Tuguegarao mayor confirms Covid-19 community transmission

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:08:31 +0000

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Mayor Jefferson Soriano has confirmed that there is now community transmission in the city as two health workers at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center tested positive of the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19). This prompted him to put Caritan Norte village on lockdown beginning on March 27. There are now 4 Covid-19 patients in […]

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Oil firms slash fuel prices 

Credit to Author: Jordeene B. Lagare| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:03:52 +0000

Oil companies will again impose a hefty price rollback on Tuesday. The price of gasoline will be slashed by P2 per liter, diesel by 50 centavos per liter, and kerosene by P1.95 per liter. Seaoil was the first to adjust its pump prices on Sunday. Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz and Pilipinas Shell will cut their prices […]

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12 doctors have died of Covid-19 – PHAPI chief

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:00:52 +0000

TWELVE doctors have died of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the head of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Incorporated (PHAPI) confirmed on Sunday. “Ang latest count po natin ay nasa labindalawa na ang namamatay (Our latest count is 12),” PHAPI president Rustico Jimenez said in a radio interview. Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd had assured the families of the […]

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Reflection, review timely halfway through lockdown

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:32:55 +0000

The approaching halfway mark of the community quarantine has us in a mood for reflection. As hard as it is, things could be worse. Thankfully, the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is far milder than the severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle Easr respiratory syndrome and the avian flu. To date, the worst attribute of Covid-19 is […]

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A time for the Great Repurposing

Credit to Author: Marlen V. Ronquillo| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:29:35 +0000

Today’s leaders who look at history for guides on how to deal with the current coronavirus-induced crisis can seek instructions from the decisive actions taken by the Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The context maybe different — the Great Depression’s economic collapse versus today’s thriving economies suddenly shell-shocked by a fast-spreading, […]

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‘To kill with sword and famine and pestilence’

Credit to Author: Ricardo Saludo| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:25:52 +0000

When he opened the fourth seal … I saw, and behold, a pale horse, and its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him; and they were given power over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts. — The Book of Revelation, 6:7-8 […]

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Challenges of the coronavirus

Credit to Author: Fr. Shay Cullen, SSC| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:23:22 +0000

We are facing an immense challenge around the world. Everyone has to realize the danger and stay at home and practice strict hygiene. Thousands are dying — friends and relatives. And, many die alone. We are people with rational intelligence. Everyone is important and equal in dignity and rights, and we have to respect all […]

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Covid ‘zero’ and a second wave of infections

Credit to Author: NEW WORLDS| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:14:33 +0000

Wuhan, the city in Central China that was the epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), reported zero confirmed coronavirus domestic infection cases on March 17. It kept the zero status from that day onward until press time on March 20. The city and the country’s experience are markedly different from the rest of the […]

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‘Paradise Lost’ and the Lost Horizon

Credit to Author: Rolly G. Reyes| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:07:50 +0000

It is undeniable that the coronavirus disease 2019 or Covid-19 is the single dominant news on record, gracing the pages of all media outlets worldwide. No publication or broadcast entity goes without this most “favored” headliner. This phenomenon scratched some historical sensitivities etched in my memory decades ago. One is John Milton’s 17th century epic […]

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Chinese vs Western governance: The case of Covid-19

Credit to Author: Inter Press Service| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:01:39 +0000

By Martin Jacques LONDON: In January the onslaught in the Western media, notably in the United States and the United Kingdom, against the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus, then an epidemic, was merciless. The Chinese government stood accused of an inhumane attitude toward its people, secrecy, a cover-up and an overwhelming concern for its […]

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