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Survive we must, but we must do a lot more

The world is now on its second year of the coronavirus pandemic. More than a couple of million people have died, and so many millions more have been infected, but the end is still nowhere in sight. Physical survival remains the single common concern of all, yet mere...

SHIT in the time of COVID

The following was forwarded to me, and instead of trashing it because of its title and its unknown origin (although its references are mostly Christian), I gave it a chance—and I am thankful I did.

Again, the issue on the Separation of Church and State

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) came out with A Pastoral Letter and A Call to Prayer on July 16 appealing to the Filipinos to pray for the country because of the threat of abuses to freedom due to the signing of the Anti-Terrorism Law on July 3.

Daily Covid-19 cases in PH dropped by 16% – OCTA

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases reported daily in the Philippines from May 5 to 11 has dropped by 16% compared to the previous week, the OCTA Research Group announced Wednesday. 

Hospicio de San Jose calls for donations

Hospicio de San Jose in Manila (Hospicio de San Jose Wikipedia page)  The Hospicio de San Jose in Manila called for donations after being placed on lockdown because of Covid-19-positive staff and elderly patients.The Facebook page of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo...

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DOE wants gov’t to build new power plant

Despite adequate power supply, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi wants the government to again join the power generation business by building a reserve power plant.Cusi warned that if problems in active power plants occurred, supply would not be enough to back up demand...

BTS announces May comeback with new song ‘Butter’

South Korean boy group BTS has announced a comeback with a new single titled “Butter,” scheduled for release on May 21.The announcement came Monday night after an hour-long ASMR video that featured a butter melting into a heart was posted on their official Youtube...

‘Media owners the weak link in fight for free press’

‘Media owners the weak link in fight for free press’

The shutdown of media giant ABS-CBN has created a chilling effect especially on media owners who don’t want their business interests caught in the crossfire of Duterte’s clash with the press, journalists said in a Press Room podcast on Saturday, May 8.

‘ABS-CBN shutdown produced chilling effect’

Mike Navallo, head of the recently revived ABS-CBN chapter of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, said the shutdown did not affect his work but sent a clear message to the news media: going against the administration has consequences.

PBA: Rich Team, Poor Team

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) we have right now is very different from the league we grew up with. Back in the day, teams like Sta. Lucia, Shell, Swift (for a time Pop Cola and Sunkist) and Alaska, which were not part of a conglomerate, could win a...

Tokyo Olympics won’t allow spectators from abroad

Spectators from overseas were barred from attending this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19.The decision was made in a virtual meeting of five parties — the International Olympic Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government,...