Save our planet day
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Did you join our young and the Global Climate Strike which started yesterday, Friday, September 20? The next one will be next Friday, September 27.
September 21, Before and Beyond
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, this day is remembered as the anniversary of Martial Law proclaimed in 1972, some 47 years ago by the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The deprived
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The 2020 proposed trillion budget includes billions for the Office of Du30. Those in Congress seem to have been pacified with their proposed billion-worth projects included for funding as well.
Loyal but brainless solutions?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
News reported the sad plight of patients who died, unable to get emergency assistance, because ambulances had difficulty getting to the hospitals in Metro Manila due to traffic.
Scrap RA 11203?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Signed last February, 2019, Republic Act No. 11203 (which amended Republic Act 8178, known as the 1996 Agricultural Tariffication Act) is “an act liberalizing the importation, exportation and trading of rice,...
Prioritize, support, and subsidize our own farmers
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
What is the matter with this administration? Does it genuinely understand or care about the problems affecting our people, especially our food producers- the farmers, fishers, forest dwellers?
What our children see
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1980s, some schoolchildren from an urban exclusive private school as well as from an urban poor community were asked to draw their home and community.
Heroes in our country
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Many come to mind as heroes, our very own. Lapulapu, Tamblot, Dagohoy, Andres Bonifacio, Gregorio del Pilar, Gabriela Silang, Jose Rizal and more. Contemporary ones mentioned are Edgar Jopson, Lean Alejandro, Benigno...
Food waste and hunger
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Participative governance in action is beautiful to witness and to be part of. Perhaps, a number of those in government practice public consultation especially during council sessions but how many of them, like Cebu...
Gone too soon
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Many genuine Filipino servant-leaders were taken away in the month of August. Their common denominator: they offered their selfless love and service for God, our people, country, and planet.
Continuing Philippine-Japan relationship
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Mr. And Mrs. Nakamura are here in Cebu from Fukuoka.
The proposed waste summit
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We welcome the plan of Vice Mayor Mike Rama to have a waste summit. The summit does not need to have a big budget.
Claim victory
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday, August 9, the Department of Justice held the first hearing regarding the case “of sedition, inciting to sedition, libel, and obstruction of justice” filed last July 18 by the Philippine National...
Waste solution in our hands
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Both Lito Vasquez and Emma Azcarraga Ramas shared with us a letter they sent to editors of newspapers to get the attention, especially of public officials, to seriously implement waste segregation.
Challenge to genuine public servants
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Calling local and national officials who are genuine servant-leaders! Would you like to be among those responsible for an effective, sustainable, inexpensive waste management system?
Duterte vs corruption
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte ordered PCSO to stop all gaming schemes, lotto and other gambling activities last Friday due to alleged massive corruption.
People first, not garbage
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Reacting to our article about the dead and injured children transported on a dump truck on the way to an athletic meet, a reader, Mr. Nick Haagsma, noted that my observations lacked one critical item. He wrote: “it...
Tears and rage for our children
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
How did you react when you learned that children were among those who died and were injured when a dump truck fell to its side in Boljoon last July 19? The victims were between 10 and 12 years old. Too young to die....
Padayon, The FREEMAN!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A hundred years of fair and fearless journalism! A hundred years of celebrating Cebu! From 1919-2019, The FREEMAN stands as Cebu’s longest-running community newspaper.
Climate emergency, the CBMS, and the vulnerable
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The sun started to appear in Cebu City yesterday noon but the strong winds remained, a clear reminder that Typhoon Falcon was still in the Philippines.
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