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An essay by a Filipino living in Italy, where COVID-19 has killed over 2,000 patients and placed the entire country under lockdown.
As I write these words, the sky outside the window is overcast. It looks bitter and hard like concrete. The empty, quiet roads, the closed shutters, and drawn curtains of houses all exude an air of defeat. Even the birds are unusually ...
May we pass this test of humanity.
As the measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 become more draconian, we’re finally realizing that this pandemic will test every factor of our society, from the healthcare system to transportation, and the very humanity of our people.There is no doubt in ...
What does this all mean?
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that Metro Manila’s “general community quarantine” will be elevated to a full “enhanced community quarantine” of all of mainland Luzon. This comes after thousands if not millions of Filipinos were stuck in massive crowds due to traffic ...
The conglomerate is stepping up in these troubling times.
As the country grapples with the impact of COVID-19 and Metro Manila’s lockdown officially takes effect, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is stepping up its social responsibility efforts. As one of the biggest producers and distributors of food, beverages, fuel, oil, infrastructure, and ...
These are the guidelines for business operations, and lack thereof, for the duration of the quarantine.
The “community quarantine” officially began yesterday, on March 15, and we’re only really feeling its effects now. While consumers are witnessing the temporary closure of their favorite establishments, the business sector will be hit even harder as they forgo one month of ...
The choice now is between bad or worse.
After last night's declaration of Code Red Sublevel 2, the government announced that Metro Manila will be placed under a lockdown—that is not really a lockdown at all. They’re calling it “community quarantine,” a less aggressive term that makes it sound like ...
Medical jargon, simplified.
The World Health Organization just declared that COVID-19 is a pandemic, adding another word to our growing COVID-19 dictionary. The worldwide outbreak has been on the top of everyone’s feed, with medical jargon being thrown left and right. To add some clarity ...
All sectors are feeling the impact of COVID-19, with the travel industry hit particularly hard.
As COVID-19 continues its spread across borders, its economic impact has become more and more apparent. Travel industries, such as airlines and hotels, have been hit hard, and events continue to be cancelled left and right to prevent the spread of the ...
According to Buffett, the massive market sell-off is creating more opportunities to buy stocks at a lower price.
Stock markets took a hit when COVID-19 began spreading around the world. Asia is perhaps the worst hit, with Japan’s Nikkei stock market plunging 3.3 percent overnight on February 25 and the Philippine Stock Exchange dropping 2.47 percent at the end of February ...
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