Continuing vigilance for Naga trees and happy five years to CFM
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
While awaiting the results of the reassessment report for the Naga trees, while also awaiting the positive response to allow CSO representation and a tree pathologist to join the reassessment team, we call on all...
Help save Naga trees this October 15!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2014, led by the Movement for Livable Cebu, concerned citizens and other supporters successfully halted cutting of trees from Naga to Carcar with suggestions and agreements regarding alternatives to tree cutting...
Tree cutting again?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Did not LGUs and agency officials of Naga and Carcar hear the September 20 and 27 Global Climate Strike strikers say that together they “will sound the alarm and show politicians that business as usual is no...
Lower level of education for future Filipino children?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
We had a lively discussion with Prof. Reiko Ogawa of Chiba University in Japan and her seminar students about the education issues of children with Filipino roots in Japan.
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
This country continues to show the world its well-deserved high ranking among the world’s best.
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Instituted in 1914 by Pope Pius X, this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated September 29, the Feast of archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
24th National Seafarers’ Day
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
This year, the Apostleship of the Sea-Cebu Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center (AOS-Cebu SMSC) once again actively took the lead to celebrate the 12th Feast of Our Lady, Star of the Sea and to join the World Day...
Save our planet day
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Did you join our young and the Global Climate Strike which started yesterday, Friday, September 20? The next one will be next Friday, September 27.
September 21, Before and Beyond
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, this day is remembered as the anniversary of Martial Law proclaimed in 1972, some 47 years ago by the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The deprived
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The 2020 proposed trillion budget includes billions for the Office of Du30. Those in Congress seem to have been pacified with their proposed billion-worth projects included for funding as well.
Loyal but brainless solutions?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
News reported the sad plight of patients who died, unable to get emergency assistance, because ambulances had difficulty getting to the hospitals in Metro Manila due to traffic.
Scrap RA 11203?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Signed last February, 2019, Republic Act No. 11203 (which amended Republic Act 8178, known as the 1996 Agricultural Tariffication Act) is “an act liberalizing the importation, exportation and trading of rice,...
Prioritize, support, and subsidize our own farmers
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
What is the matter with this administration? Does it genuinely understand or care about the problems affecting our people, especially our food producers- the farmers, fishers, forest dwellers?
What our children see
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1980s, some schoolchildren from an urban exclusive private school as well as from an urban poor community were asked to draw their home and community.
Heroes in our country
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Many come to mind as heroes, our very own. Lapulapu, Tamblot, Dagohoy, Andres Bonifacio, Gregorio del Pilar, Gabriela Silang, Jose Rizal and more. Contemporary ones mentioned are Edgar Jopson, Lean Alejandro, Benigno...
Food waste and hunger
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Participative governance in action is beautiful to witness and to be part of. Perhaps, a number of those in government practice public consultation especially during council sessions but how many of them, like Cebu...
Gone too soon
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Many genuine Filipino servant-leaders were taken away in the month of August. Their common denominator: they offered their selfless love and service for God, our people, country, and planet.
Continuing Philippine-Japan relationship
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Mr. And Mrs. Nakamura are here in Cebu from Fukuoka.
The proposed waste summit
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We welcome the plan of Vice Mayor Mike Rama to have a waste summit. The summit does not need to have a big budget.
Claim victory
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday, August 9, the Department of Justice held the first hearing regarding the case “of sedition, inciting to sedition, libel, and obstruction of justice” filed last July 18 by the Philippine National...
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