The opposition’s dilemma

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 06/20/2021

By “opposition,” I simply mean here the many groups and individuals that are determined to prevent the Duterte regime from perpetuating itself beyond the 2022 presidential election. I do not use the term in the context of…

Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday urged Filipinos to strive for a genuine celebration of hope, unity, and service for others this Christmas. Peralta said “festivities this year will be expectedly different” as the…

Paranoia in the neighborhood

J-Ann Avila - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2020

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” God commands. Apparently, it is harder to do so during a pandemic. My late 90-year-old grandmother arrived home in Surigao del Sur after a dizzying eight-hour road trip from Cagayan…

VSMMC urges compassion for COVID-19 patients amidst suicide incident

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center has expressed sadness over the suicide incident of one of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The patient, a 48-year old male,…

Compassion, not death

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 08/22/2017

I literally grew up and spent most of my youth in the city’s red light district in Barangay Kamagayan where, during my adolescence days, not only bawdy houses and bars were situated but also makeshift drug dens.…

Priests to speak before nurses in convention

PR 09/21/2016

A BATTERY of priests and religious will speak before nurses during the local annual convention of the Catholic Nurses Guild of the Philippines Cebu Chapter on September 23. Now on its fifth year, the confab will be…

Compassion or fatigue

Jason A. Baguia 06/03/2016

Having voted last May 9, 2016 at the Philippine embassy in Berlin, I strolled through the German capital’s west, stopping shortly past noon at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church. Curiosity about its broken spire ushered me into the…

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