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Cherry Piquero Ballescas
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People Power 1986: The hope and promise of EDSA
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The cries reached up to heaven. The impoverished millions, legion. The privileged and powerful, a minority. The abuse and corruption, rampant, unchecked.
Protect yourselves and all even more
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The sun is still out while I am typing this article Friday morning.
Race to save lives
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Sadly, news confirms the presence of the British and South African variants while the world is still coping with the COVID-19 virus --how to contain it and how to save lives.
Urgent COVID alert: Please do your responsibility
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Independent COVID data tracker Dennis Tagamolila sounded off yet another call for immediate public vigilance and strict compliance of health protocols after presenting his latest analysis and forecast about COVID...
The colors of dawn
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The color purple continues to have various meanings for people and groups across time and location.
Defend UP, freedom, and peace
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
While COVID continues to be top priority -- how to contain the virus, how best to protect people during this pandemic, suddenly, without prior notice or dialogue, the 1989 UP-DND Accord was unilaterally abrogat...
Yes to budget for people, not basura
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
As fit for any useless rubbish, the present Charter Change plan among House representatives should immediately be thrown away and disposed of definitively, soonest this January, which has been marked as National...
2021 Sinulog: The sacred and the secular within the pandemic
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Prayers were lifted. Statements were issued from the police, government officials, the medical community, among others.
Stay alert and safe: No holiday/ break for COVID virus!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
What do people and the COVID-19 have in common?
December 2020
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - December 3, 2020 - 12:00am
If the pandemic were not here, December would have been greeted with much more enthusiasm and excitement.
Lord, who else can we turn to?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
We are in the ring of fire. We are within the typhoon belt. Add earthquakes as well.
Continuing dramas
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Many await how several dramas will unfold in the next few days.
Look forward to a better world and stronger humanity
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
A recent FB post from a colleague, a former fellow scholar at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, reminded us to look beyond the present world with its pandemic and other challenges and look up, hope and believe...
Gentle rains and typhoons
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Typhoon Pepito was reported to be exiting the Philippines Wednesday, but after battering many areas of Luzon.
No money for hungry and poor Filipinos?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Do you believe that there is really no money available for hungry and poor Filipinos?
Remember 9-21-72
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
September 21, 1972 should live on in the hearts and minds of all Filipinos.
Creative, Constructive, Collective Engagements
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Within the present pandemic, the complexity and enormity of challenges require united efforts to ensure the sustainable protection of people and our planet.
COVID-19, hunger, rains
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Reports noted an LPA that would pass through several areas in the Visayas and Luzon.
Ronda, the jewel of the south
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is our annual fiesta in the idyllic town of Ronda, 82 kilometers south of Cebu City.
Prioritizing people’s health and needs
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The present and ongoing pandemic has clarified more distinctly the top priorities to protect people and our planet.
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