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On paying for the poor


A letter written by a certain Barbara Rank of Iowa in the US in response to her congressman who questioned why American men have to pay for “pregnancy insurance” under Obamacare caught my attention in light of a national housing program that may be doomed to fail due to the insistence of militant leftist urban […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Much ado about Mocha


Truth to tell, I was sort of surprised at first with all the negative comments on entertainer/blogger Mocha Uson back when she was still in the sidelines and then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent his first few days sparring with the national media. As someone who actively campaigned for Duterte’s presidential bid and is a female […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

About those trees and Ma’am Gina’s exit


It remains to be seen whether we’ll see any sort of public opposition to plans by the Cebu City government to cut down over 2,000 trees found along the route of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. During the previous administration, there were groups like the Movement for a Livable Cebu (MLC) that were active […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Nobleza is no double agent


Just when one thought that the military is headed for a protracted game of cat and mouse with the Abu Sayyaf bandits, two major developments occurred that turned that game around and gave peace-loving Pinoys something to cheer about and rally behind. The first was the crucial bit of information given by the motorela driver […]

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

Aboitiz, malls and corporate social responsibility


I was supposed to write something about the Inquirer series of articles on malls in the country published last year owing to the caveat that malls are among the most common and favored go-to places of Filipinos in recent years especially when one wants to escape the summer heat but don’t want to dip into […]

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

Just drop the fare surge scheme


Last Wednesday’s public hearing on the proposed passenger jeepney fare rate increase at Cebu Normal University in Cebu City drew little interest from the public who are either resigned to it or simply don’t want to be inconvenienced with having to argue with transport operators determined to raise their fares this year. In fact, one […]

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

A respite from the summer heat


As I wrote this, the sunlight was peeking out of the clouds that darkened the sky for a good part of yesterday morning in Cebu City, confirming the forecast of the state weather bureau Pagasa of cooler days this week. But whether or not there would be rains today, the point is summer is already […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Spoiled brats


By now, a lot of people have probably grown tired of the week-old road rage case involving one David Lim Jr., who posted bail and had left the dank confines of the Cebu City jail yesterday afternoon. The Lim case drew notoriety and attracted national attention not only because of what the young man did […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Commencement and fulfillment at journey’s end


While the Jollibee online wedding commercial shown in YouTube drew kudos and shed a few tears among the “hugot” audience in time for Valentine’s Day last month, it was McDonald’s turn to tug at the heartstrings of netizens with their “Good Morning Teacher!” online commercial this month of March which also happens to be graduation […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Water runs dry but not the drug supply


As I wrote this, the weather remained tolerably warm for the most part in Metro Cebu, but local news broadcasts had long reminded the public about the forecast of the state weather bureau Pagasa on the hot summer season ahead. As if Pagasa’s reminder isn’t enough, the drying up of faucets in every Metro Cebu […]

Posted: March 9th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »