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‘User-friendly’ during crisis

Rufa Cagoco-Guiam - @inquirerdotnet 07/13/2020

  More than four months into this so-called “new normal” of having to deal with health precautionary measures on a daily basis, many of us who continue on a “work from home” mode have realized that the…

Media and politics

Randy David 07/12/2020

  If there is anything that the 12 hearings conducted by two powerful congressional committees on the ABS-CBN franchise clearly showed, it is the gross misunderstanding and simplification by our lawmakers of how the mass media system…

What ‘conscience vote’?

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 07/11/2020

  As you read this, Reader, we should know the decision of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises regarding the ABS-CBN franchise renewal. Assuming everything goes on schedule. But I write this column on Thursday…

Care fatigue

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 07/10/2020

  Last Wednesday I started to talk about the surge in COVID-19 cases and why contact tracing is so important, not just tracing how infections started and spread but also publicizing the findings, without mentioning names of…

Time for a balanced approach

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 07/09/2020

  COVID-19 is scary—about 1,300 deaths in the Philippines in just six months. But we should be careful not to overreact—as we did with Dengvaxia, for instance. In the first eight months of last year, an estimated…

Enough is enough

By: Rina Jimenez-David - @inquirerdotnet 07/08/2020

Soon after Typhoon “Ondoy” left our home inundated in over seven feet of muddy floodwaters, we heard that my husband, then a contractual art director with Food Magazine of ABS-CBN publications, was entitled to “cash assistance.” I…

The specter of a worse normal

Cielito F. Habito 07/07/2020

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste” is a quote we hear repeated so often lately. The underlying message in current usage is that the drastic upheaval the COVID-19 crisis has brought upon us provides a…

The role of Mayor (ship’s cook) in the seafarer’s healthy diet

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 07/07/2020

  “Taking responsibility for the health of all human souls on their ships also defines the shipowners’ sense of humanity and justice. No ship sails without a human crew.” Thus  declared the Supreme Court in the case of…

Think twice before stepping out

Kay Rivera 07/06/2020

Strictly speaking, there is nothing truly essential about dining in at restaurants, or shopping, or other self-care activities like haircuts and waxes. They might perhaps be important for mental health — everyone could use a little pick-me-up…

Monuments and their meanings

Randy David 07/05/2020

  If we grew up around monuments, chances are we no longer remember what they commemorate or signify. But, since they occupy space as physical objects, they may serve as convenient meeting points, or as perches for…

Waivers and quitclaims in the COVID-19 pandemic

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/30/2020

  Waivers and quitclaims are ineffective in barring recovery of the full measure of a seafarer’s rights, including the underpayment of monetary benefits during their extended work on board the vessel. This was the pronouncement by Atty.…

Repatriation rights of seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/23/2020

  Let the seafarers come home! Seafarers may  exercise the right to stop working and leave ships in order to  return home is the recent strong message of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in relation to the…

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