Migrants, women, scholars, and girls
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Millions of people leave their homes for various reasons, mostly, to provide for the needs of their families/households.
Lord, thank you for Sir Dodong Gullas!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
May you now rest in God’s eternal love and peace, our dear Sir Dodong.
People Power 1986: The hope and promise of EDSA
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The cries reached up to heaven. The impoverished millions, legion. The privileged and powerful, a minority. The abuse and corruption, rampant, unchecked.
Protect yourselves and all even more
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The sun is still out while I am typing this article Friday morning.
Rescue or raid? Conflicting narratives
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
A Mindanao journalist messaged -- “a raid of Lumads at the University of San Carlos.”
Urgent: Effective government pandemic response
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Allow us first to greet you all a belated Kung Hei Fat Choi and advance Happy Valentine’s Day! With a whole new year ahead and with love, what more do we need to forge ahead?
Daunting C-challenges and hope-filled C-responses
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
COVID remains the present, biggest health challenge throughout the world. Although the former big C, cancer, is just as scary, until this virus and its variants are completely contained and everyone protected and...
Proactive, united precaution and protection
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The increase in COVID-19 cases within Cebu should convince all, especially barangays, that the virus is very much alive, active, and eager to spread quickly and infect anyone.
Race to save lives
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Sadly, news confirms the presence of the British and South African variants while the world is still coping with the COVID-19 virus --how to contain it and how to save lives.
Urgent COVID alert: Please do your responsibility
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Independent COVID data tracker Dennis Tagamolila sounded off yet another call for immediate public vigilance and strict compliance of health protocols after presenting his latest analysis and forecast about COVID...
The colors of dawn
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The color purple continues to have various meanings for people and groups across time and location.
Defend UP, freedom, and peace
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
While COVID continues to be top priority -- how to contain the virus, how best to protect people during this pandemic, suddenly, without prior notice or dialogue, the 1989 UP-DND Accord was unilaterally abrogat...
Understanding the virus and the vaccines better
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
We know that the coronavirus is still here and actively deadly. We also know that there are, at present, anti-coronavirus vaccines reported.
Yes to budget for people, not basura
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
As fit for any useless rubbish, the present Charter Change plan among House representatives should immediately be thrown away and disposed of definitively, soonest this January, which has been marked as National...
2021 Sinulog: The sacred and the secular within the pandemic
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Prayers were lifted. Statements were issued from the police, government officials, the medical community, among others.
Stay alert and safe: No holiday/ break for COVID virus!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
What do people and the COVID-19 have in common?
Padayon ang Pasko!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
This time last year, even before 4 a.m., cheerful voices of friends and neighbors were heard out in the streets.
Genuine safe rice from this Christmas on
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Add the calamities to the pandemic, how many of our people will have even just rice each day or even this Christmas?
Issues and questions for our Filipino women migrants
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine government will engage with the UN Committee on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for its ninth cycle reporting, starting with a country...
December 2020
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - December 3, 2020 - 12:00am
If the pandemic were not here, December would have been greeted with much more enthusiasm and excitement.
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