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Grim reminder
by Cito Beltran - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
As I parked at the nearest available slot, I failed to notice the number of cars in the parking lot and it took a while for me to realize that far from being deserted, our intended destination was already busy a...
No compassion in compassionate use
by Cito Beltran - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
In our collective battle against COVID-19 and its minions or variants there is now a great divide.
Questions
by Cito Beltran - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Two years ago, most people would be asking questions such as: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
Can’t afford another lockdown?
by Cito Beltran - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Once again, the Duterte administration and its talking heads are singing one familiar line: “The government cannot afford another extended lockdown.”
Almost pointless
by Cito Beltran - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
It feels almost pointless to express one’s thoughts on what the government is doing wrong and what could be done better.
ICU positive
by Cito Beltran - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Many people have rightfully complained about not finding hospitals that would admit them this week.
‘Lock and load!’
by Cito Beltran - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The fear and desperation over COVID-19 last week was palpable. Friends were dying, friends were landing in ICUs, friends could not get into hospitals and people were desperately asking for answers or solutions. The...
Offensive & insulting
by Cito Beltran - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
My wife and I just got “carded” twice in one week.
Aquarium not bubble
by Cito Beltran - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
You are in an aquarium, not a bubble.
Traveling secretaries and senators
by Cito Beltran - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Senator Panfilo Lacson has stated that if two Cabinet secretaries, namely Secretaries Harry Roque and Carlito Galvez, have violated health protocols and restrictions for COVID-19 then they should be investigated...
Recovery not replacement
by Cito Beltran - March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Temporary solutions don’t fix the problem, they simply delay the inevitable at a much higher cost and longer time.
‘Excellent’ mismanagement
by Cito Beltran - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque stated that the government did an “excellent” job of managing the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippines.
Clearing operations and cover-ups
by Cito Beltran - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Given the seemingly successful “National Road Clearing Operations” that was initiated by President Duterte and implemented by the Department of the Interior and Local Government or DILG, now may be the...
Annimisery, not anniversary
by Cito Beltran - March 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Of all the anniversaries known to man, the first year milestone of COVID-19 can be called an Annimisery and not an anniversary.
If symptoms persist…
by Cito Beltran - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
As COVID-19 cases surge it is interesting to know that there is also a rise in cases of “fake news” and half-truths that amount to actual lies spread via community transmission, particularly on Vibe...
Beware the Ides of March
by Cito Beltran - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
This article started out with the title “Fatal Fatigue” referring to the danger we face if we allow “COVID-19 Fatigue” to get the better of us in terms of vigilance in exchange for mobility...
Cruel and unusual
by Cito Beltran - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Back in the day, when I was involved in the construction of what is now known as Discovery Paradise in Busuanga, Palawan, one of my responsibilities and challenge was how to enforce house rules, discipline and ...
How badly do you want it
by Cito Beltran - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
If you’re a regular viewer of our program AGENDA on Cignal TV, chances are you would have seen that we were airing from a different location early this week.
Too little — too late
by Cito Beltran - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The welcome reception for the 600,000 doses of China-made vaccines comes across as a clear case of celebrating what at this stage of the game is “too little – too late.”
The right ‘casa’ is better
by Cito Beltran - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Many car owners in the Philippines would avoid going to the “casa” or the dealership and service center where they bought their car because of the general impression that casas charge twice what outside...
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