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PH wants faster delivery of vaccines 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Philippine government is willing to shell out more funds if it means receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as possible since the arrival of doses keep getting delayed, according to a report by CNN Philippines. Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., cit...

Former PDEA officials linked to shabu shipment 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has recommended graft and criminal charges against various officials implicated in the 2019 shipment of P1.8 billion worth of shabu concealed as tapioca starch smuggled into the country, according to a ...

BSP appoints deputy governor for digital currency

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The need to manage digital and physical currency along with ensuring an inclusive payment system led to the creation of a new sector in the central bank, which is provided for under its Charter amendment, according to a report by Philippine News...

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Hold and Shift

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

After numerous complaints from social media platforms, President Rodrigo Duterte stepped in and put on hold the enforcement of the mandatory car seats for children 12 years and below which is supposedly aimed at protecting children while traveling. A colleague who has a 12-year-old son but bigger t...

The Experience and the Hurt

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

While the Palace and legislators appear to be at loggerheads on the indemnification issue and who’s first on the list for COVID-19 vaccine, a social media shout-out is not too comforting.  It says the Philippines will only receive the vaccine, “after Laos, Indonesia, Singapore,...

On a Taxi Tour

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Not too long ago, I decided to take a break after long hours of work-from-home by having the so-called “taxi tour”. This drove my driver crazy as I didn't alight from the vehicle during the road trip unless it was necessary. It’s just a change of scenery that I needed. I mostl...

Going around the Metro

chrome_reader_modeDecember 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

A few days before the New Year, while the traffic flow was relatively smooth, this footloose went around Calabarzon to see for myself how people and businesses were doing in the area just south of Metro Manila. The long Christmas weekend saw citizens trooping to Tagaytay City, pushing the gridlock ...

Around town

chrome_reader_modeDecember 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

And the real count down begins. The song 12 days of Christmas is more, than, appropriate now. Around town, here’s some of the news update I have heard while I gather materials to write this holiday season going up to the new year. I can sense your interest. Here’s the first or should ...

Blame Game

chrome_reader_modeNovember 19, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Others call it resilience. I call it a litmus test of our strength and faith in the God Almighty. I have enough of the Filipino resiliency which is likened to bamboo that sways wherever the wind blows. Our resiliency was once again tested with the havoc caused by Typhoon Ulysses. It seems like a c...

The Bright Side

chrome_reader_modeOctober 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

For a psychiatrist, looking at the bright side is often better, no matter what the situation is. It is the glimmer of hope that makes a lot of difference. Instead of being weighed down by negative developments, you should reconsider your blessings because others may not be as fortunate. Looking at ...

Just Because

chrome_reader_modeOctober 13, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The Philippines has apparently implemented the longest lockdown among countries affected by coronavirus.  As I write this piece, while other countries are opening up their borders, the Philippines keeps its mobility restrictions on senior citizens and children. Reading social media posts, some...

Frustrating Debate

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 18, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I find it frustrating to hear the discussions among concerned agencies on a new ruling that we, the people, have to follow under this pandemic environment. The argument on the shortening of the distance between passengers in public transportation remains heated among medical professionals, the auth...

Sony set to launch PlayStation 5 In November 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

TOKYO/STOCKHOLM - Sony Corp said the next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch in November priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for a version without a disk drive, as it squares off against rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox console. The pricing announcement sets the stage for a year-end showdown be...

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