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[OPINION] Hugas-kamay: Why DIY solutions to a public problem will not keep us alive

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We must not only rely on individual efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The state has to fulfill its obligations first by addressing structural problems as they cut across classes.

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[OPINION] Checking your privilege during the coronavirus pandemic

'To ask whether a person is privileged (or not) only elicits unproductive discussions. The question we should ask instead should be: how do we make sense of the privilege that we have?'

#SalamatUP: Netizens laud U.P. scientists for developing coronavirus test kits

(UPDATED) Priced at P1,320, the kit developed by UP scientists is said to be 6 times cheaper than its foreign counterpart, which costs around P8,500

WATCH: How to shift to a work-from-home life

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Too lazy and can't concentrate at home? Here's a glimpse of what a productive work-from-home day can be

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'Bigger' Tokyo 2020 Olympics is possible, says former POC chief

Former Philippine Olympic Committee chief Celso Dayrit lists 6 'immeasurable benefits' to the historic delay of the quadrennial meet

Pacquiao residence on lockdown after viral video with Pimentel

'Please be a model example,' writes Barangay Dasmariñas head to Manny Pacquiao as coronavirus-positive Koko Pimentel attends his party

[OPINION] Checking your privilege during the coronavirus pandemic

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'To ask whether a person is privileged (or not) only elicits unproductive discussions. The question we should ask instead should be: how do we make sense of the privilege that we have?'

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[OPINION] Hugas-kamay: Why DIY solutions to a public problem will not keep us alive

We must not only rely on individual efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The state has to fulfill its obligations first by addressing structural problems as they cut across classes.

#SalamatUP: Netizens laud U.P. scientists for developing coronavirus test kits

(UPDATED) Priced at P1,320, the kit developed by UP scientists is said to be 6 times cheaper than its foreign counterpart, which costs around P8,500

[OPINION] 'Pasaway' commuters amid lockdown? These people don't have a choice

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'For vulnerable sectors, crisis is a gun to the head: they always have to bear the full severity of the consequences'

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Filipinos slam gov't, demand China travel ban amid 1st coronavirus case in PH

One netizen points out how China would have issued a travel ban to the Philippines had it been the other way around

LOOK BACK: How Facebook changed throughout the decade

Remember when reactions were limited to likes, the Timeline was the Wall, notifications were filled with Farmville requests, and getting 5 likes for your status update was already a huge feat?

[OPINION] The out-of-touch, elitist gaps in our lockdown

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'Not a lot of upper-class and middle-class Filipinos realize how good they have it in the midst of this lockdown. They forget to check their privilege, and come off as incredibly insensitive and narrow-minded.'

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Netizens urge DOH to conduct mass testing for coronavirus

This comes after the Department of Health said there was ‘no need’ for mass testing now

Questions Filipinos are asking about the coronavirus lockdown

(UPDATED) President Duterte’s order concerning the country's capital leaves more questions than answers

[OPINION] Loving your country is very different from loving your government

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'I love the Philippines. I love the people in it.... So I will not turn a blind eye when government incompetence makes these people suffer even more.'

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Filipinas sit-in to stop traffic, claim spaces on Int’l Women’s Day

More than 300 women gather and block roads as they symbolically push back against narrowing political spaces

[OPINION] Notes from a supermarket on the last day of freedom

'There was a part of me that wanted to stand in front of the checkout aisles and shout at all the folks nursing their loaded carts: STOP IT! STOP BEING SO SELFISH! Andaming nagugutom sa mundo!'

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[OPINION] Christmas isn't necessarily merry for people with depression and anxiety

The family unit – more so the Filipino family – is a complicated creature, and whether or not we want to admit it, not all issues can be wrapped in sparkly paper and topped with a festive bow.

Netizens dare officials: Dengvaxia shot for Persida, rice planting for Cynthia

After Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's commute stunt, netizens dare other officials to put their money where their mouth is

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Staying compassionate in the time of coronavirus

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It’s the most rational and ethical thing to do to help slow down the spread of this pandemic

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Cops stop homeless shelter services again in Manila

Fr. Flavie Villanueva of the Kalinga Center decides to discontinue his operations. Instead, he plans to go around and personally deliver food packs to the homeless.

What other LGUs can learn from Albay's Mayon response plan

The association of disaster responders from the towns and cities of Albay province has come up with a list of local governments' daily priorities for 4 months following a volcanic eruption

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[OPINION] Leaving the medical profession to become a journalist

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A preacher in church once said, 'Do not just step into the open door, walk into the open door. If you’re afraid, then do it afraid.'

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WATCH: Doctors serenade coronavirus frontliners amid fear, loss

Through a 'virtual choirantine singing,' 21 alumni choir members and graduates of the UP College of Medicine sing a popular Christian song to bring hope to their colleagues on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Tacloban City coronavirus testing center pushed

Setting up a testing hub in Leyte can help address the turnaround time of COVID-19 results, local health and science officials say

Pain and promise: Journey of a millennial first-time mom

Published in Ridge to Reef

Hearing my daughter’s first cry instantly transformed my world. Having gone through hell, I was inexplicably happy.

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A nun in the revolution: Remembering, forgetting EDSA

For Sister Helen, nothing beats physical activism in terms of impact. 'I think unless you get a mass of people out on the streets, nothing will change.'

Duterte confers Order of Lapulapu to SEA Games athletes

The special presidential recognition is on top of cash incentives for medal-winning Filipino athletes

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