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.
Spoiled waste
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Do you still see many child waste pickers or scavengers out in the streets? Remember the young boys who called out if households had bote and dyaryo to sell?
Sotto and the migrating fish
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Was Senate President Tito Sotto serious or joking when he said: “It's very difficult to say that there is exclusivity when it's underwater.
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?
Honoring the people of the sea
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Since 2010, June 25 has been designated as International Day of the Seafarer by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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!
Month of May
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
One more day, it will be May 31. That will be 18 days after the May 13 Philippine elections. Before May ends, will the truth behind the election glitch be finally revealed? Will the Filipino people finally know what...
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.
A critical turning point?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Was the May 13 elections valid or not?
Comelec glitch:Magic or miracle?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
May 13, 2019, at 11:25 p.m., I said these prayers:
Where next, Philippines?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Have you tried to take a land trip from Cebu to Antique?
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