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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.
When the sun shines next
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
We hope the sun’s gentle rays embrace the victims of disasters and warm their hearts enough to ignite hope for a better tomorrow.
Typhoon aftermath
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The mayor of one typhoon-affected city in Luzon promised that garbage will be collected by November 30.
“Stretch forth your hand to the poor”
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The series of typhoons that battered areas of Luzon left many more poor and left the poor even poorer than ever.
Hurdles to overcome to assist our migrants
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of our Filipinos went abroad. It may be no exaggeration to say that there are Filipinos in every country throughout the world.
“Divided States of America”
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The votes are still being counted.
Touching tale of COVID, friends, and prayers
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 31, 2020 - 12:00am
These October 26 FB posts caught our attention:
Please continue to stay safe vs. COVID
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
From being the country’s COVID epicenter to being acknowledged and acclaimed as a best practice model for containing the virus, Cebu City has certainly gone a long way since July!
October’s Our Lady of the Rosary and others saints
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It is inspirational to be reminded about the sacred and holy in the month of October.
Hunger and poverty: Personal troubles or public issues?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
If one of three Filipinos reports that he experienced involuntary hunger due to lack of food to eat at least once in the past three months, it is understandable if many think that this is the personal trouble of...
Together versus poverty and hunger
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Extreme poverty has worsened throughout our country and the rest of the world.
Does government see these increasing millions of hungry, poor Filipinos?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
“Kung hindi kami mamamatay sa COVID, mamamatay kami sa gutom.”
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