A meaningful Earth Day celebration

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/22/2018

2018 could perhaps be marked as the year of Earthling’s awakening to the alarming grave consequences of Earth’s deterioration and the compelling need to act – now. “February 2018 was the sixth warmest February in 138 years…

Issues in the Boracay closure

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/15/2018

The controversial Boracay closure triggered severe reactions from stakeholders, largely from the affected business community, its residents and workers principally dependent on the thriving tourism industry of the island. The concerns are understandable as there seem to…

Environmental rights and Charter change

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/08/2018

I was in Dumaguete on April 21, 2015, a day that can easily be counted as one of the most unforgettable of moments. My heart skipped a beat upon reading the text message from Candeze Mongaya that…

A trash-and-toxic free summer vacation

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/01/2018

It is almost vacation time for many of our students. Fresh from the Holy Week observance where some pilgrimage areas were unfortunately not exempted from the uncaring ways of some of our citizens, it is high time…

A mesmerizing March in March

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/25/2018

In action is no longer safe. And to that we say no more.” This powerful, compelling voice came from 17-year old David Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in…

Should we rejoice?

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/18/2018

The report on the finding of alleged commercial quantities of natural gas in Alegria, Cebu hugged a lot of attention from stakeholders, including media. Cebu Daily News bannered the deadline “Alegria, Cebu rejoices: We struck gas!” on…

Springing to life

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/11/2018

In the frenzied world that we live in, it is important to have what is called a work-life balance. At the beginning of the year, it is easy to make resolutions and promises to be kinder to…

The Inherent right to clean water

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/04/2018

People who travel are necessarily exposed to the practices and lifestyles of the people in the areas they visit. Filipinos having been to countries especially in the North (a term referring to economically developed nations) can’t help…

Celebrating EDSA People Power 32 Years After

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/25/2018

32 years thereafter, the spirit of EDSA People Power lives on. True? Amid the continuing challenges to our freedoms and liberties, not a few would understandably sigh and disagree. Others are getting exasperated at the perceived indifference…

Barangay’s crucial role in environmental protection

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/18/2018

Are you satisfied with how barangay officials are managing the affairs of your area? They represent the State as the basic political unit, as we should know. Do they show concern that your rights to a good…