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In the line of fire

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/29/2020

At yesterday’s press briefing held in the Capitol by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, two groups presented their respective designs of personal protection equipment PPE customized for healthcare workers now battling the COVID-19 pandemic.   The frontliners face…

‘Sakrispisyo ug motuman lang ta nga magpuyo sa bay’

Lloyd Suarez 03/28/2020

  Wa mapan-os ug wa gyud ko masipyat sa akong  baruganan  nga kinahanglang maglockdown na ta dinhi sa tibuuk Sugbo batok sa coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19. Bisan nalangay ang deklarasyon nila ni Governor Gwen Garcia, Cebu City…

Please stay at home

Atty. Ruphil Bañoc 03/27/2020

  The world is facing a blank wall. The sky is very dark. Fear is seen in everyone’s eyes. But we cannot allow this deadly virus, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to finish us all. We need to…

Liberation and a lockdown

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/26/2020

  Governor Gwendolyn F. Garcia will call on all the mayors of Cebu to a meeting today. The agenda is to get this COVID-19 pandemic over and done with in Cebu through a lockdown of the entire…

The best gift to our warriors in the field

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/26/2020

  The right to life and right to health gain more meaning in crisis situations such as what we are facing now. Health is a priority, no doubt about it. When we listened to President Duterte’s announcement…

The COVID-19 special power law: What it contains

Fernando Fajardo 03/25/2020

  The “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” as the measure was finally called was passed first by the House of Representatives using the version coming from the Senate. The Senate version changed some of the proposals coming…

Seafarer’s non-deployment due to replacement is a breach of contract

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/24/2020

  Failure to deploy a seafarer due to replacement by another seafarer is considered a breach of contract entitling him to damages. The Supreme Court awarded the seafarer his nine months’ worth of salary in the case…

Fighting and winning over an invisible foe

Rick Gabuya 03/23/2020

  When the 3 p.m. siren nudged me from my Sunday afternoon siesta yesterday (Sunday, March 22) signaling the start of the 24-hour curfew for minors and senior citizens, who are 65 years old and older, it…

Coping with the pandemic

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/22/2020

  As Covid-19 sweeps through populations all over the world, international, business, and community leaders are put to the test. The lens in which they view the virus and its impacts naturally correspond to the manner by…

Inutil pa atong mga Cebu leaders pag lockdown

Lloyd Suarez 03/21/2020

  Nakasabot  ko  sa atong  mga  local  leaders gipangulohan  ni Governor  Gwen  Garcia  nga dili  mo-impose  og total  lockdown pagkakaron  kay usa pa  ang  nag-positibo  sa  sakit nga Coronavirus Disease 2019 o COVID-19 diha sa dakbayan sa…

Hope and Leni Robredo’s folly

03/20/2020

  Crisis brings out the worst and the best in people. The UP interns who chose to stay at the Philippine General Hospital despite the pullout order have shown to us what love of country is all…

Coping with COVID-19

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/19/2020

  The World Health Organization (WHO), on March 11, elevated the status of the COVID-19 outbreak from epidemic to pandemic. According to the UN News, “By labelling the spread a pandemic, WHO was indicating that the virus…

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