That second senate hearing on #fakenews

Mike Acebedo Lopez 02/10/2018

For most people who watched the second senate hearing on fake news, the key takeaway is that Senator Grace Poe proposed banning Facebook in the Philippines. Of course that isn’t true, she merely asked if it were…

“A family that texts together…”

02/02/2018

Father Patrick Peyton, famous for propagating the praying of the Holy Rosary as a family, used to say that “A family that prays together, stays together.” For many years, his advice has been the secret to family…

Love in our time

Raymund Fernandez 01/16/2018

Today, I woke up to an incurable urge to write about love. Love like an ear worm sounding like that nursery tune “Three Blind Mice.” Love like a cartoon show. Love in its least fashionable sense. For…

Faith that works

Editorial 01/12/2018

Critics often chime the Christian faith of Filipinos for being divorced from reality. Clerics are not in denial. In a recent Christmas gathering with journalists, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma counted as a blessing the popular religiosity of…

The year that was

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/30/2017

The year 2017 was an emotion-filled year for me. Dominant of these emotions is happiness. First of all I turned 70 this year which is a very significant age for a single woman. This is also my…

Love that look

Rob Gonzales 11/07/2017

Ready to stock up on this season’s must-haves? Robinsons Specialty Stores Inc. (RSSI) showcased its Autumn/Winter 2017 collection for the its top fashion brands Topman, Topshop, Burton Menswear London, Dorothy Perkins and G200, in a recent styling…

The last thing that remains

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 09/17/2017

Every morning, right after sunrise, the wife and I wake up to the call of our daughter. Without delay, I would open the door to let her in, and she would hand her one-year-old infant over to…

The truth that is singing within us

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 09/09/2017

Naturally, as a judge for close to 15 years hearing cases almost daily, I should know a thing or two about witnesses. Most of them come to court hesitant and afraid and speak with a timorous voice,…

Senate panel tackles bill that will exempt first-time jobseekers from gov’t fees

Inquirer.net 08/22/2017

A Senate panel tackled on Tuesday a bill seeking to exempt first-time jobseekers from paying fees and other charges collected by various government agencies for the issuance of documents needed for employment. The Senate Committee on Youth…

Osmeña insists that City Council pass an ordinance to cover sale of SRP lots

Doris C. Bongcac, Nestle L. Semilla 06/20/2017

IS a supplementary ordinance necessary or will a resolution be enough to sell a three-hectare portion of the South Road Properties (SRP)? This was the crux of the discussion yesterday during the public hearing held during the…