Limpag: Timely message

Manny Pacquiao’s statements in politics may irk some but in boxing his are a breath of fresh air. Take his remarks in the press conference for his fight with the fearsome Errol Spence, who is undefeated in 27 fights. The fight itself, in case some miss it, is a message. Manny could have taken on […]

Briones: ‘Third wave’

Nobody drops a bombshell like what the head of the Department of Health (DOH) 7 Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit did on Saturday, July 10, 2021, and expects no repercussions. After all, the Philippines is still in the grip of an ongoing health crisis. So when Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal announced that Central Visayas was […]

People told stay alert as Taal erupts

State volcanologists on Friday said Taal Volcano’s next eruption could be stronger after it spewed steam and rocks hundreds of meters into the sky the day earlier, prompting thousands to flee. Taal continues to emit smoke, which is caused by gas and water vapor moving up toward its crater, said Renato Solidum, chief of the […]

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 […]

Editorial: Vaccine hesitancy abroad

It appears the Philippines is not the only country where people are hesitant to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In Russia, four regions have made it mandatory for workers in the retail, education, health care, public transportation, beauty, entertainment and other industries that serve a large number of people to get inoculated amid […]

Briones: Life beyond Covid-19

What’s the point of the government’s vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) if people continue to be subjected to rigid and constrictive guidelines to try and contain a pandemic that is not as deadly as medical experts initially thought? Don’t get me wrong. We have come a long way from the days when there […]

Editorial: A shift in focus

Another one million doses of the Sinovac vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) arrived Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The new deliveries form part of the 11,058,000 doses that the Philippines expects to arrive this month alone. As of Thursday noon, the total number of doses delivered to the country […]

DENSO and NTT DATA Complete Verification Test Using Vehicle and People Flow Data to Innovate the Mobility Experience

KARIYA and TOKYO, Jun 8, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – DENSO and NTT DATA today announced that they have completed a joint verification test to improve mobility experiences using data on vehicle and people flows. In the test, which spanned June 2020 to March 2021, DENSO and NTT DATA gathered participants’ “vehicle flow […]

7,450 more Filipinos get coronavirus

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 7,450 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total to 1.26 million.  The death toll rose by 181 to 21,537, while recoveries increased by 2,382 to 1.17 million, it said in a bulletin.  There were 60,794 active cases, 1.3% of which were critical, 93.9% were mild, 2% did not show symptoms, 1.6% […]

Carvajal: Populism

For a highly educated professional, Vice President Leni Robredo’s analysis of the origins of populism and her push-backs for it are appallingly frivolous. Populism is a political leader’s strategy of appeasing people who live in the margins of society. It does not rise, as she claims, from people’s feelings of being excluded but is born […]

Power of touch

Social distancing is a phrase we have been forced to accept and practice because of COVID-19. It is, per Merriam-Webster, the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease to minimize exposure […]