A critical turning point?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Was the May 13 elections valid or not?
Comelec glitch:Magic or miracle?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
May 13, 2019, at 11:25 p.m., I said these prayers:
Where next, Philippines?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Have you tried to take a land trip from Cebu to Antique?
Choose genuine servant leaders
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Election Day is just four days away. Until then, can we all join as a nation and pray this 8 p.m. daily prayer: “Thank You, dear God, for Your grace for a clean, honest, peaceful election of Your genuine servant...
Paglaum: An Inter-faith Journey for theCommon Good
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Participants joined yesterday’s event: “Paglaum: An Inter-faith Journey for the Common Good” at the Archbishop’s Residence.
Salute to all workers!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Archbishop Jose Palma, during the April 27th mass for the 15th anniversary of the AOS-Cebu Stella Maris Seafarers’ Center, shared these words of Pope and Saint John Paul II: “Remember the past with gratitude....
Closing in?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 27, 2019 - 12:00am
With a very high satisfaction rate reported by surveys, one wonders why Du30 started to use a bulletproof shield during his public appearances.
Migrant rights and case management
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
As a labor-sending country, is the Philippines protecting its migrants in terms of their rights and welfare? Are there laws and agencies that migrants and their families can turn to for protection? Are our migrants...
2019 Holy Week
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow marks the start of this year’s Holy Week.
Vigilance for truth, transparency, and accountability
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Our nation is now kept busy with the concern about Chinese presence and control of our territories, resources, and politicians.
No match?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Can a small country like the Philippines be a match for a superpower like China?
Twists and Turns
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
So many recent developments are raising concerns for our country and intensifying the prevailing culture of fear nurtured by and in this present regime.
Earth Hour and fire management
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Show your concern for our earth and nature by switching your lights off for an hour from 8:30 tonight! Celebrate Earth Hour tonight and join the rest of the world’s environmentalists connect to earth!
Love and gently touch the Earth
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Sunday, the choir sang a song we first heard and loved some ten years back. Entitled Touch the Earth by Kathy Sherman, the song is a beautiful and timely reminder for us all to protect our earth, especially...
Heating up
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Expect the heat to rise even more, now that the two Es are here --El Niño and Elections.
What draws votes?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, there are 53 more days before the May 13, 2019 national and local elections.
Present Metro Manila water shortage
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Metro Manilans queued to store precious water this week. Those who could afford to rushed to buy water containers. Many of them complained that they were not informed about water interruption or shortage until their...
Celebrating Filipino labor
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Millions of our people are migrants, both domestic and international. With slim opportunities in this country or in the rural areas to find work and/or reasonable wage that will allow their household to survive,...
March 8, International Women’s Day
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Professor Henry Francis B. Espiritu of the Gender and Development Office of the University of the Philippines Cebu sent out this invitation for March 8, 2019 International Women’s day:
Reflections for Ash Wednesday
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Most early daily Masses have only a handful of churchgoers.
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