‘Political ceasefire’

April 04, 2020
FOR using the coronavirus problem for their own selfish agenda, the nation’s politicians would risk widespread condemnation by the Filipino people, particularly the poorest of the poor.

Where gratitude and grief intersect

April 04, 2020
I smiled at an FB ad for a training workshop… “Lockdown Edition!”. Then I notice such clever services such as “how to be productive while working at home”, “how to improve yourself during the next 21 days”, and so on. Kudos on your innovation! I really hope you will do well (you know who you are). Just because our world is under lockdown doesn’t mean it stops revolving.

Light in darkness: Spiritual reflections in the time of COVID-19

April 03, 2020
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Truly, despite the gloom and darkness we now face amid this COVID-19 Pandemic, we are reminded that darkness does not have the power to conquer or to hold the light under its domain. Darkness may try to prevent the light from shining, but it never holds back the light enduringly. Ultimately the LIGHT will always come shining through.

Intolerable conduct

April 03, 2020
“Having been immersed in intelligence and law-enforcement work for two decades in my previous life, I couldn’t help but suggest to authorities to thoroughly investigate if the ‘riot’ in Quezon City involving protesters demanding aid in violation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was indeed a ‘valid hunger-driven’ spontaneous act of people who simply lost their patience out of exasperation, or a politically instigated violence by sinister groups out to take advantage and destabilize the administration and duly constituted authority,” Lacson said in a press statement.

Hoarders, profiteers

April 02, 2020
THE public supports the government’s nationwide campaign against hoarding and profiteering by unscrupulous traders as the authorities try to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands apprehended for violating Enhanced Quarantine drive

AMID their stepped-up enforcement of the Expanded Enhanced Quarantine nationwide which so far has already resulted in the apprehension of thousands who have ignored orders for them to stay home and continue loitering in public, the Philippine National Police yesterday explained why the violators can be arrested and charged with offenses that could send them to a maximum of six months in prison.