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Community vigilance

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There is something to be said about community vigilance being key to preserving the environment as seen in two separate cases in the cities of Mandaue and Cebu recently. In Mandaue City, residents living near a private lot in Barangay Tingub spoke out against the dumping of thousands of plastic wastes that came from South […]

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

Due process of law

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POCA

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 »

Beyond the Wednesday novena

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APALISOK

The “Walk for Life” rally held in Luneta Park in the capital region last Saturday drew a large crowd that has Church officials feeling upbeat. The turnout, estimated at more than 10,000 was meant to be a show of force and underline the opposition of the Church and the lay faithful against extra-judicial killings and […]

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

MAO BA?

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ABSENT-MINDED CABBIE The reminder not to text while driving doesn’t just apply to motorists but also public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers who have passengers to fetch and drive to their destination. A taxi driver picked up a passenger who told him to head to a mall near Archbishop Reyes Avenue. The taxi driver was kept […]

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

Standing against the tide

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They may not have the numbers, but what the Church and their followers in Metro Cebu lacked in numbers, they made up for with determination and solidarity with the thousands who attended the “Walk For Life” rally in Manila last Saturday. “We are not afraid. Padayon ta. (Let us continue.) If God is with us, […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The never-ending quest for justice

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Atty. Gloria Ramos

The quest for justice continues to this day. Sadly, the defenders of the voiceless and the marginalized are themselves victims of injustice. The brutal slaying last Wednesday of public interest lawyer, Manuelita “Maia” Mascarinas-Green in Bohol, with her three traumatized children and nanny as witnesses to the dastardly act, is heartbreaking and shocking to the […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Ang damgo sa baynte pesos

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Gerard Pareja

Dihang nahinabi namo ang ’80s Hollywood icon nga si Rex Smith, mibutyag siya nga dihang nakab-ot niya ang kinatumyan sa iyang kalampusan, diha niya matilawi ang lawom nga kagul-anan. Nagkanayon ang singer-actor nga dihang pagsikat gayud niya, lain na ang tinan-awan sa mga tawo kaniya ug nausab na ang tinagdan sa iyang mga suod nga […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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SPECIAL DATE Two reporters asked each other about their dates during Valentine’s Day as they took a pause from writing their stories. One of them replied, “I dated myself. I’ve gotten used to this anyway. After all, I’ve been single for 30 years,” he said. He told the other reporter that “it’s not good to […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Nalutsan ta sa shabu sa basura’

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SUAREZ

Bisan ako nagduda gyud nga plantalya lang kadtong mga basura nga gipalusot dinhi sa Sugbo ug gitapok diha sa Tingub, Mandaue gikan sa South Korea. Nagtuo gyud ko nga mga shabu ang gihatod dinhi sa Sugbo unya gipaubanan sa mga basura aron wa nay inspection sa taga Bureau of Customs ug ubang ahensiya sa gobyerno. […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

An ironclad message for a skeptical world

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In the morning of September 11, 2001, planes slammed the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, killing 2,996 and injuring over 6,000 people. Within two hours, both towers collapsed. The strike, code named “9/11,” described by then US President George W. Bush as despicable, might have topped […]

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