Economic effects of pandemic

Posted by watchmen
September 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The current Covid-19 pandemic that we are experiencing now is really beyond our expectation. People are not prepared for this phenomenon worldwide and even the most progressive economy is caught off guard. It’s a sad reality wherein we have no solution in sight.  The economy is down the drain and the most affected are the …

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Four scary months

Posted by watchmen
September 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“I’m very pro vaccine. I get all six of my kids vaccinated. I believe vaccines save millions of lives, and people ought to be getting vaccinated.” – Robert Kennedy, Jr. Let us not be confused. Let’s be informed and remain vigilant. Authorities should refrain from giving us false hopes now that China is reportedly a …

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Eh, ano ngayon kung ‘ber months’ na naman?

Posted by watchmen
September 2, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Sumagot si Pedro, ‘Pagsisihan ninyo’t talikuran ang inyong mga kasalanan at magpabautismo kayo sa pangalan ni Jesu-Cristo upang kayo’y patawarin; at tatanggapin ninyo ang kaloob ng Espiritu Santo.’” – Mga Gawa 2:38, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya   EH, ANO NGAYON KUNG “BER MONTHS” NA NAMAN? So, okay. Its Christmas time once again, with the start …

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God-fearing Ilonggos

Posted by watchmen
September 2, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“The faith that stands on authority is not faith.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Instead of cursing God for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, most Ilonggos are praying the ongoing health crisis of epic proportion worldwide will soon disappear and spare humanity from more cases and deaths. It is said that when Ilonggos pray, …

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Helping ensure that farm produce reach our table

Posted by watchmen
September 2, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Food security has long been a concern of Filipinos and much more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The quarantine restrictions have made access to food and the market more difficult.  The small farmers’ produce rot because there is no one to deliver them to the market. Oftentimes, farmers have to sell them very cheaply just …

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We all need accompaniment

Posted by watchmen
September 2, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We need to be strongly reminded of this basic truth about ourselves. We tend to ignore it. Especially when we think that we are already grown-up and mature, well endowed with talents and resources, and enjoy a great sense of independence, we have to pound it hard on our mind and heart that we, in …

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Media and information literacy

Posted by watchmen
September 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We need to have due concern for this matter. We are now in a fast-moving-and-evolving digital world and we cannot afford to be ignorant and illiterate in its ways. We have to level up.  As described by Wikipedia, the purpose of being information and media literate is to engage in a digital society. Thus, “one …

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Encouraging digital careers

Posted by watchmen
September 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our society, especially our employment and economic realities. As of the April 2020 Labor Force Survey from the Philippine Statistics Authority, the unemployment rate rose to 17.7 percent, which translates to around 7.3 million Filipinos being out of work.  To compare, in January 2020, the unemployment rate …

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Etched in stone

Posted by watchmen
September 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

It was a eureka moment for anthropologist Paola Cerrito. “We weren’t expecting the results,” she said about a set of skeletons from Malawi, Central Africa.  The skeletons were accompanied with extensive medical records and thoroughly documented personal histories. “I had an ‘ah-ha moment’ when looking at the thin sections under the microscope and thinking that …

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Who wants a revolution?

Posted by watchmen
September 1, 2020
Posted in OPINION

On August 22, a group of reportedly three hundred people converged at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga to present a resolution that calls on the President to head a revolutionary government until the end of his term in 2022.  The Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte-National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NECC) appealed for public support in its call …

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