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Disciplining justices and its implications
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
The recent decision of the Supreme Court dismissing from service a justice of the Court of Appeal and suspending another is a landmark development in cleansing the Philippine judiciary. The whole affair with its...
Election violence in Cebu
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - May 10, 2007 - 12:00am
As the election fever rises, a series of violent incidents have rocked the country. Mostly politically motivated, per assessment by the PNP, these happenings have given the country a black eye in the international...
Global warming, but where are we?
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - April 21, 2007 - 12:00am
It was 38 degrees Celsius in Isabela and 37 in Tuguegarao the other day. Yesterday it was almost 39 degrees in General Santos while in Cebu City it was 34 at its hottest. Hot, very hot, is the mood of summer...
Pacquiao for Congress? Perhaps…
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - April 19, 2007 - 12:00am
As an elector I have never voted for celebrity candidates, movie idols or sports heroes, who ran for local or national posts. Some of them might have been well meaning and were imbued with the desire to serve....
A season of pretenders and hypocrites
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - April 14, 2007 - 12:00am
Election season in this country is also a season of pretenders and hypocrites. In an effort to win the favor of electors candidates wax eloquent on certain problems and concerns even if by training (or lack...
Of poverty and politicians
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - April 12, 2007 - 12:00am
The report of SWS that millions of Filipinos are experiencing hunger once every month is indeed a disturbing one. But it is not a surprising disclosure. In a country where more than 30 percent of the families...
Love and Leadership
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - April 5, 2007 - 12:00am
On this day this year the Church recalls one important event in the life of Jesus Christ - the Last Supper. This event, as every Catholic knows, is a critical one in the economy of salvation, for it is here...
Summer heat, Lent and politicians
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 31, 2007 - 12:00am
Classes are over. It is summer. And the heat is on. Blazing sans mercy is the summer sun scorching the earth dry. The grass is dying. Cornstalks are yellowing and hunger strikes the land. Where's the shower...
A preliminary list
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 29, 2007 - 12:00am
This early we tried to list down the names of senatoriables who deserve our vote come May 14. We looked closely at the line-up of Team Unity and the Genuine Opposition and did a brief reflection on what we knew of...
A milestone of a book for Cebu scouters
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 24, 2007 - 12:00am
The Cebu Boy Scout Council, headed by scouter Hernando Streegan, recently launched the book "A Mountain to Climb" during the annual Council assembly. Although poetically titled, the book is actually...
More on Corruption
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 22, 2007 - 12:00am
A culture of corruption exists in this country, commented a Malacañang spokesman on the latest corruption report by an international survey agency. This is not the first such report, we all know. In...
A culture of corruption?
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 17, 2007 - 12:00am
Corruption - it's no longer news in this country. Surveys have been made in the past and always the Philippines landed at the top. Lately an agency called PERC came out with its corruption situationer and...
A serious national concern
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 15, 2007 - 12:00am
Clobbered - this could be the right qualifier for Team Unity in the latest poll survey. GMA's senatoriables should be alarmed. But she herself should also be because this coming election is inevitably a referendum...
Don Vicente Gullas' The Art Of Living Well - 2
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 10, 2007 - 12:00am
Let me start with this announcement: The launching of Don Vicente Gullas' The Art of Living Well - will be on March 12 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the UV square. DepEd Secretary Jesli A. Lapus will be the...
Don Vicente Gullas' The Art Of Living Well - 1
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - March 8, 2007 - 12:00am
There's a big event coming for UV people next week - the launching of Don Vicente Gullas' The Art Of Living Well. Published in 1950, the book has been out of circulation for several decades despite its importance...
Boxing in Cebu
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - February 24, 2007 - 12:00am
Today the Cebuanos go crazy with boxing. For the first time in a decade or two, title fights will be staged tonight right here, the home province of world titlist Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. Like Pacquiao's name...
One for the Oasis of Love
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - February 22, 2007 - 12:00am
Sometime ago an organization of "renewed" Catholics, the Oasis of Love, was placed in a bad light on account of what the media called an immoral conduct perpetuated by one of the confessors during a Life-in-Spirit...
The senatoriables, a quick look
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - February 17, 2007 - 12:00am
The green light is flashed. The race is on. And senatorial candidates scramble for attention. Posters, tv footages, radio plugs and other campaign gimmicks surfaced even in unlikely places and at unlikely moments....
Thoughts after Valentine's Day
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - February 15, 2007 - 12:00am
Yesterday was Valentine's Day, the day of love. On that day people open their hearts to people they love. In words or deeds they reveal their message in three magic words. To the spiritually inclined love...
Personalism in politics
by STRAWS IN THE WIND By Eladio Dioko - February 10, 2007 - 12:00am
As elections near and politicians scramble for party slots the surprise begins. Surprise because one is simply amazed at the spectacle of party switching and loyalty merging, of horse-trading and secret...
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