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Selective choosy

Last week, a vaccination-related post by celebrity Erwan Heussaff became surprisingly controversial in social media circles. In an Instagram post, Mr. Heussaff announced that he got his second dose of Sinovac and then encouraged his followers to get vaccinated ASAP.

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Heartbreaks at the Olympics

I was hoping to write about the President’s State of the Nation Address in this column, but it is almost 4 p.m. already and I have an appointment that I cannot forego. So, I guess I will have to hold

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Wastage

A new report that quantifies the total amount of food lost on farms globally revealed an estimated 2.5 billion tons of food goes uneaten around the world each year. That figure is an increase of approximately 1.2 billion tons compared

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The Fifth Loaf

Today’s gospel narrative continues that of last Sunday’s wherein Jesus is met by a vast crowd as he and his disciples reach the other side of the lake. Mark comments that Jesus’ heart is moved with pity at the sight,

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The State of our country today

Today is SONA Day, and if you still do not know, or remember that what that is, then you must have been out of the country, or just out of tune with the times we will listen to our President,

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Breakthroughs

The Department of Health revealed that the Department of Science and Technology will conduct a study on breakthrough infections among individuals fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview that the proponent of the study

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Vigilant, patient, hopeful

That parable about the wheat and the weed, the good seed and the bad seed (cfr. Mt 13,24-30) provides us with a precious lesson that is most useful and relevant especially for our present times. We cannot overemphasize the fact

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Is Sara willing?

Will the Olympic Games go on to the finish? That is one of the supposedly million-dollar questions that nobody can answer right now. It has started, all right, thanks to the hardy spirit of some of its officials, but even

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Going for gold

Despite the numerous serious challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics that was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 is finally underway. As coronavirus cases surged all over the globe in recent months, powered by the fearsome

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Party people

Political parties are everywhere in this country and now that the election season is on the horizon once again, many of these Machiavellian alliances that are driven by personal and selfish interests will be renewed or broken after being tested

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Selective choosy

Last week, a vaccination-related post by celebrity Erwan Heussaff became surprisingly controversial in social media circles. In an Instagram post, Mr. Heussaff announced that he got his second dose of Sinovac and then encouraged his followers to get vaccinated ASAP.

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Is Sara willing?

Will the Olympic Games go on to the finish? That is one of the supposedly million-dollar questions that nobody can answer right now. It has started, all right, thanks to the hardy spirit of some of its officials, but even

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