Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:10:18 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA That’s how many most­ly mild and asymptomat­ic COVID-19 patients were tagged as “recovered” last Sunday. Reasons enough to cheer – but what do the num­bers mean? ABS-CBN’s latest superstar, Edson Guido, head of data analytics, explains it this way: “What DOH is doing is they re­port thousands of recoveries every Sunday […]

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Back to unholy

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:11:49 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA EXCEPT in exceptionally affluent neighborhoods, no panic buying occurred upon the ECQ2 declaration during the Holy Week, nor after this was extended by another seven days. Well, what did you expect? No work, no pay; no pay, no shopping; ergo no panic buying, only panic. After 13 months of lockdowns – […]

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Let’s talk, Doc

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 05:15:58 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Everything arrives late in the Philippines. Airplanes, brides, election results, snail-mail – why not COVID vaccines? In Batangas, doctors, nurs­es, technicians and medical aides got their shots last Thursday night, 17 days af­ter the first “symbolic vac­cinations” of frontliners in Metro Manila. Seventeen days!, when Batangas is a short distance from […]

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Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:05:00 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Three hundred and six­ty-five days later, locked in, locked up, locked down, Ba­guio City nestled between the clouds and the trees is both a sanctuary and an escape. Incredible spring weather, the nicest people, the most delightful place in the time of COVID-19 – as a young man put it, “the […]

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Minimum maximized

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:20:00 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Vax to the max! While waiting for that to happen, how about Mask-Hugas-Iwas-Mas pa more? COVID-19 cases are rising to catch up with inflation, hospital admissions going up, fear of variants rising – the least we can do is to maximize the bare minimum of health protocols to stay safe. If […]

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Coordinated to fail

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:31:00 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Misecounter! A mistake encounter? Shootout! At the rate our law enforcement officers are shooting at one another, who’s left to eliminate dangerous criminals? Senator Risa Hontiveros, quoting the NCRPO chief: “This isn’t the first misencounter.” OMG, how many more have there been and to come! The senator added: “But why an […]

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Life changing

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 08:46:35 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA GCQ to MGCQ soon. Almost back to normal. Abnormal has become routine. As that durable cliché goes, change is the only permanence. “I felt trapped.” With those words, 1986 People Power photographer Man­dy Navasero made up her mind to live a double life – continue professionally in Metro Manila while seeking […]

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Buffet, anyone?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:20:00 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA In the season of pandemic, food is a shining star, whether as alimentary consumption or an elemental business. Amateur cooks and start-up chefs found their true second nature as restaurateurs, caterers, and overnight. Richard Gomez is on YouTube cooking, “At Home with Goma.” For those of us who cannot (or will […]

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Gordon’s knot

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:20:00 +0000

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA That was lotsa fun watching and listening to Senator Dick “Red Cross” Gordon blow his top and challenging the guys on top of the red tape parade at LTO to resign! The only letdown was not being able to imagine the re­sponse. Resign? Remember PhilHealth, Dick? You might as well try […]

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