Not mere embellishments

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/06/2019

One of the greatest tragedies of all time is humanity’s haughty  belief that it can survive without Nature, at the extreme, or that we can cope with climate risks – at our own pace. We have become…

Good governance and development

Fernando Fajardo 06/05/2019

In my class in economics and in public management and development, I often say that there is no development without good governance. I am saying this again now to our newly elected local and national government officials…

DEADWEIGHT:  Accident ,  suicide, and seafarer’s death compensation claims

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 06/04/2019

The Finnish-German film “Deadweight” dealt with the legal question on the cause of a Filipino seafarer’s death that has a significant impact in compensation claims: whether he died  by accident or suicide. The movie by German filmmaker Axel…

Discovering treasures in Misamis Occidental

Jobers Reynes Bersales 06/03/2019

  In seeking out artifacts and objects for a museum, it is often the serendipitous, the unexpected, that make one’s day. And the Museo Misamis, which will be inaugurated at 4 o’clock this afternoon, proves to be…

Pinulongan, kabilin, ug kahulogan

JASON BAGUIA 06/02/2019

Lest we forget, we do have our own language(s). In the Philippines, we have more than 170. The teaching of Philippine languages is no longer mandatory for tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines. But at the University…

Remote work

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 06/01/2019

An email from a reader of this column requested that I write about how I survive Cebu’s traffic situation while raising three children and maintaining a full-time job. The answer is: Remote work. Or being employed by…

Capitol’s P1.3B debt and the voters’ perception

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 05/31/2019

  I have a good friend who came from zero and who is now a successful businessman.  He said that it is given that in every business there is a corresponding risk. You can be successful and…

The political economy of Mindanao

Fernando Fajardo 05/29/2019

Known as the land of promise, Mindanao accounts for 34 percent of the Philippines’ 300,000 square kilometers of land. The island is greatly endowed with minerals, particularly in the Caraga Region, and wide tracts of land that…

Compensability of seafarer’s psychosis, severe depression or schizophrenia

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/28/2019

A seafarer’s psychosis, severe depression  or schizophrenia may be  considered  compensable due to the work-related  stressful environment  on board the vessel. Seafarers are susceptible to mental health issues due to  harassment and bullying  that can take a…

Sugbu Kaniadto: Seeing the past in color

Jobers Reynes Bersales 05/27/2019

  When architects dabble in painting the end result is a harmony of colors worthy of a great exhibition.  That is exactly what happened when a group of fourteen architects called Architsketchers Cebu took upon themselves the…

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