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Senior citizens, a force for good in the time of pandemic

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/03/2020

  After a month and a half of “house arrest”, irate senior citizens in Luzon could take it no longer and slammed the Inter Agency Task Force on COVID-19 after it declared that the order banning them…

No easing up of lockdown restrictions

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/26/2020

People, who looked forward to the easing up of ECQ restrictions four days from now, were frustrated to hear that current regulations will remain until the second week of May. Residents of Metro Manila, Central Luzon (Region…

Community transmission and the silent spreaders of COVID-19

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/19/2020

  The surge in COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in Cebu City, in particular, in Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, prompted an emergency meeting of Cebu’s town and city mayors at the Capitol last Friday. Presided by Governor…

Gwen’s ECQ Update

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/05/2020

  It’s only a week since Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia placed the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) but if her daily updates on the status of the coronavirus outbreak in the province are any indication,…

In the line of fire

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/29/2020

At yesterday’s press briefing held in the Capitol by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, two groups presented their respective designs of personal protection equipment PPE customized for healthcare workers now battling the COVID-19 pandemic.   The frontliners face…

Coping with the pandemic

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/22/2020

  As Covid-19 sweeps through populations all over the world, international, business, and community leaders are put to the test. The lens in which they view the virus and its impacts naturally correspond to the manner by…

A world of pain

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/15/2020

  That’s how businessmen called the fate of stock market traders as stock exchanges tumbled around the world reeling from the effects of coronavirus and the disease called Covid-19.  The stock traders’ description or prediction of the…

Corona-phobia

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/08/2020

The fear of the coronavirus disease, officially known as COVID-19, is affecting every single person in the planet that it has practically changed the way people live.   Nowadays, one can’t enter an office building, shopping mall,…

Those unwelcome visitors from South Korea

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/01/2020

  Despite the declaration of Department of Health 7 Director Jaime Bernadas that Central Visayas is COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) free, people are still worried about the spread of the coronavirus.  The mode of transmission is human…

The Chinese Connection

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 02/23/2020

Chinese tradition holds that 8 is a lucky number so many Cebuano Chinese who had important milestones in the first quarter of this year chose February 20, 2020 to celebrate.    Among them was His Excellency Ambassador…

The Year of Traveling Dangerously

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 02/16/2020

Should people cancel travel plans or avoid traveling altogether amid the viral SARS CoV-2 (reportedly the new name for the COVID-2019) outbreak?   The tally, 67,102 cases and 1,523 deaths mostly in mainland China, keeps getting longer…

Selling like face masks

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 02/09/2020

  What is the hottest commodity item in the world today that has suppliers and manufacturers from across mainland China, North America, Europe, Turkey, and other parts of the world scrambling for new equipment and production supplies…

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