Callous honesty

Editorial 02/22/2018

To be honest, Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido’s reaction to Ronda town Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab’s murder wasn’t at all surprising given how he had filed cases against him at the Regional State Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly…

Overdevelopment

Editorial 02/21/2018

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu’s visit to Cebu to reportedly oversee the inspection of the compliance of hotels and resorts to environmental safety standards should serve as both a wake up call and a constant reminder to these…

Public execution

Editorial 02/20/2018

We hope that swift and decisive justice comes for the family of slain Ronda Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab whose ambush near the Qimonda building at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City should be resolved by…

Charter change work

Editorial 02/19/2018

Yesterday was the starting point for what is supposed to be a groundbreaking work on amending the 1987 Constitution and changing the country’s political system from presidential to a federal form of government. To be fair, Pres.…

Pause, see and return

Editorial 02/18/2018

In his homily to open Lent on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis exhorted Christendom to use the 40-day season to pause, see and return. “Distrust, apathy and resignation,” the Pope said, “are demons that deaden and paralyze the…

Gwen and the Ombudsman

Editorial 02/16/2018

Of course, Deputy House Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia was bound to question her permanent disqualification from public office by the Ombudsman over her liability for Cebu province’s questionable backfilling of the Balili lots in Naga City when she…

Extra pair of eyes

Editorial 02/15/2018

A proposal by the Cebu City Traffic Operations Office (CCTO) to purchase body cameras to augment their operations is a double-edged sword, but it gained credence in light of a recent video that went viral on social…

Wake-up call

Editorial 02/14/2018

What does President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to close Boracay and Cebu’s recent rash of tourist van accidents have in common? Both came from a corrosive neglect and an unsettling complacency on the part of local governments and…

Until further notice

Editorial 02/13/2018

Until they resort to something extreme which God forbid they should not do on pain of more severe penalties, the inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) should cooperate with the provincial government in…

Undue advantage

Editorial 02/12/2018

The controversy surrounding Provincial Administrator Mark Tolentino facilitating the acquisition and placement of culverts from the Balili property in Naga City to a Cebu City subdivision where he lives in echoes two similar cases at Cebu City…

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