COLUMNS
How effective are facemasks, app-based contact tracing?
by Jarius Bondoc - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
France in pre-COVID-19 times forbade face-covering hijab in malls, trains, parks, schools, and government offices.
Transport new normal
by Ana Marie Pamintuan - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Early in the pandemic, a government official voiced something learned from the COVID quarantine: if you want to empty the streets and force people to stay home, suspend mass transportation.
Back to basic in the new normal
by Marichu A. Villanueva - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Ironically, biking along major, busy thoroughfares like Edsa and Roxas Boulevard is not allowed.
The fisherman speaks
by Cito Beltran - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Once we emerge from this pandemic, we will not be able to keep doing what we were doing, and as we were doing it.
A profile on Switzerland
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Just before the quarantine, I had the privilege of breaking bread with Swiss Ambassador Alain Gaschen and his lovely wife, Daniela. Over Filipino food at XO46 Heritage Bistro, we talked about the state of Filipino-Swiss...
Geopolitical troubles
by Ian Bremmer - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
As the push to reopen economies intensifies, world leaders face mounting pressure to successfully balance health concerns, national economies and their own political futures. That’s true of US President Donald...
Pro loop to reach out to proper body
by Joaquin Henson - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The PBA Board of Governors will convene at the pro league headquarters in Libis today to assess the situation under general community quarantine in Metro Manila and discuss what to propose to the IATF with regard...
Some winners from the COVID-19 lockdown
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The previous column discussed the direct and indirect consequences of the coronavirus diseases 2019 or COVID-19 recession.
Lessons from the virus
by Boo Chanco - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
As we emerge from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 lockdown, let us take stock of the lessons we should have learned from the Chinese virus.
Unsung heroes
by Tony Katigbak - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a lot of bad going on in the world today.
Life On Lockdown (LOL!!!) seniors edition.
by Ricky Lo - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The celebrated singer is right. COVID-19 is a great equalizer. It has put most of the world’s population behind (hopefully) closed doors, regardless of social or economic standing, whether young or old.
Ricardo Preto: ‘I love designing and living in the Philippines. I feel that God lives here.’
by Millet M. Mananquil - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Ricardo Preto is excited. The robust, handsome and 6’3” tall Portuguese designer is all set for the opening of Rustan’s stores this Friday.
Age just a number for JC
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
When super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao says age is just a number, he refers to being 41 not as a handicap to staying competitive in the ring. When boxing manager and promoter J. C. (Jim Claude)...
Philippines tweets SpaceX: ‘Mabuhay!’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
While protesters were rioting in several cities to dramatize grievances that were raked up with the May 25 killing of a black American by a police officer in Minneapolis, a commercial US capsule was docking Sunday...
Banking
by Alex Magno - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
By undertaking “enhanced community quarantine” measures, we managed to save our health system from collapsing in the face of a pandemic.
An interview with Taiwan’s VP on the pandemic
by Bobit S. Avila - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It is already the second day of June and by now the City of Cebu has began its shift from being under Enhanced Community Quarantine to a General Community Quarantine like Cebu Province and this is due to our massive...
‘I can’t breathe’
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The spasmic dread over possible deaths inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic has far from becoming dissipated than a new “virus” swept across United States cities decrying the death of a black man in...
Don’t look away
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s time we had a serious talk about the children of our nation. About the way thousands of them are being abused, for profit and malicious entertainment.
Class 2021
by Rey Gamboa - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Class 2020 got saved in the nick of time; Class 2021 will forever be scarred.
REIT rules revamped
by Joseph Bar Paulo V. Moises - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
In view of the increasing confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, the government has placed the entire country under a state of national emergency.
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