COMMONSENSE
Soon freedom day
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As we observe this year our Philippine Independence Day in the midst of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, it has become more meaningful for all of us to realize the value of freedom.
Anti-COVID vaccine not the be all, end all
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Almost three months after being rudely interrupted by the virus-driven lockdown, our weekly news forum Kapihan sa Manila Bay is back into action.
‘At your own risk’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
More than confused, the Filipino people for sure are getting lost on the various statistics and official figures being churned out related to the government’s measures to contain the 2019 coronavirus disease...
‘Granular’ approach on lockdowns
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
More likely than not, another wave of speculations on whether or not there would be a fourth round of extension on the lockdown will surface.
Not on the same wavelength
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
By the estimates of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging and Infectious Disease, some 42,000 more of our overseas Filipino workers coming back from various parts of the world are set to return...
Waging ‘World War C’ scare tactics
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
And most of all, Roque cited, require the wearing of facemasks – or face closure and legal actions under the penal provisions of the Bayanihan Heal As One Act.
Confusing times
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Energy has recently required the Manila Electric Co. to respond to reported complaints from its customers of alleged overcharged billing.
‘Stupid as it gets’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
So all of us in the entire country will remain under lockdown.
Going back to calibrated lockdown
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
As succinctly put by President Rodrigo Duterte, the lifting of the lockdown in many parts of our country does not mean we are already out of the woods from the global pandemic called 2019 coronavirus disease, or...
Get testing ahead
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines adopted its own T3’s which stood for “test, trace, and treat,” supposedly in that order but actually has been doing it in reverse.
WHO’s 3 T’s vs COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
It is welcome news if indeed there seems to be a tapering off in the incidence of infection cases from the 2019 coronavirus disease, or COVID-19 here in our country.
‘Lockdown fatigue’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
For almost two months now, the ECQ obviously is already getting into the nerves of all of us now loosely called as “lockdown fatigue.”
Even if knife cuts both ways
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
But the answer to this will be a no-win situation to President Duterte.
Not the kindof COVID testing
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
So, if indeed only a “virtual” rally will be done in today’s Labor Day, it meets the no close physical contact lockdown rules of the government.
Soon, ‘health’ passports
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 29, 2020 - 12:00am
As to how the “health passport” will look like and how it will be implemented are still in the works
ECQ to GCQ, the ‘new normal’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 27, 2020 - 12:00am
It is now a fait accompli for all of us here living in Metro Manila to continue living under the enhanced community quarantine for another 15 days, or until May 15. This is the equivalent of the 14-day incubation...
Sapped by SAP
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Amid ongoing measures to slow down the spread of a deadly flu-like contagion, many local government units have yet to deliver up to now the emergency cash subsidy intended to mitigate the economic dislocation of...
Rody makes time for ECQ decision
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no definite decision yet on whether to lift or extend the enhanced community quarantine, or the euphemism for lockdown being implemented all over Luzon.
A new ‘orchestra’ member
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
This is supposed to be the last stretch, or eleven days exactly, up to the end of the extended enhanced community quarantine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered.
Bouncing back
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 17, 2020 - 12:00am
“Even though we have a bad – a bad luck to have this COVID-19, we are very well-prepared,” Dominguez reassured the public.
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