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Let LGUs and business help in vaccine drive

Let LGUs and business help in vaccine drive

BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III was quoted last week as saying that “aside from our health-care workers, we will prioritize vaccinating our economic front-line workforce.” Secretary Dominguez, who heads President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team, also reported that they are fast-tracking the rollout of the country’s vaccination program, noting that […]

Safe and fast

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Safe and fast

BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR The next key step in our battle to fight the COVID-19 pandemic is to ensure that the vaccines can be administered to our people in the safest and fastest way possible. This is very important so that we can reduce infections and deaths due to the coronavirus. But the […]

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Rest for the weary

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Rest for the weary

BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR I read an interesting interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates over the weekend. A couple of years ago he was asked about work-life balance and this was what he had to say then: “For my particular way of being, it is true that I did not believe in weekends […]

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It’s all digital

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It’s all digital

BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of technologies not only in surviving the lockdown but in navigating the new normal as we start to revive our economy and restart social activities. Some of these technologies were already existing prior to the pandemic but their applicability and utility were […]

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A new president

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A new president

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR     The United States has inaugurated a new president. Former Senator and Vice President Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as its 46th president a few days ago. I congratulate President Biden on his victory in the recent elections and his eventual assumption to the office of the […]

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Will you get vaccinated?

  BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR (Part 2)     Pulse Asia, in its November 2020 Ulat ng Bayan national survey conducted November 23 – December 2, 2020, noted that while 95% of Filipino adults reported awareness of the development of COVID-19 vaccines, a near majority of Filipino adults (47%) would not get vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

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