How does it feel to be in the ‘#1 city’

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“If a severe pandemic materializes, all of society could pay a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.” —Irwin Redlener I am scared. I am so scared because New York City is now the hotbed for the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in …

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COME TO THINK OF IT

Posted by watchmen
March 30, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Shadow boxing The lights are up. The fighter throws punches in the air without an opponent. He throws combinations. He fights his own shadow. By all indications, this is how government is dealing with the fast expiring ABS-CBN franchise. The first punch was thrown by no less than President Duterte. In early December last year, …

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Wrong timing

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“If we can provide even a few months of early warning for just one pandemic, the benefits will outweigh all the time and energy we’re devoting. Imagine preventing health crises, not just responding to them.” -Nathan Wolfe After two weeks of isolation-I followed the “stay-at-home” guidelines ordered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo-I visited a …

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Deeds and not simply words

Posted by watchmen
March 28, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Yes, we should not just be good in words. We have to convert our words and intentions to concrete deeds. Otherwise, there hardly would be any effect! In so many words, Christ said it. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the …

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Always giving good example

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We need to realize that it is a duty of ours, as Christians, to always give good example to others. Not that we have to flaunt whatever good thing we have or do, for Christ clearly said also that we should not show off our good deed before men, to be seen by them, lest …

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All about Covid-19

Posted by watchmen
March 27, 2020
Posted in OPINION

All the news is focused on the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, and the reactions are varies among the public. Time is running out and it is not surprising to see some election officials acting swiftly. However, for some, there is a lot of talk and consultations before decisions are made and such “slow-poke” officials get …

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Political correctness vs moral correctness

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Both of them may share a lot of similarities. They can share some common ground. But they too have a lot of differences, and sharp and radical differences at that! We have to be keenly aware of these similarities and differences as much as possible so that we can be properly guided in our life. …

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Yesterday when I was young

Posted by watchmen
March 26, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Cherished memories flow when I think of yesterday, when I was young. Joy intermingled with laughter, sometimes tears, go streaming in the array of emotions-remembrances of yesteryear, when I was young. The song was produced with the collaborative effort of French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour and Del Newman, a British conductor, orchestral arranger, and music producer. …

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What about seniors who live by themselves?

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

With Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino issuing an advisory last weekend imposing a 24-hour curfew for senior citizens, prohibiting them from leaving home except in cases of medical emergency and routine medical procedures for chronic illnesses, what about senior citizen who live on their own? What about senior couples whose kids live elsewhere …

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What really matters

Posted by watchmen
March 25, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We cannot deny that all throughout our life, we will always have to contend with differences and conflicts among ourselves. Our unity is not meant to be a uniformity. And if we know how to play our game well, so to speak, we would also know how to make use of our differences and conflicts …

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