"Fever in most cases should not be interfered with unless it exceeds 40°C. The age-old practice of frequent, vigorous sponge bath with warm water, with adequate fluid intake, is probably still the best management option."
"Sa mga solusyon na naisip ng gobyerno, hindi nila naisip ang mga maralita. Dahil wala pang laganap na testing, walang paraan ang karaniwang mamamayan na malaman kung nakuha na ba nila ang sakit. Maaari tayong mamatay nang hindi natin alam kung ano ang dahilan."
"The exilic situation of prophet Ezekiel's Israel is not remote to our present planetary situation. We are as separated from our "common home", and as hopeless and lifeless as the exiled nation of our text, whence these words come as a timely gospel to us in our situation."
"I firmly think that like all other moms, my mother, bless her soul, applied Vicks to all my maladies out of love. Like depicted on radio ads of old and TV ads later, she was the mom who wanted to alleviate my colds, my wounds and sores, headaches, fever, itches and whatever with Vicks VapoRub."
"In times of crisis, when the swift delivery of accurate information to our people is vital, we need more, not less, independent reporting."
This pattern of branding journalists and alternative media outfits critical to the government as communist rebels or sympathizers of the underground movement is a cause for concern and fear. It has become a hallmark for more dangerous things to come from trumped-up charges to extrajudicial killing.
"The COVID-19 pandemic happens not in a vacuum but in a world afflicted by the virus of unloved and injustice and scandalous separation from one another."
COVID-19 has laid bare the class contradictions in Philippine society. Not only has it exposed the private sector for what it is – a profiteering class of capitalists, but it has also exposed the government and its institutions for what they are – tools of the same profiteering class to ensure that they can continue profiting.