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That problem again

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Yesterday’s brief rainshower did little to raise the water level at Buhisan Dam, among the primary sources of water in Metro Cebu, but at least it gave a pleasant early morning respite for what promises to be warmer days ahead. The state weather bureau Pagasa confirmed as much, saying that yesterday morning’s rains came as […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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SHIFTING LOYALTIES THE transfer of Councilor Jerry Guardo to the administration party drew mixed reactions from the opposition party where he used to belong to. One of his former allies lamented why the councilor never bothered to text them before his public announcement; while others said that Guardo’s decision did not come as a total […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Stories of success

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WHILE a lot of Cebu residents were caught up in the drama of the road rage case of David Lim Jr., elsewhere simple folk who grew up without the luxuries taken for granted by Metro Cebu’s young elite have transcended their humble beginnings to serve as both inspiration and validation for others similarly disadvantaged as […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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HONEST CABBIE There are still some honest taxi drivers out there as one passenger can attest. She was in quite a hurry to meet her appointment that on reaching her destination, she forgot to collect her P40 change. Fortunately for her, the driver immediately went out of his cab and returned the change to her. […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Impeachment again

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President Rodrigo Duterte publicly opposed it, but what does one make of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s threat to initiate impeachment proceedings against Vice President Leni Robredo? The President’s critics find it hard to believe that the House Speaker will proceed with so rash an action without his blessing. There is the belief that the planned […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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THE HEIGHT A group of reporters and photographers was waiting for a suspect to undergo the inquest proceedings when one of them suddenly spoke out, noting that the suspect was not tall at all. She said the suspect was shorter than she imagined. This prompted another reporter to ask her about her height. She responded, […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Kidnap attempt

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The persons arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap four schoolchildren in Minglanilla town last March 16 will have time to answer the charges to be filed against them, but the incident awoke bad memories of the kidnap-murder of Ellah Joy Pique in 2011. To recall, six-year-old Ellah Joy was invited by a woman to ride […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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STANDARDS FOR OFFICIALS Upon learning that President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint barangay officials and postpone the barangay elections anew, a broadcaster said whoever will be appointed should be people with integrity and no links to illegal drugs. “Di ta mopasar ning standard kay daghan man tang babaye (We won’t qualify because we have lots of […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Protection from skimmers

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While the three Romanians accused of skimming the ATM accounts of depositors and government employees at the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) Metro Cebu branches languish in jail, it’s time for the local banking community to take stock of what occurred and set up more stringent measures to protect their clients. In this instance, […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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BEST BUSINESS A businessman known to be an advocate of developing small to medium-scale enterprises was asked several times what the best business to engage in is. He said he’d always tell those who asked that he didn’t know because if he did, he would have started it himself. ROAD RAGE VS EDUCATION One of […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »