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August 03, 2020

Manila Churches Suspend Masses

Churches under the Archdiocese of Manila will suspend public masses and other religious gatherings beginning today until Aug. 14 following the appeal of doctors and nurses to revert Metro Manila to the stricter enhanced community quarantine or ECQ amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Manila Churches Suspend Masses

1 min

Apple tops Aramco as most valuable publicly listed company

Apple Inc.’s shares surged over 10 percent to a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker eclipse Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company.

Apple tops Aramco as most valuable publicly listed company

1 min

Room Without A Window

At the desk where I work at home — in my library-cum-man-cave — I face a wall without open windows, which can be confining and depressing, except that it’s the way I like things to be, if I want to get anything done. In my light-headed moments, I think that it would be nice to have a home office perched on top of the house, overlooking everything else, preferably water on one side and a grove of trees on the other. But I’ve lived long enough to know that faced with such beauty, I’d most likely just sit back and drift off to fitful slumber, or get distracted by some unfolding action, a moving blip that will quickly become an excuse to put off the inevitable for another day.

Room Without A Window

3 mins

In Lieu Of An Effigy, Burn This

Months of lock-down have seen the passing of some friends and acquaintances not necessarily due to coronavirus, and quarantine and travel constraints prevented us from paying our final respects, such that send-offs must be mostly virtual these days.

In Lieu Of An Effigy, Burn This

4 mins

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The Philippine STAR is the flagship title of the country's largest and most successful print media enterprise, the Philstar Media Group. Owned and published by Philstar Daily Inc., The Philippine STAR is a vaunted pillar of Philippine journalism whose integrity is anchored on the Biblical motto, “Truth Shall Prevail”. The Philippine STAR is a two-time winner of the prestigious Newspaper of the Year award given by the Rotary Club of Manila.

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