A different VFA
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The renewed tension in the overlapping maritime territorial claims of countries surrounding the entire stretch of South China Sea have brought into the picture again the 1957 Mutual Defense Treaty of the Philippines...
Keeping science of medicine ‘apolitical’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Food and Drug Administration director-general Dr. Eric Domingo could only wish this government regulatory agency would have all the legal flexibility to perform its mandate.
Generous ‘epal-iticos’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Legislators in both chambers of the 18th Congress are still enjoying their prolonged session recess.
Ivermectin vs ASF
by Marichu A. Villanueva - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
This is the time of the year when my dogs get their annual anti-rabies, five-in-one vaccination shots, and deworming.
Pandemic cripples public health system
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. faces the dire prospects of operating “in deficit” due to the lockdowns against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Parlade ignorant to parley
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
For all intents and purposes, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict has objective-specific mission.
We never learn
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Leaders of 23 states discussed last month the possibility of developing an international treaty for “pandemic preparedness and response.”
Phl NovaSAR to watch over WPS
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Avoiding a bloody “shooting war” is neither surrender nor accepting defeat, especially over our country’s sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea, but which we call as our West Philippine...
COVID frontline doctors as government critics
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
At the current rate of how many Filipinos so far were being vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019, it would take at least 12 years to attain the so-called “herd immunity” in our country.
Leadership tested by the pandemic crisis
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Social media went into high drive last week following the two successive rescheduling of “Talk to the People” of President Rodrigo Duterte.
‘DIY’ video vs COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
A group of volunteer-doctors came out with a do-it-yourself video that provides a “don’t panic” medical advisory to people who might be experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of coronavirus disease...
Ayuda, vaccine queues COVID super spreaders
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 14, 2021 - 12:00am
By all indications, another surge of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 infection may likely develop in the next two weeks in the National Capital Region.
‘Peltzman effect’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The term “Peltzman effect” first popped up when health and medical experts offered this theory on the possible cause of the global resurgence of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Anti-COVID legacy to pass on
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It was my first time to talk and interview Department of Budget and Management Secretary Wendel Avisado who was guest in our weekly Kapihan sa Manila Bay via Zoom Webinar last Wednesday.
Little ‘czars’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
By memory, it was presidential spokesman Harry Roque who dubbed the “czar” designation to members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases.
‘Magic wand’ trick from the President
by Marichu A. Villanueva - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
All this time, businessman leader Jose “Joey” Concepcion exudes a persona of a public official in his capacity as presidential adviser on enterpreneurship.
Spare us from Duterte’s ‘purgatory’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Attending mass on Palm Sunday, I could not help but count the number of people inside our chapel.
Dead letter law
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted to many of the country’s killer diseases given less attention, not by choice but due to this unforeseen outbreak.
Bohol wants own travel bubbles
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
“Bohol is not the Philippines. Bohol is not the NCR,” Gov. Yap pointed out.
Legislating via IRR
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Unfortunately, the good intentions of the lawmakers have not been reaching the Office of the President due to his “missing in action” PLLO head.
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