Tomas, Labella and second hand gadget sellers

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 06/12/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena’s plan to prohibit selling of second-hand gadgets if the seller could not present an ownership document is one move that might address complaints that many stolen cellphones and other gadgets end up…

Rizal’s socks and the tartanilla

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 05/29/2018

I finally got the chance to join this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin organized by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) and I was overwhelmed by public response and interest to their own heritage and culture. I was…

After vote-buying, graft watch is in order

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 05/15/2018

Amidst rampant allegation of vote-buying from both the winning and losing candidates, there is not much that we can do unless somebody will come forward with hard evidence to pin down vote-buying winning or losing candidates as…

Radyo Kamagayan signing on

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 05/01/2018

With the heightened awareness of disaster management and prevention, many barangays in the city have already installed public address systems within their areas of jurisdictions not only to air important public service announcements but primarily to give…

Demolition cannot solve contamination

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 04/17/2018

The presence of informal settlers in the coastal areas of Lapu-Lapu City is inarguably one big concern that the local government unit (LGU) should address but it is also unfair that they would be the first to…

Butane refilling machines: Who stands to benefit from its release?

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 04/03/2018

In his explanation submitted to Gov. Hilario P. Davide III in reaction to this column dated March 7, 2018, questioning the release of confiscated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refilling machines among other items that served as evidence…

Where did the medical supplies of VSMMC go?

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 03/20/2018

Last week I received information about the scarcity of medicines in the pharmacy of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). I immediately dismissed the report as I was not surprised by the statement. I silently told myself,…

Butane refilling machines also find their way out of Balili

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 03/06/2018

If you think that only concrete culverts are illegally brought out of the Balili property, think again. That’s because two sets of refilling machines for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), delivery trucks, canisters and LPG tanks also find…

Begging for consistency

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 02/06/2018

Several motorcycles and four-wheel vehicles were impounded last Monday morning on the first hour of the first day of the enforcement of Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s executive order against counterflowing vehicles or those who drive outside their designated…

Press freedom is not one way

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 01/23/2018

As a former reporter and now opinion writer and journalism professor, I can say without blinking an eye that I am for a free press. However, the freedom that we dearly love and are willing to die…

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