STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Puzzles on Christine’s death cry loud for solutions

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/15/2019

  What kind of mistake can a 16-year-old grade 9 student afford to do so that she would deserve a brutal death? How can a lady church tithe collector commit a sin that would lead her to…

MINDFULLY GREENIE: And, then there was none…

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/14/2019

One fine day, you wake up, open the faucet, and, horrors, there is not a drop of water that comes out. In a crisis situation, realizations prop up: one is admitting that you are woefully ill-prepared to…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: ‘Hoc est enim Corpus meum’ or ‘Against corporal punishment’

Jason A. Baguia 03/13/2019

“On the contrary, I am of the firm conviction that responsible parents can and have administered corporal punishment in a self-restrained manner, such that the children remember it not as an act of hate or abuse, but…

PAST FORWARD: An embarrassment of sex and riches?

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/11/2019

  Coming on the heels of the most extraordinary meeting of all heads of Catholic bishops councils all over the world in the Vatican, the recent report of an alleged rape of a minor by a priest…

NANAY SAYS: Petrichor and Basadours

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 03/09/2019

It was not the place I wanted to be in on a Wednesday morning, January 4, 2012. I was still on a vacation from my job in a non-government organization and I very much wanted to spend…

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Why is the Inayawan Brgy. Capt. uncooperative with the PNP?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/08/2019

  Inayawan Barangay Captain Kirk Bryan Repollo demolished the galvanized fence being built up by the contractor of a police station’s building. He also threatened Police Regional office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director Brigadier General Debold Sinas…

MINDFULLY GREENIE: The call of the times: science-based and sustainable fisheries management

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/07/2019

Humans have a lot of accounting and ‘Mea Culpas’ to do when abundant fisheries in our oceans will become a thing of the past all over the world. When two thirds of the fishing grounds in the…

PINOY MARINO RIGHTS: Smoking and stress

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/06/2019

  Smoking , by itself, cannot  be a factor that bars compensation for the seafarer’s death due to  illnesses such as aneurism. The tendency of seafarers to smoke is often associated with the stress experienced at sea.…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: Shape of Edsa

Jason A. Baguia 03/05/2019

A university colleague posted the announcement on Facebook. There was to be a gathering the next morning at Fuente Osmeña circle, followed by a march going downtown to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People…

PAST FORWARD: Murio-Murio, T. Padilla and the Fires of March

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/04/2019

Two different worlds, you might say. One is a street named after a Cebuano revolutionary, the other a Cebuano expression with negative connotations. But the two are replete with historical events that to a lesser extent may…

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