Defiant violators

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/15/2018

A news story on a motorist who fired at the clamp attached to his vehicle after he parked in a no-parking zone in Cebu City showed just how defiant some motorists can be even when they are…

Unavoidable fare rate hike

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/08/2018

With fuel prices in the country on the rise regardless of the oil price fluctuations in the global market — and it may even worsen depending on world fuel prices — due to the government’s controversial Tax…

Fact-checking to counter fake news

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/01/2018

Last Tuesday’s hearing held by the Senate committee on public information and mass media on fake news produced a rather startling question posed by the committee chairperson, Sen. Grace Poe. The senator was shown in a video…

Sinulog street party, liquor ban should stay

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 01/25/2018

It’s been five days since the Sinulog grand parade and presentation, and I have to say that last Sunday was a substantial improvement over last year’s celebration to say the least. I was sort of nervous when…

Bracing for Sinulog traffic stress

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 01/18/2018

As someone who lives near the Fuente Osmeña rotunda area for the past few years I’m bracing for traffic conditions in the next three days, the last being the Sinulog Day celebration itself next Sunday, Jan. 21.…

Mall adjustment

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 01/11/2018

As of this writing, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) had yet to come out with its final report on the fire that struck the Metro Gaisano-Ayala building at the Cebu Business Park late last Friday evening.…

Moderate revelry

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 01/04/2018

The holiday break had afforded this writer the chance to catch up on some online readings, and there are at least two pieces worth mentioning, with one being somewhat relevant in part due to the upcoming Sinulog…

Preparedness for disasters and revelry

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 12/28/2017

Cagayan de Oro City — This writer extends his condolences to the family and relatives of Cebu Daily News columnist Ricky Poca who passed away last Dec. 26. The closest interaction I had with Poca was at…

Martial law Christmas

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 12/21/2017

Cagayan de Oro City—The last time I visited the City of Golden Friendship martial law was in effect but somehow, with the exception of the presence of mobile checkpoints, one could hardly feel any tension caused by…

Duterte’s ‘pangkurat’ and mass transport options

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 12/14/2017

Somehow, President Rodrigo Duterte’s assurance to the Malacañang Press Corps that he is “not their enemy” isn’t all that reassuring given the spate of developments over the past few months. Notably one such development, however minor it…

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