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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Since the first case of COVID-19 was officially reported by the local authority in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, followed by the WHO declaration of this pandemic, medical centers around the world struggled to search for effective treatments, including vitamin-mineral supplements. No herbals have been found effective against this SARS-CoV2 virus. The following March 17, 2021 report by Ryan Basen and Amanda D’Ambrosio of MedPage shows which treatments are in and which ...

Although the Cold War with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ended when it collapsed in 1991, there is a Cold War-like situation that exists between the US and China.  All because of Taiwan, a former province of China that gained independence in 1949 when the forces of communist Mao Zedong drove the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai Shek out of mainland China to the island of Taiwan.  However, in spite of Taiwan’s independence, China continues to claim her as an integral...

In October 1983, following the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, the 8th Philippine Advertising Congress was held in Baguio City. It was a time of uncertainty. The citizenry had withstood 18 years of Marcos governance - 11 years of which were under martial law - and had enough of it. Marcos was also very ill and was expected to pass on soon. In fact, it was conjectured that the dictator’s inevitable demise was what prompted Ninoy to return to the Philippines from his exile in...

A recently-formed global coalition, Investigate PH,  just released its first report on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. Released to local media late March 16, Investigate PH said the likes of the United Nations (UN) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) should step in to end the Duterte administration’s widespread culture of impunity that has resulted in massive loss of life. “We have to act now and save innocent lives while we still can...

SACRAMENTO – In keeping with Governor Gavin Newsom’s commitment to ensuring individuals and families stay housed during – and despite – the COVID-19 pandemic, Californians who have experienced a financial hardship because of the pandemic and who are most at-risk of eviction can now apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program to help pay past due rent. Beginning today, renters and landlords can check eligibility and apply by visiting HousingIsKey.com or by calling 833-430-21...

For the last time, outgoing Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr. bid adieu with his trademark “Pinoy Ako Proud Ako!” at the end of our last interview on the eve of his departure from the San Francisco Philippine Consulate General. Immediate Past Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr. shared that he wants “everyone to understand they must and should exert an effort to bring about that love and passion for our culture and heritage to themselves, their children and grandchildren. For...

The uniform curfew in Metro Manila started March 15, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  to curb rising COVID-19 infections in the region, said  Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Benhur Abalos. “The timetable for this curfew is two weeks. Why two weeks? Because the virus can manifest in humans within two weeks, so you could observe it already. If there is an improvement in the number of cases, we can lift the curfew,” said Abalos. He stressed the curfew w...

MANILA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Police Brigadier Gen. Ildebrandi Usana said on March 14, courts can require for publication footage from body cameras of police personnel during operations. In an interview with Super Radyo dzBB, Usana clarified that the videos are still covered by data privacy law. “Ang implication po ng paggamit nito ay nasa usapin po ng data privacy po. Ito po ay ituturing na data na ipa-process,”Usana added. Usana noted that...

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to “foster close coordination and address gaps in the human rights situation in the country.” Under the agreement, the two agencies will work together for human rights education, training, and advocacy, as well as collaborate in improving mechanisms and data sharing of cases of human rights violations.  In a report by The Philippine Star, t...

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