Editorial

A fair warning OUR locally elected officials, from the barangay officials to the mayors, suddenly find themselves in the most enviable positions that they never imagined would happen.  They have been tasked by the national government to manage millions of resources to be used to help ensure the success of the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) […]

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Technology to the rescue LAST week, The PUNCH received a copy of the presentation of HUAWEI Technology offering its Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to the hospitals in the country for FREE! It is the same AI that helped Wuhan City, ground zero of COVID-19, successfully flattened the curve and effectively stopped community transmission of the […]

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Discipline and political will WHAT was once simply considered an epidemic in many countries, COVID-19 suddenly broke into a pandemic creating havoc in lives of people across the world. For us in the Philippines, it has been a crisis situation like no other. It is not a peace and order issue where enemies of the state are identified, strategies and […]

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Community Quarantine is about Pangasinan THE declaration of “Community Quarantine” covering Metro Manila should not be construed to mean that its effects don’t have impact on life in Pangasinan, because it does. The provincial, town and city governments and residents of Pangasinan should take the seeming drastic measures that include restricted travel to and from […]

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Time to be proactive vs. COVID-19 IT is time for our local governments and agencies to be more circumspect in assessing situations in their localities. The series of news about cancelling fiestas and other traditional celebrations amid the COVID-19 scare (yes, scare is what it’s really all about today) are disheartening to say the least […]

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