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Easing Metro ECQ basically a health issue

It may not yet be time to end the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) lockdown imposed on Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, but it should be time to ease it, to allow for a gradual return to normalcy. The ECQ stopped all mass transport systems, closed down all business …

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Preparing for resumption of rail system & beyond

The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECG) for Metro Manila may continue or it may be partially lifted on May 16 but, either way, the rule for social distancing will continue to be enforced. This calls for a distance of a least one meter between persons at anytime – in the street, …

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Philippine politics: Now and then

BELOW THE LINE By AMBASSADOR JOSE ABETO ZAIDE Ambassador José Abeto Zaide The Philippine Supreme Court directed the lower courts to release prisoners facing charges for minor and nonviolent crimes who are elderly, sick, or have medical conditions. Some prisoners may be granted reduced bail or released on recognizance without …

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We hope to see churches full again

Religious activities and traditions were among the earliest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic as governments banned mass gatherings that could help spread the virus. Pope Francis set the example when he cancelled his daily masses attended by thousands in St. Peter’s Square and went online. Thus churches here and around …

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The ABS-CBN Shutdown; what Next?

PAGBABAGO By DR. FLORANGEL ROSARIO BRAID Dr. Florangel Rosario Braid Like many of my colleagues in media, outraged citizens, and fellow framers of the Constitution, I have joined the dissenting voices on the shutdown of ABS-CBN. In a statement, our signatories noted that the NTC’s “Cease and Desist” order came …

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7 franchises that expired but were not shut down

HOTSPOT By TONYO CRUZ Tonyo Cruz On December 3, 2019, in a story titled “Duterte vows to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal,” the Manila Bulletin reported: “President Duterte has vowed to make sure ABS-CBN television network will be ‘out’ of operations after threatening anew to block its franchise renewal. “The President …

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The quarantine chronicles: Week 8

IT’S THE SMALL THINGS By ALEX M. EDUQUE Alex Eduque Week Eight. Most of us have settled into the groove of things and have developed somewhat of a routine (or lack thereof) going. Yet, we are also at that point where sometimes we feel we are on edge. The smallest …

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Emergency hiring workers underway

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen our hospitals overwhelmed by the number of infected people, so that convention centers, gyms, arenas, and other available spaces have been transformed into quarantined treatment and monitoring areas, separated from all other patients because of the infectious nature of the virus. More important than …

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