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PERSPECTIVE
Pope Francis: A different approach to poverty
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
In his June 13 message for the 5th World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis shared these valuable reflection points.
For Independence Day reflection
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 12, 2021 - 12:00am
"The Filipino is tired," according to a forwarded piece of Bobby Quitain. This excerpt is printed with his permission.
Contemplating Philippine Independence
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
You all may have observed that mini Philippine flags are now being sold in the streets and other outlets and waving from cars and other vehicles.
Pabakuna or not?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipinos have to be convinced to agree to be vaccinated or not and with what vaccine.
Rains, the homeless, and basura
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The merry Mary month of May has given way to June.
Urgently needed: Genuine servant-leaders
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
How would you lead a nation where inequality reigns, with millions poor and in need?
Preparing for 2022 May elections
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Can we together prepare enough and effectively to ensure clean and honest elections May next year?
COVID-19: Vaccination and Children
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 22, 2021 - 12:00am
While the world continues to contain the virus, COVID-19 continues as well to affect individuals, families, communities, regions, countries, the whole world.
Raid of social and health coffers?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 20, 2021 - 12:00am
We learned this week Tuesday that the post below, dated April 24, 2021, was earlier reposted by a very reliable Filipino economist and has become viral.
The Philippines is ours
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
If we are among those who genuinely love and believe that this country is ours, then prove it.
May 13 Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 13, 2021 - 12:00am
About 104 years ago, on this same day, May 13, 1917, in the small village of Fatima in Portugal, Lucia (9) and her cousins, Francisco (8) and his sister Jacinta (6) saw an apparition of “a woman all in white,...
Transparency about necessities and beyond
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
All concerned Filipinos should join Senate Majority Leader Franklin M. Drilon in questioning the spending priorities of national (and local) government amid the pandemic.
May: Before and during the pandemic
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The temperature last Tuesday, May 4, 2021, was very hot despite occasional rains and showers.
The unstoppable power of love
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Genuine love is contagious.
Leave no one behind
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
“As we embark on this great collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.”
Help sustain GMO-free Bohol
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 to remind all to protect the environment, our planet, for all.
Tatak Filipino: Taking care of our own
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Centuries back, the Lord Jesus asked when he saw the large crowd in the mountain: “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?”
Sadly so many, so much!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Humans as we are, we still experience the heaviness and grief in our hearts even as we are comforted and consoled that our loved ones who passed on are now in the tight embrace of God and his eternal love and p...
Our one and only Nong Joseph
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
“I volunteer to be your talent manager,” often I would tell our brother, Nong Joseph.
Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11 2021
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son. And whosoever believes will not perish, they shall have eternal life.”
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