Stay Frosty

There is something to be said about the evolving pandemic situation brought about by the SARS CoV- 2 virus that causes COVID-19 and its many variants, the latest being the omicron variant. While it has already been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US that the omicron variant is […]

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Hope Around the Corner

We are again scrambling to put back stringent measures such as heightened public health protocols as the world once more battens down the hatches in confronting the latest COVID-19 variant called Omicron. But even as preparations are being made to manage the omicron variant there are early reports that speak of the possibility that the […]

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Gaming the People

This week saw throngs of politicians converging at the COMELEC designated sites to file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) as they aspire for the various elective positions up for grabs. They have more or less six months beginning this November 2021 up to the last week of April 2022 to convince voters they are who […]

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A Case for POGO

In the scramble to strike a balance between imposing measures aimed at coping with the COVID pandemic and providing avenues to stimulate the flagging economy a law was recently signed just a couple of days ago by President Rodrigo Duterte that provides a new tax scheme for Philippine Gaming Offshore Operations (POGOs), amending and adding […]

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Look More Closely

In less than a year we would again witness a re-calibration of power, a sort of changing of the guards if that is to be believed, transitioning from those politicians who are presently wielding it to another set of politicians eager to showcase their supposed servant-leader skills in the dispensation of public service. But look […]

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The Drug Epidemic

While the COVID epidemic rages on there is another troubling epidemic that has spread pretty much all over South East Asia. This is the methamphetamine outbreak that, as one international media (CNN) has bluntly put it, “ one of the world’s most intense drug crises”. Here in the country where the campaign against illegal drugs […]

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The Ignominy of War

As far as collateral damage goes the savage death in Masbate of Kieth Absalon, a 21-year-old bemedalled football player for Far Eastern University (FEU), brought about by the explosion of a landmine planted by members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), is a rude wake up call and revelation of the despicable and abhorrent nature […]

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