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War
by Alex Magno - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The good news is that an early and comprehensive vaccination program has brought Israel close to, or at, herd immunity.
-4.2%
by Alex Magno - May 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The first quarter economic numbers are in. They show the country’s GDP shrinking by a further -4.2 percent.
Windless
by Alex Magno - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy, it seems, is like a sailboat on a windless day. It is listless.
Waiver
by Alex Magno - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The Biden administration surprised everyone by joining the call for a waiver of patents for COVID-19 vaccines.
Cooperation
by Alex Magno - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Like the flu pandemic a century ago, the second wave of this one is more severe.
Misdirection
by Alex Magno - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
When purveyors of agitprop indulge in serious misdirection of the issues, it is almost never a mistake. It is driven by a hidden agenda.
Mayday
by Alex Magno - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s Mayday, celebrated everywhere except in the US as Labor Day. This is because this day commemorates a massacre of striking workers in the US.
India
by Alex Magno - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Agreat tragedy is unfolding in India today.
Coordinate
by Alex Magno - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Sometimes we forget that we are in the midst of a crushing public health emergency.
Upswing
by Alex Magno - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
India broke all records the other day when it reported over 300,000 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period.
Inclusive
by Alex Magno - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
At last count, there are more than 300 community pantries in operation, 70 of them in Quezon City alone.
Pantries
by Alex Magno - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Call it “socialism in one pantry,” if you wish.
Pork
by Alex Magno - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
No, this is not about the pork we normally associate with politicians. This is about pork, literally, the one derived from swine, literally.
W
by Alex Magno - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Everybody loves a V-shaped recovery, a quick bounce back after the beating inflicted by the pandemic.
Games
by Alex Magno - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
If there was any intention to scare the tiger, this year’s Balikatan war games between US and Philippine forces hardly fits the bill.
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.
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