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Replicating Bohol’s vigilance


Central Visayas had always been known as a peaceful and progressive region, envied by many for its economic growth rate that only a few in the country can rival. But that peace had been disrupted by the entry of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Inabanga town, Bohol province during the Holy Week whose presence was […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Sacrifice and vigilance


Happy Easter everyone and may the Good Lord cover you with His precious blood. I hope all of you had a meaningful Holy Week last week. I was asked one time why there are so many people excited for the Holy Week when they should be solemn and attend church activities instead of planning on […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Team Rama taking up Tom’s challenge


Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is now complaining of harassment after a string of complaints was filed at the Office of the President and the Ombudsman by officials allied with Team Rama. He claimed that the cases were backed by Presidential Assistant to the Visayas Michael Dino. I recalled the mayor challenging his political opponents […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Terminal issue and the rule of law


Of the four complaints filed against Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña at the Ombudsman and Office of the President, the most serious involves the operation of the van-for-hire terminal at the Citicenter. The City Council declared that the terminal operation is illegal and asked the mayor to close it for not complying with the requirements […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

An act of mental dishonesty


I’M happy that last week’s road rage case finally reached a point of clear direction with suspect David Lim Jr. now facing a criminal complaint in court after staying in jail for two nights. Lim’s camp advanced the theory that he only acted in self-defense from the victim’s male companions and offered a P300,000 cash […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Like vultures feeding on carcasses


  Last week, the big mining companies went on the offensive against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who was out of the country at the time, and I say they were shameless in their attacks against her. Like vultures that were feeding on carcasses even if Lopez is far from dead, they got support from a […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Lopez is a bright spot in gov’t


Last Wednesday and Thursday, I watched the confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, and it was an eye-opener. Initially, I didn’t give much attention until I heard her answer hard questions from some members of the Commission on Appointments. I really pity Ms. Gina Lopez for having to answer questions that were sometimes insulting […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Osmeña is scaring away investors


The late councilor Gervasio Lavilles authored Municipal Resolution 138 in Aug. 31, 1931 calling on Congress to enact a law converting the municipality of Cebu into a city. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the city is giving special honors to Lavilles for “doing all the work” to institute Cebu City’s Charter. While we are […]

Posted: March 6th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Vicente Rama’s legacy of public service


Vicente Rama was like any growing kid in that he was always in a rush to do the things he wanted to do which was to excel in anything he set his mind to. And like any Cebuano, he loved Cebu so much and he wanted to do anything in his power to make it […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Due process of law


These past few days were quite busy for BDO’s Magallanes branch, which secured a 30-day restraining order from the court to stop the closure order issued by City Hall for violations cited by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. An institution especially in the private sector can always seek the court’s help if it thinks it […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »