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Pandemic plan needs more imagination

WE would like to make it clear at the outset that we are not endorsing any sort of “devil may care” approach to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, or that it is anything less than a catastrophic public...

Repatriation of OFWs is a national obligation

IT is commendable and it is fitting that both the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor (DoLE) are rising to the challenge of bringing home...

Senate inquiry not the wisest way to probe PhilHealth irregularities

THE many vicissitudes and complications that are cropping up in the Senate’s investigation of the alleged financial wrongdoing at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should open the nation’s...

Unfinished business over disputed Sabah

After a long absence, Sabah has resurfaced in the news after a United States Embassy tweet referred to the disputed territory as part of Malaysia. Naturally, that elicited a...

How safe are our ports?

OUR hearts go out to the people of Beirut, Lebanon, which was severely damaged on Tuesday by a tremendous explosion at the city’s port. While our first concern is...

DoH rises to lead role in battling pandemic with new Covid plan

IT is our considered view that the new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) action plan, which the Department of Health unveiled on Wednesday as the country’s new battle plan to...

Where would we be without Dominguez?

THE official gross domestic product (GDP) data for the second quarter, which is scheduled to be released today, Thursday, is likely to be shocking. After a somewhat unexpected contraction...

Support the ‘Buy Local, Go Lokal’ campaign

AS part of its contribution to the national effort against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a countrywide campaign called “Buy...

Medical workers’ ‘timeout’ sounds like blackmail, triggers Duterte rant

THIS time, President Rodrigo Duterte had a good reason to deliver a rant in lieu of a measured speech or public statement. On Sunday, the country’s healthcare workers (HCWs), who...

Safety from Covid-19 should be a matter of personal responsibility

PHILIPPINE coronavirus policy will be easier to implement, and more likely to succeed, if the government devotes more of its energies and personnel to promoting the idea of personal...

People should learn to live with Covid-19 for some time

Like President Rodrigo Duterte and the rest of the world, we want a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine as soon as possible, perhaps, as he suggested, by the end...

PSG to allow Duterte to be injected with Russian Covid-19 vaccine with FDA, DoH approval — security chief

THE Presidential Security Group (PSG) will allow President Rodrigo Duterte to be inoculated with a vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) developed by...

Thumb mark proves ‘Santiago’ is Echanis — police

THE Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Wednesday said that the right thumb mark of Manuel Santiago, one of two men found dead at...

‘Serious injuries’ reported after Scottish train derails

LONDON: A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland on Wednesday, with reports of "serious injuries" in what First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described as "an...

Chua, acting NEDA chief, ‘top choice’ to head PhilHealth — Zubiri

SENATE Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua is his top choice to efficiently run the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth)...

Business picked up in June in GCQ areas — DoF

INDUSTRY leaders reported that business activities in various sectors of the economy have started to pick up after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from...
 

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