Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11 2021
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son. And whosoever believes will not perish, they shall have eternal life.”
How best to protect our people
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
COVID-19 continues to pose the most serious threat to people and nations.
Special prayers this Holy Week 2021
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
This is the second year we are all celebrating Holy Week within this continuing pandemic.
God’s creation and our waste: a Lenten reflection
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
As we move closer to Holy Week, as we journey once again through Christ’s passion, crucifixion, death, and resurrection, can we consider this suggestion as our simple daily offering back to God, as our token...
“Be virus barriers not virus carriers”
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Without fail, all local multimedia news outlets carry the daily information about COVID-19 cases, especially in locations with alarmingly high numbers.
St. Joseph’s faith and obedience
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Do you remember when Pope Francis publicly shared that he has a picture of a sleeping St. Joseph on his desk?
Thank you, Palawan
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a battle between David and Goliath. That is how advocates for One Palawan described their struggle vs the strong political forces and massive resources of the proponents of Republic Act 11259 which splits...
March 16, 1521 - 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines
by Charry Ballescas - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Three days from today, a historic date for us.
This year’s Lent
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Soon, it will be a year since this pandemic has confined many of us to our homes. Those immunocompromised, especially among seniors, have been advised to stay home instead and stay safe.
Women and this pandemic
by Charry Ballescas - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
When crises and disasters strike, those among the vulnerable are easily the victims. Among the vulnerable are the poor, the women, the girls, the elderly and the PWDs.
Migrants, women, scholars, and girls
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Millions of people leave their homes for various reasons, mostly, to provide for the needs of their families/households.
Lord, thank you for Sir Dodong Gullas!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
May you now rest in God’s eternal love and peace, our dear Sir Dodong.
People Power 1986: The hope and promise of EDSA
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The cries reached up to heaven. The impoverished millions, legion. The privileged and powerful, a minority. The abuse and corruption, rampant, unchecked.
Protect yourselves and all even more
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The sun is still out while I am typing this article Friday morning.
Rescue or raid? Conflicting narratives
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
A Mindanao journalist messaged -- “a raid of Lumads at the University of San Carlos.”
Urgent: Effective government pandemic response
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Allow us first to greet you all a belated Kung Hei Fat Choi and advance Happy Valentine’s Day! With a whole new year ahead and with love, what more do we need to forge ahead?
Daunting C-challenges and hope-filled C-responses
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
COVID remains the present, biggest health challenge throughout the world. Although the former big C, cancer, is just as scary, until this virus and its variants are completely contained and everyone protected and...
Proactive, united precaution and protection
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The increase in COVID-19 cases within Cebu should convince all, especially barangays, that the virus is very much alive, active, and eager to spread quickly and infect anyone.
Race to save lives
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Sadly, news confirms the presence of the British and South African variants while the world is still coping with the COVID-19 virus --how to contain it and how to save lives.
Urgent COVID alert: Please do your responsibility
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Independent COVID data tracker Dennis Tagamolila sounded off yet another call for immediate public vigilance and strict compliance of health protocols after presenting his latest analysis and forecast about COVID...
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