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Medical martial law? Debating with critics of COVID-19 vaccination pointless, says expert

Medical martial law? Debating with critics of COVID-19 vaccination pointless, says expert

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WHILE PEOPLE have the right to free expression, those who staged the Liwasang Bonifacio protest against mandatory vaccination last January were arrested or were bombed with water cannons.  However, the individuals who protested against what they called “medical martial law” were dispersed not for expressing what is now an unconventional view but for violating quarantine protocols. According to the police, the protesters, which numbered about 150 people,  refused to wear face masks or present their vaccination cards, violating city ordinances and minimum health protocols set by the government.  But for JJ Villanueva, the dispersal was inconsistent with the freedom of speech guaranteed to Filipinos.  “They told us we had every right to express our opinions, and [then] one day th...
Medicine hands AB its first loss in Goodwill

Medicine hands AB its first loss in Goodwill

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THE FACULTY of Medicine and Surgery (Medicine) Men’s Basketball Team survived a late game rally from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Basketball Team, denying the Dapitan-based squad its first win in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games, 77-73, at the Quadricentennial Pavilion last Feb. 28. Medicine’s main gunner Josemarie Adornado finished with 24 points, while Allen Madrazo dropped 16 points. Giuseppe Punzalan and Emmanuel Bahia, on the other hand, led AB with 17 and 16 points, respectively. AB scored six unanswered points with only three minutes remaining in the game to cut Medicine’s deficit to three, 63-66—their closest since the six-minute mark of the first quarter. However, an unwavering Medicine forced its offense inside the paint, 74-70, with less than a min...
AB’s cold stretch continues after losing to Medicine

AB’s cold stretch continues after losing to Medicine

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THE PLAYOFF hopes of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team in the Thomasian Goodwill Games dimmed after it suffered its third straight defeat, this time in the hands of a surging Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Medicine). AB fell prey to Medicine in a two-set meltdown, 25-23 and 25-14, in their elimination round duel held Monday at the P. Noval Court. Medicine came out streaking with an 8-0 run against AB, earning a 12-4 advantage in the first set. AB, however, bounced back and caught up through nimble offensive attacks. The two sides clashed in an effort to take control of the match, but Medicine secured the set with its players’ swooping attacks, 25-23. In the second set, Medicine took advantage of the Dapitan-based squad’s faulty spikes and servic...