Sinulog dance as faith tradition

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/15/2018

The first month of the New Year is always a hectic period for the Church in Cebu because of the annual religious festivities in honor of the Santo Niño. But this year, the Cebu Archdiocese will have…

The elephant in the room

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/08/2018

Now that fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze that hit the Metro Ayala late Friday evening, will probers also examine the arson angle as suggested by some quarters? Speculation to this effect had…

Remembering Ricky Poca

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/26/2017

RICKY Poca emerged in the public eye in the mid-80s when he joined the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. Together with his uncle, the late Cebu City councilor Clemente Rama, they helped the late Inday Nita Cortes…

God’s business

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/18/2017

What’s in a name? For Cebu Catholic TV Network (CCTN) Channel 47 President and CEO Nonito Limchua aka Tatay Dodong, a name is worth more than gold. This was the highlight of his message delivered before officers,…

Eight new DFA regional consular offices in 2018

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/11/2017

The traditional Christmas gathering hosted by His Excellency, the kindly Frank Benedicto, is usually a time for the former PH Ambassador to Singapore, Ottawa, Beijing, Seoul and Brazil to keep track of his long-time media friends. But…

Dengvaxia versus preventive organic measures

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/04/2017

Before the pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur developed Dengvaxia in 1997, conversations about the outbreak of dengue fever in the Philippines revolved only around organic approaches to combat the virus. Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the…

Avoiding the “R” word

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/27/2017

World leaders and international diplomats are closely watching Pope Francis’ five-day state visit to Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh (November 27 to December 2). Observers are keen to watch his diplomatic strategies in the heart of Asia where…

Federalism within reach under Duterte

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/20/2017

Political turncoatism used to be a term associated with treacherous shift of loyalties, but over the past decades, the exercise has become standard practice in Philippine politics. Presidential election year in and year out, we bear witness…

Asean’s pivot to China?

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/13/2017

World leaders took to Twitter upon arriving in Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit to express how they feel about the regional and international event or simply to update their respective countries…

Moving forward for Cebu tourism

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/06/2017

It’s good to know that all is well now between Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale and Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) head Joselito “Boboi” Costas. The rift over certain tourism programs that didn’t sit well with the vice…

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