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Manila residents can choose Covid vaccine brand 

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Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said residents of the city are free to choose which brand of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) vaccine they want to receive, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. This after Presidentia...

Quezon City watches first UK variant case

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The Quezon City government, in coordination with the Department of Health, is closely monitoring the case of a resident who tested positive for the Covid-19 United Kingdom variant (B.1.1.7). The patient was tested on January 7 upon arrival from Duba...

Caloocan releases llist of SAP 2 beneficiaries 

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Caloocan City released the list of residents who are qualified for the second tranche of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Social Amelioration Program, Mayor Oca Malapitan said in a report by Manila Bulletin. ...

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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

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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...

Two Weeks More

chrome_reader_modeAugust 15, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Whoever wants negativity? Naturally, no one! It’s just that you, me and the entire humanity in this unpleasant, unhealthy condition caused by the virus has to accept the current situation and more importantly, contribute our share in reducing the increasing positive trend. Yes, we have to no ...

Can’t Get Enough

chrome_reader_modeAugust 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The strict mobility imposed under MECQ has prevented this foot loose from going around town to look for vignettes and other small items that would fill you in for a better view of what’s up around town. On the backdrop of the two previous columns, the issue of the network war keeps coming bac...

Network War Still On

chrome_reader_modeJuly 28, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

In my most recent column piece  (Towering No More) I mentioned that one of the fall out of the non-renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise is the eventual demise of the so-called network war.  For the millions of the viewing public, the lack of stiff competition with GMA 7 providing comfort, it ...

Towering No more

chrome_reader_modeJuly 20, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

This your dude around town promised to fill you in on what’s in our environs. I’m not going to tell who’s still in and who’s out of the list now following the unexpected or what’s already resumed non-renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise.  Some have written that it&rsq...

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