Building science cities

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 02/26/2021

There is more to nationhood than waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine. There are other layers of processes, activities, pursuits that should be animating this archipelago of 110 million people spread across 7,641 islands. If we were only…

35 years after the Edsa euphoria

Von Katindoy - @inquirerdotnet 02/25/2021

Euphoric. That was how my fellow seminarians and I felt when we heard the Radyo Veritas announcement that Marcos had fled Malacañang on Feb. 25, 1986. The following day, the Philippine Daily Inquirer immortalized our collective euphoria…

The virus and Edsa

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 02/24/2021

There was so much hope then, and pride. Filipino overseas workers told me how, for a brief period, immigration agents would greet Philippine passport holders not with suspicion but with a smile that said: You were great,…

Besieged: The Filipino middle class

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 02/23/2021

My childhood memories tend to be a patchwork of pulsating sentiments and innocent joys. These “East of Eden” days were also punctuated by tragedies and traumas, beginning with the 1990 earthquake in my hometown of Baguio. But…

Seafarer’s compensation cases and company doctor’s declarations

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/23/2021

Courts are not bound by the medical findings of the company doctors in the determination of  compensation cases filed by Filipino seafarers. In most seafarer cases for disability or death benefits claims, one of the arguments often…

Incompetence

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 02/22/2021

At a meeting with President Duterte and other Cabinet members in Davao City last Monday, “vaccine czar” Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. declared that “we are ready for the vaccines.” A dry run was conducted on the movement…

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…

How the private sector can help in vaccination

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 02/20/2021

Since October 2020, I’ve been working with the private sector on the national vaccine program with vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and his team. We’ve focused our efforts on creating a vaccine portfolio, vaccine administration and…

Bye-bye, balloons

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 02/19/2021

In the last several years, we’ve heard so much about the dangers of plastic waste, and I occasionally write about it. But at this point, I have to acknowledge that giving up plastics is incredibly hard. It’s…

Vaccines and economic stimulus

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 02/18/2021

The Philippines’ performance, both in the management of the pandemic and the economy, was the worst among all Southeast Asia countries in 2020. The nation’s recovery now hinges on two factors: the rapid vaccination of 80 percent…

‘Will we encounter some NPA?’

DLS Pineda - @inquirerdotnet 02/17/2021

When I moved from Manila to Agusan del Norte in 2014, I began hosting tours for friends flying over. One of my objectives was to dispel the notion of Mindanao as the barren and war-torn wasteland the…

The tragedy of vaccine apartheid

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 02/16/2021

No one is safe unless everyone is safe.” This is the mantra we repeatedly hear, underlining the need for universal vaccinations to fight the pandemic. And yet, the world is facing a tragically bizarre situation where healthy…

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