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OH great — he’s back. Yes, that’s right folks, thatstumbling, bumbling loser of a sea captain — Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) — is back in yet another film version of a Disneyland e-ticket “thrill” ride in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Being a full-out Disney junkie, I can testify the first […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Miss Earth founder is new PSE chief


The Philippine Stock Exchange elected on Saturday Ramon Monzon, a certified public accountant and a successful businessman who founded the Miss Earth global beauty pageant, as its new president and chief executive officer. Monzon, 67, took over the post vacated by former investment banker Hans Sicat, who will continue to help the PSE as “chief […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Show mercy on our common home


Today is the Sunday of the Divine Mercy. and yesterday was International Earth Day. What a coincidence for celebrating what Pope Francis urged in Laudato Si to “show mercy on our common home.” Earth Day started in 1990 after an oil spill in an area in California and since then became an annual event worldwide. […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

2-day activities for Earth Day Cebu start tomorrow


WITH the advocacy of providing a healthy lifestyle and greener environment, the organizers of Earth Day Cebu are spearheading the “Pag-amuma sa Inahang Kalikopan (Care for Mother Earth)” on April 21 to 22, 2017 at the University of the Philippines Lahug Campus, Cebu City as part of a series of events in celebration of Earth […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Ode to Malu


Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, and I can’t help but remember my good friend Maria Luisa “Malu” Largo who left this earth in July 13, 2013 to plant more trees in heaven. Between 2011 to 2013, I was part of a team that implemented a program called Strategic Corporate-Community Partnership for Local […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Lower emissions past one Earth Hour’


Reducing carbon emissions should not just be limited to one Earth hour but every hour to help mitigate climate change. Environmental and militant groups pitched this call in yesterday’s annual observance of Earth Hour in Cebu City held this year at the Plaza Independencia. The call came as the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) recorded a […]

Posted: March 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Plaza Independencia as venue for Earth Hour 2017 program


CEBU City Hall will join environmental groups and non-government organizations (NGOs) in celebrating this year’s Earth Hour at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City tomorrow. Former Cebu City councilor Nida Cabrera, chairperson for this Earth Hour observance, said the city’s partnership with different groups is significant in raising public awareness and appreciation of climate change. […]

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

The garden of earthly delights


The Museo del Prado in Madrid houses “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a triptych done in oil on oak by the 16th century Dutch painter, Hieronymus Bosch. The work has drawn many diverse interpretations, especially the central panel, described by an American writer as displaying an “erotic derangement that turns us all into voyeurs.” The […]

Posted: November 19th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Kalag-kalag: When the old meets the new


The first week of November always holds a special place for old practices, superstitions, and age-old Filipino traditions to flourish. People visit the graves of their dearly departed, send a prayer to those who have passed on, and families gather for a day or two of simple celebrations. Many others go home to the provinces. […]

Posted: October 30th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Flowers in my veins


And I woke up in this garden called Earth and flowers grew from my system. I am a flower, both literally and figuratively. My name is Sienna Rose and despite my mom’s explanation that she named me thus for simple reasons, I can’t help but think this: I am a flower — a rose. Its […]

Posted: June 16th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »