The show is on again
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Watch out! It’s show time once again!
Bohol in Rene Guioguio’s youth
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
This insightful piece was written and shared by retired UP Diliman journalism professor and a friend, Dr. Reynaldo Guioguio.
Our Lady of Fatima and the three children
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, October 13, we again remember Mama Mary and her sixth apparition in Fatima to the three children, 10-year-old Lucia dos Santos and her Marto cousins, nine-year-old Francisco and seven-year-old Jacinta.
Is this okay with you?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
This question is directed to all Filipinos: Are you okay with the House of Representatives drafting a new constitution by themselves as a constituent assembly?
Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The strong rains and winds of typhoon Tramis that slowly moved from Okinawa to the rest of Japan caused the postponement of the previously announced Marian Festival of the Diocese of Saitama.
The dedication of Fr. Michael Coleman and Mr. Rinjin Kato
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
As soon as the automatic door of the reception room opened, with his Irish eyes smiling, there he was, the indefatigable Fr. Michael Coleman busy as ever with his faithful church volunteer assistant Mr. Rinjin ...
9th Marian Festival - September 30, 2018
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, Filipinos (led by committee chairwoman Michelle Uemura of Mito) with their Japanese and other foreign partners from the various churches, communities, and organizations of the Diocese of Saitama will...
Perils at sea
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Many Filipinos are attracted to work as seafarers, especially for international ships.
Landslides, our poor, and billions
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
First, our miners in Itogon, Benguet. Lately, our people in Naga, Cebu. They were in highly risky and vulnerable locations when the landslides happened.
Remembering Martial Law and rekindling People Power
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Forty-six years ago, on September 21, martial law was proclaimed by Ferdinand Edralin Marcos. In February, 1986, People Power toppled the dictator and democracy restored.
More Filipinos hungrier and poorer
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The present administration and their supporters can continue to deny or ignore that millions of our people are affected by the present high inflation.
Bracing for super typhoons
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
This article was written hours before the forecasted entry of Mangkhut, dubbed as super typhoon, expected to move in the direction of Northern Luzon.
Mama Mary’s nativity
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, September 8, Catholics are joyfully celebrating the birthday of Mama Mary. For more than 15 centuries, her birthday has been remembered "exactly nine months after December 8 --the feast of the Immaculate Conception--...
Good and truth will prevail
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
First, the good news!
On this first day of September, 2018
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
To walk our talk about our earlier suggestion to highlight good news from now on, we start today’s article with happy news.
Sharing daily kindness and prayer
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
What if instead of negative news, we wake up to good news instead?
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.
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