PERSPECTIVE
Holy Week 2020
April 9, 2020 - 12:00am
For sure, many will miss their scheduled trips for this week. Many may have already earlier planned a trip back to their hometowns for happy reunions with family and friends.
Protecting all
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The whole world is now engaged in the race to contain the virus and protect everyone.
Strength and hope amid fear and storm
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
From a platform within the wide but deserted St. Peter Square that dark, drizzly evening of March 27, 2020, a frail 83-year old Pope Francis stood tall, an inspiring, powerful epitome of strength and hope for God’s...
Let us do our share and save lives
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you read the heartbreaking stories of our fallen, selfless frontliners?
Dear God
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Many frontliners, here and abroad, have given up their lives to serve those afflicted by Covid-19, dear God.
Together, with our all!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Who could have imagined a virus literally stopping the world? People are advised to stay home, lockdowns are observed, mobility is regulated.
Faith and fact
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Fear vs faith, fake news vs facts.
COVID-19 now a global pandemic
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the initial cautious hesitation, it was clear that it was just a matter of time before COVID-19 would be confirmed by the World Health Organization as a pandemic.
Covid-19 updates
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The world has never been the same since December 2019 when the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China was first reported.
Tree-cutting moratorium as anti-climate change strategy
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
This position paper was prepared for yesterday’s (Thursday’s) Citizen’s Hour of the Cebu City Council where important issues like request for permission to cut trees in certain parts of the city...
Reflections about lent and fasting
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are dust here on earth but we are God’s children He wants to be reunited with him in his heavenly home.
May we always remember
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Like the Israelites who longed for a savior to liberate them from the hands of their oppressors, for years, Filipinos prayed for God to free this nation from dictatorship.
Allowing nature to repair our broken climate
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you come across #NatureNow, a short documentary featuring Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot as narrators?
No to wasteful waste management projects
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The continuing collection and disposal waste management system uses up millions of precious public money.
Love: Messages and ways
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Did you get GIFs, messages, and other reminders about love yesterday? What about these following non-conventional Valentine messages?
Our Lady of Lourdes, Peace and Prayers
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Her Feast Day last February 11 brought back again happy memories of our visit to Our Lady of Lourdes which God gifted me for my birthday, decades back.
Unite we must
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Unity is the only option we have in our battle against viruses, global warming, and other present challenges.
Human choices and the coronavirus
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 30, 2020 - 12:00am
“Unknowns complicate response.”
And so much more to do
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
More tremors, steam, and magma buildup have been reported yesterday. The alert is still on that a hazardous Taal explosion may happen within hours or days.
The best and the worst
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Disasters bring out the best or worst in people.
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