Yes, we can
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Can the Philippines be a world producer of vaccines soon? Yes, the Philippines can become one.
VP on the roll
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Winning the Vice Presidency means you won a zero sum game.
Roll out the vials
by Marichu A. Villanueva - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
But everyone else is on the same boat, except for the few countries that produced the vaccines.
‘Granular’ lockdown works
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
In our Kapihan sa Manila Bay virtual news forum last Wednesday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez reaffirmed the “one policy for...
Must we wait for vaccines?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, our Department of Health recorded 239 deaths for that day alone all directly related to the 2019 coronavirus disease infection.
Afterthought remedial measures
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
This is more sensible than certain kneejerk legislative measures.
Stop dropping the ball
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
When the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases first announced the recommended re-opening of cinema houses even while awaiting for the vaccines to contain the 2019 coronavirus...
‘Monkey wrench,’ or someone forgot?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
In a mad rush to acquire at the soonest possible time vaccines to stop the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic in our country, many basic to-do first steps were obviously overlooked, if not forgotte...
Gibo’s check mark for 2022?
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
One year after the coronavirus disease 2019 contagion reached our shores, the national government is still scrambling to roll out the vaccines to control the spread of the pandemic.
‘After you, Mayor’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s Chinese Lunar New Year today. But instead of greeting, a strong reminder to celebrate it safely following the minimum health protocols to avoid getting the deadly 2019 coronavirus disease infection.
Iffy promises
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
A dispatch from the Russian Embassy in Manila was emailed to me last week about the latest report on the vaccine developed in their country that is expected to help put an end to the continuing spread of the 2019...
China’s ‘cloud diplomacy’
by Marichu Villanueva - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Nobody wants war. Not even the US – as a world military power – wishes to start one.
Roll out the vaccines and how
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 5, 2021 - 12:00am
With the vaccines to fight the 2019 coronavirus diseases expected to arrive later this month, Metro Manila local government units will surely hit the ground running.
Getting on the ‘new normal’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
As far as the Department of Health is concerned, the 29-year-old Filipino male who became the country’s index case for the United Kingdom variant of the 2019 coronavirus disease is “case closed.”...
GDP: Gutom Dito Pilipinas
by Marichu A. Villanueva - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
My own take away, the country’s GDP might turn into “Gutom Dito Pilipinas.”
In the name of the peace process
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Amid the 2019 coronavirus disease infection cases that are hitting record high in certain parts of the country, the Mindanao region have notably kept their lands safely away from the spread of the deadly contag...
‘Do the math’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate Committee of the Whole’s “inquiry in aid of legislation” on the government’s vaccination program wrapped up its third and last marathon public hearing last week.
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...
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