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https://open.spotify.com/episode/7l5FGXxdCF0ebBaKyvxIMY?si=l3AtlnDERLWP8aYIe03Umg OVER the past several days, a great deal of public attention has been given to a supposed treatment for the symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a drug called ivermectin ordinarily used to prevent heartworm in dogs and used to treat some parasites and skin conditions...

Sharing the good practice of bridging leadership in health governance

This is the second part of my column about good practices in devolution and family planning (FP) that the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) shared with the Badan...

At the mercy of local governments and Covid-19; double masking insanity

First word LOCAL government units (LGUs), particularly those in Metro Manila, have not enjoyed or wielded more authority or control over our lives than they do today during this time...

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FORMER Manila councilor Greco Belgica has been appointed chairman of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, replacing Dante Jimenez who passed away some weeks ago. Before his appointment as PACC chief, Belgica...

Learning to live with the virus

IN the third episode of season 3 of the NBC medical drama “New Amsterdam,” fictional medical doctor Helen Sharpe, played by Freema Agyeman, delivered a memorable reminder, which initially...

A bully is always a coward

Continued from last Sunday APROPOS my column on Sunday, time and space constraints necessitated the abrupt ending, making for a piece that though appearing complete in any case but on...

Rethinking climate change and health of nature

THE upside of the coronavirus pestilence is greater awareness of biodiversity or species of plants and animals’ conservation. Nearly all the new infectious diseases that scientists know about originate...

All about Enrique, who was not a Filipino

BECAUSE of all this recent public interest and debate about the legacy of Magellan and 1521 (which makes me happy because people are beginning to talk about what happened...

Sad stories to tell the people

ONE famous author wrote that “Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” (Chobosky, Perks of Being a Wallflower). Whatever the tragedies and sadnesses life bring, people move on and continue with...

The unending story of red-tagging, courtesy of CPP

Last of 2 parts I STARTED this article with the red-tagging issue where I discussed at length how red-tagging was used by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and...

Sickening politicization of the pandemic

IT’s sickening how the Yellows and those claiming to be better leaders of the country have politicized the issue of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of uniting just once so...

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Robredo wants ‘more inclusive’ coordination among govt execs amid case surge

VICE President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo is appealing to the government to be “more inclusive” in its strategies, and coordinate with local officials and...

No celebration as Duterte marks birthday in self-quarantine

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte turned 76 on Sunday sans any celebration as he remained under self-quarantine in his home in Davao City, his top lawyer...

READ: IATF Resolution 106-A

RESOLUTION NO. 106, s 2021 RESOLUTION 106-A, s 2021

PH posts second highest number of new Covid cases in a day at 9,595

THE country posted on Saturday its second highest new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) caseload since the pandemic began last year with 9,595 new cases,...

Metro Manila, 4 provinces back to ECQ

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte approved a recommendation by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to revert Metro Manila and...

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