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How to kill a planet


Few weeks ago, we got so close to starting a nuclear war when US President Donald Trump sent what he called a “powerful armada” that includes an aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula. This was just days after he ordered the US Navy to rain down Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria. Of course, North Korean […]

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

Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse kills 11


COLOMBO — The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 11 Saturday, officials said, with the disaster destroying 145 homes. Colombo National Hospital spokesperson Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 11 confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in World | Read More »

‘They’ll kill me like Mayor Espinosa’


The senior police officer who was arrested by narcotics operatives during an alleged pot session claimed on Friday he may get killed while inside his detention cell in Las Piñas police station. Supt. Lito Cabamongan, the former head of the Alabang satellite office of the Philippine National Police’s Southern Police District Crime Laboratory, said he […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Your last happiest days


In the ’70s, we told each other in posters: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Today, the same thought is better said this way: “These are your last happiest days.” Either way, the message is just as true. However many days we have left, one or forever, these are our […]

Posted: March 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Digong, Donald pop dances


Diha niadtoy usa ka movie poster nga kon wa ko masayop, usa kadto ka sequel sa Resident Evil series, diin ang slogan nagkanayon- “think global, kill local.” Misulod pagbalik sa akong bagulbagol kining maong slogan dihang nabasahan ko ang pakighinabi ni President Digong Duterte sa American President -elect nga si Donald Trump pinaagi sa usa […]

Posted: December 4th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Man kills self after killing co-worker


A man took his own life after allegedly killing his co-worker in Barangay Biasong, Talisay City around 4 p.m. last Wednesday. Romelo Pelpe, 42, of Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, shot himself in the right temple after allegedly shooting dead his co-worker Roel Terado, 40, of Compostela town, northern Cebu. Terado was hit in the head and […]

Posted: December 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Man runs amok, kills wife and sister


In the sleepy town of Dalaguete, 90.9 kilometers south of Cebu City, residents of a mountain village were painfully jolted at dawn when a drug-crazed man suddenly slashed his wife’s throat, stabbed his sister and injured his son at 3 a.m. on Friday. The two women died while his 12-year-old son survived the attack. The […]

Posted: November 25th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Limp dick


I am looking right now at the label on a pack of cigarettes. I am looking particularly at the health warning. An ugly hand mimics legs. In between the index and middle fingers is a half burned out stick of cigarette. Its ash, surprisingly intact, is a penile cylinder curved somewhat forlornly against gravity; and […]

Posted: September 13th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Explaining these to my son


My youngest son is only 12 years old. And yet at his age he has to grapple with the turmoils of his society in a way much more stark than even I have to deal with it. And as he puts it, he has so many teachers and classmates who seem to love the new […]

Posted: August 23rd, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Man kills cousin in Dalaguete town


An argument during a drinking session during last Thursday’s fiesta celebration led a 38-year-old man to kill his 48-year-old cousin in Barangay Banyas, Dalaguete town. Gilbert Empig died after he was stabbed by his cousin, Julius Empig, at 11 p.m., said PO3 Reynaldo Vidas of the Dalaguete police. Vidas said that before the stabbing, both […]

Posted: May 20th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »