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Substitutes sought for COVID vaccine
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 3, 2020 - 12:00am
While waiting for an affordable vaccine, many Filipinos are trying alternative defenses, including virgin coconut oil and steam inhalation, against the COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 64,150,000 people...
Many will die while awaiting the vaccine
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As the administration reported Friday, the 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine ordered from pharma firm AstraZeneca may arrive in the second quarter of next year, with additional stock coming later.
Vaccination plan gets booster shot
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
We hope that the noble intentions of the public and private parties that signed Friday an agreement for the procurement of 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will carry the nation through its perilous voyage in...
Duterte’s remedial test on vaccination
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
After its dismal performance in restricting the entry and spread of the COVID-19 plague in the country, the Duterte administration will have a chance to redeem itself when it faces next year a remedial test in managing...
Dismiss Bongbong’s poll protest vs Leni
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Are Filipino political operators advising President Donald Trump in his rear-guard maneuvers after losing the Nov. 3 election in the United States?
Vaccine Yuletide gift to be delayed till Lent
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in many countries has dampened somewhat the week’s good news that several coronavirus vaccine developers have achieved higher than 90-percent efficacy in their final Phase-3...
Pandemic dwarfs typhoon problems
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted our lives, infected at least 410,720 and killed 7,862 of us, is far more treacherous and devastating than the seasonal typhoons blowing through these parts.
When the shepherd embraces his flock
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Pope Francis tweeted on Sunday: “I am near in prayer to the dear people of the Philippines who are suffering because of the destruction, and especially because of the flooding caused by a strong typhoon.
Robredo de facto acting president!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos around the globe must be horrified by the video clips showing their kababayans back home huddled on rooftops during a typhoon, some of them eventually swept away by the floodwaters, and of survivors sick...
Trump an amateur beside Bongbong
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite his setback at the polls, President Trump is still the most powerful man in the USA.
World to America: Welcome back!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
To shorten our column last Sunday to fit its allotted space, we chopped off the last paragraph which said:
Why a selective vote count in US election?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Why hold a presidential election and then block the counting of nearly half of the ballots cast by an estimated 160 million Americans who performed their civic duty to vote even in the middle of a pandemic?
Trump OK for Du30 and Biden for FilAms
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Calling some Filipino American friends and relatives in various US locations last week to get an informal sampling of how they were likely to vote, we found them split between President Trump and former Vice President...
What if Trump loses but doesn’t concede?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
To answer the question, we dare say that President Trump, regardless of how he comes across in the media, is too much of an American not to heed a clear call for a change of administration, if ever it comes to ...
Trump-Biden race is too close to call
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
In two days, we should know if Donald Trump will be replaced by Joe Biden in the White House, if the Republicans will lose their tenuous majority in the Senate, if Obamacare will stay, if the President’s handling...
A master defense vs corruption raps
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Fair warning to the menfolk who have difficulty finding their way home at the end of the day.
White sand beach a ‘white elephant’?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
We have a problem. It seems that the mastermind of the P389-million project recreating a strip of Boracay beach on Manila Bay was in a hurry to spread the fake white sand without factoring in the seasonal typhoons...
The general tangles with the beauties
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Go easy on the ladies, general. You could have a hard time winning a word war with popular and engaging beauties speaking for women’s interests and basic rights that are so self-evident that they do not need...
Nothing to hide? Open Du30 SALNs!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The logic is compelling. If President Duterte is not corrupt and has no unexplained wealth to hide, he should make public his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth for 2018 and 2019 as required by law,...
Tomorrow is here! Are we missing it?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
While we Filipinos are still debating the fate of the World War II vintage jeepney and whether or not to accept cash payment of bus fare, progressive sectors elsewhere have been shifting to electric and self-driving...
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