ASF cases in Cagayan already under control, says vet   

THE NEW cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) detected in four towns in Cagayan are already under control, according to its provincial veterinarian.    “The (new) detected ASF cases are just isolated cases and are already under control. The provincial veterinary office is closely monitoring these cases,” Cagayan Acting Provincial Veterinarian Noli V. Buen said in a television interview on […]

Wenceslao: Anti-vaxx

People who are opposed to getting vaccinated to protect themselves from the coronavirus are being called the rather good sounding term, “anti-vaxx.” I think the term originated from the United States where politics has spilled into the matter of public health. Those opposed to President Joe Biden or are fanatics of former president Donald Trump […]

PAF officer’s death pains his mother

IN PAIN over the loss of her son, Teofista Macapaz questioned her faith. The 66-year-old mother said she had been always praying the rosary, asking for the safety of her six children, including her middle child—Staff Sergeant Jan Neil Macapaz of the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Then, a tragedy descended on Teofista’s life on Sunday […]

Editorial: Pro-active in downpour season

Into the first few weeks after the Philippine weather bureau announced the start of the rainy season this month, the downpours in varying scale and intensity have already unleashed another cycle of flooding and landslides in our midst. A bit shortly before the bureau’s announcement, Tropical Storm Dante sent off heavy rain earlier than downfall, […]

Wenceslao: Gradual is it

I don’t think that just because one has been vaccinated, one can already do anything without any care in the world. In the United States, where millions have already been vaccinated, questions were raised on the logic of continuing to wear face masks in crowded places. But I prefer the gradual lifting of restrictions before […]

Wenceslao: A process

THE lockdown is back in Metro Manila, which is inevitable given the rise again of Covid-19 infections there. Other steps can probably be taken that would not affect the economy heavily but the imposition of lockdowns is the most effective, based on our previous experience. In Cebu, that may not happen because of the resistance […]