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What draws votes?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, there are 53 more days before the May 13, 2019 national and local elections.
Present Metro Manila water shortage
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Metro Manilans queued to store precious water this week. Those who could afford to rushed to buy water containers. Many of them complained that they were not informed about water interruption or shortage until their...
Celebrating Filipino labor
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Millions of our people are migrants, both domestic and international. With slim opportunities in this country or in the rural areas to find work and/or reasonable wage that will allow their household to survive,...
March 8, International Women’s Day
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Professor Henry Francis B. Espiritu of the Gender and Development Office of the University of the Philippines Cebu sent out this invitation for March 8, 2019 International Women’s day:
Reflections for Ash Wednesday
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Most early daily Masses have only a handful of churchgoers.
Now on our third month!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
From the colder or cooler months of December, January, and February, now we are in the third month of 2019!
The FREEMAN’s 100th year!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
So proud to be part of the family of the oldest newspaper in Cebu!
Protecting migrant domestic workers and families
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Led by Ms. Ellene Sana, executive director of the Center for Migration Advocacy (CMA) and in partnership with AWO, a German organization for the social protection of workers, a one-day project planning meeting was...
Looking back, looking forward
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
All of us are happily and eagerly awaiting this special day of this new year: February 16, 2019! Our High School Batch ‘69 of Saint Mary’s College will come together for our Golden Anniversary, a joyous...
Love and devotion to Mama Mary
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
On this day of love, we would like to recall the great love of Mama Mary for us all. Her obedience and complete surrender to God’s will have assured our redemption and salvation. Forever, we are sincerely grateful...
Public spaces and public transport
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Mayor Tomas Osmeña deserves commendation for two laudable projects; the public library and the BEEP. So much can be done really with political will. The projects do not really have to be costly as well to...
Disaster preparedness
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
More families and residents have now been added to the number of homeless and needy because of fires that hit several communities in Cebu City lately. We join them in prayers during these difficult moments.
The rights of Children
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Here are selected highlights of the preamble and articles about the rights of children adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989 and entered into force on September 2, 1990:
2019 Sinulog Observations
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Although we arrived some minutes earlier than the 9 a.m. Sinulog Mass at the basilica last Saturday, January 19, we were still late! We could not proceed immediately to the basilica because of the thick, huge crowd...
Less Sinulog waste
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Did you read the good news? From 219 tons collected last year, this year’s reported Sinulog waste volume went down to 210.7, about 8.3 tons less.
Viva Sto. Niño!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow’s Feast of the Child Jesus continues the message of Christmas --God’s unconditional, immeasurable love.
Still on waste
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Several days before the big feast of the Sto. Nino, let us continue to remind ourselves and others about the importance of the link of devotion to protection of God’s earth.
Be a Sinulog Basura Watch volunteer
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Black Nazarene procession, as expected, drew hundreds of thousands of devotees. Their devotion must certainly have made the Nazarene happy. The pollution they left, however, must have saddened him.
Thank God, a happy ending!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Remember the Christmas drama I shared with you all in my December 22 column? Remember how maltreated a Filipino helper was by her employers in one Middle Eastern country and how, before December 25, she and her husband,...
2019 Sinulog responsible waste partnership
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Christmas and new year season will end soon. Cebu City, however, will be busy preparing for another big celebration, this year’s Sinulog, the Feast of the Sto. Niño!
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