Zoomers: The lost generation

Wilhelm Matthew A. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2022

When we were children, our elders frequently asked what we wanted to be when we grow up. Most of us wanted to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, bankers, or whatever high-paying job our precocious minds could think of.…

Hope inside the turbulence

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 03/11/2022

It did appear so powerful when a gang of four put their muscle and money together. They are two past presidents, the son of another, and the current president still sitting and appointing officials in positions of…

Naked Island is back to signify hope for Odette victims

Immae Lachica 01/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Naked Island in Siargao is visible again!  After “vanishing” for days as a result of the wrath of super typhoon Odette that hit parts of the Visayas and Mindanao last December 16, 2021,…

Choose hope, not fear

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/28/2021

The story is told about a baby snake who was so scared, and nervously asked its mother: “Mom, I bit my tongue! Are we poisonous?” In today’s Gospel (Lk. 21, 25-28, 34-36) Jesus talks about people dying…

Hope even in darkness, poverty and suffering, Duterte tells Filipinos

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

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Christmas eve urged Filipinos to draw hope from Christ’s birth as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. In his Christmas message, Duterte, criticized for his crass language and for having called…

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…

Talisay City mayor expresses hope in fiesta message

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

TALISAY CITY, Cebu—Talisay City should have been adorned in colorful banners and flowers with the smell of lechon (roasted pig) permeating throughout the city today, October 15, 2020.  The Halad Inasal festival for the feast day of…

Family of slain cop Bontuyan: A year of loss and slow-paced justice

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been 365 days since Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan, was shot dead by unidentified assailants while traversing Pope John Paul II Avenue corner A. Soriano Street in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City on…

Holding out hope

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 04/22/2020

The pessimism surrounding the staging of the Tokyo Olympics in 15 months is “disconcerting,” a Philippine sports official said on Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped some of the country’s brightest hopes for a medal in the Summer…

Lights and sounds industry in PH raises P1M for frontliners through nationwide fundraising event

Immae Lachica 04/13/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The skies lit up with hope Sunday night, April 12, 2020, as the light and sound industry in the country gathered as one to help raise funds for frontliners working amid the threat…

Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

12/26/2019

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told…

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…

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