CCFO intensifies info drive on use of Christmas lights

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Fire Office (CCFO) has intensified its information drive on the proper use of Christmas lights as these kinds of lights can now be seen in some houses and places in…

Pandemic lessons from Thailand

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2022

Bangkok—I was in the Thai capital in early 2020, just as people were beginning to wear masks, and now, I am back just as people are beginning to take them off. From tomorrow onwards, COVID-19 will be…

In difficult times

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2022

Except for about 5 million families in the Philippines, the balance of about 21 million is too vulnerable because of the current economic conditions. With that many households looking to the government for varying levels of support,…

Over 800K deaths reported in 2021, the highest for the country so far – POPCOM

Doris C. Bongcac 09/17/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Philippines recorded a total of 879,429 deaths in 2021, the highest for the country in a single year. The report, which the Philippine Statistics Authority released on August 13, 2022, showed that…

Changing tides and still waters

Elijah Jose C. Barrios - @inquirerdotnet 09/16/2022

There are two months in a year when I feel that what I do matters to the world: June and September. June is when we observe the International Day of Seafarers. And September is when the Philippines…

To mask or not to mask

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2022

I recently stumbled on a YouTube post showing a government press conference. Sitting shoulder to shoulder were several officials to be interviewed. None had masks on. It was a classic example of a common misconception around COVID-19…

Extracurricular for mental health

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

It seems that the Department of Education (DepEd) has learned all the wrong things in the pandemic. DepEd has prohibited extracurricular activities for the school year, as it aims for students to spend more time on academics…

Cancer in the time of pandemic

Mary Grace H. Aruta - @inquirerdotnet 09/07/2022

How many times have you had life-altering news delivered to you? Mine was when my dad died in 2018 and when I knew I had cancer. My first OB-GYN visit in 2015 revealed I had PCOS, and…

The pain of school closures

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 08/18/2022

The pandemic has cost us more than 400 schools, leaving students with fewer options and making the admissions process that much more competitive and stressful. Once a school closes, it is difficult to replace it. The business…

The ‘gift’ of the pandemic to Anne Curtis as mom and wife

Marinel Cruz 08/15/2022

Each parent has his or her own unique journey, according to new mom Anne Curtis. “When it comes to parenting, what you do won’t always be right in the eyes of others, but it’s the right way…

COVID-19: From pandemic to endemic

Nicanor Austriaco - @inquirerdotnet 08/11/2022

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 outbreak that had begun just a few months earlier in Wuhan, China, was a global pandemic. A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide,…

How misinformation derails free speech

Adrian Monck - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2022

Own nothing, be happy. You might have heard the phrase. It started life as a screenshot, culled from the internet by an anonymous antisemitic account on the image board 4chan. “Own nothing, be happy—The Jew World Order…

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