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The Rundown: Cyber libel, task force internal issues, GCQ extension, duplicate beneficiaries

As the Philippines’ COVID-19 tally went well beyond the 25,000 mark, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 was met with the issue of the alleged removal of its Special Adviser, shortly after the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila and various other parts of the country was extended for 15 more days. These…

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In the dark

As stores reopen, on-site work continues, and people return to the streets, we are made to think that the country has braved a wave of infections, that the spread of COVID-19 has been successfully mitigated, and that all that is left to do now is to prevent a resurgence of cases. Yet one should not…

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Assessing adversity: Experts weigh in on COVID-19 economic impact

The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 2, held the second installment of its webinar series last June 3, titled COVID-19: Where We Are and Where We Want to Be.  Guest speakers discussed the current economic issues being faced by the country and…

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NEDA details post-pandemic economic recovery plan

The Department of Finance (DOF), in collaboration with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), hosted the first online installment of Sulong Pilipinas: Youth Partners for Progress last May 14. In the annual consultative conference, youth participants were tasked with formulating effective policy recommendations that focus on addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the country. During…

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A critic amid crisis

I have been and still am a critic during this crisis. Now, before anyone accuses me of deviance, dares question my contribution to society, or demands my “cooperation”, they must first understand that amid our country’s current troubles, to speak up is not only the practice of a right but also the fulfillment of a…

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IATF updates guidelines amid Luzon-wide quarantine concerns

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), during a press conference last March 18, released new guidelines for the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on the entirety of Luzon in response to the growing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The issuance was made on the first day of the…

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LA seeks to streamline USG’s relay of info, handles batch gov’t vacancies

The Legislative Assembly (LA), in its session last February 28, considered a measure that seeks to make the information dissemination of University Student Government (USG) units “more effective and efficient.” BLAZE2021 Batch Representative Robin Lim, one of the proponents of the legislation, explained that the proposed policy will mandate all Facebook pages of college governments…

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‘I’d be happy to slaughter them’: The drug war continues

President Rodrigo Duterte declared the drug war a failure nine months before Vice President Leni Robredo presented her findings as the former co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), articulating her opinion on the drug war’s many shortcomings. Although the elimination of illegal drugs within three to six months was a key rhetoric…

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Resolving major points in the minors program

At the start of Academic Year (AY) 2018-2019, students from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) saw the addition of 12 new units to their flowcharts following the insertion of minor courses in the new curriculum, previously dubbed RevEd. To promote interdisciplinary learning, the minors program currently requires ID 118 and 119 students from CLA…

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DLSU opens library lounge honoring Filipino statesman Carlos P. Romulo

It took more than 20 years for Liana Romulo—granddaughter of late Filipino diplomat Carlos P. Romulo—to collect memorabilia of her grandfather. After three more years spent planning and collaborating with DLSU, she and the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation inaugurated the Romulo Room in the Learning Commons on the 10th Floor of the Henry Sy Sr.…