Rupinta’s murder still unsolved

Ricky Poca 12/18/2017

The suspected killer of Barangay Ermita Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta may have been arrested, but the mastermind remains unidentified and free despite a P150,000 cash reward for information leading to his capture. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak…

On the PNP rejoining the war on drugs

Ricky Poca 12/11/2017

It is a fact that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration is facing a lot of challenges not least of which is its centerpiece war against illegal drugs that is tainted with the blood of extrajudicial killings or…

Fishing expedition

Ricky Poca 12/04/2017

The ongoing House justice committee hearings on the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has not been going well as far as administration allies are concerned. Apparently, some committee members…

Instilling values on our children

Ricky Poca 11/27/2017

Observing our community recently, I personally observed the need for parents to play bigger roles in the lives of their children. Children today, whom the national hero Jose Rizal once described as the future of our country,…

Regulating plastic and Asean issues

Ricky Poca 11/20/2017

Having been born and having lived in Cebu for 59 years and with family and friends living in Cebu City, I reached the pinnacle of my life and came to a point when I start to dream,…

Issues at Asean

Ricky Poca 11/13/2017

Two major international conferences were held in Asia — the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) in Danang, Vietnam, graced by US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, and the Association of…

The Marawi City war and EJKs

Ricky Poca 11/06/2017

After five agonizing months, the war is finally over in Marawi City and its residents can return safely to what was left of their homes. But it wasn’t easy and it came at a cost for the…

Saying goodbye to Cardinal Vidal

Ricky Poca 10/30/2017

His Eminence Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is dead, and he will be missed by the people, especially the Cebuanos who loved him so much. Cardinal Vidal shall be remembered by the people as fatherly, kind,…

We deserve better mass transport

Ricky Poca 10/23/2017

The transport strike held last Monday and Tuesday by militant transport groups highlighted anew the need to modernize mass transport to serve the riding public. While these militant transport groups and operators object to the modernization program…

A birthday gift for Mike Rama

Ricky Poca 10/16/2017

The Ombudsman’s dismissal with finality of the charges against former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama in relation to the P20,000 cash assistance given to City Hall officials and employees affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda was a vindication…