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‘Spectacular fails’ of COVID test
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) was pleased to announce the government will now be able to produce on real-time basis the test results for the 2019 coronavirus, or COVID-19.
New ‘warfare vs the veerus’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Two weeks of “community quarantine” have gone by for all of us here in Luzon and now we’re entering the third. But the cases of infection from 2019 coronavirus disease, COVID-19 for short, are still...
COVID-19 cases on ‘artificial’ rise
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Of the 45 fatalities, there are a number of them who still await the confirmatory test results whether or not their deaths were indeed COVID-19 infection.
Recalibrate quarantine rules
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Finally, on Day-10 we got our “Home Quarantine Pass” given to each household in our village located at one of the enclaves of B.F. Homes in Paranaque City.
Post-COVID scenarios
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
What’s the impact of the Luzon-wide “community quarantine” on our economy? Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno frankly laid down all his cards on the table.
‘Kill the veerus’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
“Together we can beat COVID-19. Together we heal as one,” the President declared.
No longer a privacy issue
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
At the rate the infection to coronavirus disease 2019 is spreading across the entire Philippines, it was deemed necessary to expand the coverage of the so-called “community quarantine” Luzon-wide.
‘Leaks’ in time of public health crisis
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
These “leaks” could be much more deadly than the virus we are all trying to avoid getting infected with.
A health terror named COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 13, 2020 - 12:00am
I almost did not immediately recognize the very tall Mayor of San Juan City when he came in with white N95 facemask covering his face.
‘Social distancing’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Social distancing” is currently the buzzword that have caught on the fancy of the public.
Take charge of the task force
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Since the Philippines recorded its first local transmission of the highly contagious 2019 coronavirus infectious disease, it is but timely for the government to place the entire country under a state of public health...
AFP’s ‘brownie points’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The AFP thus rightfully earned the trust and confidence of the Filipino people as protectors of the Republic.
24 ‘independent republics’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It is quite pitiful, if not painful to say the least, in hearing from Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa citing his excuse of not being a statesman in standing behind President Rodrigo Duterte in every issue...
Ouster plots
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The matter, after all, will have to be validated by the entire body of the House of Representatives with 302 members who elect their own leaders.
Cancer Awareness Month
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
This month marks the first anniversary of the enactment of the NICCA that also declared every February of each year to be observed as Cancer Awareness Month.
Long way to go for POGOs
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The proliferation of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, or POGOs for short, has literally taken us by storm.
People power for press freedom
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
No explanation was given by Malacañang as to why the President didn’t sign the bills and let it lapsed into law.
Sangley has Chinese roots, too
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
‘This is not just a project for Cavite but for the entire Philippines,’ Gov. Remulla declared.
VFA not dead yet
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It would seem like a reversal of roles. What is taking place between the Senate of the 18th Congress and Malacanang on the issue of abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement between the United States and the Philippines...
From B+ to A-
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, Moody’s Investors Service was the latest to upgrade the credit rating of the Philippines. Moody’s, for short, rated the Philippines at BBB investment grade.
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