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100 experts seek open dialog on tobacco control

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Independent experts from different countries asked the World Health Organization’s (WHO) forthcoming tobacco control conference in November to be more open to stakeholders including consumers, public health experts and businesses if they truly ...

Daily new virus cases in NCR fall below 1,000

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The seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in Metro Manila dropped to below 1,000 for the first time since July 22 to 28, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said in a report by CNN Philippines. The average this week is 996 — 43% lower t...

84 Pasay minors with comorbidities get vaccines

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The Pasay City government inoculated a total of 84 children with comorbidities at the start of the city’s “Vacc to the Future” vaccination program for minors aged 12 to 17 on Oct. 22, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Mayor...

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Be Alert

chrome_reader_modeOctober 20, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

While everyone is now focused more on health and wellness, the safety of the people has been seemingly neglected. The strictest lockdown – enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) – has been imposed several times over in the metropolis, resulting in the loss of jobs and livelihood. It ...

The Waiting Game

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Unabashed, Sen. Ronald M. de la Rosa admitted that he, himself, was flabbergasted, startled,even, when he was called to be the standard presidential bearer of the Cusi faction PDP-Laban party who would be able to continue the “legacy,” for whatever it is, of Pres. Duterte. In the milita...


chrome_reader_modeOctober 05, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

My otherwise lazy Saturday afternoon was startled following President Duterte’s announcement of his intent to retire, drop out of the vice presidential race, which he claimed is the “will of the people.” Hours prior, a contingent of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) made its p...

On Fire

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 28, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Yes? Everything and everyone are on fire! As we run up to the filing of the certificate of candidacy for the 2022 national elections in less than two weeks from now, only four of the prospective presidential candidates have confirmed their intention to run: boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao, M...

Wanting in Feeds

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 21, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

We have never been wanting of sad, bad news. From ASF (African Swine Flu), now we’re facing another possible shortage in pork and chicken supply. What’s going on? Talks around town and even in commodity markets abroad point towards to a shortage in corn production worldwide that is thr...

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...

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