The worst sales rep for Chinese vaccines
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
It has been noticed that the more President Duterte shows a preference for Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, the stiffer public resistance becomes to being inoculated with those drugs. It’s an interesting marketing...
Rethink vaccination options & priorities
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
We are not yet a police state, although a few friends fear we’re heading that way, so it was indelicate of Malacañang to have told off the public to just accept, and not be choosy, whatever COVID-19...
Trust: Key element in vaccination drive
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate public hearing into the government’s COVID-19 mass vaccination program needs concurrent research looking beyond the efficacy and prices of vaccines and digging into the underlying reasons why people...
Trump concedes, but will snub turnover
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
As demands mounted for his quick removal from office after his followers – inflamed by his claims of poll fraud and his urgings to march on Congress – stormed the US Capitol, President Trump finally conceded...
Duterte comes out stronger in PSG tiff
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte continues to consolidate control over power centers of the government, and it seems nobody is able to do anything to check his overly amassing political clout unto himself.
Deadline tomorrow for gifts, favors, etc.
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
You have until tomorrow, the Feast of the Three Kings, to give something of value to government officials with whom you have pending delicate business to close without you being accused of bribery and them of c...
Hope is mostly what keeps Filipinos going
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Somehow we made it to the new year, staggering up to the finish line where 2021 was waiting for the Filipino, the eternal optimist brimming with hope.
All the President’s men absolve him
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Do you hear “All the President’s Men” singing their now-familiar chorus that President Duterte is blameless, that no law was violated when his praetorian guards and a Cabinet official were inoculated...
‘No US vaccine, no US troops allowed’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s “No US vaccine, no stay” deal is tough for everyone, including his diplomats caught in the transition to the Biden administration who are now working like purchase agents chasing...
Duterte must heed nhis own message
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 27, 2020 - 12:00am
“Let us allow Christ into our lives so that we could bring love and cheer not only to our families and friends but also to those who are most in need,” President Duterte said in his Christmas messag...
Vaccines use cells of aborted fetuses?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Vatican released on Monday a note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, approved by Pope Francis, giving the green light during the pandemic to the use of COVID-19 vaccines produced with cell lines...
Pfizer to play 2nd fiddle to Sinovac?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Ambassador Babe Romualdez gave last Sunday what to me was the best print media report of Philippine efforts to tap the good offices of the United States in helping it secure a fair share in the COVID-19 vaccine supply...
Who gave lead role to Chinese vaccine?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Why do government officials who know the facts seem to be afraid to tell the people who chose Sinovac Biotech of China to be given a lead role in the COVID-19 mass vaccination starting next year despite its comparatively...
Choosing a vaccine a political decision?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Just when we thought the British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca has stolen a march on its rivals, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday a bigger delivery of 25 million doses is due in March from Sinovac Biotech...
COVID vaccines are not created equal
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Which of several COVID-19 vaccines in the market is the government thinking of using to inoculate at least 60 million Filipinos scattered throughout the archipelago and how will the complicated operation be con...
Postpone RFID toll collection till December 31
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
It is obvious that the North Luzon Expressway is not yet fully prepared to carry out the desired cashless system of collecting toll payments using radio frequency identification of all vehicles passing through ...
Pinay administers first vaccine in UK
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Focusing on the Filipina nurse who administered Tuesday the first shot in the world’s first COVID-19 mass vaccination is the nearest we could force our involvement in that historic event in the United Kin...
Trial shots not yet the mass vaccines
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Russia started Saturday its COVID-19 mass vaccination in Moscow, to be followed today by the United Kingdom.
Slowpoke misses the vaccine train
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
“Missing the train” isn’t just an expression. It is a life-defining experience, one that could leave the traveler either weakened or strengthened as he moves to other train stations of life.
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...
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