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Sell or donate clean and dry plastics!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Direct evidence of global warming is now being experienced by people all over the world --heat waves, stronger typhoons, forest fires, famine, and drought among others.
With a heavy heart, Lord, your will be done!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Dear Lord, last June 30, many of us prayed/lifted our heavy hearts to you. Before us were your words in Matthew 11:28-30.
Councilor Alvin Dizon: Committed, consistent, transparent, hardworking  
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
The first time we met in the early 1990s, Councilor Alvin Dizon, then a young university student leader, spoke at a rally defending the urban poor trisikad drivers from being marginalized by the ongoing Cebu Port...
Unforgettable Good Friday recollections    
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Thank God, April 13, 1984 was Good Friday.
Best to prepare for soonest
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 22, 2022 - 12:00am
There are a number of concerns that we need to best prepare for, earliest we can.
Pit Señor 2022: Soar like eagles
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Nothing can stop devotees from celebrating this year's Feast of the Sto. Niño in their own way, in their hearts.
The feast of our Mama Mary’s Assumption
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 14, 2021 - 12:00am
This Sunday, August 15, the Catholic Church will celebrate the important Feast of the Assumption of Mama Mary.
Daghang salamat, President Noynoy!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 26, 2021 - 12:00am
There were family and friends who knew PNoy was not well. With PNoy, they all believed that, in time, his health problems could be treated.
Raid of social and health coffers?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 20, 2021 - 12:00am
We learned this week Tuesday that the post below, dated April 24, 2021, was earlier reposted by a very reliable Filipino economist and has become viral.
St. Joseph’s faith and obedience
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Do you remember when Pope Francis publicly shared that he has a picture of a sleeping St. Joseph on his desk?
Thank you, Palawan
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a battle between David and Goliath. That is how advocates for One Palawan described their struggle vs the strong political forces and massive resources of the proponents of Republic Act 11259 which splits...
Rescue or raid? Conflicting narratives
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
A Mindanao journalist messaged -- “a raid of Lumads at the University of San Carlos.”
Urgent: Effective government pandemic response
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Allow us first to greet you all a belated Kung Hei Fat Choi and advance Happy Valentine’s Day! With a whole new year ahead and with love, what more do we need to forge ahead?
Daunting C-challenges and hope-filled C-responses
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
COVID remains the present, biggest health challenge throughout the world. Although the former big C, cancer, is just as scary, until this virus and its variants are completely contained and everyone protected and...
Proactive, united precaution and protection
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The increase in COVID-19 cases within Cebu should convince all, especially barangays, that the virus is very much alive, active, and eager to spread quickly and infect anyone.
Understanding the virus and the vaccines better
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
We know that the coronavirus is still here and actively deadly. We also know that there are, at present, anti-coronavirus vaccines reported.
Padayon ang Pasko!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
This time last year, even before 4 a.m., cheerful voices of friends and neighbors were heard out in the streets.
Genuine safe rice from this Christmas on
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Add the calamities to the pandemic, how many of our people will have even just rice each day or even this Christmas?
Issues and questions for our Filipino women migrants
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine government will engage with the UN Committee on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for its ninth cycle reporting, starting with a country...
Sexist, misogynist jokes are never ever right!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The best or worst in people are evident during emergencies.
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