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Velez: Worries over MECQ
IF THINGS go as they proposed, the Davao City Government will put the city under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting Saturday, June 5 up to June 30.The MECQ is eyed after seeing what they call the "next surge" happening ...
From 62 days ago
Velez: Who's to blame that we lost Miss Universe?
THERE are around 72 million Facebook users in the Philippines; that's almost everyone in the Philippines, and so there are 72 million or so reactions and instant "expert" analysis to why we didn't win the Miss Universe crown.Why is the ...
From 78 days ago
Velez: What Carpio breaking the president's world means
"MAYBE you're living in my world now, I'm not living in yours."That was a line from the movie Sing Street, said by a young man to the school bully who once bullied him early in the film. This time, the ...
From 82 days ago
Velez: Has star power faded in politics?
WE ARE fixated with celebrities. Their performances, fashion, haircuts, even love life, choice of gadgets and food define us. But do they also define our politics? Maybe, but do they still have star power?For instance, when action star "Bad Boy" ...
From 89 days ago
Velez: Lost for books
WE MAY laugh at a vice governor’s guffaw for posting praise for Magellan instead of LapuLapu as the hero of Mactan, and we may laugh more at one DDS influencer who shared the same post. We cringe when one official ...
From 97 days ago
Velez: Contagious spirit of community
COMMUNITY pantries sprouting all over the country is the best news that we have in over a year in this dreary pandemicIt has been a year-long dread to read news of people reduced to cold statistics of falling ill, succumbing ...
From 103 days ago
Davao of the Past turns 10
WHEN visual artist and graphic designer Paul Corpus migrated to Toronto with his family in 2000, he carried that longing to connect to his home that is Davao City.There was Facebook at first. Then later, he had this interest in ...
From 115 days ago
Velez: Year 2.0, repeat?
A YEAR of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be an eternity for most of us. Imagine being told for a year to “stay home, stay safe, wear masks, wash hands, keep distance.”It’s Year 2.0, and as other countries have rolled ...
From 132 days ago
Velez: Correctly narrating Davao’s past
MANY seem to be confused about the change of the Araw ng Dabaw celebration from March 16 to March 1. Given there is still a pandemic, and there’s no more local ABS-CBN station to announce the changes, the events held ...
From 145 days ago
Velez: The pandemic 365 days later
IT HAS been a year already since coronavirus struck our country. The first recorded case was on January 30, 2020, from a woman who flew straight from ground zero Wuhan. Ganoon tayo ka-close, or rather open arms to China. The ...
From 173 days ago