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COMBATTING COVID-19

TIME TO HELP When lockdowns in whatever form are phased out, hopefully, on May 30, the job of reviving the economy and reconstruction begins in earnest. Revival is a herculean if not a revolutionary task. […]

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NOW, IT IS MODIFIED

What is the difference between Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ? Nothing. Except that in MECQ, half of essential workers can go to work and will not be provided public transport for them to […]

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THE GREAT RECESSION

The economy slumped in the first quarter of 2020. Production of goods and services, what we call Gross Domestic Product or GDP during January-March this year, declined by .02%, annually, in real terms or minus […]

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SMC: WALANG IWANAN

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has allotted P11.67 billion in tax, concession and contractual payments throughout the quarantine period to make available funds needed to respond effectively to the challenges of the pandemic. The country’s largest […]

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WHEN LOCKDOWNS FIZZLE OUT

By Antonio S. Lopez The nation’s first lockdown in memory, or the Enhanced Community Quarantine, should have ended April 30, 2020. The President, however, extended it by at least two more weeks, to May 15. […]