Thursday, April 9, 2020
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I WAS ambushed last Sunday. From out of the blue, I got a message from Ankie, my cousin. He wrote—innocently and harmlessly, “How are you?”I replied, “I’m ok. In lockdown, like the rest of the world.”Then the guy asked me, ...
Sanchez: From the mouth of babes
CATHERINE Joy is not exactly a babe. She told me to call her Joy, or Sr. Joy. In the manner of charismatics, we treat each other as spiritual siblings. We are children of God the Father, and therefore here in ...
From 3 days ago
Sanchez: Bored and reconnecting
WHAT does one do when you’re bored stiff while you are recuperating, tied to a wheelchair and on lockdown? Boring, huh?Maybe not. I spend my days with my smartphone, listening to live stream music in my apps, brushing up on ...
From 6 days ago
Sanchez: Propaganda war
HOW do we wage propaganda war against invisible invaders, as Dr Christer Mari Taclobos messaged me? Dr. CM is a frontliner taking the bullets of Covid -19 for my family. Probably, a good answer would be to catch the imagination ...
From 13 days ago
Sanchez: In the frontline and home front
I’M NO doctor. But I grew up surrounded by cousins who chose to be doctors now retired surgeons, cardiologists, and hospital administrators. That’s why I feel at home with them.No one wants war. Yet we often hear our medical professionals ...
From 15 days ago
Sanchez: Faith, Science, and Covid-19
I CALL them the modern St. Damiens of Molokai who won recognition for his ministry in the Kingdom of Hawaii for people with leprosy (then an incurable disease), who were required to live under government-required medical quarantine in a settlement ...
From 17 days ago
Sanchez: A global community
I WOKE up to find this in my Facebook Messenger—all the way from Tatiana “Tati” Orgulloso from Colombia. The time stamp says 1:53 am. I was already asleep.Right off the bat, she asked me, “Hi Ben, I hope you are ...
From 20 days ago
Sanchez: Following the rules
FILIPINOS are not known for following rules—or laws. Take a look at littering. During that freak summer storm, I have been following developments on how RA 9003 that has been legislated back in 2001, implemented with penalties to be imposed ...
From 22 days ago
Sanchez: Selflessness rather than greed
I PROBABLY am the most responsible citizen in this time of the Covid-19 crisis. Because of my recuperation from a stroke, I accepted willingly a self-imposed lockdown. As if I have a choice.I’m not in position to go out and ...
From 24 days ago
Sanchez: Pandemic looks personal
Covid-19 is beginning to sound or look personal. Nope, I’m a recovering patient, but not of Covid-19.I was hospitalized on January 12, 2020 but of cerebellar stroke. But I have traveled to Shenzhen China back in 1995, to Taiwan as ...
From 27 days ago