Cherry Piquero-Ballescas
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Continuing Philippine-Japan relationship
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Mr. And Mrs. Nakamura are here in Cebu from Fukuoka.
The proposed waste summit
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We welcome the plan of Vice Mayor Mike Rama to have a waste summit. The summit does not need to have a big budget.
Claim victory
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday, August 9, the Department of Justice held the first hearing regarding the case “of sedition, inciting to sedition, libel, and obstruction of justice” filed last July 18 by the Philippine National...
Waste solution in our hands
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Both Lito Vasquez and Emma Azcarraga Ramas shared with us a letter they sent to editors of newspapers to get the attention, especially of public officials, to seriously implement waste segregation.
Challenge to genuine public servants
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Calling local and national officials who are genuine servant-leaders! Would you like to be among those responsible for an effective, sustainable, inexpensive waste management system?
Duterte vs corruption
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte ordered PCSO to stop all gaming schemes, lotto and other gambling activities last Friday due to alleged massive corruption.
People first, not garbage
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Reacting to our article about the dead and injured children transported on a dump truck on the way to an athletic meet, a reader, Mr. Nick Haagsma, noted that my observations lacked one critical item. He wrote: “it...
Padayon, The FREEMAN!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A hundred years of fair and fearless journalism! A hundred years of celebrating Cebu! From 1919-2019, The FREEMAN stands as Cebu’s longest-running community newspaper.
Climate emergency, the CBMS, and the vulnerable
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The sun started to appear in Cebu City yesterday noon but the strong winds remained, a clear reminder that Typhoon Falcon was still in the Philippines.
Collaboration and partnership
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Problems are interlinked and can be addressed best with collaboration and partnership. The issues of flooding, drainage, and waste, for example, extend across towns and cities.
Glimmer of hope
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Like water that is drying up or has dried up in many areas of our country, hope for good, participative governance may also be fading or may have completely disappeared from the hearts of many Filipinos.
How prepared are we?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The reminders are all over yet the concern lingers: How prepared are at all for disasters? Are effective DRRM (Disaster Risk Reduction and Management) networks in place?
Nature’s comfort
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A few hours of visit to naturally-beautiful Bohol, with dear friend Delfin Espiritu and his relatives, Soledad Espiritu and Cora Baquir from Australia, led to this reflection.
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipino fishers were left at sea, after their vessel had been rammed by what they reported was a Chinese vessel. On Philippine Independence Day at that!
Independent Philippines?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
About two or three years ago, in a Japanese university, scholars from various parts of Africa reported the heavy influx of Chinese in their countries. Facilitated by Chinese loans, many Chinese in Africa were laborers...
Questions and concerns about mangroves and DENR
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
We join the call of environmental advocate Atty. Gloria “Golly” Estenzo Ramos for “an investigation and accountability for those conspiring to destroy the mangroves in Dumanjug” which, according...
From P3,500 to billions?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Such is the story of the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative located in the mountain area of Pinamungajan, Cebu.
June 5 is World Environment Day!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The 6th month of the year greets us with timely reminders to take care of ourselves and our planet Earth!
A nation in prayer
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 25, 2019 - 12:00am
While the nation awaits the truth behind the May 13 election glitch, now is perhaps the best time to ask every Filipino to come together, unite in prayer, for God to lead us to his truth, his way, and his life.
Light from darkness
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Within seven dark hours of the night, the Comelec glitch happened.
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