationwide preparations for the new school year. Under “Oplan Balik Eskwela,” various government and private institutions would begin carrying out various activities to support the Department of Education’s efforts to ensure that the nation’s students and pupils are properly enrolled and ready for […]

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MRT-3 rehab promises better service to commuters

  THE Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) took advantage of the COVID-19 lockdown in Metro Manila to step up its rehabilitation program so it is now several months ahead of its February, 2021, target date. MRT-3, it may be recalled, became the object of a great deal of public attention and even a Senate […]

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