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DOJ returns to work-from-home arrangement

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra allowed employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work from home again.  "(Workers will go) back to work-from-home with rotating skeleton staff to man the front line and other key offices,"...

Pasig shuts down stalls in Mega Market

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Pasig City closed some stalls in Pasig Mega Market for allegedly violating the minimum health and safety standards to contain the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In a Facebook post, Mayor Vico Sotto reminded anew business owners and residents to con...

PNP vows to continue services despite rising infections 

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Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa ordered an evaluation of health workers within the PNP, but ruled out calling for a timeout similar to the appeal made by medical frontliners as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Med...

Leigh Bellosillo

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...

Electrocuted

chrome_reader_modeJuly 11, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

“Ay, ‘pre na-kuryente ka,” referring to an error in a journalist’s story.  That was back in the early years of my being a journalist. “Na-kuryente, Meralcoed, Napocored,” was some of the words used then, depending on the gravity or degree of your mistake. &...

Change and review

chrome_reader_modeJuly 04, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Remember when “change is coming” was president Barack Obama’s battle cry during his presidency? Here, in our corner of the world, the country, like so many other places, it took COVID-19 to lead us to change. The more than 100 days of the lockdown has changed the course of our dai...

Salcedo organic weekend market reopens

chrome_reader_modeJune 14, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The turn out speaks for itself.  As early as 6:15 early morning last Saturday, Salcedo organic weekend market reopens exactly 92 days after the lockdown. The last time the smells of pork barbeque permeated the surrounding streets of Jaime C. Velasquez Park was on March 14.  Part of the V...

Wishful Thinking

chrome_reader_modeJune 12, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

My cousin affectionately tagged me in her contact phone details as “cuz adik,” referring to what she described as “a little over the top infatuation” to Korean Telenova. Whenever we have the opportunity of catching up on the latest K-Telenova, and she would mention a title, ...

Overtaken

chrome_reader_modeJune 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

‘am back soonest than expected. As your dude around town, I committed to keep you abreast on the hot topics trending. But my last piece “While You’re Sleeping,” the title boomeranged as I was sound asleep when Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin issued a “note v...

While You’re Sleeping

chrome_reader_modeJune 04, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

 I’ve got to give it the drumbeaters and marketing men and women of Smart Telecommunications. While the other line was sleeping and under their very noses, Smart pulled a fast one over them, taking the netizens – including the Titas and Titos, the Omas and Opas of Manila – in...

Not business as usual

chrome_reader_modeMay 19, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

PRIOR to the pandemic, a friend’s business was doing good. It’s a single proprietorship public relations (PR) firm and in the category of SMEs (small, medium enterprises).  Back then, clients abound, particularly those in need of external PR to reach out to the media and target cus...

Fissures

chrome_reader_modeMay 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

In the Palace briefing Tuesday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III was sharing to the Cabinet and members of the IATF committee that the Philippine economy inspite its dismal 0.2 percent performance for the first quarter is resilient. Despite the contraction in the gross domestic product (GDP),...

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