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Govt must invest wisely in Covid-19 recovery

AS the world begins to sense that there will be an eventual end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, governments have been turning their attention to trying to repair the economic and social damage it has caused. The...

Supply chains still overlooked in Covid-19 crisis

LAST week, a joint administrative order (JAO) was issued by the Department of Finance, Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Customs and Philippine Ports Authority...

Queen Elizabeth raises the spirit of the British people to overcome pandemic

“EACH crisis brings its word and deed,” wrote the poet John Greenleaf Whittier. It may be that this terrible pandemic found itself measured by the exceptional words of Queen Elizabeth...

This pandemic can also be the nation’s opportunity

WITHOUT sinking into cliché, the nation should seize this time of crisis and challenge by the pandemic as an opportunity to advance and implement some major initiatives and reforms. It...

Bracing for one-two punch after enhanced quarantine

The approach to the final week of the quarantine elicits mixed feelings. There is a sense of relief. Lives and livelihoods were put on hold, but hopefully for not...

Clear communication critical in current crisis

IT is a fantastic understatement to say that Thursday was not a good day for the Duterte administration in terms of public reaction to emerging news items. The lesson...

Lack of precision, clarity in Palace directives hinders Covid fight

THERE would be little public confusion and few fake news messages about the nation’s struggle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) had the drafters of presidential proclamations and the...

Govt needs to work better with LGUs

IN a recent editorial, we urged the national government, represented by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), to be more flexible in working...

Working from home exposes PH’s digital shortcomings

INTERNET connectivity has long been a vital thread in the Philippine social fabric, but under the conditions of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and many other areas of...

Japan’s medical surveillance system: Something to learn from in fighting a contagion

IN its March 29 issue, Asia Times featured a highly informative article by Matt Aizawa in which he discussed the difference between Japan and the United States in their...

We are not facing a choice between health and wealth

THE nation begins today the third week of the lockdown or enhanced community quarantine that President Rodrigo Duterte imposed on Metropolitan Manila and the entire island of Luzon, starting...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind...

Duterte institutionalizes comprehensive social benefits program for state forces

PRESIDENT Rodrigo has issued an executive order institutionalizing the government's Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP)‬ for police, military and their support units. Through Executive Order...

National ID system pushed to ease delivery of social services

A lawmaker pushed for the immediate implementation of the National Identification (ID) System to help the government deliver services to the people in times...

Tap reservists for Covid-19 response — lawmaker

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Department of National Defense and the...

Britain’s Johnson enters third day in intensive care

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of...

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