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Velez: School’s out
USUALLY this time, people would be preparing and get excited for school opening. But in this pandemic time, nobody wants to go to school.Not the parents, who most of them have voiced their concern in the past week about sending ...
From 3 days ago
Velez: Roque is being honest, we just need to survive
INSTEAD of being angry at what Harry Roque said, we should be thankful instead for that moment of honesty in government.It’s been 60 days that we have seen Mocha fake news, midnight videos turned into rambling, and plenty of dura ...
From 11 days ago
Velez: Dilemmas and decisions
IF THIS was a classroom recitation, both explanations from Kim Chiu and President Duterte's will not make the grade. But at least I understand Kim's predicament, having chosen celebrity over education at a young age.But the President needed to be ...
From 17 days ago
Velez: Pandemic and lockdown news: week #7
SOCIOLOGIST, UP Professor and Inquirer columnist Michael Tan recently wrote this: “The (corona)virus is not smart, but it’s winning because people can be dumb, or dumbed down.” Let’s keep that in mind as we go through the news of the ...
From 25 days ago
Velez: Random lists on Lockdown week #6
BECAUSE making lists of favorite stuff has been our way of coping through this lockdown, which is now extended, here’s a list I’m sharing to you, readers.The movie that describes our situation: Groundhog Day, a 1992 hit comedy about a ...
From 32 days ago
Velez: Earth Day in the time of pandemic
APRIL 22 is Earth Day, and we hear something like the world or the way we live in this world is different now because of the pandemic.But we have been living differently from the natural order of things. Maria Isabel ...
From 40 days ago
Velez: Thoughts for Holy Week
REPLACE the reading of the agony of Christ with this essay written by a young doctor:“Today I woke in fear of death and the president of my country tells me I would be so lucky to die. It is not ...
From 48 days ago
Velez: Higher learning disconnected
THE issue of holding online classes for summer has divided the Ateneo de Davao community. College students have launched online petitions to call for the suspension of summer class because of the quarantine and lockdown due to the pandemic.After university ...
From 61 days ago
Velez: Getting caught with Covid chismis
WHAT travels faster than the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is rumors.Like last week, news broke that one person in Davao died of Covid-19 after a return trip from Manila. That news was spread on Facebook, the default “news source” of everyone. ...
From 67 days ago
Velez: Lockdown journal #1: Safe but sane?
BY NOW, we are on our fourth day of our lockdown in the safety (sort of) of home. It’s not easy. We are social animals. But routines, habits, activities, work and play have changed -- or rather, disrupted -- because ...
From 74 days ago