Mandaue market administrator: Stalls closed since pandemic will be awarded to new vendors

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/03/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Over a hundred stalls at the Mandaue City Public Market that were closed since the COVID-19 pandemic will be awarded to new vendors soon. Market administrator Ceasar Mercadal Jr., said that the vendors…

CBCP releases litany of thanks for better health

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2023

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released a new prayer of thanksgiving to replace the prayer of protection it issued three years ago against COVID-19. Called the “Litany of Gratitude after the COVID-19 pandemic,”…

School suicides

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2023

Some 404 basic education students, according to Department of Education (DepEd) figures, committed suicide in academic year 2021-2022. That figure is not small, considering that 2,147 students in the same period did not succeed in doing so.…

COVID in future history

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 01/25/2023

The 32nd-anniversary edition of my book “Rizal without the Overcoat” has two covers: both in striking red, identical except for the first run that has Rizal wearing a face mask, succeeding editions have him without a mask.…

Bliss or misery

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 01/12/2023

In what seemed like a flash in time, my wife and I reached the five-year milestone in our married life last Sunday. We’re lucky we got blessed with a child, now a bubbly four-year-old who’s the center…

Road accidents in CV up in 2022; several motorcycle crashes noted in Cebu

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the easing of restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic starting in March 2022, more businesses opened, more tourists started to arrive, and face-to-face classes were implemented. Amid all these as the economy of…

My first prescription

Vincent Racoma - @inquirerdotnet 12/28/2022

The first phase of my clinical rotation in various departments at the Philippine General Hospital was full of doubts, angst, and frustrations. As a product of online medical school in my preclinical years, the feeling of inadequacy…

Surviving 2022 is a blessing

Andrew Sheng - @inquirerdotnet 12/26/2022

We survived 2022—a remarkable achievement considering that we had war, inflation, recession, natural disasters, food, and energy shortages all in one year. Moreover, 2022 world population exceeded eight billion, with another billion in 15 years’ time. By…

In-person visitation of Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory postponed for now

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 12/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The in-person visitation at the Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory is postponed for now since the management continues to address the concern that they had during the 4-day dry run last Nov. 29…

Ending COVID-19 public health threat

Ma. Dominga “Minguita” B. Padilla - @inquirerdotnet 11/09/2022

Let’s face it, we are tired of COVID-19. For most nations around the world, pandemic fatigue has set in and people just want to get on with their lives, minus the many restrictions of the pandemic. The…

Wanted: A sense of urgency

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/08/2022

As the country began emerging from the worst of the pandemic earlier this year, I wrote of the need for us to go back to the basics in plotting our way forward. I was alluding to the…

Grief and closure

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 11/01/2022

This was a terrible time last year, the COVID-19 death toll climbing since its start early in 2020, and peaking, in the Philippines, around the month of September with the deadly Delta strain. COVID-19 raised a new…

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