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Banking
by Alex Magno - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
By undertaking “enhanced community quarantine” measures, we managed to save our health system from collapsing in the face of a pandemic.
Normalcy
by Alex Magno - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The virus is out there, alive and well. But in this long war against it, responsibility to guard against infection will have to be passed gradually from the state to the individual.
Stimulus
by Alex Magno - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
We do not have a silver bullet to kill the virus. Neither do we have a silver bullet to quickly revive our economy.
Escalation
by Alex Magno - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
It is nearly a given that tensions between the US and China will continue to escalate in the coming period.
Post-lockdown
by Alex Magno - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Expect dramatic changes in the community quarantine arrangements after May 31.
Home
by Alex Magno - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
This pandemic has opened up many problems we did not dare think about just a couple of months ago.
Responsibility
by Alex Magno - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
No one enjoys being in quarantine.
Forever
by Alex Magno - May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The dreadful thought did cross our minds. We did not contemplate it, much less articulate it because of the terror it evokes.
Health
by Alex Magno - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
This point is hardly a matter of debate: when the pandemic struck, our health system was woefully unprepared.
Hotspot
by Alex Magno - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
If Trump’s White House were in Manila, Yorme would have ordered it put on “hard lockdown.”
Solidarity
by Alex Magno - May 9, 2020 - 12:00am
If we are to defeat this virus, we need a genuine global effort to share resources and properly distribute a vaccine if ever this becomes available.
Indebted
by Alex Magno - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
After the disease, the debt.
Smartly
by Alex Magno - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A consensus appears to be building at the IATF and the wide network of experts it dialogues with to relax after May 15 the “enhanced community quarantine” enforced since mid-March.
Worse
by Alex Magno - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
When quarantine orders were imposed mid-March, I wrote in this space that the entire year should be considered gone.
Failing
by Alex Magno - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
An infection anywhere is an infection everywhere.
e-government
by Alex Magno - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Government has had difficulty delivering the social amelioration money to recipients.
More
by Alex Magno - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The good news from the IATF is that quarantine restrictions will be relaxed in a majority of provinces. The relaxation includes opening up some public transport in areas where incidence of infection is low.
$0.0
by Alex Magno - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte offers a P10 million grant to any Filipino scientist who successfully develops a vaccine against the corona virus.
Slowly
by Alex Magno - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Sometime very soon, the IATF should come out with a recommendation regarding the possible extension (or modification) of the enhanced community quarantine imposed on Luzon.
Cratering
by Alex Magno - April 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The global economy is cratering in a manner we could not have imagined just two months ago.
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