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Competency is punished, while incompetency is shown empathy.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that justice is selective in the Philippines. This is a country notorious for its impunity—a justice system that serves the few instead of the many. This is our normal, and it’s never become more apparent ...
 
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Marcos visited Spain a few weeks ago.
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, as confirmed by his spokesperson Vic Rodriguez.This news comes just five days after Marcos’ sister, Senator Imee Marcos, revealed that her brother was tested for COVID-19 after feeling “lousy” upon ...
 
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For the love of God.
We know tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, but please, for the love of God, don’t joke about COVID-19.Don’t prank anyone that you’re COVID-19 positive, or say lockdown is extended, or worse, that there’s a cure. There’s humor, then there’s cruelty—so let’s stick ...
 
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From setting up disinfection tents to launching a "mobile palengke."
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has been making rounds on social media—and for stellar reasons. His numerous proactive measures amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) were praised by Pasig City residents—and even people from other cities. In case you're wondering, the young politician is only eight months ...
 
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But can he follow through?
Six days ago, the president was officially granted special powers to combat the spread of COVID-19. Now, he's held the first of many required Monday press conferences where he thanked numerous people, sent his condolences, promised a lot of good things, and warned corrupt officials.Duterte ...
 
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The late senator Miriam Santiago always had invaluable foresight.
In 2013, at the height of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-COV) outbreak, the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago filed Senate Bill No. 1573 or the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. The bill called for the creation of a national health strategy ...
 
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Enrile, in the flesh.
In his more than ninety years of existence, Juan Ponce Enrile has survived the Great Depression, World War II, and a (self-admitted) bogus assassination attempt that rang in martial law.If memes are to be believed, he’d also witnessed the Big Bang, dinosaurs, the ...
 
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The words from and for heroes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the very foundation of this nation, yet amid the chaos, the true heroes are shining through: the doctors, nurses, and all the healthcare workers fighting on the frontlines of this modern day war.In a moving letter penned ...
 
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The news was confirmed by Senator Imee Marcos who said her brother "felt lousy."
Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos is reportedly feeling unwell after a recent trip to Spain. The news was confirmed by Senator Imee Marcos who also said her brother "felt lousy."In a text message to ABS-CBN, the senator said, "He came back from Spain unwell... Getting ...
 
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The mayor said he plans to create mobile palengkes for Valenzuela City, modeled after Pasig City's initiative.
As the fight against the spread of COVID-19 continues in the Philippines, local government units (LGUs) have rolled out different efforts to address problems their respective cities and municipalities are experiencing. Netizens have taken to social media to salute various city mayors ...
 
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The senator endangered the lives of doctors, nurses, mothers, and babies.
In an official announcement that was released Wednesday night (March 25), Makati Medical Center (MMC) perfectly worded the national rage and disappointment directed at Koko Pimentel for knowingly endangering an entire hospital, going against the very purpose of his job—to protect the ...
 
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'I have quarantined myself upon the doctor's advice and consistent with the protocol. I feel I am, with God's help, on the way to recovery,' Pimentel wrote in a statement.
The number of positive coronavirus cases continues to rise. Now, Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.Currently, the senator has quarantined himself and has reported that he feels he is on the way to recovery. He also ...
 
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What will you do?
Radio station Monster RX93.1 started the hashtag #AfterTheQuarantine in an effort to boost public morale and spread good vibes, but it looks like the Twitter movement has gained a life of its own.Netizens are sharing their #AfterTheQuarantine promises in droves, and it ...
 
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Adding this to the list of things we wish Pasig City could give everybody else.
With most supermarkets shut down by the enhanced community quarantine, we're sure you might be wondering where to get your daily sustenance once the current stock runs out. Well, folks over in Pasig City might get a little help from a mobile mini-mart initiative ...
 
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The Philippines was caught off guard.
In the past weeks, while the Philippine government has been preoccupied with dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, its superpower neighbor has been busy taking advantage of the situation by putting up two new bases in the West Philippine Sea.A March 20 report by ...
 
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Check out the many ways this city is stepping up amid the quarantine.
The entire nation is gearing up against the spread of COVID-19. All of Luzon is now under an enhanced community quarantine as regions nationwide also close their boundaries. Life has changed a lot in the past few weeks. Local governments are doing ...
 
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It looks more like the surface of the Moon than that of earth.
PHIVOLCS has officially lowered Taal Volcano's status from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1. The new level still asserts that entry to Taal remains strictly prohibited while also warning of possible explosions, earthquakes, and minor ashfall.It's a welcome change months after the volcano's ...
 
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May we pass this test of humanity.
As the measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 become more draconian, we’re finally realizing that this pandemic will test every factor of our society, from the healthcare system to transportation, and the very humanity of our people.There is no doubt in ...
 
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The BIR says everyone must file their ITRs before April 15.
As the government declared more stringent measures in the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, utility companies have been quick to show solidarity with the people by extending their bill payment deadlines for 30 days.Meralco, PLDT, Smart, Sky, Globe, and other service providers ...
 
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What does this all mean?
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that Metro Manila’s “general community quarantine” will be elevated to a full “enhanced community quarantine” of all of mainland Luzon. This comes after thousands if not millions of Filipinos were stuck in massive crowds due to traffic ...
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