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A public service broadcast system

PAGBABAGO By DR. FLORANGEL ROSARIO BRAID Dr. Florangel Rosario Braid Most of us realize that after the months of lockdown, we shall be welcomed by a world that is widely ready and open for authentic transformation. Already, we are seeing the shape of things to come – alternative learning, leisure, …

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The quarantine chronicles: week nine

IT’S THE SMALL THINGS By ALEX M. EDUQUE Once a kapamilya, always a kapamilya. Alex M. Eduque I write this on the Monday morning of Week 9. Our fate of whether or not the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will be extended, or eased into general community quarantine (GCQ) in order …

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VOICE FROM THE SOUTH By FR. EMETERIO BARCELON, SJ Fr. Emeterio Barcelon, SJ In today’s gospel (Saturday of fourth week of Easter), we have the great mystery of the Holy ‘Trinity. And secondly, His promise that if we ask in His name, He will do it for us. I had …

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Me, worry?

MEDIUM RARE By JULLIE Y. DAZA Jullie Yap Daza What does your EQ (emotional quotient) tell you about preparing for the end of ECQ, EECQ, GCQ and their permutations? I worry about Other People. I worry that they don’t worry about the probabilities of being infected by or infecting others. …

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My 4th quarantine

LANDSCAPE By GEMMA CRUZ ARANETA Gemma Cruz Araneta This “enhanced community quarantine” is a palimpsest of the successive lockdowns I have had to live through in a now distant past. There were no plagues or pandemics that threatened community or country; it was only I who was sick and had …

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ABS-CBN shutdown threatens credibility of government

FINDING ANSWERS By FORMER SENATOR JOEY D. LINA Atty. Joey D. Lina I was among those who closely followed developments on the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise. With the rest of the nation, I heaved a sigh of relief when the National Telecommunications Commission (which is under the Executive Department), …

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I am the vine, you are the branches

The image of the vine in the Old Testament refers to the people of Israel, which has been selected from the chosen stock, planted, and cared for by God. The Lord waited for good grapes fit for wine, but instead it yielded wild grapes (cf Is 5:1-7) — because of …

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UST bar topnotcher turns struggles into success

OPINION AND OPTION By ELINANDO B. CINCO Elinando B. Cinco New lawyer Kenneth Glenn L. Manuel, a graduate of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law, placed sixth in the 2019 Bar Examinations with a grade rate of 88.1730 percent. He was one of …

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Test kits & other health products

By ATTY. PAOLO S. TESTON Atty. Paolo S. Teston Several companies want to donate “rapid COVID-19 test kits” made in China, Korea, and other countries to our hospitals. However, it turns out that the hospitals cannot use the kits (even if they want to) because they have not been “approved” …

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