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Will you get vaccinated?

Will you get vaccinated?

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR (Part 2)     Pulse Asia, in its November 2020 Ulat ng Bayan national survey conducted November 23 – December 2, 2020, noted that while 95% of Filipino adults reported awareness of the development of COVID-19 vaccines, a near majority of Filipino adults (47%) would not get vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

Public opinion and COVID-19 (Part 1)

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR     I love reading surveys, and not just those pertaining to politics or elections. I enjoy reading public opinion polls because, when done correctly and using rigorous scientific methods, they showcase what our people are thinking and feeling at a particular period of time. From the point […]

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Rebound 2021

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Rebound 2021

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR     President Rodrigo Duterte set a positive message for the new year when he said in his traditional New Year’s address: “With the guidance and grace of the Almighty and the enduring spirit of bayanihan and malasakit, I am confident that we will achieve a stronger and […]

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Good riddance 2020!

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Good riddance 2020!

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR     Typically, the end of the year gives us time to reflect on the year that was and to look forward to the new year and beyond. We would usually come up with resolutions not just for the incoming year but also for the long-term. But this […]

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A family Christmas

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A family Christmas

    BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR   Merry Christmas to all my readers and to the rest of the Filipino nation! My family and I wish everyone a safe, meaningful, and happy holiday season. I know it has been a difficult year and some might think that the pandemic has suck the life […]

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A break in the clouds

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A break in the clouds

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR   THERE is no other way to put it. 2020 has been a horrendous year. We started the year with the rumblings of Taal Volcano which dislocated families and damaged houses and disrupted livelihood. Our country has been devastated by a number of strong typhoons that cost lives […]

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