PAST FORWARD: The Koga Incident on film

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/25/2019

Once again tomorrow, the Talisay Landing will be reenacted, albeit with a wide latitude on the matter of using modern weapons and vehicles against those used on March 26, 1945, or 74 years ago, when the liberation…

POST PRANDIUM: Why do we have a large trade deficit?

Fernando Fajardo 03/24/2019

In most of the years since the last war, our imports exceeded our exports. What causes a trade deficit? What does it mean to the economy and to us? We can answer these questions this way. On…

NANAY SAYS: Outdoor education

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 03/23/2019

This year, I made a promise to myself to climb at least one mountain in Cebu every month. I am a “rebel returnee” of the outdoors. I parked my hiking shoes 10 years ago to give way…

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Quest for justice for Christine Silawan is on

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/22/2019

  Can a minor afford to kill a fellow minor in a most brutal way? Can a 17-year-old inflict 30 stab wounds alone, skin to the skull and remove some organs of his 16-year-old ex lover? Does…

MINDFULLY GREENIE: Greta in our midst

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/21/2019

  She is 16 years old – yet, she has already captured the imagination and inspired millions to protest and to call governments and private sector to reduce greenhouse gases and respond immediately to the climate crisis.…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: A nation, a prosecutor, and a world court

Jason A. Baguia 03/20/2019

In 2018, Malacañang announced it was withdrawing the Philippines from the Rome Statute, the law by which the country fell within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Spokespersons and supporters of the administration argued that…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Accident at sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/19/2019

  Seafarers work under a hostile working environment at the sea and no matter how many precautions are taken, accidents are bound to happen resulting to injuries ranging from minor to the most gruesome types; some even leading…

PAST FORWARD: The water crisis of 1931 and today

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/18/2019

It is quite interesting to see how then as now, the water level at Buhisan Dam has been an important gauge to determine whether we are in the midst of a water crisis, even though this 107-year-old…

POST PRANDIUM: Why is total employment declining or not growing as fast as before?

Fernando Fajardo 03/17/2019

Again, if there is anything that most poor people must have in order to prosper in life, it is a good paying and secure job. Very few of them are prepared to go into business for lack…

NANAY SAYS: Light for Christine Lee

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/16/2019

My children came home yesterday from school bearing bad news. Antoinette, 5, said she learned about it from her classmate. She reported: “Naay namatay nga girl, Nanay. Wala na dila and things inside her body, gikaon sa…

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