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May, 2020

  • 27 May

    Classes and Masses

    When Metro Manila transitions to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in June 2020, expected changes include the resumption of religious services particularly Masses by the Catholic Church.

  • 25 May

    Emotional Decluttering

    The Virtual Mentor Archie P. Inlong As we wallow in the notion that the Great Lockdown of 2020 may be nearing its end, we invite our readers to reflect on this question: what was the best thing you did during the with your time?

  • 25 May

    Freedom! … ?

    On May 16, a number of areas were placed under either General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) that granted some liberties to residents, allowing the reopening of select establishments, including malls, under certain protocols.

  • 18 May

    The Market in Tough Times

    The Virtual Mentor Archie P. Inlong Last Wednesday’s statement from the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases was disappointing for some, a relief to others.

  • 14 May

    No Masses anger US Church leaders

    Three Cardinals, one Archbishop and three bishops – mostly from the US Catholic Church – recently issued a stern warning to various governments that their respective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the quarantine protocols, infringe on inalienable human rights.

  • 11 May

    Bounce Upward

    The Virtual MentorArchie P. Inlong Last weekend, I was in an online conversation with a peer in the training and consulting business.

  • 3 May

    The Massive Digital Migration

    The Virtual MentorArchie P. Inlong The latest guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious diseases was welcome news to many and was a shocker for others.

April, 2020

  • 27 April

    Airlines critical during ‘new normal’

    After ‘community quarantine’, the next buzz phrase is ‘new normal’. Many believe the new classification ‘general community quarantine’ will be the new normal for Filipinos. Apart from tourism, the next hardest hit by the pandemic is the travel sector including the aviation industry. All airlines around the world are affected – no one’s exempted, even Cebu Pacific. Hundreds of billions …

  • 20 April

    The China conspiracy

    US President Donald Trump took a lot of beating after he withdrew support to the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing the Geneva-based agency – led by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – of propagating “false information” and charged that its reliance on Chinese data had “likely caused a 20-fold increase in cases worldwide.” The US contributed $400 million to the WHO …

  • 12 April

    Middle class taken for granted

    First, some good news: several afflicted doctors and nurses who recovered from COVID-19 decided without hesitation to return to work. They are heroes of the finest grade. While distribution of relief goods by barangay and city/town officials received the usual flak – from selective beneficiaries to measly goods – their non-stop efforts have largely been ungratified. Apparently, some unscrupulous barangay/city/town …