Marichu A. Villanueva
Marichu A. Villanueva
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‘Peltzman effect’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The term “Peltzman effect” first popped up when health and medical experts offered this theory on the possible cause of the global resurgence of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Anti-COVID legacy to pass on
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It was my first time to talk and interview Department of Budget and Management Secretary Wendel Avisado who was guest in our weekly Kapihan sa Manila Bay via Zoom Webinar last Wednesday.
Little ‘czars’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
By memory, it was presidential spokesman Harry Roque who dubbed the “czar” designation to members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases.
‘Magic wand’ trick from the President
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
All this time, businessman leader Jose “Joey” Concepcion exudes a persona of a public official in his capacity as presidential adviser on enterpreneurship.
Spare us from Duterte’s ‘purgatory’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Attending mass on Palm Sunday, I could not help but count the number of people inside our chapel.
Dead letter law
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted to many of the country’s killer diseases given less attention, not by choice but due to this unforeseen outbreak.
Bohol wants own travel bubbles
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
“Bohol is not the Philippines. Bohol is not the NCR,” Gov. Yap pointed out.
Legislating via IRR
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Unfortunately, the good intentions of the lawmakers have not been reaching the Office of the President due to his “missing in action” PLLO head.
One COVID-19 case per Philippines island
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Whether true or not, resorting to such desperate tactics of instigating public panic is inhuman strategy at the very least.
Re-imposing travel ban
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana suddenly got dubbed as the “superstar for the OFWs,” or overseas Filipino workers.
Un-vaccinated up to now
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Definitely, the “ramping up” of the laboratory facilities is working well for the government’s anti-COVID responses.
COVID redux
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Exactly a year ago, we mark today the first time President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a Luzon-wide hard lockdown due to the rising number of Filipinos getting a coronavirus disease 2019 infection.
COVID-19 fatigue
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Mayor Cayetano surmised it might have been caused by the so-called “COVID fatigue” of the Filipinos.
‘Trust’ in vaccines
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
National Task Force chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. flew last night to India along with several other Philippine government officials to conduct an ocular inspection of a vaccine manufacturing facility...
Vaccine security
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The 75-year-old President Duterte has consistently echoed in public his willingness to get China-made vaccines.
Yes, we can
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Can the Philippines be a world producer of vaccines soon? Yes, the Philippines can become one.
VP on the roll
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Winning the Vice Presidency means you won a zero sum game.
Roll out the vials
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
But everyone else is on the same boat, except for the few countries that produced the vaccines.
‘Granular’ lockdown works
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
In our Kapihan sa Manila Bay virtual news forum last Wednesday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez reaffirmed the “one policy for...
Must we wait for vaccines?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, our Department of Health recorded 239 deaths for that day alone all directly related to the 2019 coronavirus disease infection.
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