by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
As part of Cebu City government’s waste initiatives to gradually minimize the use of plastics, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña signed a memo banning single-use plastics in all Cebu City government off...
Mama Mary’s assumption and snakes
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
With many others throughout the world, we happily commemorated Mama Mary’s Assumption last Wednesday, August 15.
A livable Cebu City
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent events reminded me about our 2013 research entitled “What is A Livable City for Cebuanos?”
Opposite directions
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
This country is deeply divided, Filipinos moving in opposite directions to survive.
Cory and courage
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
During this dark period of our history, where lies, untruth, abuse, injustice and disregard for human life, rights, and laws reigned, remembering Cory brings light and hope that tomorrow, we will overcome, as a people,...
The weeds and the wheat
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
What is the real story, the truth, behind the latest incident involving Cebu City Councilor and former Barangay Captain Jessielou Cadungog?
The grim reign
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A pouting new speaker in Congress, an unsmiling new CJ, and a stern Duterte.
The real face of the power-hungry
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
HORs, an acronym for the House of Representatives. has the same pronunciation as the term whores.
After the June 23 SONA
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Which of the several scenarios do you think will happen after the June 23 SONA?
3rd SONA
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, July 19, our nationwide period for prayer, penance, and fasting will end. Let us all try, though, to continue to take time to pray for the healing of our land, for peace, and for a better God-centered life...
July 16-19 - Nationwide days for prayer, fasting and almsgiving
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
As we pursue God’s peace and not fear about witnessing for God, the CBCP reminded us also to recognize the sufferings of the poor.
Beautiful CBCP exhortation: Rejoice and Be Glad!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
To “the peacemakers, to God’s children,” these highlights of the first 2 of the 7 themes contained in the beautiful July 9th CBCP statement.
System for waste management
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
We had earlier discussed our role as waste generators and our individual responsibility for waste management. We agree with our readers that companies that produce waste need to be regulated as well.
Coming soon, Federalism?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
In his next State of the Nation address (SONA), DU30 will most likely boast about his successful campaigns.
Behold, your DU30!!!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 27, 2018 - 9:59pm
This is our prayer for DU30 and his followers- that they may see.
Responses related to mental health
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent suicide of certain celebrities has brought to public attention the need to understand more about mental health. Many who suffer from mental health often keep the matter to themselves and do not reach out...
Rizal and Sereno
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
On the same day, June 19, as the country observed the 158th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, our national hero who fought for the independence of our people and our country from the abusive and corrupt colonial masters,...
Rethinking garbage together
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 16, 2018 - 12:00am
To cure any illness or pain, the cause has to be traced, right? To solve a problem, its definition and roots have to be understood, right?
Real independence worth celebrating
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
How many of you celebrated Philippine Independence Day last June 12?
Ban plastics now!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 8, 2018 - 10:40pm
Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s latest Facebook post asked readers their views about a plastic straw ban. To replace plastics, bamboo, steel or paper, for fast food establishments are suggested.
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