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Honoring the Filipina

THE VIEW FROM RIZAL By Dr. Jun Ynares Dr. Jun Ynares The world celebrates International Women’s Month in March of every year. So, we will take a break from current issues to honor the Filipina. In 1971, the world fell in love with a song and with the singer-composer who …

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They have eyes but do not see

WORD ALIVE By FR. BEL SAN LUIS, SVD Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD lady once approached a priest and confided, “I feel guilty, Father. This morning, before coming to Mass, I committed the sin of pride. I sat for an hour in front of my mirror admiring my beauty.” …

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Duterte orders all gov’t offices to conserve water

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos As the public takes extra care of their hygiene by washing hands to avoid being infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), President Duterte has ordered all national government offices to strictly implement water conservation measures. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN …

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Pandemic will affect OFW remittances

Remittances from our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in January amounted to $2.94 billion. This was 7.3 percent more than the corresponding figure in January of the previous year, 2019, of $2.7 billion. Personal remittances from land-based workers amounted to $2.27 billion. Remittances from sea-based workers amounted to $600 million. The …

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Making sense of all the anxieties in this Covid-19 crisis

PAPER VIEW By DEAN MEL STA. MARIA Dean Mel Sta. Maria The present Covid-19 crisis revealed many things from the government and the public. Interesting are the many posts in social media making suggestions, giving opinions, praising and/or lambasting the Duterte administration. Though manifested in contradicting ways, love of country …

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A different Holy Week celebration this year

Pope Francis ventured out into the deserted streets of Rome last Sunday and went to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic which has been specially deadly for Italy, next to China. Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization …

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Keep our hopes up at this time of crisis

The high prices that hit the nation in 2018 were blamed by the country’s economic managers on the undue rise in world oil prices. Philippine market prices, as measured by economists in inflation rates, started rising in January that year, hit a three-year high in May with an inflation rate …

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Too much sharing

Medium Rare By Jullie Y. Daza Jullie Y. Daza There’s an emerging disease and it’s coming out of our ears: coronavirus, aka CoVid-19. Each day that passes the news just gets worse. And why are we naming it differently? From the beginning, the international media have been referring to it …

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Extraordinary actions for extraordinary times

FINDING ANSWERS By FORMER SENATOR ATTY. JOEY D. LINA Atty. Joey D. Lina The fear of being stricken with COVID-19, and possibly dying from the new coronavirus now wreaking havoc across the world, has prompted many Filipinos to become extra cautious and mindful of ways to lessen risks of infection. …

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The lockdown is a test of governance

GOVERNANCE MATTERS By FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR C. BINAY Jejomar C. Binay Former Vice President In times of crisis, our greatest enemy is fear. Fear stems from uncertainty. This was evident in the panic buying that ensued in the days leading to and immediately after the announcement of a Metro …

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