June 22, 2021 in Punchline

Face mask vs. face shield

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE last days of the mandatory wearing of face shields appears to be inevitable. Last week, DOH Usec. Leopoldo Vega, backed by DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III, preempted  the IATF on the issue by stating that wearing of face shields will no longer be required…
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June 15, 2021 in Punchline

COVID no longer means certain death

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   EVERY week, we get a mouthful of data and statistics on the status of contagion of COVID-19 in the province. While there is reason for the health authorities in Pangasinan, particularly by the Provincial Health Office, to believe that the situation is well under control,…
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June 8, 2021 in Punchline

Deadly accidents waiting to happen

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   AS more residents are taking to biking not only as means for short travels in and around towns and cities but as a lifestyle, something very worrisome is looming ahead. It’s about the absence of conduct, rules and ordinances on the roads and highways for…
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May 31, 2021 in Punchline

Learning more hard lessons about Covid-19

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   OUR editorial this week discussed hard lessons to be learned from recent updates:  1. How and why the Covid pandemic recently affected Singapore and Taiwan - the two places in Asia considered success stories in the war vs Covid, but were suddenly reported to have…
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May 24, 2021 in Punchline

Lim’s EMG: “Shared responsibility” with his Barkada

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE son has learned from the father - how to fast track a self-serving agenda with dubious interests, specifically of the pecuniary kind. On the other hand, today’s councilors didn’t learn how the Dagupan City had its share of traitorous Judases in favor of the…
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