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‘Tiis muna’: The beautiful sacrifice of social distancing and staying home

Maritess, a doctor at Navotas City Hospital, hasn’t been home since the Covid-19 outbreak started. “As long as I’m seeing patients, I can’t go home. My parents are senior citizens. I don’t want to risk exposing them,” she said.  Her parents are concerned about her. They call her every day, wanting to make sure she’s …

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‘My sisters banished me from the house’: how one Filipino family is staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak

You wouldn’t want to visit my parents’ house during this COVID-19 pandemic. Well, you couldn’t, even if you wanted to. In our house live my parents, my youngest brother, our two dogs and my two wicked sisters. My wicked sisters, the youngest in a brood of six, banished me and our two other brothers from …

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