No to China ‘smart cities’ on our islets

/INQ.net 08/08/2019

August being Buwan ng Wika (National Language Month), I am using a second byline written in “baybayin,” one of several writing systems used by our ancestors before the age of colonization that nearly obliterated many of our…

The consequence of devaluation  

Fernando Fajardo 08/07/2019

A couple of days ago, China allowed its currency, the yuan, to fall or to devalue against the US dollar beyond the 7 yuan to a dollar mark from around 6.9 weeks before. The Yuan reached its…

Ang Hupa, Cinemalaya and the indie films

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 08/06/2019

  “Binulong sa akin ng Diyos: ako ang magliligtas ng aking Bayan.” Words that reverberates throughout the brave four-hour-and-thirty-minute film “Ang Hupa” by Lav Diaz which is a mix of sci-fi and horror “about death of a dictator,…

A harvest of heritage treasures for Cebu

Jobers Reynes Bersales 08/05/2019

The Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish Church of Boljoon will no longer be the only National Cultural Treasure (NCT) of Cebu. Declared in 2006 by the National Museum (NM), the only cultural agency in the…

The name of the game

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 08/04/2019

  Corruption in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is nothing new.   In August 04, 2016 or exactly three years ago today, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte pronounced during an environmental summit in Davao City that the…

Visayan music

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 08/03/2019

I grew up in a home where Sunday mornings were all about the songs of Max Surban and cassette tapes which my grandfather, Diosdado Sr., called “standard Bisaya” music. Living in a house next to my grandparents…

Height equality in the PNP, BFP and BJMP

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 08/02/2019

  When I read the news that Cebu Third District Congressman Pablo John Garcia refiled a bill that seeks to abolish the height requirement for the PNP,  BFP and BJMP recruits, I remembered the history on the…

Saving the Philippine Sea

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/01/2019

The Filipino ocean has been described as an epicenter of marine biodiversity, with the richest concentration of marine life on the entire planet. However, it is beset with human-made pressures such as overfishing and destruction of marine…

No vision, no strategy, aimless

Fernando Fajardo 07/31/2019

I was reading again yesterday Paul Kennedy’s 1993 book on Preparing for the 21st Century. My purpose was to see what was right or wrong in his predictions on which country will be the winner in the…

Bahay na Pula and the Malaya Lolas

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/30/2019

The Bahay na Pula in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, with its red walls almost gone, still stands as a house with a dark and painful history. Red is a very emotionally intense color of fire and blood as it is associated with…

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