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Will a Golden-Ager Forget the Name, Ferdinand Marcos When It Comes to Nutribun?

Ferdinand Marcos

By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by birador HQ

SMC Brings Back Nutribun

San Miguel Corporation rekindles the production of vitamin-packed Nutribun. This is for distribution to charitable groups and critical Metro Manila communities. Priorities are families that have either no access to, or unable to afford, food amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ferdinand Marcos and Nutribun

A golden-ager pro or anti – Ferdinand Marcos can automatically recall that the Nutribun is classic when it comes to the nutritional provision in schools during the late President Marcos regime. The ingredients originally came from USAID. The Marcos administration produces the bread in 1975. Scientists from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the late 1960s and early 1970s put this together. This is to overcome childhood malnutrition in the Philippines.

Mayors Adopted the Nutribun Concept

Mayors Isko Moreno of Manila and Marcelino Teodoro of Marikina revive the Nutribun concept earlier on. Yorme as Mayor Isko is popularly known said that the power bread serves as his motivation to attend school classes every day from Monday to Friday. A worthwhile memory that he can share with the children of his constituents today.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Marcos-Binay: Vague Coronavirus Info Causes Panic

Marcos-Binay: Vague Coronavirus Info Causes Panic

By: Elena Grace Flores

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Binay hits DOH over slow dissemination of info on COVID-19 cases

Senate Interrogation on the Mishandling of COVID-19

Senator Nancy Binay on Monday criticized the Department of Health’s (DOH) supposed slow dissemination of information regarding the confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

Viber Groups are Ahead of the Coronavirus News

Senator Binay presses of the DOH official why they cannot confirm a local COVID-19 case in an area ahead of time. She at first suspects the local transmission rumor as fake news. Only to find out in the evening that it is exactly the case. A parent of one school is said to be infected with the coronavirus thus prompting the establishment to disinfect the whole campus.

The Balancing Act of the DOH Causes Public Distrust

While Binay said she understands that DOH needs to perform a “balancing act” in respecting the privacy of COVID-19 patients and being transparent with the public, she reminded officials that they should make decisions that would benefit everyone. Senator Imee Marcos earlier urges the DOH to be transparent without causing public panic. However, putting the people in limbo drives them to anxiety.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Cayetano-Marcos: A Jurisdiction Conflict or Just Hating Each Other’s Guts?


By: Elena Grace Flores

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Sen. Pia Cayetano, pinuna ang hearing ni Sen. Imee Marcos

An Overlapping Situation

Senators Pia Cayetano and Imee Marcos continue the rift between their families. In 2016, Senator Ian Peter Cayetano and Bongbong Marcos also had some bouts. A recent hearing that tackles the the “economic effects” of the government’s investment promotions program has led to Citira. Cayetano is the sponsor of the Senate version of Citira, which is under her ways and means committee. She fumes over Marcos’ inclusion of this topic on her economic hearing.

Cayetano’s Dissatisfaction

Malacanang certifies the CITIRA bill as urgent, according to Cayetano. The bill is now up for plenary debates as Committee Report No. 50. Are we allowed to have another committee conduct a hearing on exactly the same subject matter in another hearing without even informing the chair, even on a personal level?” Cayetano said in the plenary session. “I don’t mind, dear colleagues, you can speak to any resource person. You can invite them to your office, but to have them in a hearing on a matter that was pending on the floor is a slightly different thing,” she continued.

Apology to the Irrate Senator

This prompts Marcos to clarify that the Senate economic affairs’ hearing did not touch on the tax aspect of the CITIRA measure. It merely tackles the impact of COVID-19 on exports and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies. Marcos added that the discussion also includes the impact of the cancellation of the Philippines-U.S. Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the over-all effects of COVID-19 on the economy. Marcos eventually apologizes to Cayetano and Cayetano accepts Marcos’ apology but has difficulty understanding her explanation that the committee covers a wide range of topics.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Should a Symptomatic Person Get Tested for Coronavirus Despite No Cure?


By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by ANC 24/7
Philippines confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus is Here in the Country

Many Filipinos ask if one should take a test while experiencing the coronavirus symptoms even if there’s no cure yet? Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Philippines, raising the country’s total to five. Among those infected was a Filipino male who had no travel history abroad. The DOH assigns a hotline for such reports but most people are hesitant.

Clearly a Local Case

A 62-year-old diabetic also tests positive of SARS-CoV-2 despite the absence of travel. He regularly worships st the Muslim prayer room in Greenhills. The place is now disinfected. He experiences coughing with phlegm since Feb 25. This is a clear indication of local contamination. The virus is here. Although the spread is a little slow compared to other countries because it’s not heat resistant. It’s now summertime in the Philippines.

Self Isolation is the Best

In Japan, people with the symptoms of coronavirus cannot get a test from hospitals. This is to protect health practitioners as well. In Thailand, it would also cost them 10,000 Baht. So, not many can afford that. Nonetheless, if one suspects to have the virus, self-isolation is important. That means, away from anybody including close family members. Treat the symptoms accordingly like the common colds, flu, and coughs. Take loads of Vitamin C to boost the immune system. A healthy diet and regular exercise are also a big plus.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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Elections 2022: The Very Obvious Dream Team of Atty. Larry Gadon

Bongbong Marcos

By: Elena Grace Flores

YouTube video by Aljo Bendijo
Marcos-Duterte sa 2022, ABS-CBN dapat lang isarado. – Atty. Gadon

Atty. Larry Gadon’s Dream Team for Elections 2022

Atty. Larry Gadon reveals that his dream team for the elections 2022 is Marcos-Duterte. He can clearly see Bongbong Marcos running for President. Although Mayor Sarah Duterte stays quiet, Gadon banks on the support of the Duterte family to Marcos’ candidacy since they have the same aspirations against the country’s oligarchs. They are the reasons why public services utilities are now under private entities.

ABS-CBN as the Tool for the Oligarchs’ Control

Atty. Gadon stresses without reservations that ABS-CBN becomes the tool for the oligarchs and the Ramos-Aquino movement to discredit the reputation of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Now that all the cases against them face dismissals, it is now very clear that the propaganda that the network publicizes is all lies. He opes that the franchise won’t be able to renew their license anymore.

Possible Candidates for President

Atty. Gadon is certain that Grace Poe is one of the presidential candidates of the elections 2022. Then, Senator Cynthia Villar who is the number one senator during the recent poll. There’s also Ping Lacson and Manny Villar who are making noises. He added that Alan Peter Cayetano won’t be a match for Bongbong Marcos’ 15M voters. He’s also fond of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno who he thinks now launches a brilliant PR campaign. However, as a friend, he doubts the mayor’s consideration for the top post.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)