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Veering away from Edsa


This year’s observance of the 1986 People Power Revolution in Edsa is unlike anything in the past decade or so when past presidents, especially the latest, professed a commitment to the ideals and aspirations set by the peaceful uprising that forced the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos to flee the country. Now the winds and atmosphere […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Senate starts death penalty talks today


At least eight of 24 senators have openly expressed their opposition to the proposed revival of the death penalty in the country even before a joint panel in the Senate starts its deliberations on Tuesday. Six were either supportive or “open” to the proposal. The Senate committees on justice and human rights, and on constitutional […]

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


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His only problem is his mouth. This pretty much summed up the opinions of local officials in Cebu who continue to hold the foul-mouthed President Rodrigo Duterte in high regard after 100 days in office despite the mounting death toll arising from his take-no-prisoner war against drugs. “So far so good,” even Cebu Gov. Hilario […]

Posted: October 9th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »



FROM ARCHBISHOP PALMA TO GOVERNOR DAVIDE Amid the rising death toll in the war against illegal drugs, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma gave President Rodrigo Duterte a passing rate based on the latter’s overall performance in his first 100 days in office. “I should say more than six,” Palma said, smiling when asked to rate the […]

Posted: October 7th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Ipatigbabaw ang kagawasan, ibagsak ang martial law


Subo kaayong palandungon kay samtang nag-obserbar kami karong mga panahuna sa Cebu Press Freedom Week, nagkadiyutay intawon ang among puwersa sa print and broadcast media. Ang mga hinungdan basi sa akong mga pangagpas tungod kay gawas nga risgo kining matanga sa profession ug wa kay tinuod nga amigo, gamay ra gyud ang suweldo, usahay langay […]

Posted: September 18th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »



What will I share with my students about Ninoy? Early in his life, Ninoy struggled and won over his fears. At the age of 17, he dared to cover the Korean War for the Manila Times. For this, he was awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor by then President Quirino. He did not hesitate to […]

Posted: August 24th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

A spineless party


With President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte setting a record 91% trust rating according to a recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia, all attempts or even posturings of a “vigorous” opposition in Congress by members of the former ruling Liberal Party have all melted away. Political observers have been primed to watch Davao del Norte Congressman Pantaleon […]

Posted: July 25th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Gullas defends Digong from criticisms on exposés


A former ally of the Liberal Party, now allied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) has come to the President’s defense amid criticisms that the President’s series of pronouncements linking certain people to the illegal drug trade even without clear proof go against the principles of due process. In a […]

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Comelec’s loose ends


This year’s elections may be over, but there are still loose ends to tie up such as the ongoing dispute between Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista and his fellow commissioners that has boiled over to the public in recent days. It came to a head when the Comelec narrowly voted to allow losing […]

Posted: July 1st, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Sonny O. : I don’t believe in balimbing


IT IS the season of political butterflies but reelected Toledo City Mayor John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña expressed no plans to jump on the bandwagon of the new administration party even as he remains a close personal friend of President Rodrigo Duterte. “I have always been independent and I will continue to be independent,” said Osmeña […]

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