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The little we know

The little we know

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA A little knowledge is a dan­gerous thing. But what little we know about Covid-19 and the vaccines to fight it isn’t enough. According to Ohio State University, 87,000 scientific papers about the virus have been published all over the world from January to Octo­ber 2020. How in the world does the […]

‘Xie xie’

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‘Xie xie’

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA For China’s donation of 600,000 doses of their Sinovac vaccine, President Duterte thanked the Chinese government and people. At P680 a dose, the P408,000,000 cargo filled eight freezer vans, the first three of which moved ever so gingerly from Villamor Air Base to Marikina, a two-hour trip despite the Sunday night […]

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Coordinated to fail

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Coordinated to fail

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Misecounter! A mistake encounter? Shootout! At the rate our law enforcement officers are shooting at one another, who’s left to eliminate dangerous criminals? Senator Risa Hontiveros, quoting the NCRPO chief: “This isn’t the first misencounter.” OMG, how many more have there been and to come! The senator added: “But why an […]

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Reality check

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Reality check

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Pork is in short supply, too expensive. Eat veggies instead? Some of them are worth their weight in gold. Eat fish? Only the rich can afford the poor man’s fish, galunggong. Now, the poor are also complaining that sardine prices could go up soon, with manufacturers asking for a 60-centavo price […]

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Life changing

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Life changing

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA GCQ to MGCQ soon. Almost back to normal. Abnormal has become routine. As that durable cliché goes, change is the only permanence. “I felt trapped.” With those words, 1986 People Power photographer Man­dy Navasero made up her mind to live a double life – continue professionally in Metro Manila while seeking […]

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Buffet, anyone?

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Buffet, anyone?

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA In the season of pandemic, food is a shining star, whether as alimentary consumption or an elemental business. Amateur cooks and start-up chefs found their true second nature as restaurateurs, caterers, and overnight. Richard Gomez is on YouTube cooking, “At Home with Goma.” For those of us who cannot (or will […]

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