There are no advertisements in the Paranaque City yet
"The Filipino Maoism Ideology"
What is maoism?
Maoism is a form of communism developed by Mao Tse Tung. It is a doctrine to capture State power through a combination of armed insurgency, mass mobilization and strategic alliances. The Maoists also use propaganda and disinformation against State institutions as other components of their insurgency doctrine.
Marxism–Leninism–Maoism is a political philosophy that builds upon Marxism–Leninism and Maoism. Its proponents refer to Marxism–Leninism–Maoism as Maoism and Maoism as Mao Zedong Thought, also referred to as Marxism–Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought, the Chinese adaption of Marxism–Leninism. It was first formalized by the Peruvian communist party Shining Path in 1982.
The synthesis of Marxism–Leninism–Maoism did not occur during the life of Mao Zedong. From the 1960s, groups that called themselves Maoist or which upheld Maoism were not unified around a common understanding of Maoism and had instead their own particular interpretations of the political, philosophical, economical and military works of Mao. Its adherents claim it to be a unified, coherent higher stage of Marxism and that it was not synthesized until the 1980s through the experience of the people's war waged by the Shining Path. This led the Shining Path to posit Marxism–Leninism–Maoism as the newest development of Marxism.
Marxism–Leninism–Maoism has grown and developed significantly, serving as an animating force of revolutionary movements in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Nepal and the Philippines. It has also led to efforts being undertaken towards the constitution or reconstitution of communist parties in countries such as Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and the United States.
The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) are an often misunderstood concept by some in the MLM movement outside of the Philippines. From the outside, as a Maoist strongly committed to PPW till full communism it is potentiality easy to misunderstand the peace talks with the specter of Prachanda’s capitulation in Nepal and the Degeneration of FARC in Colombia into a “social movement” being purged by right-wing death squads funded and managed by the old state.
These comparisons are not accurate if we consider the specific material conditions and structure of the NDFP-GRP peace talks vs the structure and conditions of the so-called peace talks in Nepal and Colombia. In both cases, in the latter so-called peace talks, the UN acted as the “mediator” and “stored” the guns and armaments of the People’s Army for “safe keeping”. In Colombia, they have already been melted down and turned into obscene statues honoring capitulation and defeat. In the NDFP-GRP peace talks, the UN is not involved and handing over guns is not even on the table. Further, any attempt to bring it up by the reactionary state (Which they do fairly often) is immediately rebuked by the NDFP, CPP, NPA, Etc.
The peace talks are highly structured in order to ensure that they drive the people’s war instead of leading to it turning into its opposite in the form of capitulation and defeat. The Peace Talks take place between the NDFP’s negotiation team, as the United Front and the GRP. During the first round of peace talks under Cory Aquino after the ouster of Marcos, it was decided that since it was the CPP’s main job is to lead and the NPA’s main job is to fight and do mass work, the entire revolutionary movement would be represented by the NDFP, under the absolute leadership of the CPP, in negotiations at a nationwide level.
The negotiations are national in scope because the three root causes of the armed uprising, (Imperialism, Bureaucrat Capitalism, and Feudalism) permeates into every square inch of the nation, every Barangay (administrative term similar to Village or neighborhood) and effects the life of every Filipino including those living abroad in one way or another.
The main negotiating team is made up of primarily people who have been in political exile since the 80s. The lack of a land border making it much harder to “sneak” back into the country, means the activities of the panel are not “detracting” from the people’s war but are rather an additional form of struggle of the movement, secondarily and complementary to the armed struggle.
The first document in the four-part peace talks was the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). This agreement lays out the rules of war that the CPP-NPA-NDFP and the GRP and its armed forces are supposed to follow in order to make it comply with the rules of war of a ‘non-international civil war’ as laid out in various treaties such as the Geneva Convention.
The immediate question comes up how does this benefit the Party and the people’s war? The peace talks are at their base a form of broad United Front work for the people’s war. They provide support to the people’s war via acting as a pincher which isolates the puppet President and eventually leads to their ouster. The puppet President finds themselves between a rock and hard place with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-CIA constantly demanding the end of the peace talks and the increase in the military offensives against the party on the one hand, and the broad masses of the Filipino people including huge numbers of Petty-Bourgeois and National Bourgeois demanding peace. The peace talks also provide a constant and additional issue to organize and mobilize the masses around, in the city and in white areas the party does not yet control in the countryside.
The peace talks also act as a means of showing the broad masses of people the constant non-sincerity of the reactionary government in alleviating their suffering. Additionally, they show the masses that in the long run, only the armed struggle can alleviate their problems.
In 2016 when President Duterte was elected he said that he was to be the first “leftists” and “socialist” president of the Philippines. He also promised to release all the political prisoners and restart the talks with the NDFP. In the time since then, Duterte has unmasked himself as a fascist, tyrannical, puppet despot of the USA to the broad masses of people. On the other hand, the Party through the NDFP has shown constant good faith in the talks.
In the final analysis, the Peace talks are a form of struggle which is secondary to the armed struggle. They act on the one hand as a form of high-level United Front work in which the party demonstrates that they, in fact, do want peace, but only the type which is real and not merely peace for the exploitation of the capitalists. On the other hand, they provide the masses with a constant issue to struggle around. “Peace talks now” or some derivative therein is a ubiquitous part of almost any protest of the legal mass movement. The demand for the resumption of peace talks is a demand for an end to the killings, an end to feudalism, an end to bureaucrat capitalism, and an end to the imperialist domination of the Philippines. This will be finally realized through the armed struggle.
Another benefit of the peace talks and the ousting of puppet Presidents is that the reactionary government often has to release political prisoners as part of its efforts to reclaim and stabilize the government after the ouster of a president. For example in 1986 when Marcos was ousted, Joma was released and was able to leave the country for a speaking tour before having his passport canceled and him having to apply for political refugee status in Europe. This meant that Joma was able to help organize the Second Great Rectification Movement and put the CPP-NPA-NDFP back on the correct path, after a period of error and degradation in the face of many of the party’s leaders being arrested or killed.
The result of this is that as Duterte proves himself to be no different than every past Puppet president (if not demonstrably and actively worse) the broad masses (including large sections of the Petite Bourgeoisie and some of the National Bourgeoisie) are driven into the camp of the Party. As a result, now there are huge amounts of the masses joining the People’s army and the various mass organizations across the country.
As the puppet President becomes more and more isolated from the broad masses of people wanting an end to the decades’ old civil war they inevitably fall back on the only thing they know in order to try to retain power, Bureaucratic Corruption. Showering more money, promotions, and high tech gear on the AFP and the Philippine National Police (PNP) has two effects, In the short run it shores up the support of those most vital organs of the state for the puppet President. But in the long run, it has the inverse effect. Even though they are provided with higher tech and bigger guns they find themselves unable to make progress against the stradecially and tactically superior NPA.
Also the raining of money on the troops for killing “rebels” even if they just kill civilians isolates the regime and lowers their combat effectiveness since civilians are easier to capture / kill then actual rebels. This massively degrades the ability for them to wage war against the Party. Losing ground constantly to the rapidly advancing CPP-NPA-NDFP the armed forces become increasingly jumpy, paranoid, and demoralized. With this comes miss encounters between the AFP and the PNP.
Weather for nearby cities
Higher inflation in November seen as ‘temporary uptick’ – BSP
The inflation rate for November of 3.3 percent, which was higher than the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) 2.4 percent to 3.2 percent forecast for the month, is a temporary uptick and would not affect the government’s two-four percent target, said BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno.
“The November inflation (of 3.3 percent) is transitory,” said Diokno. The average annual inflation will be within the government’s target range of two-four percent, he added.
The BSP also called the higher-than-expected inflation in September and October as transitory. It recently revised its 2020 inflation forecast to 2.4 percent, 2.7 percent for 2021 and 2.9 percent for 2022.
The latest inflation rate topped the peak of BSP’s forecast for the month because of higher food inflation such as vegetables, fish, fruits and meat. “Nonetheless, inflation is expected to settle within the government’s target range of three percent plus or minus one percent for 2020-2022 as the impact of supply disruptions due to recent typhoons is expected to be largely transitory,” said Diokno.
Downside risks to economic growth both globally and locally remains despite new developments in the COVID-19 vaccines, and mainly this is due to “logistical challenges in the distribution of the vaccine” which Diokno said “would have to be addressed before the recovery could resume.”
“In the near term, uncertainty remains high following the resurgence of the virus in the US, Europe and parts of Asia. The reimposition off lockdowns could further dampen economic recovery,” said Diokno.
The government, after Thursday’s meeting of the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), revised the average inflation rate projection higher to 2.4 percent to 2.6 percent from its previous 1.75 percent to 2.75 percent it announced last August. The 2021 and 2022 inflation assumption remains at two-four percent.
The DBCC also adjusted the price assumption of Dubai crude oil for 2020 to $40 to $42 per barrel versus an earlier assumption of $35 to $45, while for next year and in 2022, it is still $35 to $50.
The peso-US dollar exchange rate assumption was also revised to P48 to P50 for 2020 compared to its August assumption of P50 to P52. For 2021 and 2022, it is a range of P48 to P53 versus previous assumption of P50 to P54.
The Philippines suffered damages due to typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) which devastated Cagayan Valley, Bicol, MIMAROPA, Laguna, Batangas and Metro Manila, specifically Marikina and Pasig, last November 12. About one million households or families were affected by the typhoon which brought Ondoy-level flooding.
The BSP’s Monetary Board, factoring in the bad weather conditions, cut the policy rate by 25 basis points last week, which a surprised policy action. Since February, the BSP reduced the policy rate by two percent.
"Not all heroes wear capes, not all heroes are truly good."
Filipino movies and teleseryes have raised us to believe that heroes are infallible (and, in some cases, bulletproof). In real life, however, it’s not so black-and-white. Our national heroes were flesh and blood who made mistakes just like any other Filipino during their time.
The Luna brothers had a violent streak.
While Juan Luna is known for his award-winning and haunting "Spoliarium," history books often forget to tell us that he killed his wife. Yes, the country’s most famous painter and hero murdered his wife (and his mother-in-law!) in a fit of jealous rage. And there is also evidence that suggests his family used their connections so that he would get preferential treatment while in prison.
His brother Antonio was no better. The hot-headed general almost killed their friend, Jose Rizal. Once, again it was jealousy that drove Antonio to almost duel to the death with Rizal.
Luna refers to the moon, which is often associated with madness. Could this just be a coincidence?
Rizal and Goyo were known womanizers.
One of the first things we learn about Jose Rizal is that he was linked to a lot of women during his lifetime. In fact, almost everywhere he would go, he would find a suitable paramour. When his heart finally settled on the Irish beauty, Josephine Bracken, he had already earned a reputation of being a ladies’ man. (Initially, Bracken’s adoptive father was against the union of the 18-year-old girl and the doctor who was in his 30s.)
Despite this, Rizal was very strict with his sisters, especially with the boys they date. In a letter to Soledad, he scolds her for not introducing her “sweetheart” to their family. Now before we accuse Rizal of being anti-feminist, let’s not forget that the hero also supported women’s right to proper education, as he had written down in his letters to the Women of Malolos.
Quezon was a bit vain and shut down his critics.
Manuel Quezon was your typical charismatic politician whose mestizo looks captured the heart of a nation. It seems as though he was aware of this and he made the effort of having his sleek flat-top hairstyle groomed to perfection for his public appearances. Some even say that he had a personal barber. His efforts were not in vain (pun intended) because even at 5’6” he managed to impress almost everyone he met. A foreigner even said that he was “as handsome as a Roman god.”
This vanity, however, proved to be his heroic flaw. While history credits Quezon for being the “Ama ng Wikang Pambansa” and praises him for his open-door policy for Jewish refugees during WWII, there is also a dark chapter in this hero’s life.
The movie Quezon's Game depicted him as a puppet of the U.S. government and the ruling class. During his time in government, big businesses and landowners were favored over workers and farmers.
This depiction was not far-fetched. In fact, one of the most harrowing episodes during his governance was the Cabuyao Massacre. The Constabulary opened fired at Sakdalistas, a faction of government critics led no less than by Quezon's former ally. What made it worse was that this massacre happened in a church.
(The Sakdalistas later splintered into two groups. One group partnered with the Japanese and eventually became the Makapilis. The other group formed the Hukbalahap, which was later accused of killing Quezon’s wife, Doña Aurora.)
Aguinaldo ordered the killing of the Bonifacio brothers, was implicated in the murder of Antonio Luna and his followers, and pretty much sold the country.
Emilio Aguinaldo was more of a politician than a hero. Though we cannot deny his contribution during the Philippine-Spanish War, we also cannot avoid the dark deeds that made historians openly call him a traitor.
The start of his infamy in the history of the Philippines was at the Tejeros Convention. Though he wasn’t physically present, it was said that he conspired with his allies to corner Andres Bonifacio.
By giving the Supremo a meager role in the revolutionary government (nothing more than the equivalent of a treasurer), he angered Magdiwang, the Tagalog faction of the Katipunan. This is what further stirred animosity between Magdalo and Magdiwang.
Of course, it was revealed that he was the mastermind behind the murder of the Bonifacio brothers and General Antonio Luna, all of whom did not share his point of view in governance and also posed as threats to his leadership.
In his letters that were auctioned off to private buyers in 2019, he admitted to the murder of the Supremo. In his own words, he stated, “I had to yield,” which was said to be his concession to the advice of his allies that Bonifacio was more trouble than he’s worth.
Regarding Antonio Luna, his hit biopic depicted Aguinaldo as the mastermind behind the general’s gruesome death. Whatever really happened, many historians assume that it couldn’t have happened without Aguinaldo’s knowledge. Because of this, he was partly responsible for Luna’s death and of his aide, Paco Roman. (Luna’s loyal followers were also later tracked down and killed.)
The biggest betrayal of all, however, was the fact the Aguinaldo simply gave up the Philippines after all the lives that were lost for its freedom. When Cavite fell, his revolutionary government capitulated to Spain and accepted P1,700,000 as payment (he later said this was used to buy arms to take back the country, we can never really trust this). How’s that for a betrayal?
Did you know that?
Cyberviolence affects almost half of Filipino children aged 13-17
(According to the UNICEF study)
According to UNICEF, one in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five saying they skipped school due to cyberbullying and violence, according to a new poll released today by UNICEF, the United Nations organization working for children’s rights.
In the Philippines, latest national data show that cyberviolence affects almost half of children aged 13-171. The prevalence of cyberviolence for males (44 per cent) is almost the same for females (43 per cent).
One-third of cyberviolence experienced by Filipino children are in the form of verbal abuse over the internet or cellphone, while a fourth are through sexual messages. More females received messages of sexual nature or content than males. However, twice as many males than females reported having their nude body or sexual activities, whether real or falsified, shown on the internet or cellphone.
Violence against children, in all forms including online bullying or cyberbullying, has devastating effects on the physical and emotional wellbeing of young people. This can create lasting emotional and psychological scars, even physical harm. It is particularly challenging to address since children are vulnerable and have easy access to the internet, making them easy targets of online violence.
In the UNICEF U-Report poll conducted in June 2019, almost three-quarters of young people from 30 countries said that social networks including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are the most common platforms for online bullying. Being connected online means that school no longer ends once a student leaves class, and neither does bullying.
The U-Report further revealed that 32 per cent believe that the government is mainly responsible in addressing online bullying, 31 per cent said that young people are responsible, while 29 per cent said internet companies. These show that opinions are equally divided on who should be responsible for ending online bullying – highlighting the need to involve children and young people in the shared responsibility.
UNICEF is calling for urgent action to implement policies that will protect children and young people from bullying – both online and offline. Addressing the problem requires action from all of us.
Establishing and equipping national helplines to support children and young people in reporting violence is a concrete step. Training teachers and parents to respond to and prevent bullying will ensure the safety of children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable ones.
Gathering better data about the online behavior of children and young people, and how criminals are using the internet, will guide policies and action plans.
UNICEF is also urging social media and social networking service companies to improve ethical standards and practices in collecting and managing information of children.
Red Tagging in the Philippines
Redtagging in the Philippines refers to the malicious blacklisting of individuals or organizations critical or not fully supportive of the actions of a sitting government administration. This blacklisting takes the form of being "tagged" as either a Communist or terrorist or both, regardless of one's actual political beliefs or group affiliations. Such blacklisting is a form of incitement and has pernicious effects on its targets. Redtagging may be performed by either public servants or shills.
Is the CPP-NPA a terrorist organization?
The CPP and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA) was listed as a foreign terrorist organization in the United States in 2002.
On Dec. 5, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the CPP-NPA a terrorist organization.
The Human Security Act of 2007 (HSA) or Republic Act 9372 defines a terrorist organization as any group of persons that commit certain crimes in the Revised Penal Code--like rebellion, coup d’etat, kidnapping, and murder, among others--to sow “widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace in order to coerce the government to give in to an unlawful demand.”
However, section 17 of the HSA requires the government to seek clearance from the court before an organization is officially declared “terrorist.” The Department of Justice filed a petition with a Manila regional trial court on Feb. 21, but the court has yet to decide the case.
What could happen if you’re red-baited?
Should the court rule in the government’s favor, persons and groups that are suspected—not necessarily proven—to be associated with the CPP-NPA may be put under surveillance, have their assets frozen, or even be detained without charges.
The risks of being tagged:
If the court declares the Communist Party of the Philippines a terrorist group, victims of red-tagging may be subject to:
▪️Interception and recording of communication
Sec. 7: Upon written order of the Court of Appeals (CA), police may record and interpret any communication (spoken or written) of a person suspected or charged with committing or conspiring to commit an act of terrorism, with the exception of communicating with one's lawyer and/or doctor, and journalists.
▪️Detention without charges
Sec. 19: In the event of an actual or imminent terrorist attack, persons suspected of terrorism or conspiracy may be detained without charges, as long as it is approved by a judge of the municipal/regional trial court, the Sandiganbayan, or CA nearest to the place of arrest.(Also refers to the Anti-Terror Law)
▪️Restricted travel and personal liberties
Sec. 26: Persons charged with terrorism or conspiracy--even if granted bail for lack of strong evidence--may be restricted to one's municipality or put under house arrest, and/or prohibited from using cellular phones, computers or other means of communication with those outside of the residence.
▪️Examination of bank records
Sec. 27: Provided there is probable cause, the CA may authorize law enforcement to examine the bank/financial records of persons charged or suspected of committing or conspiring to commit terrorism.
▪️Seizure and sequestration of assets
Sec. 39: Deposits, outstanding balances, businesses, transportation and communication equipment, and other assets and possessions of persons charged or suspected of committing or conspiring to commit terrorism shall be seized, sequestered and frozen.
The Human Security Act(HSA) lists four types of terrorism charges.
Four types of terrorism charges:
Any person who commits an act punishable by select provisions of the Revised Penal Code--such as rebellion, coup d'etat, murder, kidnapping, and arson--to sow widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace to coerce the government to give in to an unlawful demand.
Those found guilty will serve 40 years of imprisonment without parole.
Conspiracy is when two or more persons come to an agreement to commit a crime of terrorism.
Conspirators shall also serve 40 years of imprisonment without parole
Any person who, not being the principal actor or conspirator, cooperates in the execution of a crime of terrorism.
Accomplices shall serve 17 years, four months and one day to 20 years of imprisonment.
Any person who is not part of the execution of the crime, but participates by a) profiting or assisting the offender to profit in the crime's effects; 2) concealing/destroying the body of the crime, effects, or instruments used; or 3) harboring, concealing or assisting the escape of the principal actor or conspirator/s of the crime (with the exception of spouses and legal and blood relatives).
Accessories to the crime shall serve 10 years and one day to 12 years of imprisonment.
Red-baiting in its most extreme can lead to warrantless arrests, torture, enforced disappearances (ED), or worst, extrajudicial killings (EJK), according to IPON’s 2012 study.
“Although Red-Baiting does not necessarily end in these human rights violations, many cases of EJK and ED involve Red-Baiting (sic).”
Has red-baiting occurred in the past?
One of the military’s primary strategies against the CPP-NPA under then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was “dismantling civil society organizations” that were purportedly “CPP front groups,” though with little to no proof, based on the 2008 report of United Nations human rights special rapporteur Philip Alston. He called it the “vilification of enemies.”
This resulted in a spate of extrajudicial executions of leftist activists, including human rights defenders, trade unionists and land reform activists, since Arroyo sat in office in 2001, he said.
In a news report, Arroyo’s executive secretary, Eduardo Ermita said the killings were “not a national policy.”
Leonen’s dissenting opinion cited Alston’s findings on red-baiting instances.
The HSA, the country’s principal counter-terrorist legislation, was enacted during Arroyo’s time.
DESPITE the challenges to the unprecedented shift to distance learning, the Department of Education (DepEd) said the class opening this school year has been a success
DESPITE the challenges to the unprecedented shift to distance learning, the Department of Education (DepEd) said the class opening this school year has been a success. Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said the agency focused on the proper implementation of learning modalities during the first few weeks of classes.
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said the agency focused on the proper implementation of learning modalities during the first few weeks of classes.
“The opening of the school year has generally been very successful, and we will continue to face any challenge that lies ahead with great resolve to continue education in the country,” Briones said.
She added that imposing an academic freeze as demanded by some groups was never an option.
“DepEd recognizes the challenges of the school year ahead, but if we opted for an academic freeze, we would have lost many months of the children’s’ learning,” she added.
The DepEd said 690,578,576 Self Learning Modules (SLM) have been printed for the first quarter and around 465,225,636 SLMs were distributed to students nationwide. There are also 3,841,474 digitized SLMs, e-books and online video lessons that could be downloaded from DepEd Commons.
The agency has also invested in radio and television for wider reach. DepEd, Briones said, partnered with 309 radio stations all over the country as part of the Radio Based Instruction program, leading to the airing of 7,740 radio instructional nationwide.
The Television Based Instruction is also being utilized. DepEd said it partnered with 259 television channels nationwide, leading to the airing of 9,207 video materials and episodes.
To correct errors in learning materials, the department launched the Error Watch Initiative in early October.
“The initiative allows the Department to be more open to public feedback in order to further improve the learning experience of every student in the country,” DepEd said in a statement.
From October 12 to 22, the department received 41 reports of errors.
Despite these challenges, Briones said the fact that millions of students continue to pursue their education is “inspiring and encouraging,”
“The Department remains steadfast in its commitment to provide all learners with the quality education they deserve, and we will continue to work hand in hand with our stakeholders to continue education for Filipinos across the country amid these trying times,” she said.
Bohol tourist hub, Panglao Island, records first COVID-19 patient
TAGBILARAN CITY - The tourist town of Panglao in Bohol province is no longer coronavirus disease-free as it recorded its first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
In a press release, the municipal government of Panglao said the patient was an employee of PhotoSynthesis, Inc. based in Makati City, and working for EEI Corporation, a construction firm handling some projects at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport.
The patient arrived in Panglao on October 17, 2020, and was initially billeted at Henann Regency Resort and Spa, a certified quarantine facility to complete the 14-day quarantine requirement set by the Panglao Inter-Agency Task Force.
A swab test was conducted on October 22, the fifth day after the patient's arrival.
On October 24, the patient was transferred to the Roman Empire Panglao Resort (REPR), another certified quarantine facility, to complete the remaining days of the mandatory quarantine.
The transfer was made in light of the arrangements made by the patient's employer with the resort.
It was reported that the patient complained of abdominal pain on Saturday night, October 24. A doctor from LGU-Panglao immediately visited the patient for a medical check-up.
The RT- PCR test yielded positive of COVID-19 the following day.
The extraction team from the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Panglao facilitated the transfer of the patient from the resort to an undisclosed isolation facility, which is approved by the municipal government.
Four other personnel from the RHU-Panglao, including the medical doctor, were also under quarantine for having interacted, as first generation contacts, with the confirmed positive patient.
Contract tracing activity was conducted.
The LGU emphasized that the first case of COVID-19 in Panglao is not a local transmission.
Panglao Mayor Leonila Montero encouraged all her constituents to continue to follow basic health protocols.
As of October 27, Bohol has recorded 464 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths. It has 63 active cases and 391 recoveries.
Russia seeks accelerated WHO registration for virus vaccine
Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday.
Russia announced in August that it had registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine, named after the Soviet-era satellite.
On Tuesday, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which finances the vaccine, said that accelerated registration would make Sputnik V "available globally in a shorter time frame than usual procedures."
"The Russian Federation has become one of the first countries to apply to WHO for pre-qualification of its vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection," RDIF said in a statement.
When contacted by AFP, the WHO said such requests were "confidential".
According to the Russian statement, "successful pre-qualification will enable Sputnik V to be included in the list of medicines used by international procurement agencies and countries to guide bulk purchasing of medicines."
Some Western scientists have expressed concern over the Russian vaccine, warning that moving too quickly could be dangerous.
The WHO told AFP: "If a product submitted for evaluation is deemed to conform to criteria for inscription on the list, the WHO will publish the results widely."
So far, the WHO said, it "has not yet pre-qualified a vaccine for COVID-19, nor published any emergency use listing."
That is "a risk-based procedure for assessing and listing unlicensed vaccines, therapeutics and in vitro diagnostics with the ultimate aim of expediting the availability of these products to people affected by a public health emergency," the WHO website says.
On Monday, British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said that trials of its coronavirus vaccine pioneered with Oxford University had shown "encouraging" responses among elderly, as well as younger. participants.
Abante to Paralde: Avoid Making Baseless Remarks
“Silence is golden.”
The phrase––widely attributed to poet Thomas Carlyle––is something members of the military should keep in mind, according to Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr., who on Sunday urged Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. to take to heart the advice of Secretary of National Defense (SND) Delfin Lorenzana, who earlier cautioned Parlade against issuing statements against activist groups without evidence.
“Sec. Lorenzana has a valid point––the same point those of us in Congress made following the reckless red-tagging statements of PCOO (Presidential Communications Operations Office) Usec. Lorraine Badoy, who, like Lt. Gen. Parlade, is also a spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac),” said Abante.
Abante was Minority Leader when he spoke up in defense of Makabayan Bloc members who were accused by Badoy of being terrorists.
The Manila solon stressed out that “the issue involving the red-tagging of members of the Minority runs along the same lines of what was done to Ms. Liza Soberano, who was red-tagged simply for speaking and sharing her story at a conference organized by the youth arm of Gabriela.”
“Wala naman silang hawak na ebidensya laban sa Gabriela. Our officers in the military need to be reminded that aside from being a women’s advocacy group, Gabriela is an accredited party-list organization that has a sitting representative in Congress,” pointed out the lawmaker.
“The allegations leveled by Lt. Gen. Parlade echo that of Usec. Badoy; both contend that Gabriela has a violent agenda, but neither can offer proof to back up their statements.”
Following the remarks of Parlade, Lorenzana said “my thoughts about that is if there is no evidence yet, do not talk about it.”
Lorenzana also told reporters that he would meet with members of the NTF-Elcac.
Abante appealed to Parlade, Badoy, and the NTF-Elcac to “take a closer look at the root causes of the communist insurgency and the tactics they have adopted to combat it.”
“Perhaps instead of attacking Ms. Soberano and other personalities, they can find a more positive and inspiring way to make a clear and compelling case to the public that one need not take arms to effect change in our country,” said the legislator.
“Now is not the time to attack one another because of our differing beliefs; now is the time to set these aside and work for the collective good. Kailangan natin magkaisa.”
News of nearby cities
Religious gatherings up to 30% capacity allowed - IATF
Religious gatherings up to 30% capacity allowed
More people will now be able to visit churches after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allowed religious gatherings of up to 30 percent of the seating or venue capacity in areas under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
In an interview with State-run PTV-4, presidential spokesman Harry Roque announced that the IATF made the decision to allow Filipinos to celebrate Christmas during the pandemic.
“Wala na kasi tayong Undas, sarado ang ating mga sementeryo, tapos marami na rin tayong nakansela (We are not able to observe All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, the cemeteries are closed, and there were a lot of events canceled),” he said Friday.
“Siguro naman kahit papaano mag – karoon naman tayo ng pagpapatuloy ng ating mga Christmas traditions bagamat 30 percent lang po ang ating pupuwe – deng Simbang Gabi (Perhaps we can proceed with our Christmas traditions even though only 30 percent of the venue capacity are allowed during the dawn masses),” he added.
The Palace official added that the decision to ease the restrictions on religious gatherings was also reasonable following the consistently low number of COVID-19 cases reported daily this past week.
“Dahil ang mga Pilipino naman po ay sumusunod sa ating Presidente na nagma-mask, naghuhugas, at nag-iiwas, nakikita naman po natin na bumubuti kasi ang numero (Because a lot of Filipinos are following President Duterte’s appeal to wear a mask, wash their hands, and practice physical distancing, the numbers are getting better),” Roque said.
He added that the recommendation of Metro Manila mayors to increase the number of people allowed for religious gatherings helped the IATF reach the decision.
“Nandiyan na rin ang katotohanan na ang mga Metro Manila mayors po ay nag-agree na rin na ang curfew pagdat – ing ng a-uno ng Disyembre ay gagawing 12-3 para tayo ay makapag-Simbang Gabi (There’s also the fact that Metro Manila mayors agreed to shorten the curfew hours from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. beginning Dec. 1 so people can attend the Simbang Gabi),” he said.
Metro Manila mayors have agreed to shorten the curfew hours in the National Capital Region from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. to 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Dec. 1 to accommodate those who will attend the Simbang Gabi.
While Malacañang welcomed the decision of the local chief executives, he said the IATF will have to make the decision.
The Simbang Gabi is the traditional nine-day novena of masses that starts on Dec. 16 and culminates with the “Misa de Gallo” on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.
Other News Philippines
Daniel Larze And Isaac Mendoza interview
Sally: So today the two members of latin american group or Kids Band That Turn To Teen band called MDO kids of course no one else It’s Daniel And Isaac!
Daniel And Isaac: Hello everybody!
Sally: so today i have question about you isaac,daniel and a lot of questions are from MDO Kids fans club. so how MDO Kids starts? and how Isaac and Daniel Friendship started?
Daniel: isaac was my first bestfriend and we met in caguas puerto rico of course, I was 5 and he was 6 that time, so since my fav hobby is singing and also Isaac was singing, so we’ve decided to make kid band called MDO Kids.
Isaac:yeah MDO Kids was based on Teen Band Menudo if y’all know about Menudo.
Sally:Yes i really like The Menudo I’m bigfan of Charlie And Also Robby, So there’s one more question since Carlos was leave MDO so early so what’s the reason why he left the group so early like that?
Daniel:Well, When MDO tour in Caguas Puerto Rico for the NightParty(Noche De Gala 2015) Carlos told me he’s about to leave the group after his last performance and the reason why is he wants to focus on his study.
Sally: There’s no issue why he leave? Cuz they say that there is a conflict between felipe and carlos is it true Daniel?
Daniel:Well, Sometimes that I’ve noticed when they don’t get along to each other, If they have a conflict with each other, Well thats out of mdo group.
Sally:Yeah so how about you isaac how are you and how’s your life going.
Isaac: I’m fine and my life always good and happy with my family of cours-
Sally:Since everyone knows that you is the one of the best member of MDO Kids so what do you react?
Isaac:Well I’m happy that all of you like my song, And Thankyousomuch for supporting me since day one and now I’m here I love y’all guys!
Sally:So now what message do you have for your fans?
Isaac:I just want to say that if you want to make your dreams come true then keep going and never stop pursuing for your dream and it will be successful soon.
Daniel:Yeah that’s right and the most important is ignore what your hater says, And ignore someone who keeps underestimating you.
Sally: Yeah i love that message boys, so now this is the end of program say Goodbye to Daniel And Isaac! See Yah Tomorrow!
is A Puerto Rican singer was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico October 12, 2005.
The youngest Leader of MDO Kids.
Daniel Larze Was A Soloist Year 2009 and created the group MDO Kids as Puerto Rican Kids Band, year 2012 was the official Debute of MDO Kids And The First song of the Group is Dulces Besos.
Year 2021 when the group officially disbanded.
is The First Mini Series From Puerto Rico Ponce and Directed by Ruben Abreu And Daniel Larze, It's a song that dedicated from Daniel's ex and that's why the title of the song is
("Por Favor Trátame Bien") or Please treat me well. The First Daniel Larze Solo Album.
Ellen Alexander is currently expanding the realms of her firm “Create u future,” which she co-founded with her buddy, after leaving a global mark in the fields of fashion modeling, anti-aging techniques, and entrepreneurship.
Ellen was born in Moscow to a family of scientists, and her scientific background inspired her to explore specific biotech and genetic cum fertility initiatives that would make individuals seem younger by using scientific methods to slow down the aging process.
This is a high-tech branch of genetic science that aims to help people live longer, stay healthy, and appear younger than their actual age. It will also let older couples to have biological children of their own.
The contrast picture of Ellen as a dazzling fashion model, film actor, singer, orchestra personality, and songwriter is what surprises us against the backdrop of Ellen’s scientific temperament.
Alex Tizon's narrative "My Family's Slave" is a heartwarming and enlightening story that one should read at least once during his life. He was a well-known Filipino-American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who specialized in creative nonfiction. This narrative tackles the rocky life of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, a Filipino lady known as "Lola" in the hands of the author's family, who stayed with them for 64 years as a slave who was always unpaid, yet in the end, Alex paid back to her as he realized how she successfully raised three generation after generation of their family. As I read this, I vividly imagined all of the events and completely visualized the situations and feelings upon it. My different emotions arose as I encounter this text.
Evidently, the theme of the story is about the unconditional love and concern a 'katulong' or slave could give to his masters despite of some hardships, and the remarkable worth it could forever leave even in one of the family members.
Human servitude, as we all know, is a contemporary affliction that is sometimes veiled or rationalized as cultural norm. However, Alex demonstrated in this story how we must understand, respect, and accept them as human beings and provide them with the things they deserve after all those pity sacrifices and lifelong dedication of serving them.
In terms of the story's format, I'd say it's a creative non-fiction piece because Alex, the author, was always present and active throughout the work, both on the pages and behind the scenes. As we can see, he possesses a sense of self-awareness and self-motivation. Furthermore, as he retells the event, we can see how he used both the memoir form and personal essays to convey it, and he didn't just offer pithy quips. But rather, he used craft and strategies to immerse us, the reader, in his own personal life. The author also made used of descriptive languages to elicit responses from our senses. He also utilized the braiding approach to entangle the data and some of his insights. And mesages were resented vividly like we shouldn't underestimate slaves, instead, we must let them feel the love and freedom they also deserve.
Indeed, there's no doubt why this narrative became one of his most famous publications just days after his death because it exhibited good form, tactics, and topics of actual Filipina experiences, particularly slaves in our country. The unconditional love that a Filipino family has for its members, even if they are not biologically related, was also communicated. Despite the fact that it is a bit long, I certainly believe that it is absolutely worthwhile to read.
Ellen Alexander, an ordinary girl from Moscow who won the modeling industry and the movie industry, is now capturing the hearts of Americans with her songs.
The fashion model and entrepreneur, who was born in Russia, just started a website to assist ladies all over the world.
Her goal is to provide helpful hints, inspiring anecdotes, and fashion guidance. Model and entrepreneur, has created a website where she shares inspirational stories and fashion advice.
The website offers daily beauty routines, fashion, lifestyle, and relationship tips to readers.
Ellen also writes about healthy living and a variety of other topics.
Ellen’s artistic training is her distinguishing feature. Ellen began her creative studies at the age of five. Ellen worked for hours, days, weeks, months, and years to become the multi-faceted artist she is today. Her voice not only reveals her musical skills, but also the type of personality she possesses.
Ellen is an excellent illustration of people’s innate abilities coming to the fore. She might have sought for other opportunities if she hadn’t completed her Economics degree with honors. Her other loves, on the other hand, were acting and modeling. She studied acting and filmmaking at UCLA and the New York Film Academy.
Ellen Alexander is also increasing the scope of her company, “Create U Future,” which she co-founded with a friend after leaving a global footprint in fashion modeling, singing, anti-aging technology, and entrepreneurship.
To learn more about Ellen and her lifestyle, visit https://ellenalexander-la.com/ and https://ellenlifestyle.com/.
Los Angeles, CA
Youtube Channel: Ellen Alexander / GDP Music Group
MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday announced 2,579 recuperations and 28,707 new Covid illness 2019 (Covid-19) diseases.
The most recent Covid-19 notice showed 128,114 dynamic cases while all out recuperations rose to 2,785,183, or 93.9 percent of 2,965,447 diseases since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Out of the dynamic cases, 119,276 are gentle, 2,851 are moderate, 4,213 are asymptomatic, 1,465 are extreme, and 309 are basic.
"Of the 28,707 announced cases today, 28,512 (99 percent) happened inside the new 14 days – Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022," the DOH revealed.
The locales with the most cases in the new fourteen days were the National Capital Region (NCR) with 16,803 or 59 percent of new diseases; Calabarzon, 5,821 or 20 percent; and Central Luzon, 2,841 or 10 percent.
The loss of life has reached 52,150 with 15 new passings, addressing 1.76 percent of in general cases.