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Malilong: Three is better than none at all
I LIVED near the old Cebu City Hospital, an undistinguished building standing on the Mabini-Colon junction, when I came to Cebu in 1967, fresh from high school. I slept and woke up to the sound of a wailing ambulance. Its ...
From 9 hours ago
Malilong: Again, the question: ECQ or GCQ?
GCQ or ECQ, that is the question. The retired general whom Malacañang sent to oversee the battle against the coronavirus in Cebu says a downgrade of restrictions in Cebu City is possible but the country’s health chief apparently does not ...
Malilong: The lovely long ago
I GREW up in a poor town in Masbate. Back then, there was no barangay, only a barrio and it was headed by a teniente, not a capitan. There must have been no more than 30 families living in our ...
From 5 days ago
Malilong: Writing my diary
I HAVE started writing a journal. It’s late but it isn’t too late, I think. I had promised myself to do it on the first day of the first quarantine but I never got to put pen to paper. So ...
From 7 days ago
Malilong: Worse than vultures
LAST Tuesday, someone took a video of a patient being wheeled through the entrance of the emergency room of an uptown hospital. The man was obviously unconscious, another man can be seen vigorously pumping his chest in an effort to ...
From 8 days ago
Malilong: On being hardheaded II
IN THE northern town of Tabogon, people had made it a habit to converge every Saturday in a village called Esi in Kal-anan for the weekly tigbakay. In Pulpogan, Consolacion last Sunday, 15 motorcycle enthusiasts participated in a motocross. And ...
From 10 days ago
COVID-19 is not peculiar to us. That is why it is called a pandemic. And we are not the only ones suffering either although we might have been among the loudest to complain about how miserable our lives have become ...
From 12 days ago
Malilong: Angry over being called hard-headed?
SO THE quarantine is causing so much inconvenience, hardship even, to Cebu City residents but let us pause for a while and ask: what alternative do we have in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further? Have we even ...
From 14 days ago
Malilong: Shock and awe
TRUST the social media to sow confusion.Mainstream media reported Tuesday night that quarantine passes were suspended effective ten o’clock that same night. A copy of an order issued by the Cebu City Police Director, P/Col. Cyril Tamayo that somehow landed ...
From 15 days ago
Malilong: What do we want?
WHEN Cebu City was again placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) after an ill-fated fling with the less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ), we were quick to condemn the City Government for its supposed failure to enforce coronavirus preventive measures ...
From 17 days ago