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'Let's not rush TRAIN 2/CITIRA/CREATE (or whatever they are calling it now) and make an effort to get it done better compared to TRAIN 1 and rice tariffication'
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'LGUs must avoid building bicycle infrastructures just for the sake of doing it. It is not enough to create bikeways by just laying down paint on the road.'
'At the end of the day, we all just want to get to our home safely and quickly.... If we treat others on the roads as enemies, we really are bound to make enemies.'
'For a fasting person [under quarantine], it was a different level of hardship altogether'
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'Sa kabuuang pananaw, ang mga guro...ang midliners. May tungkulin tayong sinumpaan at kung makikiisa tayo, may adbokasiya tayong pairalin ang sistema ng edukasyon kahit sa gitna ng krisis.'
'If we are serious about healing as one, we need to recognize the problems of our society one by one'
'Does the institution care for our teachers? What if those teachers also become carriers of the virus to their students and family members? Will the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education be accountable for this?'
'How can we keep positive in a way that affirms the fortitude of the human spirit?'
Para-paraan ang mga gustong dumami ang followers, tapos ay ibebenta sa kung sinong herodes na malamang ay pulitikong mangangailangan ng titingin sa kaniyang recycled na plataporma at niretokeng pagmumukha
For many, to be fat means to be unattractive, undesirable, unhealthy, and lazy. But some people want to turn that around.
'Katherine was refused admission and care by 6 hospitals. She was declared dead on arrival by the time she arrived at the seventh hospital.'
'If we can leverage this Twitter University right, it can be a great platform to learn from amazing professors, scientists, and experts for free; receive accurate information in an instant, and voice our concerns'
'What really struck me about visiting Happyland is that life there goes on'
'India pressed a computer key to make the payments, while the Philippines walked a bag full of cash door to door'
'As the Duterte government mulls the end of its constantly changing lockdown measures, with no coherent transition policy and no mass testing conducted, Filipinos might be in for an unpleasant surprise'
'Since this pandemic started, the team and I have repeatedly talked about the need to focus on the things we can control'
'Some Christians today say that Jesus had nothing to do with politics. He criticized religious leaders but not the political ones, they reason. But this is a distorted reading of the Bible.'
'Our people crave, yearn for, and deserve the kind of leadership that rises to the occasion'
'Is it possible to find love online? How are singles supposed to navigate through this new era of dating? Can social media fix dating?'
'We don’t lack discipline. One can see that easily enough in many Filipinos who move to other countries and adjust to new rules rather speedily. We need better governance for a start.'
'During an emergency in a remote area of Kenya, cash transfers were used as an option for delivering aid. This was made possible through the help of community volunteers who conducted household assessments.'
'There’s nothing wrong with looking at the bright side of things. Let’s just make sure we don’t overlook the other side.'
'One has to remember that like pathogens, climate change is not hampered by borders'
'The Philippines and the rest of the world would not be in this mess if we had immediate access to Dr Li's crucial information'
'Spaces should be purposefully designed knowing what we want to achieve, where we want to go, and how much development we want as a civilization'
'When the dust settles, whether by reason of conscience, aversion to novel pathogens, or dislike of higher prices, many will put off from taking to the sky'
'A society that is open to see past the great gender divide and choose leaders based on their moral and professional record will tremendously benefit from it'
'We are not being kind to our students and teachers by making them produce schoolwork – we are exposing them to further psychological distress that school administrators could have easily removed'
'Military enlistment is not best done at the brink of a war, and neither is the massive employment of nurses during a pandemic'
'For now, my wish is that no other half-Filipina nurse – or any other nurse for that matter – would have to go through the same experience I did'
'The disabled Philippine economy largely depends upon OFW and immigrant remittances.... Thus, there’s no reason to treat these 'modern-day heroes' with insensitivity and overtaxation.
'If poverty persists and the conversion of ecosystems continues, pathogens will always have a venue to move from one host or one environment to the next'
'I was content in the comfort and strength I drew from my mom’s reliability, her expectations, and even her aversion to healthy emotion. My reticent mother and I were a match.'
'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'
'Do we bolt to safety and mind our own business? Or do we shed our pride, our hiya, and take a long, hard look at what is happening?'
'The literature on what a post-lockdown world would look like is growing. Balik-Probinsya need not be our dystopian contribution.'
'We did a rough survey of what companies are currently contemplating to implement once the ECQ is lifted. A handful of creative measures are being proposed.'
'It’s tempting to now tap into the optimism and promise of graduation and other school year-end rituals when the world is so bleak. But I am deciding against it.'
'It’s pandemic time, for crying out loud! Will the state fall if ABS-CBN is unable to comply with its mandates from NTC? Will it be a source of danger to the community? Is the Republic better served by hounding it?'
'We tolerate inefficiency, irregularities, and incompetence, and then call ourselves resilient'
'Apaw na ang poot at galit. Ang init ng panahon dahil sa masasakit na salitang itinatapon sa hangin. Kung nais nating maghilom, makinig tayo sa isa’t isa. Huwag natin ishutdown ang may ibang pananaw kaysa atin.'
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'COVID-19 is showing us that revolutionary change is possible'
'Wouldn't it be beneficial to future generations if we start noticing and trusting the talents of our own people instead of doubting their capabilities?'
'Our little research has led us to this conclusion: it is not age, gender, or race that makes a leader good. The mark of a good leader is the right balance of empathy and control.'
'When they were drafting the law, did they even bother to ask OFWs around the world if they agreed to this obligation?'
'It is important to listen to the perceptions and sentiments of the people we wish to help.... It is worth involving them in decisions that determine their fate.'