Seafarer’s drunkenness while  off-duty

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/16/2019

A seafarer cannot be dismissed  on the ground of drunkenness or intoxication if he is off-duty. The Supreme Court clarified in the case of EVIC Human Resource Management Inc., v. Rogelio Panahon, (G.R. No. 206890, July 31, 2017)…

Finally, a home for the National Museum in Cebu

Jobers Reynes Bersales 07/15/2019

With the stroke of a pen last July 1, President Rodrigo Duterte finally gave the National Museum (NM) a permanent home in Cebu, thanks to the new NM Board Chair Luli Arroyo-Bernas who had shepherded the request…

Economic boom in Northern Mindanao 

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/14/2019

  ILIGAN CITY – This highly urbanized city in Northern Mindanao is living up to its name as a first class city with its wide roads and a busy commercial district that hosts dozens of restaurants, a…

Combating online sexual exploitation of children

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/13/2019

  Cebu finally did it: combat online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) with technology. OSEC is an issue that strikes a personal chord in me because I knew children who are victims of it. I was a…

Leni versus Sara in 2022

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 07/12/2019

Women’s power, although yet to see its complete victory, has gone a long way already.  We already had two women presidents:  Corazon Cojuanco Aquino and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The next presidential election may still be a little far, but…

Protection and passion

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/11/2019

  Communing with Nature is an experience like no other. Positive feelings of serenity, grace, magic, rejuvenation and spiritual upliftment – envelop one’s being all at once.  Being mindful of the colors, the patterns, the shapes of…

Are election promises made to be broken?

Fernando Fajardo 07/10/2019

Now that our newly elected local government executives in the country have already assumed their respective offices as provincial governors, city mayors, and municipal mayors, it is interesting to see how they think of projects that they…

Medical repatriation and contract termination in compensation cases

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/09/2019

  A seafarer is entitled to compensation even if he finished his contract as long as his medical condition was properly documented while he is on board the vessel. The issue of repatriation due to contract termination…

Remembering the ‘Mananabang’

Jobers Reynes Bersales 07/08/2019

The recent announcement by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, during her first week back in the provincial seat, to increase the monthly stipend of Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) from 1,500 to 3,000 pesos reminded me of how far our…

Kapa’s political muscle

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 07/07/2019

  With 5 million members and financial muscle estimated at P50 billion, it is no surprise that controversial Kapa Community International Ministry founder Pastor Joel Apolinario is being talked about in the league of influential religious leaders…

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