Online sexual abuse of kids increasing

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 10/21/2021

Unbeknownst to many of us while the COVID-19 pandemic was raging and is still in our midst is a plague of another nature that has been victimizing the young. Right now somewhere, in some hidden physical place…

Disabling the enablers

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 10/14/2021

The only thing necessary for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing”—words from Irish statesman Edmund Burke that have become a universal reminder for those who, for reasons or no reasons of their own,…

‘Yes, I swindled, Your Honor’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2021

“Yes, I swindled, Your Honor” was not exactly how Pharmally executive Krizie Grace Mago phrased her admission before the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing. But in essence that was what she said for the next day’s headlines.…

The solemn task of memorializing

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2021

When I was a Jefferson journalism fellow at the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu in the 1990s, getting to view the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor even just from a distance was a must for us fellows.…

View from ‘ano raw?’ republic

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/16/2021

Today marks the reclassification, reconfiguration, recalibration, regranulation, and other -ations of the COVID-19’s threat to our lives and livelihoods and how we should go on with our woebegone existence. Here’s how it looks on the ground to…

‘Buking’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/09/2021

The word “nabuking” (which means one was discovered to have committed a misdeed or done something on the sly) comes from the Filipino root word “buking,” a latter-day derivation from “buko” (accent on the second syllable). Therefore,…

Perpetually perplexed people

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2021

Although more than a year late, a meme came out recently on social media to spread humor while lessening people’s confusion and to make sense of the jumble of letters and acronyms that restrict our movements during…

For the unvaccinated, the ‘inevitable’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2021

  Dr. Luis Medina-Garcia, an American infectious disease expert based in Nevada where there is a steep rise in COVID-19 cases, says that “for those who have not had the vaccine, it is not a matter of…

He to the loo, she to the gold

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2021

Almost at the same time that Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was preparing to lift the 224-kg weight that would win for the Philippines our first ever Olympic gold on July 26 in Tokyo, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte…

Malevolent trolling leading to hate crimes

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 07/08/2021

There oughta be a law against malevolent troll armies or troll farms set up with the sole evil purpose of bashing, maligning, trashing, bullying, tarnishing reputations, spreading lies, and destroying the minds especially of the young, the…

That mad scramble for Pfizer vaccine

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 05/27/2021

What did people’s mad scramble last week for the US-manufactured Pfizer vaccine tell us? But first, thank God it did not turn out to be a killer stampede reminiscent of TV’s live show “Wowowee” in 2006 that…

In the maw of death sans ivermectin

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 04/08/2021

Text messages two days ago from a next of kin, a young, intrepid ER nurse in one of the big hospitals in Metro Manila: “Full capacity… nakapila mga ambulance and private cars outside. When I am the…

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