Impunity and lawlessness

Editorial 10/16/2018

At the current tally of 198 killings, 47 of which occurred during police operations and the rest committed by unknown assailants, the Cebu police leadership should at least not pretend that nothing is wrong as far as…

Narco-list

Editorial 10/15/2018

If anything, the so-called “narco-politicians” list to be submitted by the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in time for tomorrow’s deadline for the filing of candidacies amounts to a…

Police visits

Editorial 10/10/2018

The recent visits of police officers and officials to several media outlets in Cebu and Bacolod is a matter of some concern, not necessarily alarm, in local media circles in light of the backdrop of statements issued…

Distractions

Editorial 10/08/2018

What does public condemnation of a partylist lawmaker’s arrogant behavior at a screening area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 2 and the exit of a controversial Cabinet official have in common? Other than being noisy…

Killing in law enforcement

Editorial 10/05/2018

We go back, yet again, to our call for authorities to crack down on the illegal suppliers of guns and ammunition across the country. It would be a strategic accomplishment, should it come to pass, because it…

A way out

Editorial 10/04/2018

It is understandable that those who pursued the case against the couple who were convicted by a court for prostituting their children through their home-based cybersex business in Cordova town, Mactan Island in Cebu last Tuesday were…

Displacing schoolchildren

Editorial 10/02/2018

Though it would be quite unpopular with the masses especially those displaced by natural and human inflicted calamities, the position taken by Education Secretary Leonor Briones that schools should not be used as evacuation centers anymore bears…

Bato’s lobby

Editorial 10/01/2018

That New Bilibid inmates in Muntinlupa City are responsible for the rampant drug distribution in Cebu province is a moot and obvious point made by Director General Rogelio “Bato” dela Rosa of the Bureau of Corrections (Bucor)…

Prudence and hope

Editorial 09/30/2018

At least 72 persons were confirmed dead over the weekend following the recent landslide in Naga City, Cebu while 11 more remained missing. It was only sensible that City Hall officials insisted on barring evacuees who had…

Source of livelihood

Editorial 09/25/2018

The uproar over the remarks made by Asst. Secretary Mark de Leon of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that driving a passenger jeepney is not a livelihood but a public service won’t help government rationalize its plans…

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