Farewell and hello

Editorial 12/30/2018

All good things may come to an end, but all good things, like phoenixes, have a knack for being reborn. Journalism as we knew it may be coming to an end with the onslaught of the digital…

Congress on habal-habal viability

Editorial 12/27/2018

If anything, the “show of force” mustered by motorcycle-for-hire (habal-habal) and Angkas member drivers in Cebu City to protest the Supreme Court ruling that issued a temporary restraining order on their operations should force a public debate…

Overriding priority

Editorial 12/17/2018

That the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order on the continued operation of motorcycle-for-hire hailing service Angkas shows not only how detached and apathetic the High Tribunal’s magistrates are with the plight of ordinary commuters. It…

Carol of the bells

Editorial 12/16/2018

While villages all over the country awaken at dawn to the pealing of bells that call them to the Misa de Gallo, residents of Balangiga have extra reason to hearken to church bells. The set of bells…

Unwelcome competition

Editorial 12/10/2018

The arrival of the first batch of modern passenger jeepneys were supposed to arrive last Sunday and service routes that ply in areas where business process outsourcing (BPO) companies operate, but this early not all are welcoming…

Dignified speech: An election issue

Editorial 12/09/2018

How dignified will public discourse be as we draw nearer to the elections in May 2019? If our conversations become less charitable than ever, it will be in many ways due to the unwillingness of President Rodrigo…

Soldiers in the streets

Editorial 12/03/2018

When soldiers were first deployed to assist traffic enforcers in Cebu City and other parts of Metro Cebu as part of the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT), there was little if any reservations on the part of…

Church and State separation: An election issue

Editorial 12/02/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks on the Catholic Church reached a new low when he accused Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of stealing and insinuated that the prelate may be on drugs. No less than professors of the…

Keeping an eye on landfill plans

Editorial 11/26/2018

Last Tuesday’s disclosure of Cebu City Hall’s post Inayawan landfill rehabilitation plans offer some features proposed by the previous administration and some new which may draw opposition from environmental groups. Though Cebu City Environment Officer Ma. Nida…

Children’s welfare: An election issue

Editorial 11/25/2018

What is the true state of Filipino children? In the educational system, K to 12 promised that those who would finish senior would be employable. We still need to see empirical evidence of that. Many employers in…

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