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Thank you, Mayor Sara!

Wasn’t that a wonderful gesture on the part of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, to donate that RT-PCR Machine to Bacolod City? It is indeed heartwarming to note that our mayors care for each other and are open to help

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Debt and taxes

Asian Development Bank president Masatsugu Asakawa urged developing countries in the Asia Pacific region to focus on boosting the mobilization of their domestic resources and reduce dependence on foreign borrowings during the 54th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors.

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Loyalty proves your fidelity

Some people have asked me what the difference is between loyalty and fidelity. And my ready answer has always been that there is hardly any difference between the two. They are allied to each other. One cannot be without the

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Following the leader…

Isn’t it a puzzle to everyone that oxygen, that we have always taken for granted to be available in the very air we breath, could suddenly become inaccessible to some hospitals, especially in India and other countries? Of course it

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Losses

The Philippines has already lost at least P3.5 billion worth of marine catch to the more than 200 Chinese militia-like fishing vessels occupying the West Philippine Sea, according to Asis Perez, a former director of the Bureau of Fisheries and

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Hesitancy

As our nation continues to wait for the bulk of the Covid-19 vaccines that up to now have no final delivery dates because the officials responsible who had one job dropped that potentially game changing ball multiple times, one of

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Not on ice-cold stone

Are things getting back to normal already? Is fear of the COVID no longer paralyzing people? These questions came to mind upon seeing or watching and hearing news that the famous thriller of Madrid, bullfighting, has resumed, and I am

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The other vaccines

Disruptions on routine and critical immunization services for Filipino children due to the Covid-19 pandemic are worrying Dr. Carla Ante-Orozco, an immunization specialist from the United Nations Children’s Fund. She said only 62 percent of the 95 percent target population

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Meant to go beyond ourselves

There’s a stanza in that Josh Groban song, “You raise me up”, that, I think, is worthwhile giving some more serious consideration. It’s when it says, “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains / You raise me

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More contagious than COVID

As if we didn’t have problems and worries enough in these days, here comes news that oil prices will be rising soon, possibly within this week. One wonders how come their prices are going up when people do not seem

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Covid hits 16 more cops

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Following the leader…

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