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Servant leadership and transparency in the era of COVID-19

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/09/2020

  Today, Christians practice the observance of Holy Thursday, in commemoration of the Last Supper and the washing of the feet of his disciples by Jesus, before he was crucified on Good Friday. Feet-washing is an ultimate…

The virus is the enemy, not the government

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/09/2020

  Today is the 78th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan while tomorrow is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Cebu. Two hugely significant events in the life of the country and of Cebuanos which…

Why exclude the middle class for emergency assistance?

Fernando Fajardo 04/08/2020

  The “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” grants emergency power to the President to tackle the current crisis caused by COVID-19. This power included a provision to provide emergency assistance amounting from 5,000 pesos to 8,000…

COVID-19,  extension and early termination of seafarer’s contract

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/07/2020

  Seafarers have a right to return home at the end of their contract at no cost to themselves. Unfortunately, thousands of  seafarers, mostly from cruise liners, with expired employment contracts have been forced into continued labor aboard…

Gwen’s ECQ Update

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/05/2020

  It’s only a week since Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia placed the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) but if her daily updates on the status of the coronavirus outbreak in the province are any indication,…

‘Diskontento pa ko sa gipatuman nga ECQ’  

Lloyd Suarez 04/04/2020

  With all due respect, inutil  kaayo ang  panglantaw ning uban nga  nakig-debate  aron ipalibkas  ang  gipatuman  nga enhanced community  quarantine (ECQ) o  lockdown pagpakigbatok sa coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19. Gusto nila nga mo back to…

Tribute to our doctors and other frontliners

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/03/2020

  An oath, Merriam-Websters Dictionary says, ” is a solemn, usually formal, calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness  that one sincerely intends to do what one…

NYC these days — An eyewitness account in America’s COVID-19 epicenter

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/02/2020

  In the two or three times I have been lucky to visit the Big Apple, New York City, these past five years, I have always linked up with two friends, one a former student, Rufo Escabarte,…

Hope amid the crisis

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/02/2020

    So, this is how it feels to be in a wartime mode — each day of the COVID-19 crisis brings uncertainty coupled with hope that the nightmare will soon end. We offer our condolences and…

The much-awaited emergency subsidy, is there?

Fernando Fajardo 04/01/2020

  Last Saturday, March 28, 2020, Executive Secretary Salvador Campo Medialdea, acting on behalf of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, issued a Memorandum providing for the implementation of temporary emergency powers granted to the President. The memorandum serves…

‘We are on the same boat’  – Pope Francis

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/31/2020

  The current global coronavirus epidemic is a reminder that we are sailing on the same boat — a spiritual voyage regardless of one’s nationality, race, age or social status. The sea of life can be quite calm,…

Grounds for compliance during a pandemic

Randy David 03/30/2020

One man’s risk could be another person’s danger. At no other time is this truism clearer than today, as we respond to the complexities of the coronavirus pandemic. Responsibility demands that all of us consciously weigh the…

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