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The welcome spoiler
by Cito Beltran - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The decision of Pfizer to offer their COVID-19 vaccine at non-profit prices just like AstraZeneca is the sort of spoiler we all love.
K-K-B
by Cito Beltran - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
KKB was originally the Tagalog equivalent of Dutch Treat meaning “Kanya Kanyang Bayad” but in today’s pandemic reality and vaccine confusion, it can mean Kanya Kanyang Bakuna/Kanya Kanyang Bili....
‘Di kami choosy!!!
by Cito Beltran - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Sec. Roque in Malacañang recently stated that Filipinos should not be “mapili” or choosy concerning what brand or the origin of the vaccine used by government to inoculate them against COVID-...
Obsolete before ROI
by Cito Beltran - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Science and technology might drive the current gold standard for testing COVID-19 obsolete before its time.
PNP publicity and promotions
by Cito Beltran - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The official and polite term used was “returned for further investigation” but in reality the decision of the Makati City prosecutor on the Dacera death case was “Returned for better investigation”...
Better times and better options
by Cito Beltran - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Our national leaders have been talking and talking about having the money or part of the money needed to buy COVID-19 vaccines.
No more pigs
by Cito Beltran - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
On the last day of the worst year of modern history Dec. 31, 2020, we “depopulated” our backyard hog farm of 31 pigs, thereby ending 15 years of breeding and raising both domestic and wild pigs.
Starting on a weekend
by Cito Beltran - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
After an entire year of pain, loss and misery in 2020, I feel good that the New Year comes in on a weekend, which we usually relate to rest.
‘Cover fire’
by Cito Beltran - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
After all the flak and heat that Malacañang got from the controversial use of the China-made vaccine that has no local approval from the FDA, the President’s decision to publicly name names of politicians...
The battle for Christmas Hill
by Cito Beltran - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The troops were required to re-group, return to base and to make sure they wore the color pink.
Rush to the future
by Cito Beltran - December 25, 2020 - 12:00am
As I typed in the date for this article, I said to myself: Imagine that! We actually made it to December 25!
PNP: Shamed and scorned
by Cito Beltran - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Just as they are about to close the year, the Philippine National Police has once again been shamed and scorned by netizens on social media because of the double murder committed by a police master sargent in Paniqui,...
‘Dito ba, o Dito ba’
by Cito Beltran - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Anyone familiar with Original Pilipino Music or OPM will quickly pick up that today’s title is a playful spin on the hit song of Kuh Ledesma entitled “Dito Ba” where I inserted the name of aspiring...
Exodus or bust
by Cito Beltran - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Beginning this weekend until next is traditionally the time of the year when many people working and/or living in Metro Manila go on their “Christmas Exodus” to the provinces.
Whatever happened to ‘Gibo’?
by Cito Beltran - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
People always talk about #1 but never about #2 unless you’re “The Legal Wife” or you’re the Malacañang talking head constantly referring to #2 as a scapegoat.
9 years ago I said…
by Cito Beltran - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Nine years ago, I was faced with quite a dilemma when someone from the past, 30 years to be exact, suddenly sent an apology for breaking my heart and “leaving tire tracks in the process.” I honestly did...
Only way to go
by Cito Beltran - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The President might just have been thinking aloud but when he told everyone that he would like for COVID testing to be given for free to Filipinos, he was actually verbalizing the only way to go!
Put it in reverse
by Cito Beltran - December 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The decision of the Valenzuela local government to suspend the business permits to operate toll booths along NLEX within city limits will surely be hailed as a show of political will, if not a political stunt.
Ignorance is bliss
by Cito Beltran - December 7, 2020 - 12:00am
I assume that the saying “Ignorance is bliss” has always been of a derogatory nature and an insult of sorts.
Political will or arrogant authority?
by Cito Beltran - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
DOTr Secretary Art Tugade and his crew have painted themselves into a corner by insisting that there will be no further postponement, extension or compromise regarding the cashless transactions on all toll road...
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