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…

A question of connection

Editorial 02/11/2018

What is saddening about the weekend report on the boy Loloy and his drug involvement is that others of his age share his reality though researchers alerted Filipinos to juvenile drug dependency years ago. Within the last…

Additional rice, please

Editorial 02/10/2018

Now that the question of sufficiency has again confronted us in the rice shortage suffered by Cebu’s prison inmates, the government and concerned sectors should make themselves accountable both for the big goal of making the country…

Guidelines for candidates

Editorial 02/08/2018

While militant leftist leaders are usually expected to denounce government policies and programs at a drop of the hat, the mixed reactions from local officials and even some rights advocates on the guidelines released by the Department…

13 gunshots

Editorial 02/07/2018

While questions arose over the 13 gunshot wounds sustained by drug suspect Benjamin Acero Jr. of Barangay South Poblacion, San Fernando town in southern Cebu last Sunday evening, not a few justified and even praised PO2 Aristeo…

Enforcing the curfew

Editorial 02/06/2018

There’s nothing new with Cebu City Hall’s announcement that it will require its barangay officials to impose an existing ordinance on curfews following reports that gang leaders are busy recruiting children to their fold. In fact, the…

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