Lifting to you, Señor Santo Niño
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Like previous Sinulog celebrations, many, including us, will lift to you prayers ranging from personal to concerns about our family and others.
Devotion, the Church, and Basura
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Once again, expect thousands of devotees and guests for this year’s Feast of the Sto. Niño and Sinulog.
Fires, climate emergency, and trees
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Australia continues all possible valiant efforts to stop the wildfires.
Light and gratitude
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Darkness covered the earth when the moon totally or partially blocked the sun last December 26, 2019.
Happy God-blessed and Sustainable 2020!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, December 28, we remember the massacre of the innocent, male children in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:16).
Christ in Christmas
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Christmas is here once again.
Thank you always, Lord!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Still several days before Christmas and already so joyfully grateful for God’s gifts each day!
Special gifts for Christmas
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
As soon as I learned that Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD, will lead the recollection at the Adoration Chapel last December 8, I knew this was a precious gift for myself this Christmas season. Since I have this practice of...
Eco-friendly holidays and celebrations
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The 2019 SEA Games will soon be over. There has, so far, been no coverage about the waste situation during the games.
Regulating plastics in Cebu City
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Although Cebu City was under Typhoon Signal No. 1 on Tuesday, the Cebu City Council, presided by Vice Mayor Mike Rama, proceeded with the public hearing about four ordinances proposing the regulation of plastics,...
Contingency plans and genuine stewards
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has been listed among the top most disaster-prone countries in the World Risk Index as well as the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
National pride and shame
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Let us be very clear about this. We are very proud, had been, and will continue to cheer for all of our Filipino athletes. May they move on to victory for themselves, for our country! Mabuhay ang atong mga atleta!...
Chasing rainbows
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Have you ever experienced night and darkness turn to morning and light?
Dialogues and collaborative engagements
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Gratefully, from the past till now, this world has no shortage of people and organizations genuinely committed to improving the well-being of all, people and planet.
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
According to climate scientists, we have only 11 years at most to save ourselves from the present climate emergency.
Continuing commitment for migrants and families
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
For more than 15 years now, the Center for Migrant Advocacy remains just as firmly committed to continue policy advocacy and facilitate assistance to distressed migrants.
Lessons from Cotabato’s Earthquake
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Disasters strike unexpectedly but definitely with dangerous, destructive, and even deadly consequences.
Awaiting tree assessment reconciliation dialogue
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu CSOs, together with 28,900 signatories supporting the campaign to save the Naga trees, are still awaiting an official reply from local government, DENR-7 and DPWH-7 officials to their October 28 letter which...
The 11th month
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
That will be November for us.
Saints and souls in our hearts
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Many, for sure, took off to travel earlier than today, Thursday, the end of the month of October, Mama Mary’s merry month.
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