The face shield issue

Posted by watchmen
August 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Although it’s an added cost for Juan dela Cruz, many believe that face shield will be a great help in protecting them from the virus. When the Department of Health issued a directive for a specific brand and specification of face shield, many Pinoys were angered as they suspected that somebody has some vested interests …

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Prolonged agony

Posted by watchmen
August 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Our greatest hope comes from the knowledge that the Savior broke the bands of death. His victory came through His excruciating pain, suffering, and agony. He atoned for our sins if we repent.” – James E. Faust   It is becoming apparent now that the pandemic will prolong our agony. Some of us are waiting …

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For safety’s sake

Posted by watchmen
August 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We cannot overemphasize this enough to the public: Stay Home, Stay Healthy. The dental profession has been challenged by occupational hazards in the past.  And yet, we cannot be too careful. And we reiterate the call for dentists to be vigilant, intentional and follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the advice of centers …

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Crucifixion time again

Posted by watchmen
August 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

With new scandals assailing parts of the Church today (mainly in the US), we are reminded that we are into another round of crucifixion time for our Mother, the Church. We should not be surprised anymore by this development. But we should be prepared to handle this predicament properly and learn some precious lessons.  The …

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186 RevGov ni Cory Aquino: padron ng RevGov ngayon

Posted by watchmen
August 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Aking tinawag ang aking ibong mandaragit, ang aking lider mula sa silangan, at aking ibabangon ang aking sambayanan mula sa malayong lupain, upang ganapin ang aking layunin…” – Isaias 46:11, New Living Translation ng Bibliya. SENATOR, ALAM MO BA KUNG ANO ANG SEDISYON? Isa sa mga balitang tinalakay sa Kakampi Mo Ang Batas, ang long-running …

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Despite the persistence of evil

Posted by watchmen
August 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We should never lose sight of the fact, a happy truth of our faith, that there is always hope for us despite the persistence of evil and our continual falls to sin. St. Paul has reassured us that where sin has abounded, God’s grace has abounded even more. (cfr. Rom 5, 20)  God never tires …

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What dentists need to know (Part 2)

Posted by watchmen
August 17, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Medical science is still unclear on how the coronavirus spreads. For now, the U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends treating it as an airborne pathogen. For health-care workers directly caring for COVID-19 patients, that means wearing a heavy-duty mask called an N95 respirator designed to fit tightly around the nose and mouth …

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When action is inaction

Posted by watchmen
August 17, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Homicide is murder when the killing is done during a pandemic.  Theft gets qualified, and is penalized two degrees higher when property is taken on the occasion of a public calamity. The alleged theft of billions of pesos placed by Filipinos in the care of government to answer for times of great need is “the …

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