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Iconic bridge to lick Cebu’s traffic problems?

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/29/2019

The lament of local businessmen over the worsening traffic congestion in Metro Cebu is understandable.  For one thing, the traffic situation cuts across all sectors of society.  For another, local government officials can’t get their act together…

Happy New Year and Viva Pit Señor!

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/28/2019

I learned about my twin pregnancy on 12/12/12.  It looks like the kind of date that an airline or an online shopping store will dive right in and execute a crazy sale blitz.  In my case, I…

Celebrating Christmas in the midst of calamities

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/27/2019

While people in other areas in the country greeted this year’s Christmas evening with great joy, many greeted it with great sorrow as typhoon Ursula devastated lives, houses and other properties. Ursula left Eastern, Central, Western Visayas…

Protecting human rights amid the climate crisis

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/26/2019

Will the Christmas storm Ursula awaken many and join the legions of activists here and abroad to push government and the business sector to do what is right and urgent – by drastically reducing carbon emissions, protect…

The story of the birth of Jesus

Fernando Fajardo 12/25/2019

God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her…

Delisting as penalty in seafarer’s dismissal cases

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 12/24/2019

The  maximum penalty of disqualification  from maritime employment  or delisting from  the registry of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) may be imposed upon an erring seafarer depending on the gravity of the offense committed. Dismissal is the ultimate penalty that…

From humongous hole to Heritage Park

Jobers Reynes Bersales 12/23/2019

‘Tis the season for heritage advocates and the public to be jolly. In lieu of a monstrous matchbox of a building rising by now at the Cebu Capitol grounds, a heritage park —punctuated by the season’s most…

Death penalty ang tukmang silot sa mga Ampatuan!

Llyod Suarez 12/22/2019

Kudos  ngadto  kang Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes  nga  wa mahadlok  pagkonbikto sa mga  salbahis ug prominente’ng sakop sa pamilyang  Ampatuan nga apil sa plano ug may direktan involvement sa linoog nga pag-masaker sa…

Smuggling the faith, offshoot of the Filipino diaspora

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 12/22/2019

When Pope Francis told Filipinos to “Continue to be smugglers of the faith” at the end of the Simbang Gabi mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the message resonated not just among Filipinos residing or temporarily…

Joy to your homes

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/21/2019

Mothers reach their tipping point somewhere along the road of being superwoman, who appears to have everything under control. I reached mine on a Thursday night when I came home at 11:58 p.m. to a daughter who…

Lady Judge bravely convicts the Ampatuans

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 12/20/2019

After many years of abusively reigning like untouchable sacred cows in the province of Maguindanao, the Ampatuan clan’s stupidity finally ended. It took a lady to stop a perceived strong and barbaric regime. Quezon City Regional Trial…

Waste-To-Energy is NOT Zero-waste

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/19/2019

Local government units (LGUs) in Cebu and in other parts of the country should better think twice in entertaining notions of hosting polluting waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, without being held accountable. By embarking on WTE as a quick-fix…

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