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A big role for local tourism in nat’l recovery

  TOURISM Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat had a rather surprising report to the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations last Thursday. Some 77 percent of Filipinos said they want to travel even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the department. Despite the pandemic which has taken its toll on the […]

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Ang sakit ng katawan ko!

  BY ALEX CALLEJA     Ang column na ito ay ginawa para sa mga taong may suliranin sa buhay na gusto ng agarang solusyon! Walang maliit o malaking problema, lahat dito, pantay-pantay! Huwag niyo nga lang seseryosohin kasi hindi lahat ng mababasa niyo dito totoo! Good vibes lang! Simulan na natin! * Hi Alex, […]

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Tax collectors and sinners

  GOSPEL: MT 9:9-13 * AS Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The […]

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The .75 solution

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The .75 solution

  BY JULLIE Y. DAZA     Dr. Manuel Dayrit’s commandments to stay clear of the coronavirus stop at No. 7. The eighth commandment: Thou shall take virgin coconut oil (VCO) daily to strengthen your immune system. Dr. Dayrit, a former Health secretary, is the godfather of VCO. For decades, he has been promoting the […]

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What people need to survive and be happy

  BY MARILYN C. ARAYATA     The spendthrift, they were probably among the most prepared when lockdowns were imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have resources that can last for months, or maybe years. Money is important. Even governments will not be able to deliver basic services without funds, but having money is […]

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Does God have favorites?

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     IN a dream, a man saw himself walking on a beach with the Lord, carrying someone in his arms. He was envious. Jesus felt his envious tone when he asked: “Lord, why are you carrying him and not me?” Jesus replied: “It’s because he has […]

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