Preparing for the Talisay Landing

Jobers Reynes Bersales 10/21/2019

There was a time when the Leyte Landings, which was commemorated yesterday, was a big affair in the Philippines. The 50th anniversary in 1994, was one of them, when a pair of commemorative stamps and a commemorative…

Senator Richard Gordon strikes while the iron is hot

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/20/2019

The preliminary report of the Senate Blue Ribbon and the Justice and Human Rights committees on the ninja cops or rogue policemen who pilfer and sell confiscated drugs has won pogi points for the Upper Chamber especially…

Water and trees

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 10/19/2019

There was a special smell in the air that day much like the sweet aroma of pine trees in Baguio City that I used to imagine to see in person while watching movies on television. It was…

What can UC and CHED do to UC students’ problem?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 10/18/2019

Let me clarify from the onset that I have high regard for the University of Cebu (UC) as an educational institution. It has created its name for quite a long time already.  In fact, I remember that…

Disasters and resiliency

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/17/2019

The magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit Mindanao last night should once more jolt us to the reality that our country is one of the most natural hazard-prone in the world. Our people have stood witnesses to the…

The travails of MCWD: Part 1

Fernando Fajardo 10/16/2019

The provision of safe, dependable, and affordable supply of water in Metro Cebu is getting to be more problematic these days such that the Mayor of Cebu City who appoints the board members of the Metro Cebu…

Allotment,  remittances  and Violence Against Women and  their Children Act (VAWC)

10/15/2019

A Filipino seafarer can be  held criminally liable due to the act of abandoning his  financial obligation to persons to which he is  obliged by law to support. Issues of allotment and remittances were discussed in connection with  the Anti-Violence Against Women…

The War Diary of Orville Albert Babcock

Jobers Reynes Bersales 10/14/2019

Orville Albert Babcock was on an inspection tour of schools in Tacloban when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and, a few hours later, Clark Field and other air bases in the Philippines on December 8, 1941.  As a…

Senate hearing drives Senator Gordon to tears

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 10/13/2019

The top post in the Philippine National Police has become a hot seat for beleaguered PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde that he has decided to vacate it on October 29 or 9 days ahead of his birthday when…

Door to Narnia 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/12/2019

It was exam week so the Ruffolo home in Liloan, Cebu was a frantic mess of pad papers, dog-eared textbooks and unwashed lunch boxes.  Mornings are all about sending the six-year-old twins out the door before 6:20…

Is Director Ambrocio Ibones sleeping at OSC Center?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 10/11/2019

In less than 4 months, 3 series of negative incidents happened at the Operation Second Chance (OSC) Center under the leadership of Director Ambrocio Ibones. He is an appointee of the new Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella. …

Sheer madness

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/10/2019

In this era of extreme weather aberration, when heat wave, drought, wildfire, typhoon and storm surges are becoming frequent and intense, our trees, the principal source of humans and non-human’s  water, fresh air to breathe, and absorber…

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