‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/23/2019

  Yesterday, May 22, we celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme focused on “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, called on all “government, business, and civil…

Has Mindanao’s promise been fulfilled?

Fernando Fajardo 05/22/2019

I did not know exactly when the idea of Mindanao as promise land started. When I was young, I saw for myself two of our neighbors who left with their whole family for Mindanao. I did not…

Changing of the guards in seafarer’s cause

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/21/2019

  With two seats as party-list representatives ,  the  major challenge of  MARINO  is to confront the questions raised on the qualification of its first three nominees who are not seafarers. The results of the recent party-list…

Auguring well for Cebu

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/20/2019

  Before I proceed to the gist of this piece, let met congratulate the Arkisketchers, Cebuano architects who are also painters, led by Loloy Castro, on the opening of their exhibition entitled, “Sugbu Kaniadto: Young Cebu in…

Jane’s Walk

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 05/18/2019

There’s a faceless bust on Pelaez Street that my friend, Hendri Go, pointed out to the participants of “Jane’s Walk: Lost Bookstores and Cinemas of Cebu” that humid Friday afternoon of May 3. We were not quite…

Thanks Mayor Tom; welcome Mayor Labella

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/17/2019

There are two things that I should be thankful for to Mayor Tomas Osmeña. First, for what he has done for Cebu, and second, for showing his sportsmanship by conceding defeat the very night the counting of…

Political will

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/16/2019

  We went through the elections of national and local officials who are expected to urgently respond to the issues facing our society and planet such as climate change and the degradation of our natural world. Two…

God bless the Philippines!

Fernando Fajardo 05/15/2019

This is the first time I write on politics here. Now I say that that it pains me to learn that not one member of the Otso Diretso team which run for senators won in last Monday’s…

Seafarers and Hernia

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/14/2019

Hernia is considered as one of the common seafarer’s illness as lifting heavy weight is  a normal part of daily routine on board the vessel. A five-year study by Dr Nicomedes Cruz, a Manila-based surgeon, of the causes of medical…

My Vote

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/13/2019

  Today we digress from the routine of life and the routine content of this column to consider what is about to unfold a few hours from now. For Cebu City, either a new mayor in Edgardo…

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