Ending the respiratory disease pandemic

Leith Greenslade - @inquirerdotnet 11/29/2021

NEW YORK — COVID-19 has exposed the limited ability of health systems around the world to cope with a pandemic of respiratory infection. With the official death count from COVID-19 now over five million, and the unofficial…

Charisma and Rodrigo Duterte

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/28/2021

President Duterte may go down in our nation’s history as one whose presidency was marked by the grandest promises and the most glaring failures. Yet, opinion surveys suggest that he may end his term with the highest…

Choose hope, not fear

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/28/2021

The story is told about a baby snake who was so scared, and nervously asked its mother: “Mom, I bit my tongue! Are we poisonous?” In today’s Gospel (Lk. 21, 25-28, 34-36) Jesus talks about people dying…

Be the heroes our country needs

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto - @inquirerdotnet 11/27/2021

In 2020, I wrote about the heroes we need, stressing that we have to keep them alive to help us survive the COVID-19 global scourge. They need to be encouraged, supported, and empowered, not scolded by authorities…

Misrule by law

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 11/27/2021

What a wonderful phrase, this “rule of law”! Uttered like a spell, it makes people swoon to ideals of equality, fairness, and justice. Alas, it is a most tricky set of words, laden with fraught history and…

Decrepit patriotism

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 11/26/2021

As early as 2013, Jeff Himmelman in a New York Times article quoted Maj. Gen. Zhang Zhaozhong of China’s People’s Liberation Army regarding Ayungin Shoal and other Philippine territories: “We should do more such things in the…

Let’s reduce the deaths

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/25/2021

The proposed Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act should have two goals: Encourage inveterate smokers to switch to vaping and discourage the youth from starting. The Senate will be discussing what to do about vaping in the coming…

The death of Andres Bonifacio

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 11/24/2021

Every year on Nov. 30 wreaths are offered at Andres Bonifacio monuments nationwide. Media often covers the official rites of the inspiring song in bronze by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino in Caloocan, or the tacky komiks re-presentation…

Katutubo sa Senado

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/23/2021

Macli-ing Dulag is among the most well known of the many victims of Martial law under then president Ferdinand Marcos. Macli-ing was a pangat (leader) of the Butbut tribe of Kalinga who opposed the government plan of…

Third quarter surprise

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/23/2021

I was wrong about how the economy would fare in the third quarter (Q3) this year. And like most everybody else, I’m glad I was. Most were surprised at the unexpected strong upturn in the country’s gross…

The prodigal daughter

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/22/2021

It has all the makings of the classic story of the prodigal child. A rebellious daughter defies her father and runs away from him. She is egged on by, and enticed to join, her scheming friends. To…

Teaching mathematics

Franco Cabral - @inquirerdotnet 11/21/2021

After four long years of being a scholar, I finally found earlier this year that my mission, aside from being a scientist for the nation, is to educate others. When I was first presented with the opportunity…

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