Pedestrianization: Challenge and possibility 

Jobers Reynes Bersales 08/19/2019

Is it possible to pedestrianize the streets surrounding the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and, if so, how would it affect stakeholders, especially public utility vehicles that will be affected? This was, in gist, the main focus…

Reverie at 33

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 08/17/2019

When my siblings and I saw the rice fields of Barangay San Juan, Ormoc City, we cheered with the passion and noise similar to football fans when their team scores a goal. It was our first time…

Our teachers and the irony at DepEd

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 08/16/2019

I remember my burdensome but enjoyable experience in teaching when I was invited to teach at Cebu Technological University (CTU) and Cebu Normal University (CNU) for their communication students.  I always allocated time in the preparation before…

A change of guard in the Agriculture Department

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/15/2019

It is not everyday that one, not in the public sector,  witnesses the changing of guards in one of the most important cabinet portfolio – the Department of Agriculture.  This columnist is honored to be invited during…

Why the slowing GDP growth 

Fernando Fajardo 08/14/2019

The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.5 percent in the second quarter of 2019, down from 6.5 percent in the same quarter of the previous year or from 5.6 percent in the first quarter of…

 John Denver Trending and cyberbullying 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/13/2019

The domination of Kinaray-a speaking film “John Denver Trending” during this year’s Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival made a strong statement: stop cyberbullying, which can be disastrous, or worse even fatal. The film swept the awards as it…

Buhisan Tunnels, Gochan Hill and the time to remember

Jobers Reynes Bersales 08/12/2019

Errata: Before I proceed with the gist of this article, let me make two corrections to my column last week. First, I failed to include the San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church of Dalaguete from the National…

CDIG-7 crackdown on illegal gambling, for real?

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/11/2019

Thinking that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s order to shut down all PCSO gaming operations was meant to sweep off all forms of legal and illegal gambling throughout the country, a priest told mass goers in his homily…

Ate Kuya

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/10/2019

Every month, I go on four dates with my children. The first date is with Nicholas; the second with Antoinette; the third with Jeff Jr.; and the fourth with all three of them. The sequence is not…

Sabung

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 08/09/2019

Almost 400 undoubtedly fighting cock lovers were held like chickens in a poultry after the police raided and padlocked a cockpit arena in Mandaue City for illegally operating the facility on weekdays.  The Criminal Investigation and Detection…

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