Osmeña Jr. to deliver privilege speech in his first council session

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 12/06/2017

THE appointment of Renato “Junjun” Osmeña Jr. to the Cebu City Council would mean proper representation of the south district of Cebu City, said Councilor Joel Garganera. Junjun Osmeña, who ranked ninth in last year’s elections, will…

Keep out Maute remnant from C. Visayas, troops told

Nestle L. Semilla 11/14/2017

The military’s Central Command (Centcom) was called on yesterday to protect Central Visayas from “spillovers” coming from Marawi City where government troops ended their offensive against the Maute terror group. “Hindi natin masasabi na walang nakalusot (from…

Healing in our speech

Jason A. Baguia 03/17/2017

The quality of our discourse has taken a nosedive. It has become commonplace to hear the half-joking expression “ipa-Tokhang ka nako ron (or else I will put you through Tokhang)” addressed to someone by whom the speaker…

‘KOREAN MAFIA’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/10/2017

President’s speech leads to two surrenders; most Koreans law abiding — Consul Lee Yong-Sang OFFICIALS of the Korean Consulate in Cebu are appealing to Cebuanos not to “overreact” to the recent pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte about…

Obama says ‘yes we did’ in emotive farewell address

01/12/2017

CHICAGO — Barack Obama addressed America and the world for the last time as US president Tuesday, in a speech that was both a tearful goodbye and a call to arms. Capping eight years in the White…

China passes cybersecurity law

11/08/2016

BEIJING — China on Monday passed a controversial cybersecurity bill further tightening restrictions on online freedom of speech, raising concerns that it could intensify already wide-ranging Internet censorship. The ruling Communist Party oversees a vast censorship system…

Personal conversation

Editorial 07/27/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) may be overlong and dripping with folksy humor, but it was thankfully bereft of all those motherhood statements that his predecessors were fond of making, especially from one…

More than words

Raymund Fernandez 07/26/2016

As it was, President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech turned out to be not so bad. For showing the human side of him, it might have been brilliant. That he affirmed: there will be no demolition (of squatters) without…

Speech therapy offered in Cebu

Doris C. Bongcac 12/29/2014

Increasing market demand is driving the Cebu Doctors’ University to  expand the operation of its Department of Speech and Language Pathology (DSLP). Genevieve Roble, the university’s DSLP chairperson, said  more patients, especially those recovering from stroke and…

Speak freely, but speak plainly

Editorial 09/22/2014

Can clear thinking be legislated? At least two lawmakers seem to think so. Sen. Grace Poe and Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos filed bills last year to require the use of plain writing in all government websites, publications,…

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