Three mothers

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 05/09/2021

What would Mama say? It’s a question I would frequently hear from our four children. They don’t mean: How their mother would react to something, but how she would interpret a situation or problem with her remarkable…

The sad story of our delayed vaccine rollout

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 05/02/2021

At the virtual vaccine summit organized the other day by the country’s leading business groups, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. told participants: “We are very confident that the country will be able to achieve herd containment…

Ivermectin’s counterfactual appeal

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 04/11/2021

Defying authoritative scientific voices attesting to its uselessness as a cure or prophylactic against COVID-19, a good number of Filipinos are turning to the antiparasitic drug ivermectin as an answer to the coronavirus. A cursory look at…

Vaccine waste in the midst of scarcity

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/21/2021

It’s a problem that we have not given much thought to yet, as we anxiously await the arrival of the bulk of the COVID-19 vaccines. But, if the issues that cropped up in the initial weeks of…

The race to vaccinate

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/14/2021

Experts of the current pandemic are basically looking at two things at the moment. The first is the emergence of alarming new variants of the coronavirus that are capable of sidestepping the immunity provided by vaccines and…

Viruses, variants, and vaccines

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/07/2021

Almost one year has quickly passed since the government imposed a general lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak that was first reported in Wuhan, China. In our country alone, the virus has infected over half a…

Edsa: 35 years later

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 02/21/2021

This coming week, the nation marks the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew the Marcos dictatorship and installed Cory Aquino to the presidency. This dramatic political event led to the writing of a…

A populist revolt in the stock market

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/31/2021

It has been a crazy week in Wall Street, where the entire financial services industry of the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, is located. The place has become the epicenter of a…

At stake is UP’s autonomy

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/24/2021

It’s difficult to say what exactly defense chief Delfin Lorenzana and his strategists at the Department of National Defense intend to do, following the DND’s unilateral termination of a 1989 agreement that binds the military and the…

Americans who follow Donald Trump

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/10/2021

Political observers who take more than a passing interest in American politics typically do so for the purpose of knowing how US democratic institutions function to get the nation through its most difficult political crises. This is…

The lost year

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/03/2021

2020 was the year the world came to a halt. It may as well be stricken off the calendar, the way the number “13” is omitted from elevator panels. It was the year a threat we could…

‘What keeps you going?’

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 12/27/2020

The eldest of my granddaughters, Julia, whose early childhood exploits filled quite a few of my columns many years ago, surprised me with a question over lunch the other day. “Lolo, what keeps you going?” I was…

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