PAST FORWARD: The water crisis of 1931 and today

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/18/2019

It is quite interesting to see how then as now, the water level at Buhisan Dam has been an important gauge to determine whether we are in the midst of a water crisis, even though this 107-year-old…

PAST FORWARD: An embarrassment of sex and riches?

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/11/2019

  Coming on the heels of the most extraordinary meeting of all heads of Catholic bishops councils all over the world in the Vatican, the recent report of an alleged rape of a minor by a priest…

PAST FORWARD: Murio-Murio, T. Padilla and the Fires of March

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/04/2019

Two different worlds, you might say. One is a street named after a Cebuano revolutionary, the other a Cebuano expression with negative connotations. But the two are replete with historical events that to a lesser extent may…

PAST FORWARD: People Power and failed promises

Jobers Reynes Bersales 02/25/2019

It took Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia’s Mahathir Bin Mohamad more or less about 30 years to bring their countries at the head of economic progress in Southeast Asia. One had the luck of having vast…

PAST FORWARD: A deeper understanding of history, with pictures to boot!

Jobers Reynes Bersales 02/18/2019

  Jose Raymundo Canoy’s work, “An Illustrated History of the Philippines” was launched in Cebu by National Bookstore yesterday.  One should not be fooled by its simple title. It  is no mean feat to write in so…

PAST FORWARD: Prominent Names in the 1904 Chinese Petition

Jobers Reynes Bersales 02/11/2019

  For the Chinese, the Lunar New Year is a time not just to welcome the year ahead but also to revere one’s ancestry and even visit, I think on the third day, their tombs. But I…

Davide Should Learn from Serging

Jobers Reynes Bersales 02/04/2019

      Sergio Osmeña Jr., Serging to his generation, left his mark indelibly on the landscape of Cebu. He single-handedly expanded Cebu’s real estate with what has now come to be known as the North Reclamation…

Conceiving a warehouse’s future

Jobers Reynes Bersales 01/28/2019

    Mixed-use commercial building, creative hub, food center, maritime museum, and night market. These are the five possible options presented by pairs of architecture students last Friday at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts (SAFAD)…

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