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…

Did Metro comply with regulations?

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 01/09/2018

I am not subscribing to the suspicion of many, especially irresponsible statuses in social media that the recent fire that gutted Metro Gaisano in Ayala was a case of arson in order to get the insurance money.…

No comfy ride for Duterte’s TRAIN

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 12/26/2017

Not much retort or dissent have been heard about the impending implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) which according to the government is considered as the “Duterte Express to Development” when it only…

Wake in the city streets

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 12/12/2017

If you see tents being put up in front of chapels occupying one lane of the road obviously constricting the movement of vehicles in the area, one can immediately doubt the sincerity of the city government in…

Kudos to LTFRB, better late than later

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 11/14/2017

In the midst of the brouhaha over the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) only getting tough on the operation of Angkas recently, all I can say is better late than never. With the reality that…