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We are turning on our Christmas lights

  NEW distinctive Christmas lanterns with 16 white rays spreading out from the center are now being installed on streetlight posts in Manila. Makati’s business district is now all lighted up at night by Ayala Land, an annual tradition. Caloocan’s Christmas lanterns at the giant posts holding up the elevated rails have lighted the city’s […]

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2 promising vaccines against COVID-19

  OF ten COVID-19 candidate vaccines in their final human trials, two reported highly promising initial results of their final Phase 3 human trials early this month. American drugmaker Pfizer, in partnership with Germany’s BioNTech, announced on November 9 that tests showed that its vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in tests involving 43,000 […]

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Reforestation – long-range answer to massive flooding

    THE immediate need in Luzon is for continued rescue and relief work for the people who lost their homes in the wake of typhoon “Ulysses,” the latest of a series of storms and typhoons that swept in from the Pacific in a span of three weeks. It was initially reported that Ulysses had […]

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Some nations starting restrictions only now

  EIGHT months ago, on March 16, the Philippines began its program of lockdown restrictions, with Metro Manila and all of Luzon placed under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) which closed down all businesses and offices along with all public transportation. People, with the exception of hospital and other health personnel along with police and other law enforcement teams, were told […]

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Manila mobilizes barangays vs COVID

    OF 896 barangays in Manila, 73 were cited by the city government of Manila last week for having zero COVID-19 infections in the last two months. They received P100,000 each in city government funds approved by the city council. Giving these funds to barangays was an idea of Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. […]

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More storms coming; we must be ready for them

  SEVERAL storms and typhoons have been ravaging our islands in succession since October, following a westerly route with Catanduanes as the first land to be hit, followed by Albay, Camarines Sur and Norte, then Quezon. Storms get their power from the sea. As they proceed further inland, they lose strength, so that by the […]

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