PERSPECTIVE
Special gifts for Christmas
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
As soon as I learned that Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD, will lead the recollection at the Adoration Chapel last December 8, I knew this was a precious gift for myself this Christmas season. Since I have this practice of...
Eco-friendly holidays and celebrations
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The 2019 SEA Games will soon be over. There has, so far, been no coverage about the waste situation during the games.
Regulating plastics in Cebu City
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Although Cebu City was under Typhoon Signal No. 1 on Tuesday, the Cebu City Council, presided by Vice Mayor Mike Rama, proceeded with the public hearing about four ordinances proposing the regulation of plastics,...
Contingency plans and genuine stewards
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has been listed among the top most disaster-prone countries in the World Risk Index as well as the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
National pride and shame
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Let us be very clear about this. We are very proud, had been, and will continue to cheer for all of our Filipino athletes. May they move on to victory for themselves, for our country! Mabuhay ang atong mga atleta!...
Chasing rainbows
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Have you ever experienced night and darkness turn to morning and light?
Dialogues and collaborative engagements
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Gratefully, from the past till now, this world has no shortage of people and organizations genuinely committed to improving the well-being of all, people and planet.
2030
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
According to climate scientists, we have only 11 years at most to save ourselves from the present climate emergency.
Continuing commitment for migrants and families
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
For more than 15 years now, the Center for Migrant Advocacy remains just as firmly committed to continue policy advocacy and facilitate assistance to distressed migrants.
Lessons from Cotabato’s Earthquake
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Disasters strike unexpectedly but definitely with dangerous, destructive, and even deadly consequences.
Awaiting tree assessment reconciliation dialogue
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu CSOs, together with 28,900 signatories supporting the campaign to save the Naga trees, are still awaiting an official reply from local government, DENR-7 and DPWH-7 officials to their October 28 letter which...
The 11th month
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
That will be November for us.
Saints and souls in our hearts
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Many, for sure, took off to travel earlier than today, Thursday, the end of the month of October, Mama Mary’s merry month.
Save the Naga trees: Cebu CSO position paper
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Sharing the Cebu CSO Position Paper highlights prepared for the Naga Tree Reassessment meeting in Capitol yesterday afternoon:
Save, retain, and maintain Naga trees
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Like people, trees are living creatures. Trees also have a doctor, a specialist who can assess whether these are healthy or not.
Continuing vigilance for Naga trees and happy five years to CFM
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
While awaiting the results of the reassessment report for the Naga trees, while also awaiting the positive response to allow CSO representation and a tree pathologist to join the reassessment team, we call on all...
Help save Naga trees this October 15!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2014, led by the Movement for Livable Cebu, concerned citizens and other supporters successfully halted cutting of trees from Naga to Carcar with suggestions and agreements regarding alternatives to tree cutting...
Tree cutting again?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Did not LGUs and agency officials of Naga and Carcar hear the September 20 and 27 Global Climate Strike strikers say that together they “will sound the alarm and show politicians that business as usual is no...
Lower level of education for future Filipino children?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
We had a lively discussion with Prof. Reiko Ogawa of Chiba University in Japan and her seminar students about the education issues of children with Filipino roots in Japan.
Japan
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
This country continues to show the world its well-deserved high ranking among the world’s best.
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