PERSPECTIVE
Sexist, misogynist jokes are never ever right!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The best or worst in people are evident during emergencies.
When the sun shines next
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
We hope the sun’s gentle rays embrace the victims of disasters and warm their hearts enough to ignite hope for a better tomorrow.
Typhoon aftermath
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The mayor of one typhoon-affected city in Luzon promised that garbage will be collected by November 30.
Lord, who else can we turn to?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
We are in the ring of fire. We are within the typhoon belt. Add earthquakes as well.
“Stretch forth your hand to the poor”
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The series of typhoons that battered areas of Luzon left many more poor and left the poor even poorer than ever.
Hurdles to overcome to assist our migrants
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of our Filipinos went abroad. It may be no exaggeration to say that there are Filipinos in every country throughout the world.
“Divided States of America”
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The votes are still being counted.
Continuing dramas
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Many await how several dramas will unfold in the next few days.
Touching tale of COVID, friends, and prayers
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 31, 2020 - 12:00am
These October 26 FB posts caught our attention:
Look forward to a better world and stronger humanity
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
A recent FB post from a colleague, a former fellow scholar at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, reminded us to look beyond the present world with its pandemic and other challenges and look up, hope and believe...
Please continue to stay safe vs. COVID
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
From being the country’s COVID epicenter to being acknowledged and acclaimed as a best practice model for containing the virus, Cebu City has certainly gone a long way since July!
Gentle rains and typhoons
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Typhoon Pepito was reported to be exiting the Philippines Wednesday, but after battering many areas of Luzon.
October’s Our Lady of the Rosary and others saints
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It is inspirational to be reminded about the sacred and holy in the month of October.
Hunger and poverty: Personal troubles or public issues?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
If one of three Filipinos reports that he experienced involuntary hunger due to lack of food to eat at least once in the past three months, it is understandable if many think that this is the personal trouble of...
Together versus poverty and hunger
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Extreme poverty has worsened throughout our country and the rest of the world.
No money for hungry and poor Filipinos?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Do you believe that there is really no money available for hungry and poor Filipinos?
Does government see these increasing millions of hungry, poor Filipinos?
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
“Kung hindi kami mamamatay sa COVID, mamamatay kami sa gutom.”
Celebrating creation and seafarers
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
September 1, declared by Pope Francis as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation to encourage “the world’s 2.2 billion Christians around the world to come together to pray and care for our common...
Remember 9-21-72
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
September 21, 1972 should live on in the hearts and minds of all Filipinos.
Creative, Constructive, Collective Engagements
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Within the present pandemic, the complexity and enormity of challenges require united efforts to ensure the sustainable protection of people and our planet.
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