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Blacklisting and the truth on COVID-19

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/21/2020

  Fear of blacklisting might be  causing the unexplained under-reporting of the consequences of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic on seafarers. “There is an unnecessary fear of telling the truth thereby potentially causing panic in what…

Community transmission and the silent spreaders of COVID-19

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/19/2020

  The surge in COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in Cebu City, in particular, in Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, prompted an emergency meeting of Cebu’s town and city mayors at the Capitol last Friday. Presided by Governor…

‘Total lockdown na ta oi’

Lloyd Suarez 04/18/2020

  Kinahanglang mo-level up  na ta  sa  atong gipatuman nga enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) sa tibuuk Sugbo. Unsa  may gidugayan nila ni Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan,…

Good deeds in the midst of COVID-19 crisis

Atty, Ruphil Bañoc 04/17/2020

The role of the private sector in times of crisis cannot be overemphasized. Companies, big or small, non-government organizations, and private individuals have come forward to lend their helping hands to the less privileged. This does not…

Nature as a refuge

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/16/2020

  Many have talked and written how we can help ourselves and cope with stress in this unprecedented era we are in. Apart from being connected virtually with our loved ones and colleagues, thanks to technology, of…

Lost semester or lost summer term?

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/16/2020

  The sudden rise in positive COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in Cebu City, centered around Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz, has put a damper on those who were hoping early this week of seeing an end to…

The political economy of COVID-19

Fernando Fajardo 04/15/2020

  No country in the world, both rich and poor, is immune from the onslaught that comes with the recent coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Known as SARS-Cov-2, the virus has already…

Seafarers and the COVID-19 stigma

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/14/2020

  The outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is causing a more problematic side of society – social stigma and discrimination against certain sectors, including seafarers. Public health emergencies such COVID19 are stressful times for people and…

‘Tagsa ka sako na lang inay SAP ug lig-on nga food security’

04/11/2020

  Daku ko’g  pagsalig  nga malibkas na gyud ang atong gipatuman nga enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) o lockdown sa tibuuk parte sa lalawigan sa Sugbo karong hinapos nga bahin ning buwana tungod kay minus nata og mga…

Pope Francis on COVID-19

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/10/2020

  In a prayer service which he presided lately at St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis brought us back to the story of Jesus and his disciples when they met a turbulent storm at sea. The story was…

Servant leadership and transparency in the era of COVID-19

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/09/2020

  Today, Christians practice the observance of Holy Thursday, in commemoration of the Last Supper and the washing of the feet of his disciples by Jesus, before he was crucified on Good Friday. Feet-washing is an ultimate…

The virus is the enemy, not the government

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/09/2020

  Today is the 78th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan while tomorrow is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Cebu. Two hugely significant events in the life of the country and of Cebuanos which…

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