TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The economy of this British Overseas territory, seems to be on the rebound, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. CMC The Premier said the initiative is in an effort to “be able to bring our people along economically; even in the midst of COVID-19″. This, he said, will be done while being mindful of the country’s expenditure; considering the revenues lost so far. He also said his administration would soon unveil new areas designed to increase revenue streams in the territory. This was revealed by Premier and Finance Minister Andrew Fahie as he made a statement in Parliament recently. “We have to be vigilant and we have to also have to move towards the new initiatives. Many of them we have passed already, many more to come, and many more to be announced.” “One of them I could say for sure I’ll be announcing is some of the adjustments we have made in a move to be more transparent and accountable during pandemics and catastrophic events. [This adjustment is in relation to] the usage of the petty contract system in an accountable manner.” “We have to be so cautious because we are balancing persons’ health [and] their lives versus their livelihoods in terms of the economy,” he stated.
Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike December never creeps in slowly. It always comes in a mad rush if you are in the city doing the usual things, wrapping up the year, so to speak. You would have to brave the traffic. There is always last minute shopping to be done. Everyone seems to be doing it. Hard to enjoy the crowd at the mall where even the coffee shops are full all the way till evening.Unless you have been very lucky, you will have missed seeing how wonderful the moon was this past week, how it set into the hills at dawn, big, round, and beautiful like the female form of sun. And at night, the way it glowed with an almost blue light, so bright you could take a walk without a flashlight or torch.ADVERTISEMENT PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege View comments As when two lovers wind their way through footpaths cut by bare feet over hills, through fields and trees, running beside the fishpond dike, cutting through Sandayong and Kalabuon, the two springs from which the villagers draw their water; for the latter, using the kabu, which is only a recycled oil can. The lovers do not stop until after they cover the distance of a small hill going into a cliff. Here they can see the next island, clouds rising from its crags and hills. And over all these, the moon flying more beautiful than they have ever seen before.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsIt is by her beauty that they seal their love, each falling into each other’s sleep, falling like the last few notes of a strange haunting piece of music, surely dedicated to woman, love, life and death. But why not just the sight of it? The round moonlight reflecting on calm waters?Read Next Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators03:26PCSO to leave probe on alleged corruption to investigators01:19Bong Go committee to probe Duque conflict-of-interest if ‘proven sufficiently’03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine “Manulo” is the word in Bisaya which means “to light your path at night with a torch.” This derives from the word “sulo” which is the torch itself, made from coconut leaves compressed into a cylinder and then sun dried until it is brittle and quite flammable. But just so that it burns for a long time lasting the distance of one’s trek over the boondocks, perhaps to visit a friend, perhaps to woo, perhaps to sin or at least to take the risk of it.It is risk which is essential. As when two rural women smile at each other whispering: “Tuara na sad si Maria. Nanulo tunga sa gabii.” (There goes Maria, walking by torchlight in the middle of the night.) Maria is searching for something, of course. She might be searching for love. Nanulo.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeNo need for that when the moon is out. And when it shines this brightly you can literally take a walk in the middle of the night sans sulo. The moon lights your steps through footpaths never wide enough to hold two abreast. And so Maria and her love walk one behind the other. The better for him to see her sway from the hips with a peculiar grace timed to a silent tune that sings inside him, perhaps by coincidence as by design this tune sounding much like Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 14” in C-sharp minor Quasi una fantasia, one of his most popular compositions, also known as Moonlight Sonata or to some simply, Moonlight.We cannot be certain the lovers have ever heard this tune before. We can only guess. For certain things have a way of being universal even if inexorably subject to a diversity of interpretations. Some say Moonlight is a dirge or a funeral march, even. It is true there is a gentle sadness about it. The notes seem to ripple their way to an impending end, waiting there patiently in the distance. But death is only metaphor to the journey. All journeys. 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