A better PH can start with better motorists

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto - @inquirerdotnet 11/24/2022

In the ’90s, when I was still part of Amnesty International Pilipinas as its executive director, we would welcome leaders from our international secretariat and executive committee to speak at our membership and public events and to…

Rama welcomes nat’l gov’t’s plan to make wearing of face masks indoor optional

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama welcomes the plan of the Palace to make the wearing of face masks indoors or in closed spaces optional. In an interview on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, Rama…

To wear, or not wear, face masks vs COVID: The zigzag road PH is taking

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer 09/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Last August, the Philippine health department expressed concern and hostility toward a local government’s move to make wearing of face masks against COVID-10 optional. Around a week later, it seemed to warm up to almost the…

Octa: Voluntary face mask rule may not affect COVID numbers in first few weeks

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines —The number of Covid-19 cases won’t be affected in the first few weeks should the government make face masks worn outdoors voluntarily, a fellow independent pandemic monitor Octa Research Group said Thursday. Dr. Butch Ong…

Cebu City officials welcome IATF decision on optional use of face masks nationwide

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials of the Cebu City government have welcomed the national government’s decision to make wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, which can be seen as a significant policy change as…

Face mask to be optional when outdoors nationwide

Jerome Aning, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government has decided to make the wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, a major policy shift to relax COVID-19 protocols as the country transitions to the “new normal” of treating…

DOH not aware of Cebu City’s ‘trial period’ for optional use of face masks

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health said on Monday it is unaware of a Cebu City’s “trial period” for the implementation of the optional use of face masks in the city, its officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire…

Garcia on EO: Face mask is made optional, not totally removed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that her Executive Order (EO) No. 16 did not totally remove the need for face masks in certain instances.  It only rationalizes, putting common sense and logic,…

ROTC should stay optional

Nestor Ramirez 11/29/2016

I like the Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) now but I believe it should stay optional. I witnessed how the ROTC evolved from its rather notorious rep until it was made optional starting 2002 and what it…

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