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DOH reports 97 more Delta variant cases 

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The Department of Health has detected 97 additional cases of the more contagious Delta variant, 88 of which are local cases, according to a report by CNN Philippines. Of the newly reported cases, 94 have recovered while 3 have died. The DOH said tw...

Southwest monsoon continues to bring rain 

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Rains and the possibility of flooding and rain-induced landslides will continue to prevail across Luzon due to the southwest monsoon, the weather bureau said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Ilocos Region, Benguet, Abra, Zambales, Bataan,...

Belmonte wants all QC cops inoculated

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The Quezon City government wants the immediate vaccination of 536 of its police officers, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. This, after 82 Quezon City Police District (QCPD) officers tested positive for the coronavirus disease 20...

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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...

PNB’s Veloso new BAP prexy

chrome_reader_modeMarch 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Philippine National Bank (PNB) president and chief executive officer Jose Arnulfo “Wick” Veloso is the new president of the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP). The 45-strong BAP member banks elected Veloso as the new president during the annual membership meeting Monday. ...

Inadequate

chrome_reader_modeMarch 08, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

John Mar Entes is enrolled in a public school. Like most students, he longs to return to school to be with his friends and classmates, whom he has not seen since the lockdown. The pandemic came crashing down on our lives 12 months ago. To contain the spread of the dreaded virus, preventive measures...

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...

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