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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 170 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 177 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 185 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 193 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 206 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 213 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 219 days ago
Velez: Of high ratings, bubbles and panic
JUST like a bubble, the sense that the Philippines is free from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the past months burst this week with a rush of 24 confirmed local patients with Covid19 all over the country.But in the midst of ...
From 226 days ago
Velez: Lessons from the Alchie Paray, the Senate and the DepEd
Alchie Paray is not a filmWHEN you treat the Alchie Paray hostage taking like a movie, like he’s Arthur Fleck who flipped out because of one bad day under an exploitative capitalist system, or in Alchie’s case, one bad boss. ...
From 231 days ago
Velez: We are coronavirus-free for now, but…
ZERO cases in the past three months. Can you imagine that’s the record the Philippines have on cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the past three months? We are Covid-19-free. That’s reported. But I still have doubts, knowing how even ...
From 233 days ago