Less Sinulog waste
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Did you read the good news? From 219 tons collected last year, this year’s reported Sinulog waste volume went down to 210.7, about 8.3 tons less.
Viva Sto. Niño!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow’s Feast of the Child Jesus continues the message of Christmas --God’s unconditional, immeasurable love.
Still on waste
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Several days before the big feast of the Sto. Nino, let us continue to remind ourselves and others about the importance of the link of devotion to protection of God’s earth.
Be a Sinulog Basura Watch volunteer
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Black Nazarene procession, as expected, drew hundreds of thousands of devotees. Their devotion must certainly have made the Nazarene happy. The pollution they left, however, must have saddened him.
Thank God, a happy ending!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Remember the Christmas drama I shared with you all in my December 22 column? Remember how maltreated a Filipino helper was by her employers in one Middle Eastern country and how, before December 25, she and her husband,...
2019 Sinulog responsible waste partnership
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Christmas and new year season will end soon. Cebu City, however, will be busy preparing for another big celebration, this year’s Sinulog, the Feast of the Sto. Niño!
Prayers for 2019
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Today and for the days and years to come, our prayer is for a better, more prosperous, more peaceful, equal, and protected world and planet for all people, all with God’s grace and for his glory.
Days after Christmas
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
News programs showed many of our people who flocked to public parks to enjoy Christmas with their loved ones.
An ongoing Christmas drama
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Amid the festive atmosphere, with the merry holiday fever very much on and evident all throughout, it is difficult to remember that there are those who may be experiencing a different type of Christmas this time...
Christmas, traffic, and thanks
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am
With classes over and students happy to be on long holiday break, traffic in school zones have eased somewhat. However, with many stores and malls offering holiday discounts, sale, other gimmicks and treats, traffic...
Despicable and shameless even at Christmas
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The reason for this Christmas season is clear to most of us - “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Partners for Education for Sustainable Development Goals
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Starting yesterday, December 7, more than a hundred local and global participants gathered together for the 11th Global RCE Conference at the University of the Philippines Cebu that focused on the theme: Education...
UP victory
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
This article was written an hour or more before the start of the best of three UAAP basketball games between the University of the Philippines and Ateneo.
For the People of the Sea
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
With the year about to end and a new one soon to begin, the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS-Cebu) conducted a strategic planning session yesterday. Based at the Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center at the Cebu Port,...
The airport and the sea
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
In Bohol the other day, November 27th, two important events took place, one about an airport and one about the seas.
Education access and participation in Japan
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
A 2015 study confirmed and recognized the problem of low education aspiration among the surveyed youth in Japan with Filipino heritage.
Peace forever!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Nagasaki and Hiroshima continue to remind everyone throughout the world about peace. No to weapons of war, no to wars, yes to peace forever!
Friends and faith
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
You yourself must have witnessed that when God sends you on a mission, he always prepares everything for you for that task.
In the news again
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
For megalomaniacs and the power-obsessed, any news is an occasion to be in the limelight once again.
Why millions for garbage?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We all want to live in a clean, healthy city - a sustainable livable city. However, are we also doing our share to keep the city clean, healthy, livable, and sustainable?
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