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Despicable and shameless even at Christmas
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The reason for this Christmas season is clear to most of us - “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Partners for Education for Sustainable Development Goals
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Starting yesterday, December 7, more than a hundred local and global participants gathered together for the 11th Global RCE Conference at the University of the Philippines Cebu that focused on the theme: Education...
UP victory
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
This article was written an hour or more before the start of the best of three UAAP basketball games between the University of the Philippines and Ateneo.
For the People of the Sea
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
With the year about to end and a new one soon to begin, the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS-Cebu) conducted a strategic planning session yesterday. Based at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center at the Cebu Port,...
The airport and the sea
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
In Bohol the other day, November 27th, two important events took place, one about an airport and one about the seas.
Peace forever!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Nagasaki and Hiroshima continue to remind everyone throughout the world about peace. No to weapons of war, no to wars, yes to peace forever!
Friends and faith
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
You yourself must have witnessed that when God sends you on a mission, he always prepares everything for you for that task.
In the news again
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
For megalomaniacs and the power-obsessed, any news is an occasion to be in the limelight once again.
Why millions for garbage?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We all want to live in a clean, healthy city - a sustainable livable city. However, are we also doing our share to keep the city clean, healthy, livable, and sustainable?
Alvin Dizon, then and now
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Some 20 years back, we met Alvin Dizon, a very young youth leader helping the poor in an urban community in Cebu City.
Breath of fresh air
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
What a refreshing, welcome change from what we have been used to. Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano “checked the mighty presidency,” to borrow the words of Far Eastern University Institute of...
The show is on again
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Watch out! It’s show time once again!
Bohol in Rene Guioguio’s youth
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
This insightful piece was written and shared by retired UP Diliman journalism professor and a friend, Dr. Reynaldo Guioguio.
Is this okay with you?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
This question is directed to all Filipinos: Are you okay with the House of Representatives drafting a new constitution by themselves as a constituent assembly?
Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The strong rains and winds of typhoon Tramis that slowly moved from Okinawa to the rest of Japan caused the postponement of the previously announced Marian Festival of the Diocese of Saitama.
The dedication of Fr. Michael Coleman and Mr. Rinjin Kato
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
As soon as the automatic door of the reception room opened, with his Irish eyes smiling, there he was, the indefatigable Fr. Michael Coleman busy as ever with his faithful church volunteer assistant Mr. Rinjin ...
9th Marian Festival - September 30, 2018
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, Filipinos (led by committee chairwoman Michelle Uemura of Mito) with their Japanese and other foreign partners from the various churches, communities, and organizations of the Diocese of Saitama will...
Perils at sea
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Many Filipinos are attracted to work as seafarers, especially for international ships.
Landslides, our poor, and billions
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
First, our miners in Itogon, Benguet. Lately, our people in Naga, Cebu. They were in highly risky and vulnerable locations when the landslides happened.
Remembering Martial Law and rekindling People Power
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Forty-six years ago, on September 21, martial law was proclaimed by Ferdinand Edralin Marcos. In February, 1986, People Power toppled the dictator and democracy restored.
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