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Grim
by Alex Magno - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a sense that things will get even uglier in Myanmar.
Constricted
by Alex Magno - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The country is expecting delivery of 2 million doses of Sinovac and Gamaleya vaccines this month. That is not a small number, although it is really just a drop in the bucket.
Uncontrollable
by Alex Magno - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The root of all wishful thinking about this pandemic we are battling is that the behavior of the virus is fully controllable.
Longer
by Alex Magno - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Now we know. Fighting a pandemic is much like rolling a rock up a hill. At any point, we could find ourselves back at the foot of the hill once more.
Jammed
by Alex Magno - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The most bizarre traffic jam in the world happened at the Suez Canal the most vital waterway in the world.
Jumpers
by Alex Magno - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
There was much hue and cry about a number of mayors and one movie star jumping the queue and getting inoculated.
Straws
by Alex Magno - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
It is the oldest trick in the book of demagoguery: build a straw man and slay it with mere words.
Manageability
by Alex Magno - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In the end, the IATF decided against returning Metro Manila and surrounding provinces to ECQ status. There were enough voices asking for such a return.
Refocus
by Alex Magno - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The logic supporting the proposal is truly compelling. But it still required so much courage to publicly advocate that the early-stage vaccinations be focused on Metro Manila.
Waves
by Alex Magno - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Like most things in nature, pandemics happen in waves. They ebb and flow like rivers. They strike us like sound and light do: in waves.
Jockeying
by Alex Magno - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Rising infection rates notwithstanding, politicians will have to do what they have to do: prepare their alliances and networks for electoral combat.
Race
by Alex Magno - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Sure, we are in a race. The DOH tells us we are in a race.
Incomparable
by Alex Magno - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Spokesman Harry Roque has an uncontrollable penchant for inviting blowback to the things he says. That might not be best for the job he is trying to do: to build public trust in the government he serves.
Elevated
by Alex Magno - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The inflation rate for February crawled up to 4.7 percent and most analysts are saying it will continue on an elevated level over the next few months.
Intramurals
by Alex Magno - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives, it seems, if far from done with its intramurals.
Illegitimate
by Alex Magno - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
There is now no avenue for the military junta in Myanmar to win any semblance of legitimacy for their power grab.
Rollout
by Alex Magno - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
There was palpable excitement in the air yesterday morning. The first batch of Sinovac doses arrived Sunday and distributed to select hospitals early Monday morning. Officials responsible for managing the public...
Telco
by Alex Magno - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
There is so much hope pinned on the entry of a third major player in the telecommunications industry – but also so much doubt.
35
by Alex Magno - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The more widely acknowledged holiday today would probably be the pork holiday declared by retailers objecting to the arbitrary and unwise price caps on the commodit
Alone
by Alex Magno - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Alas, the democratic movement in Myanmar will be left to carry on alone. The rest of the world is preoccupied with the pandemic and climate change.
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