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Tom O: How to handle Cebu City’s COVID crisis

Tomas Osmeña 06/19/2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR In the last few days, friends and supporters have greeted me with comments and questions. The most common question was “What would I do to reduce COVID cases in the barangay?”  This one,…

KUWENTONG KULE: Activism is not terrorism

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 06/16/2020

Activism is not terrorism. Despite the gloomy weather, people flocked to the UP Diliman campus last June 12  for a “Grand Mañanita” protest  to celebrate the country’s 122nd Independence Day, notwithstanding law enforcers’ warnings on violations of  quarantine regulations. With proper social…

The story of a seafarer COVID-19 survivor

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/09/2020

Anxiety due to lack of proper information on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) might be fatal for someone infected with the pandemic virus. “I am a COVID-19 survivor and may God protect us all”. This was the…

History of pandemics due to ship voyages 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/04/2020

Many Filipinos   knew by heart the  Korean phrases like “annyeonghaseyo” (hello) or “kamsahamnida” (thank you) due to  their fascination with Koreanovelas, especially now that they had to stay home due to the COVID-19 community quarantine. “Kingdom” is one interesting Netflix series…

Depression, suicide and COVID-19

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/26/2020

Suicide reports due to depression are sad manifestations of the  negative mental health effects  of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Pandemic anxiety can be overwhelming which if not handled properly may become emotional, physical and economic…

 Seafarer’s cancer and the ‘disputable presumption’ principle 

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/19/2020

The month of May has three significant dates for us: Mothers’ day, Mama’s birthday and her death anniversary. My mother, fondly called Mama Linda, died on May 17, 2002 due to pericarditis and lymphoma three days after she celebrated…

See you around

Attorney Ruphil Bañoc 05/15/2020

  I thank the management of Cebu Daily News,  as it continues to explore avenues to meet the challenges of time. CDN has always exercised editorial independence, refusing to kowtow or bow down to vested interest. Indeed, the…

KUWENTONG KULE: Nostalgia of college life: Eraserheads as my dorm roommates

Atty. Dennis R. Goreco 05/13/2020

  Nostalgia is a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time. For some, music can be a strong trigger of nostalgia of adolescence and discovering one’s identity. The soundtrack in the 1990s was dominated by…

Nagpakaulaw sa SAP ang social worker sa Lapu-Lapu

Lloyd Suarez 05/09/2020

  Mas maayo’ng moresign, kung may delicadeza pa si Lapu-Lapu City Social Worker Officer I, Ma. Eleonor Feliciano, tungod sa  pag-apil  sa  iyang lima ka mga miyembro sa pamilya nga sagad kanila dili kuwalipikado sa  Social Amelioration…

Balik Probinsya

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/08/2020

  Before this COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), we had always thought that congestion was just something we can live with, like a “necessary evil.” Our politicians did little to solve the problem, among the many reasons being…

Advocacy and democracy

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/07/2020

  One of my still-to-be-fulfilled  dreams is to huddle colleagues and to ask  what shaped them to pursue this challenging field of protecting and defending our natural life support system.  It is certainly in a tougher arena…

Imagine a world without a vaccine against COVID-19

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/07/2020

  I do not want to sound pessimistic. But if you look at another virus that has killed millions of humans in recent past, the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, no vaccine has been produced yet some…

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