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Like vultures feeding on carcasses


  Last week, the big mining companies went on the offensive against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who was out of the country at the time, and I say they were shameless in their attacks against her. Like vultures that were feeding on carcasses even if Lopez is far from dead, they got support from a […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Lopez is a bright spot in gov’t


Last Wednesday and Thursday, I watched the confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, and it was an eye-opener. Initially, I didn’t give much attention until I heard her answer hard questions from some members of the Commission on Appointments. I really pity Ms. Gina Lopez for having to answer questions that were sometimes insulting […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Osmeña is scaring away investors


The late councilor Gervasio Lavilles authored Municipal Resolution 138 in Aug. 31, 1931 calling on Congress to enact a law converting the municipality of Cebu into a city. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the city is giving special honors to Lavilles for “doing all the work” to institute Cebu City’s Charter. While we are […]

Posted: March 6th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Vicente Rama’s legacy of public service


Vicente Rama was like any growing kid in that he was always in a rush to do the things he wanted to do which was to excel in anything he set his mind to. And like any Cebuano, he loved Cebu so much and he wanted to do anything in his power to make it […]

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

Due process of law


These past few days were quite busy for BDO’s Magallanes branch, which secured a 30-day restraining order from the court to stop the closure order issued by City Hall for violations cited by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. An institution especially in the private sector can always seek the court’s help if it thinks it […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Tomas’ animosity towards SM


  Many are wondering why our mayor of Cebu City is after BDO and SM when in fact these corporations are major investors in Cebu. The mayor accused them of violating some laws and even threatened them with closure, but there is a law that reigns supreme in any rational society and that is the […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

A fruitful Manila trip


Last Friday, I left Cebu for Manila to consult Dr. Enrique Ona of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and on arriving there with my companion, we were overwhelmed with the number of people who had kidney problems who were waiting for their respective doctors. My consultation with Dr. Ona went very well, and […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s controversial first week


The first week of US President Donald J. Trump was filled with controversy as he issued numerous executive orders that somehow made good on his campaign promises. His first executive order that ordered the building of a wall between Mexico and the US with the cost being shouldered by Mexico was immediately refuted by Mexico […]

Posted: January 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s ascension and Bato’s humiliation


I WAS practically glued to the TV for one whole day last Friday to watch the inauguration of businessman Donald John Trump as the 45th president of the US. The ceremony and the entire affair was in a way both solemn and full of festivity, witnessed by thousands of Americans including former presidents like Barack […]

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

The Child Jesus and child abuse


A belated Pit Senyor to all the devotees of the Blessed Child Jesus, and I hope all of you including the balikbayans enjoyed/are enjoying your stay here in Cebu. Thank God we had a peaceful grand procession and a very enjoyable and peaceful grand parade last Sunday. I am happy that the street parties that […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »