Glimpses of the oldest profession

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/16/2018

The response of controversial barangay Mabolo captain Prisca Niña Mabatid over allegations that she behaved badly when a security officer of the Waterfront Hotel and Casino asked her and her companion to register as they were about…

International Co-op Summit in Cebu’s rugged mount

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/09/2018

Young delegates from cooperatives based in some 16 countries from Asia Pacific are set to arrive in Lamac, Pinamungahan in southwestern Cebu next month for the 2nd edition of the Asia Pacific Co-operative Youth Summit. The international…

Rama’s political brinkmanship

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/02/2018

The reported tiff between former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama and incumbent Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella over who will be the opposition standard bearer in next year’s local elections has brought political tensions at their boiling point.…

Hitting the ground running

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/25/2018

The Cooperative Development Authority CDA is considering a complete revamp of its extension offices throughout the country in light of contro- versies stemming from the case of an errant co-op. This was disclosed by OIC CDA Chairman…

Innovation in the margins

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/18/2018

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry is doing a splendid job of raising Cebu’s visibility as a choice MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) venue through its hosting of the Tourism Innovation Forum last week and…

Social media policies needed in schools and workplaces

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/11/2018

Escalante City, Negros Occidental – A visit to this northern city of Negros Occidental is always pleasurable because it offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Cebu. The homey atmosphere of a hostel…

Movements in the co-op regulatory body

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/04/2018

The Cooperative Development Authority CDA which governs PH cooperatives is currently going through a period of significant changes that some officers may be living in dread in anticipation of a number of investigations being conducted in the…

Electric co-op up against powerful political forces

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/28/2018

I got word yesterday that members of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative DANECO camped out near the Malacañang Palace to get President Rodrigo Duterte to resolve the war of attrition between the forces that want to…

Money politics in Barangay and SK Elections

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/21/2018

People are still talking about the recently concluded barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections and how the political exercise has become a case for money politics even among the young, with very few exceptions. Vote buying, intimidation and…

Village voting in the digital age

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/14/2018

This year’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are significantly different from previous elections in the way most candidates and voters settle in social media as a campaign tool. The last barangay election was held in October 2013.…

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