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  1. Covid 19 doesn’t rest nor should the people behind securing the vaccines for the country.

    Would the “powers that be” consider working 24 / 7 at least until we’ve secured the vaccines?

    From how I understand it, the Covd 19 Vaccination Program Act and paper work relating to emergency use authorization are among the things holding up vaccine shipment. Let’s work on these and other related matters 24 / 7.

    Billions have been allocated for the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act 2. Maybe some of the said funds could be allocated for this endeavor.

    1. Do Good Things

      Do Good Things

      So gentle. 😀

  2. If I'm not mistaken, the total debt stock has reached its current level because of the borrowings of multiple administrations. Economic managers of the current administration has stated that the debt level is manageable and I hope they're right about it. This country has potential. If we play our cards right, paying off the debt shouldn't be a problem.
  3. 2:32 PM Sat. 13 Feb.

    Beef price list has been fixed.  Chicken & pork price lists remain.  

    Chicken prices would be ridiculously high due to availability issues.  < sigh >

  4. I wish the government would make food self - sufficiency a national policy.

    Nothing against importers.

    1. Angel


      If the government people doesn't make money from "food self sufficiency" that won't happen. On the left hand you have millions, on the right hand you have self sufficiency. The choice is clear. 

  5. 12:03 AM Sat. 06 Feb.

    Working while Bloomberg on cable TV keeps me company.

    Hopefully my meat shop would reverse it's loss last month.  

    1. Angel


      I do not understand why the prices of pork and other farm products went up. I did not do any research. But shouldn't the law of supply and demand take effect? Or was this price increase artificial?

    2. Storm Trooper

      Storm Trooper

      I guess it depends on who you get in touch with regarding the causes of the price spike.

      From communicating with multiple suppliers, it's a supply issue; thus the prices have gone up.  

      African Swine Fever (ASF) decimated the pork population in Luzon.  With ASF not being under control, hog raisers are hesitant to repopulate.  Prices shot up.  People then shifted to chicken as a source of protein.  That strained supplies; thus, prices shot up as well.

      We live in ... interesting ... times.  

    3. Angel


      Thanks for the info

  6. Let's set aside the other issues being raised. Bottom line, officially, what are the reasons for the DND dissolving the agreement? UP should focus on answering those and nothing more. Anything that are not related to the official reasons, are just noise. Let's simplify the issue; otherwise, if we bring in so many "what if" situations into the discussion, nothing gets resolved.
  7. With all due respect, again ... we've blown this out of proportion. Like it or not, UP has to sit down with the DND to resolve this.
  8. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one."
  9. "May mas malaki tayong kalaban sa mga Amerikano - ang ating sarili." A quote from the movie Heneral Luna. Relevant then. Relevant now.
  10. Agree with you on the current situation of rice. Crap. From a rice - exporting country to a rice - importing country. Heads should have rolled for this.
  11. Brother inkjet printers. It was only recently that I'd discovered it was made in the Philippines. Bought one simply because it's Philippine - made. Point taken in reference to the chicken - egg thing, but at the end of the day, all it takes is for someone to take a stand and commit to buying Philippine made products. Toothpaste. Soap. Shampoo. I check the labels for Philippine - made variants. Coffee. I gun for local coffee grounds. Restaurants have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the agri business sector, but some of these buy imported beef, chicken & pork. Gran
  12. Can't go wrong with Tom Clancy if one's into techno - thrillers. Red Storm Rising & SSN are page - turners.
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