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Privileged or foolhardy?

Privileged or foolhardy?

    SINCE last week, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has been drawing flak from all sides for repeatedly breaking self-isolation despite exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and taking the test. To this day, in spite of his public apology, after being tested COVID-positive, health care workers (HCWs), the public in general, and the netizens, in particular, […]

An issue of equality

    THERE is the issue of equality currently bugging the public with the way some people are seemingly privileged in getting tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19). President Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avanceña and his daughter Veronica were tested along with Paolo and Sebastian Duterte even if they have not shown any symptom of the disease. […]

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Do we need China’s help?

  TODAY’S hot topic is whether or not we will soon need China’s help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people believe that we need not seek succor from the country where the virus originated since its health officials have problems of their own controlling it. The truth is, I have to admit, […]

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Do we need China’s help?

Today’s hot topic is whether or not we will soon need China’s help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people believe that we need not seek succor from the country where the virus originated since its health officials have problems of their own controlling it. The truth is, I have to admit, China […]

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POGOs: Economic gains vs social costs

    SO, shutting down Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) operations is off the table. The guarantee came from President Duterte himself. He would neither stop nor suspend POGO activities primarily because of the enormous income the government earns from its operations, said Salvador Panelo, the President’s chief legal counsel and mouthpiece. Panelo said POGO […]

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POGOs and violence

  THERE is a growing trend of violence among foreigners, mainly Chinese victimizing Chinese. Authorities have reported numerous crimes of robbery, extortion, kidnapping, rape, and prostitution, among others, instigated by Chinese against their compatriots. The most recent and probably the worst, so far, was the shooting of a couple by their three dinner companions in […]

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