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PUBLIC CALL A city official was in the middle of a meeting when his phone rang, to the surprise of those in attendance. He talked on his phone as if no one else was around and then ended the call, acting as if nothing happened even if everyone inside the room heard every detail of […]

Posted: March 28th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Boy shadow blue

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You mean you don’t remember, Steven?” Krishelle frowned with disbelief. “I can’t really say, Kris. Maybe the tests and medications in the facility made me forget,” Steven squinted, trying to force himself to remember what Krishelle was trying to remind him about. “’Sides, what can a three-year-old remember, Kris?” “I don’t know why I remember […]

Posted: March 28th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

That problem again

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Yesterday’s brief rainshower did little to raise the water level at Buhisan Dam, among the primary sources of water in Metro Cebu, but at least it gave a pleasant early morning respite for what promises to be warmer days ahead. The state weather bureau Pagasa confirmed as much, saying that yesterday morning’s rains came as […]

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

An act of mental dishonesty

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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 »

Intense media scrutiny over David Lim Jr.

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Some quarters are quite upset by the supposed media feeding frenzy that has descended on the road rage shooting incident, with some people calling it unfair or even un-Christian. But when the suspect is a scion of one of Cebu’s wealthiest families, is the son of a businessman who, in 2014, was summoned by the […]

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

MAO BA?

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SHIFTING LOYALTIES THE transfer of Councilor Jerry Guardo to the administration party drew mixed reactions from the opposition party where he used to belong to. One of his former allies lamented why the councilor never bothered to text them before his public announcement; while others said that Guardo’s decision did not come as a total […]

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

Stories of success

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WHILE a lot of Cebu residents were caught up in the drama of the road rage case of David Lim Jr., elsewhere simple folk who grew up without the luxuries taken for granted by Metro Cebu’s young elite have transcended their humble beginnings to serve as both inspiration and validation for others similarly disadvantaged as […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The right to water

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Starting one’s day without water coming out of the faucet is not just inconvenient, it is a reminder of the worrisome water crisis we face. Cebu has long been tagged as having severe water challenges, but it is an issue which is, more often than not, conveniently disregarded — that is, until the next water […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Brat wars

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Well, well, well. What do we have here? Throwback feeling to when your brat shot my kabarkada’s digi cam, hung it on her gate, and threatened us with a text message (that read) ‘The next time this happens, a bullet goes through your head,’” nagkanayon ang sexy actress nga si Ellen Adarna sa iyang Facebook […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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HONEST CABBIE There are still some honest taxi drivers out there as one passenger can attest. She was in quite a hurry to meet her appointment that on reaching her destination, she forgot to collect her P40 change. Fortunately for her, the driver immediately went out of his cab and returned the change to her. […]

Posted: March 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »