Ventilation better than deep-cleaning

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 04/14/2021

People tend to think that science consists of absolute truths that will not change, forgetting that science is in fact self-correcting, using new facts and evidence coming out of research. This has certainly been the case with…

Doing stimulus right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/13/2021

One of the advantages we had relative to many other comparable economies as we entered the pandemic crisis last year was a strong government financial position. Our public debt-to-GDP ratio was relatively low at 40 percent, compared…

VAWC hanging over seafarers’ heads like the ‘Sword of Damocles’

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/13/2021

The Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act (VAWC) or R.A. No.9262, in some instances, can be considered a ‘Sword of Damocles” hanging over a seafarer’s head, specially in support issues. The “Sword of Damocles” is an allusion to…

Let’s celebrate resistance, not empire

Roland G. Simbulan - @inquirerdotnet 04/12/2021

Should we be the ones celebrating 500 years of European colonization in Asia? In 1521, as Ferdinand Magellan was laying claim to our islands for the King of Spain, Hernando Cortez and his Spanish soldiers were completing…

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…

Biking, memories, and the pandemic

Judy Taguiwalo - @inquirerdotnet 04/10/2021

I was 12 years old when I learned how to bike. I managed to cajole our seven-year-old neighbor to lend me his bike by giving him ice candy. So I learned how to bike on my own,…

The cost of Chinese poaching in WPS

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/10/2021

Watching what is happening in Myanmar—the people being killed by the military who are sworn to defend them—my mind hearkens back to our Edsa Revolt against the Marcos dictatorship. Myanmar, in free and fair elections, repudiated their…

The pandemic beggars our children

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2021

This is the point where, as if lost in a forest, you get the feeling that after walking the whole day, you see familiar events and signs. Isn’t this like the first lockdown starting March 16 a…

Let the children go outdoors

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 04/09/2021

For over a year now, minors—especially young children—have borne the brunt of the Philippines’ draconian quarantine policies. Indeed, since the original “expanded community quarantine” declaration in March 2020, children have been forbidden to go out of their…

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…

A COVID-19 scare

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/07/2021

Lockdown extended another week? Nobody seems surprised. Some even think this will last till the end of the month, speculating that Malacañang is merely delaying the inevitable to keep people in the National Capital Region Bubble happy…

KUWENTONG KULE: The growing danger of practicing the legal profession

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/07/2021

It was 1:30 a.m. April 6, 1999, a  Tuesday, when a friend sent a message via my beeper which read: “Dennis, Congrats! You are now officially Atty. Gorecho.” I was among the lucky 1,465 examinees who passed, or…

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