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Duterte asks public support for localized lockdown 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to the public to be more patient and understanding as the government decided to take a new approach in dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Age...

Red Cross observes World 1st Aid Day 2021 

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Recognizing the importance of basic first aid skills, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is set to conduct a webinar in celebration of World First Aid Day (WFAD) on September 11, with the theme “Be a First Aid Hero at School and in Your Community&r...

Belmonte gives PhilHealth cards to indigents 

account_balanceQuezon City access_time5 days ago

Aabot sa 197 indigent families o mahihirap na pamilya sa Barangay Tatalon ang nabigyan ng libreng PhilHealth cards at sagot din ng pamahalaang lungsod ang PhilHealth contribution ng mga benepisyaryo. Pinangunahan ni Mayor Joy Belmonte, Congressman B...

Fill Me In

The game starts

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

I start counting, not because it’s September already and the Christmas Day count down begins. My focus is the May 9, 2022 election. It’s roughly 224 days before we exercise our right to suffrage, choosing the new leader of the country. While the filing of certificates of candidacy will...

Bursting Bubbles

chrome_reader_modeAugust 31, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Watching the Bukuna Bubble zoom meeting reminds of the John Travolta movie, Boy in a Plastic Bubble. This 1976 movie revolves around Tod Lubitch, played by Travolta, who was born with a dysfunctional immune system that contact with unfiltered air may be fatal. Like the seniors over 65 and children ...

Dipping Hands

chrome_reader_modeAugust 25, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Way back during my growing up years, one of the games I liked most was “who stole the cookie from the cookie jar” because it kept met alert to dodge accusations. The game starts with the group leader chanting: who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? I think number 1 (or whoever h...

Make Or Break

chrome_reader_modeAugust 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Since he reportedly violated health protocols for visiting his pregnant wife in the hospital in March last year despite testing positive for Covid, this is the first time I am siding with Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III for chiding the faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi who w...

We’re back

chrome_reader_modeAugust 04, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Going around the metropolis has always been my favorite, to check on what’s happening. Somewhere in the Kapitolyo area, I noticed a long queue of people at ATMs and banks . It’s the same scene in the supermarkets around town. While there are oppositors, which is understable, everybody&rs...

What's in it for us

chrome_reader_modeJuly 28, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

After a year and almost four months of house arrest, children aged five and above were allowed to go outdoors, dine al fresco, in areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ) as well as modified GCQ. This good news riled up single mother Victoria. She made plans to finally have a quick weeken...

Steaming, Percolating

chrome_reader_modeJuly 11, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Though summer is behind us now, the heat is still on. One may agree that yes, the rainy season is upon us already, and LPAs and typhoons began visiting. But there is another type of heat coming, and it’s percolating. We haven't felt its full impact yet. The country’s geo-political a...

Opening-up

chrome_reader_modeJune 11, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Transport is a critical segment of the economy.  Pre-pandemic, our transport system left so much to be desired.  The TV news programs and social media accounts were full of narratives about the pitiful condition of Filipino commuters who had to squeeze their way into overloaded b...

The heat is on

chrome_reader_modeMay 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

It is hot. It’s not about the soaring climate temperature we have been experiencing the past couple weeks, which makes all of us long to dip in the swimming pool. Lucky are those who have a pool in their very own backyard. For us proletariats, we have this intense craving to go to the beach ...

Political Twist

chrome_reader_modeApril 27, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Just like a whiff, April will soon be behind us. We’re just about to enter the second month of the second quarter of the year, but you can already sense in the air the political season of 2022.  Whether they may want to admit it or not, a number of politicians, particularly those wanting...

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