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Graduating

It will already be March in a couple of days. That means our dear country will have been in lockdown or various stages of community quarantine for almost one year. It also means that one fourth of 2021 has already

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COVID and the Olympics

Did the Olympic Torch start its relay yesterday as scheduled? I’m sorry to miss the report on it, but I do hope it did. Nothing like the thrill of sports to make things normal again, you know. Even if it

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Unwise

World Health Organization country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe cautioned the government against plans to remove mandatory Covid-19 tests for domestic travelers, saying any decision to remove Covid testing must be “carefully calibrated” considering the existence of new variants and high cases

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The art of risk-taking in these times

We always have to take some risks in this life. It’s an unavoidable part of our life. And that’s simply because we always have to deal with many unknown variables and even pure mysteries in life, plus the fact that

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The four most livable cities

“Tiger, Tiger, burning bright/ In the forest of the night”. Now I have forgotten the name of the poet who wrote that but I certainly remembered his poem when I saw the news that Tiger Woods, one of the most

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People Power and Covid

Today, we commemorate the climax of the four momentous days in February 1986 when millions of Filipinos, along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue in Metro Manila, and in cities all over the country, showed exemplary courage, stood against, and peacefully overthrew

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Six laws of wealth

1st of two parts A friend shared a slide entitled, “6 Laws of Wealth”, originally from a site advocating young Nigerians to save for their future. The subject matter is certainly interesting and relevant to the objective of gaining proficiency

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What did WHO find in Wuhan?

Was that good news? The latest we heard was that the “Perseverance”, the space ship sent off to the planet Mars, has successfully landed. Alas, we who now rely only on TV (or the DAILY STAR) for news, have no

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Blunder after blunder

The Philippines is one of the few countries in the Covid-19 pandemic-stricken world that has not yet started vaccinating its population. After some initial vaccine procurement blunders, government officials tried to appease the Filipino people by saying that vaccines would

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Parking center

Silay City, my birthplace and place of residence, has recently instituted a no-parking/tow-away rule on most of its roads which means all types of vehicles can no longer park on most public roads. The newly implemented rule is apparently in

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BFP Bacolod to activate rescue unit

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bureau of Fire Protection will activate a Special Rescue Unit (SRU) in Bacolod City after the training fire personnel in March or April, Chief Insp. Rodel Legaspi, Bacolod fire marshal, said during the blessing and

3ID maintains zero human rights violation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division maintains its record of zero human rights violation in Western Visayas, with no single complaint filed against it before the Commission on Human Rights since last year, its spokesperson, Maj. Cenon

Punta Bulata revisited

After a long hiatus of two years, I treated myself to a three-day retreat at my favorite resort spa in Negros Island. Having survived a year of quarantine and self-isolation, a well-deserved sun and sea holiday proved to be the

No new Covid cases in 12 Neg. Occ. LGUs

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The number of local government units in Negros Occidental with no new Covid cases rose to 12, as of Monday. The number of active cases also dropped to 58, the Provincial Incident Management Team said yesterday.

Parking center

Silay City, my birthplace and place of residence, has recently instituted a no-parking/tow-away rule on most of its roads which means all types of vehicles can no longer park on most public roads. The newly implemented rule is apparently in