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Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.
Ang maging produktibo ay magpatuloy lamang. Gaya ng pagnanais ng lahat na magpatuloy mabuhay hanggang matapos ang pagsubok na ito.
Several studies have shown that domestic and family violence increases during times of disaster and national emergencies
A spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, gives us a piece of advice to overcome negative emotions: Live in the now
Sa buong buwan ng Abril, inaanyayahan namin kayong sumulat ng kuwento na iikot sa COVID-19. Gamit ang 19 salita, susulat kayo ng daglî. I-post ito sa Facebook at i-tag ang Rappler at ang Foundation AWIT.
We must have the courage to declare with hope: We are Christians. We believe in happy endings. If it’s not yet happy, then it’s not yet the end.
This also adds opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs, including in Southeast Asia and around the world
The actions being taken by the government to suppress dissenters are unconstitutional
Good Friday may have come too soon for us, but in hope we will experience Easter
'The world will not allow China to continue posturing as its savior, after China single-handedly caused the worst pandemic in world history since the Spanish Influenza of 1918'
'The vague, general, and fragmented information being provided by the government [on the amelioration] is causing distress among citizens and implementers on the ground'
'The deaths of health workers due to inadequate supplies of PPEs are national tragedies to be mourned, not patriotic sacrifices to be celebrated'
'Anguished questions are raised again and again. How will they manage until the money arrives? How long must the money be made to last? And then what? When can they start working again? Will they still have jobs once the lockdown is lifted?'
Today we’re enduring two types of crises: one in public health, another in governance
'We will see in the days ahead whether workers will be made to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 disaster. If employers act badly, the government must step in to correct the wrong.'
Ang sapat at tamang datos ang magbibigay sa atin ng mas malinaw na paraan ng pagkilos upang maibsan ang dalamhati at mapanatili ang pag-asa ng ating mga kababayan
'When this nightmare finally comes to an end, we will wake up to a radically changed world. It can never be the same again. But the way our world will become largely depends on the way we respond now.'
Having the right data and understanding of what the data is trying to tell us can help our leaders and policymakers strike this needed balance
If we were to seriously learn lessons from other countries' experiences, then President Duterte needs to shift his mindset
'The first collateral damage in this pandemic are the other patients stricken with diseases not related to COVID-19, but are just as deserving of life-saving care'
If you hammer the coronavirus, within a few weeks you’ve controlled it and you’re in much better shape to address it
Every single day we delay the coronavirus, we can get better prepared
With billions of additional funds soon at Duterte’s disposal – and a spotty track record of transparency and accountability – we should all watch the money trail closer than ever
This pandemic has mercilessly exposed the deep fault lines in our labor markets. In a world where only one in 5 people are eligible for unemployment benefits, layoffs spell catastrophe for millions of families.
'Think of people who may be suffering right now – an elderly or sick friend, a super anxious friend, someone who may be lonely and quarantined alone – and send them a loving message'
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'A broad grant of emergency powers is like using a bazooka, when sniper guns with telescopic sights are more effective'
Maging masinop. Huwag lang puro screen-grabbed at forwarded messages.... Manatiling nakatapak sa katotohanan ng laban na ito na, masakit mang isipin, wala pang katiyakan kung kailan matatapos
This is a national emergency. We cannot delay our response again. I can think of no better strategy, before this contagion engulfs all hospitals.
'The way I respond to this crisis will surely test my competence as a physician, but more importantly, it will reflect the kind of human being I am'
Gamit ang hashtag na #DionaTweet, mag-tweet ng diona – katutubong tulang may 3 linya, na ang bawat linyang magkakatugma ay may 7 pantig – tungkol sa coronavirus, quarantine, at lockdown
One expert dismisses travel bans as 'a complete and utter waste of time,' while another says that 'restricting movement does not help'
Dahil sa bansang itong sanay na sa kapalpakan, parang sugo mula sa kaitaasan ang marunong mamahala at tumugon agad sa pangangailangan
'If we do not unite, many of us will die and there might be no country left to fight over'
'China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan did not stop their public transport systems. All of these countries know that continuous, albeit limited, mobility and economic activity are essential to their people's survival.'
Two studies suggest the Philippines is only at the very beginning of this public health crisis
'There might have been a window in late January to stop the novel coronavirus from entering our islands. But by delaying action for political and diplomatic reasons, we lost that chance.'
'With an overcrowding rate of 350%, the Philippines has the most congested correctional system in the world. If one of the PDLs gets infected in the congested jails, it could be a catastrophe.'
Lost in the moralism of these celebrities and their supporters is the state of the working class
Ang hirap maghangad ng masama sa kapwa, pero hindi ko magawang hindi isiping sana mabutas lahat ang botelya ng rubbing alcohol at amagin sana lahat ang face mask na sinugapa nila
'US imperialism, Chinese imperialism, the Duterte administration, and the CPP-NPA-NDFP can become tactical allies, even if strange bedfellows, against the coronavirus'
We're worried because this number is not something we believe our healthcare system can handle
Rather than firearms and checkpoints, we need more masks and testing kits
[OPINION] Combatting regressive lawfare: How a system gone wrong can still be rescued to serve the rights to dissent and of free speech
The crucial role that media and academic experts can play – complementary to the efforts of professional lawyering – bears stressing
In the next days Duterte's assistants would be busy answering the questions he needed to answer about the virus that evening but neglected to do so because he was preoccupied with electoral courtship
'Not everyone has clean, running water and soap. Not everyone can call in sick. Not everyone can afford to stock up on food.'
Lahat ng dapat nating malaman tungkol sa pandemiko, kung tutuusin, ay matagal na nating alam. Pero wala lang tayong pakialam.
'Iisang komunidad tayo; walang paraang malagpasan ito kundi ang isaisip ang kapakanan ng lahat'
The first order of business is for the economic team to support efforts of our health agencies to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its impact