Nelson Mandela day 2020

July 25, 2020
BAWAT taon, ipinagdiriwang ang Nelson Mandela International Day tuwing Hulyo 18, ang araw ng kanyang kapanganakan, bilang pagpupugay ng mga bansa sa mahigit apat na dekadang pagpupunyagi niya at pamumuno ng kilusan upang mabuwag sa mapayapang pamamaraan, ang hindi makatarungang Apartheid sa na pinapatupad ng minoriyang mga puti na may kapangyarihan sa South Africa.

Bigger crisis

July 24, 2020
CLIMATE change, which threatens the very existence of man, plants and animals, is a bigger crisis than COVID-19, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The virtue of staying at home amid COVID-19

ACCORDING to a current study conducted by the University of the Philippines OCTA Research the number of COVID-19 cases could reach 85,000 with 2,000 deaths by the end of July if the reproduction number of the virus continues to increase. In fact, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Philippine College of Chest Physicians, Philippine Pediatric Society, and Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians cautioned that the Philippines “may become the next global epicenter of COVID-19 unless prompt action is taken by our leaders and the general public.”

Massive campaign of face masks badly needed

In a country like ours where a good number of citizens, sadly, do not get a chance to attend school at all, the national government should consider launching a very aggressive, massive campaign that would educate all its people about the basic health protocols in order to prevent the community transmission of COVID-19 which is happening now.

Challenges of MM water concessionaires

These past few days have left us all with a profound sense of humility in the face of nature's destructive power. For years, we operated under the belief that we could continue consuming our planet's natural resources, without consequence. We were wrong.—The Day After Tomorrow

Backyard gardening

July 23, 2020
IT is no wonder that the imposition of crippling community quarantine in various parts of impoverished Philippines has generated a genuine interest in urban farming and backyard gardening among the people.

‘Already won’

July 23, 2020
oreing Affairs secretary Albert Del Rosario earlier urged the Duterte administration to raise the Permanent Court of Arbitration  ruling, saying it would be an "opportune moment" because the theme of the 75th session of the UNGA in September is focused on commitment to multilateralism.

Toughen wildlife law

July 23, 2020
Thus, we fully agree with and totally support the call made by  Environment and Natural Sec. Roy Cimatu for a more stringent law is needed to curb illegal wildlife trade as culprits are not deterred by the punishments provided under Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001.