The doctrine of Good Samaritan at Sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 06/25/2019

The saga of our Filipino fishermen again resurfaced after a Philippine fishing boat,  F/B GEM-VER, partially sank near Recto Bank midnight of June 9,  which involved a Chinese vessel. Several versions later were aired, from the initial statement…

Bangkok hassle: A lesson for Cebu

Jobers Reynes Bersales 06/24/2019

Our trip back from the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya to Bangkok last week was an eye-opener for first-timers in Bangkok. We were eighty archaeologists from many countries stuck for almost an hour in a traffic jam…

The cheat list and the all-time admonition

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/23/2019

  “Greed has always been one of man’s failings. The hope of greater gain has lured many a man to throw caution, and his common sense, to the wind. This human foible, known to many, has been…

Lumba’g Laag sa Sugbo

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 06/22/2019

DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu– There is so much passion among Cebuanos in whatever we do and for Cebu City, that passion is evident in the annual celebration of Cebu Business Month (CBM). I’ve been covering CBM events spearheaded by…

Name-dropping DU30: KAPA founder’s blunder

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/21/2019

Last Thursday, June 13, 2019, there were two big separate events that happened in General Santos City. First was the so called prayer rally of KAPA (Kabus Padatuon) Ministry International Inc. led by its founder Pastor Joel…

Poaching in our waters

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/20/2019

  ‘Indignation’ is a mild word to describe the feeling about Malacanang’s position in the sinking of the Filipino fishing boat at the Recto Bank by a Chinese fishing vessel, as acknowledged by no less by the…

Has regional inequality narrowed down?

Fernando Fajardo 06/19/2019

Five days ago, the Department of Finance (DoF) in an economic bulletin reported that regional inequality in the Philippines eased in 2018 compared to 2016 and 2017, citing lower measures of variability in the gross regional domestic…

Heart ailments and seafarer’s diet 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/18/2019

The heart ailments of seafarers can be triggered or aggravated by his working conditions aboard the vessel, including his diet. “Taking responsibility for the health of all human souls on their ships also defines the shipowners’ sense…

Finding the past at the Patria

Jobers Reynes Bersales 06/17/2019

A wooden house post, a Chinese coin, and plenty of animal bones, tradeware ceramics, earthenware sherds, clay tiles and lime mortar masonry fragments. These are, in gist, what have been recovered so far in the first four…

What it means to be outstanding

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 06/15/2019

  It has been 12 years since I became part of The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community (TOSPAC), a privilege given to me when I made it to the regional search and later in the…

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