Manila, other urban areas tagged as ‘high risk’   

RESIDENTS belonging to A1-A5 categories line up for their first dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at the Caloocan Central Elementary School. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter  A GROUP of public health researchers on Wednesday flagged a “significant” increase in daily coronavirus infections Manila and Makati, neighboring cities within the capital region.     In its latest […]

Fetalvero: Long-term solutions

If we browse through social media, it will become apparent how people give more emphasis on feelings than on ideas on how we can make our world a better place by touching the hearts and minds of our readers. We are quick to criticize and be judgmental, not taking into consideration that while we are […]

Thailand’s CP Group Selects Anacle’s Simplicity Commercial Real Estate Solution for Lotus’s

Singapore, June 17, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Anacle Systems Limited (“Anacle“) has been selected by Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (“CP Group”) after a rigorous vendor selection process to implement Simplicity® Commercial Real Estate Management (CommREM) solution for the Lotus’s subsidiary. Lotus’s currently operates the largest retail chain in Thailand, with more than […]

Metro needs 52M vaccines for herd immunity

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters ABOUT 250,000 coronavirus vaccines should be given to residents of Metro Manila and eight priority areas daily to achieve herd immunity by November, according to a research group from the country’s premier university. At least 51.8 million vaccine doses are needed to vaccinate 70% […]

Sunday Essay: Vaccine diplomacy hits home

If all goes well, this week I will benefit directly from vaccine diplomacy. My feelings about that are a little complicated. These are not as complicated as what the defense secretary or the foreign affairs secretary have to deal with, obviously. In April, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana remarked that more than 40 Chinese vessels ought […]

Wenceslao: Missed chances

THE pandemic has forced organizers to tone down the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival to our archipelago of the Spanish expedition led by the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan. Remnants of that expedition led by the Spanish Sebastian Elcano was the first to circumnavigate the globe. Magellan, of course, was killed by the natives […]

Presidential allies urged to focus on Covid-19 pandemic, not politics

A VETERAN human rights lawyer found it “highly irresponsible and insensitive” for the public officials who are allies of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP)–Lakas ng Bayan to talk about politics amid the coronavirus pandemic. This, after some members of the PDP-Laban, including local officials in Cebu, joined the call urging President Rodrigo Duterte to run […]

Tell it to SunStar: The gender bias

WHEN will journalists realize that, when they report a burglary, it’s not necessary to write the gender of the criminals? How many major and minor crimes are committed by women? The recent story about P50,000 stolen at dawn from a parish in Tabunok declared that it was carried out by three “male” burglars who climbed […]