COMMONSENSE
Metro Manila Mayors step up to the plate
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In the next two weeks, classes in all elementary and high schools both in private and public schools will definitely start on Oct. 5.
Dis-connect to public service
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
As expected, President Rodrigo Duterte extended the period of the state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 for short.
A sort of COVID-19 ‘test’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Among the 16 cities and one municipality comprising the national capital region, the city government of Paranaque can very well claim as succeeding in its campaign to contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease,...
More tragic than COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is one consoling view we learn from the continuing public health crisis spawned by the 2019 coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is the fact that it has not spared even the rich, bigger and more powerful...
Keep ‘home alone’ policy
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Because in the end, it is us Filipinos who will have to take the bitter pills again to overcome and recover from the COVID impact to our lives.
‘COBRA guy’ in Manila
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Amid the furor stirred by the reported government plans to regulate Netflix, one of its latest popular series “Cobra Kai” came to mind.
DepEd, CHED too distant to learners
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
At this stage, both the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education are still evolving in coming up with the “new normal” of learning amid the continuing public health crisis spawned...
Sputnik-V vs COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
But Russian scientists and their other medical and vaccine experts have developed not just one but two kinds of anti-COVID vaccines.
Neither ‘magic wand’ nor ‘silver bullet’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
On Aug. 31, Antonio Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), has raised alarm over the devastation caused to global tourism by the prevailing 2019 coronavirus disease, or the COVID-19 pandemi...
The secret is out
by Marichu A. Villanueva - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
No more denials but a virtual go-signal was given by President Rodrigo Duterte for like-minded supporters to continue working out a “revolutionary government.”
Not a question of bravery
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
A popular saying warns: Ants should not get in the middle of a fight between two elephants.
Rev up government vs COVID-19
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
While we are in the middle of fighting the spread of the deadly 2019 coronavirus disease contagion, there are issues and concerns that distract the government’s attention on unnecessary matters.
‘Ayuda, too’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
As promised, the 18th Congress have delivered the passage and approval of the Bayanihan We Recover as One, or Bayanihan-2 for short.
Some things can not be postponed
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Monday, August 17, I received a call from an unregistered name, only mobile numbers appeared.
Senate’s latest gambit
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
It did not occur to me when I sought out Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares to guest in our Zoom Webinar Kapihan sa Manila Bay last August 19, Wednesday would be an extra auspicious day for her.
Smart moves to hurdle COVID-19 impact
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
And we’re back to general community quarantine again.
Disconnect in ‘e-learning’
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In the end, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go had the final say. It was only after Sen. Go spoke out in public that the Department of Education gave in to calls to defer the Aug. 24 opening of school classes...
Hello, Bethlehem?
by Marichu Villanueva - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
“Connectivity has thus become a human rights issue,” Jacinto declared.
‘Swoosh’ recovery
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 12, 2020 - 12:00am
“V recovery is a fantasy. Think it’s more like a Nike – Swoosh-like recovery,” Diokno quipped.
Actions more than words
by Marichu A. Villanueva - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the issues raised in the “time out” called by militant groups of health care workers is that public communications in the government’s campaign to stop the 2019 coronavirus disease, or COVID-19...
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