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Tears and rage for our children
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
How did you react when you learned that children were among those who died and were injured when a dump truck fell to its side in Boljoon last July 19? The victims were between 10 and 12 years old. Too young to die....
Spoiled waste
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Do you still see many child waste pickers or scavengers out in the streets? Remember the young boys who called out if households had bote and dyaryo to sell?
Sotto and the migrating fish
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Was Senate President Tito Sotto serious or joking when he said: “It's very difficult to say that there is exclusivity when it's underwater.
Honoring the people of the sea
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Since 2010, June 25 has been designated as International Day of the Seafarer by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Month of May
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
One more day, it will be May 31. That will be 18 days after the May 13 Philippine elections. Before May ends, will the truth behind the election glitch be finally revealed? Will the Filipino people finally know what...
2019 Holy Week
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow marks the start of this year’s Holy Week.
No match?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Can a small country like the Philippines be a match for a superpower like China?
Heating up
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Expect the heat to rise even more, now that the two Es are here --El Niño and Elections.
When public funds become private
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The billboards are still there. Infrastructure projects using public funds are advertised as projects of this and that official. How dare these shameless officials continue to claim as their own as these private...
The House of Representatives’ next moves?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Before January ended, despite heated arguments and strong opposition coming from various sectors (from the academe, scientists, experts, child rights advocates and the public) that lowering the age of criminality...
Christmas, traffic, and thanks
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am
With classes over and students happy to be on long holiday break, traffic in school zones have eased somewhat. However, with many stores and malls offering holiday discounts, sale, other gimmicks and treats, traffic...
Education access and participation in Japan
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
A 2015 study confirmed and recognized the problem of low education aspiration among the surveyed youth in Japan with Filipino heritage.
Victorious voters
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Elections proclaim politicians as winners. Political dynasties testify to the power, privileges, and perks that accompany victory. Hence, the dynasties live on.
The sea and beyond
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The vast expanse of the sea is beautiful to behold! Varying shades of blue, silent, calm, and peaceful. There is more to the sea, however, than meets the eye.
Heartwarming reminder
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
For sure, today, millions remember the two special days of November, All Saints’ Day on the first and All Souls’ Day on the second.
Our Lady of Fatima and the three children
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, October 13, we again remember Mama Mary and her sixth apparition in Fatima to the three children, 10-year-old Lucia dos Santos and her Marto cousins, nine-year-old Francisco and seven-year-old Jacinta.
More Filipinos hungrier and poorer
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The present administration and their supporters can continue to deny or ignore that millions of our people are affected by the present high inflation.
Mama Mary’s nativity
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, September 8, Catholics are joyfully celebrating the birthday of Mama Mary. For more than 15 centuries, her birthday has been remembered "exactly nine months after December 8 --the feast of the Immaculate Conception--...
On this first day of September, 2018
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
To walk our talk about our earlier suggestion to highlight good news from now on, we start today’s article with happy news.
Some Visayan responses to killings
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - August 25, 2018 - 12:00am
From Thursday, August 23, until revoked, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has enjoined all to pray, after Communion, the Oratio Imperata asking God to end killings here in Cebu and the rest of the country.
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