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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...

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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...

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...

Is President Duterte now a lame duck?

A YEAR or so before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s constitutionally defined term of office, there may already be signs of him becoming a lame duck. Being a...

Hall of Famers; Go Duterte! or Go-Duterte!?

NO question, Bobby Jaworski is a Hall of Famer. An understatement. We understand he has been unwell, and we hope and pray with countless others that he is doing...

Juan T. Gatbonton, Filipino writer, editor and journalist, takes leave, his way

First word I WRITE this column today with great hesitancy because I do not want to be the bearer to our people of the melancholy news that the Filipino writer,...

Mr. President, listen to the public outcry

THE Filipino people cannot and will never understand why this government apparently bars private companies from importing vaccines for the use of their employees. The poor, who comprise the majority...

Trees for greener and healthier communities and cities

MARCH 21 was International Day of Forests, and this year’s theme was “Forest restoration: A path to recovery and well-being.” According to the United Nations, our forests are key...

SWS, Pew Research: Filipinos feel PH under Duterte as freest, most democratic

LAST March 18, a wacky group announced that it would organize the country’s “democratic forces” in order to resist President Rodrigo Duterte’s “authoritarianism.” The very next day, the Social...

Covid got me!

FOR some time, I entertained the foolish notion that I was somehow exempt from infection by coronavirus (Covid-19). I thought that only the careless who exposed themselves needlessly to...

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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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