Rama: Battle of Tres de Abril is a reminder of the Cebuanos freedom

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The commemoration of the Battle of Tres de Abril is a reminder of how our forefathers died for our freedom against the Spanish rule. It is a responsibility of every Cebuano to exercise…

Freedom is not academic

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2021

Academic freedom is much debated today. It is on record that the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) entered into a pact in 1989 to govern the conduct of military and…

Academic excellence, freedom

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 01/20/2021

I hope there was a miscommunication somewhere that led Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to abrogate, unilaterally, an agreement that barred the military and the police from entering any of the University of the Philippines campuses without prior…

What 2020 has taught us

Immae Lachica 12/19/2020

    CEBU CITY, Philippines— As we count the days before we bid farewell to 2020, let us thank this year for awakening us to the lessons it has taught us along the way. This year may…

Cebu media told: Freedom is being able to choose what is good

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu media community is reminded of the “absolute” meaning of freedom which is one’s ability to chose what is good, as it marks this Sunday, September 20, 2020, the opening of the…

Labella: Celebrate the day with solemnity at home

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella reminded the Cebuanos that even though they could only celebrate the 122nd Independence Day at home, they could still honor the heroes of the past and the present. …

Christmas in Cebu City Jail: A female inmate’s take on making a parol

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Thirty nine-year-old Anna, a female inmate of Cebu City Jail, was all giddy and excited when Jail Chief Inspector Elsie Eireen Alcomendras announced the parol making contest (Christmas lantern making contest) that each inmate…

CCCI: Cebu needs lower power rates to be more competitive

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) cites need for lower power rates to make Cebu competitive. “In pricing electricity, its the final consumer who ultimately shoulders three costs: distribution, transmission and generation,”…

Sotto backs DOJ request to suspend rearrest of freed convicts

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 09/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday backed the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to suspend the rearrest of convicts who were freed under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.…

Celebrate freedom in all forms

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo and Immae Lachica 07/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Remembering how the Philippines attained its freedom from its foreign colonizers is a historical narrative of love, sacrifice and even, betrayal. Indeed, our ancestors fought hard for the freedom that we now enjoy. Sadly, in…

121st Independence Day Celebration: There is a hero in everyone who serves the community – Briones

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — 121 years have passed since the declaration of the Philippine independence, but many continue to strive for freedom against social problems like poverty, illegal drugs and road congestion. “While our ancestors fought for…

British Ambassador bares global pro-media campaign

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –British Ambassador Daniel Pruce has shared his government’s campaign to promote freedom of the press. “This campaign is not anti-government: It is not anti-business. It is not anti any single individual or political party,” …

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