COMMONSENSE
COVID-19 test first before vaccinating?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
As “testing czar,” Dizon declared: “Both the RT-PCR and antigen can detect COVID-19 infection.”
Break the back of the pandemic
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
In March last year, the World Health Organization underscored the importance of testing as the first line of defense against the spread of 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic.
Mindanao peace on track
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
As the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, now retired Gen.Carlito Galvez Jr. earned the plaudits from President Rodrigo Duterte as the “hero of Marawi.” However, the honorific title...
Vaccines as basic commodity
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
As the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic continues to remain a global public health threat, “vaccination passports” would soon be issued.
Sotto’s Cha-cha moves
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Senate president Vicente “Tito” Sotto III holds the distinction of being the most veteran and most senior lawmaker in the present 18th Congress.
Churning populist sentiments
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
At the televised Senate Committee of the Whole hearing last Monday, we have seen the discussions chiefly revolved around universal access to the vaccines against the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic.
What money can’t buy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Believe you me. Our country’s Central Bank is awash with money and other needed resources to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Vaccines to also rev up Philippines economic recovery
by Marichu Villanueva - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
“For 2021, the economy is expected to bounce back, growing by 6.5 to 7.5%,” Diokno declared.
The bigger picture
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
“The point is we also manage the risks, open the economy as quickly as we can so that we can recover,” the NEDA chief cited
New game plan
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It was with hopeful optimism to note our country finished the year 2020 missing just by a few thousands the half a million cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 that were previously projected by the OCTA research...
Out with the rat
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The just ended 2020 was the year of the metal rat, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. It started on January 25 last year when the initial cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease infection erupted here in the...
Stiff price of quarantines
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque proudly credits self for having recommended extension for two weeks of the travel ban to-and-fro the United Kingdom where the latest variant of the 2019 coronavirus disease or...
No to new hard lockdowns
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Long before the UK-strain erupted, our epidemiologists reported to WHO they have detected other variants of the COVID-19 that mutated here and other countries had the same experience.
Designated ‘bastonero’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 25, 2020 - 12:00am
We are not even out of the woods yet from the on-going 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic and yet new strains kept mutating this deadly contagion.
It must not be about profiteering
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has already given our own FDA the power to issue EAU for anti- COVID-19 vaccines once our country gets its supply wherever it comes from.
Fuss over Pfizer
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine bureaucracy is one confused maze.
Going back to pre-COVID economic growth
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is one parent who is most elated to the pilot-testing by January next year of the resumption of face-to-face learning at schools, it is National Economic and Development Authority “acting” Secretary...
Tolling on tolls
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
“NLEX has good faith in talking to us,” Mayor Gatchalian noted.
Not the be all, end all
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
We join the rest of the world in rejoicing on the success of the best minds in science, medicine and technology for having developed not just one or two but half a dozen of the potential vaccines that could end the...
Still slowly creeping up
by Marichu A. Villanueva - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Chief Executive issued an “or else” warning in July telcos to improve their services by December this year.
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