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Malilong: Crack the whip
SOME good things do not last. No, make that “somewhat good things.”Businessmen heaved a sigh of relief when President Rodrigo Duterte granted Mayor Edgar Labella’s appeal and downgraded our community quarantine classification from “enhanced” to “general” effective June 1. After ...
From 133 days ago
Malilong: Frontliners now
People are funny. Actually, there is a more appropriate but stronger description than that but the three summers that I spent as altar boy in the church in my hometown forbid me from using it. Besides, the feelings of fear—and ...
From 134 days ago
Malilong: Fault-finding and the freedom of expression
SOMEONE recently shared on Facebook an old cartoon of a man and his wife, a donkey and two “wise” men who couldn’t seem to find anything right with whatever the couple does.In the first frame, the couple is shown riding ...
From 135 days ago
Malilong: My haircut: small win, low-lying fruit
ONE of the things I did in boredom from the ECQ was watch my hair grow. I tried growing a mustache, too, but quit when the hair began to touch the water in my glass before it could touch my ...
From 143 days ago
Malilong: Suffering in silence: What is wrong with Labella
LAST week, I exchanged text messages with Mayor Edgardo Labella. Because he is the mayor, I let him have the last word. Words, actually. He said, “I need prayers too.”I met the mayor last Friday but only briefly. He was ...
From 145 days ago
Malilong: Are we back to being friends with the US?
ARE we seeing a thaw in the diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the United States?On Feb. 11 this year, our government served notice to the US embassy in Manila that we are scrapping the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that ...
From 147 days ago
Malilong: Of self-proclaimed experts and petty tyrants
THE world had 6.19 million Covid-19 cases as of Tuesday, June 2. Three hundred seventy six thousand deaths have been reported for the same period.The United States accounts for 30 percent of the confirmed cases and a little less than ...
From 148 days ago
Malilong: Modified ECQ?
I WOKE up yesterday morning to find a copy of a document circulating online, purporting to be a resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force that recommended, among others, placing Cebu City under modified enhanced community quarantine from June 1 to ...
From 154 days ago
Malilong: Defining Covid-19 recovery
WILL someone please educate ignorant me on the meaning of “recovered” Covid-19 cases? No, not just anyone, please, but a public health official. I cannot trust the opinion of the so-called experts whose number has seemed to grow in proportion ...
From 155 days ago
Malilong: The case of the stranded
THE downgrade from enhanced to general community quarantine is meant to ease up restrictions in the areas covered by the reclassification. But it does not open up unregulated travel to these areas from places, which remain under ECQ. In fact, ...
From 161 days ago