PERSPECTIVE
“Sarap ng buhay” vs. “Mahirap”, “Parang Basura”
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
“Ang sarap ng buhay (life is good). Ganito na lang tayo palagi ah? (Let us keep it this way!)
May 22: International Day of Biodiversity
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Now, regardless of age, gender, class, ethnicity, nationality, the present pandemic has made survival and protection urgent goals, not just for the poor, but for all.
Creating the new world now
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Crisis or not, the good comes with the bad.
So much more to pray for
May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Unexpectedly but providentially, I was able to attend the May 13 livestream Mass for our Lady of Fatima held at the Sanctuary at Fatima constructed near the area of Cova da Iria, Portugal, where the three children...
Profit vs people
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
We can only hope and pray that the newly issued quarantine guidelines for various parts of our country were based on sound, informed data and research.
PhilHealth and Universal Healthcare Law
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
At the onset of the pandemic, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. gallantly assured the public not to worry as the testing and hospitalization costs of Covid-19 patients were to be borne completely by the age...
Mary month of May 2020
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
First, we lift our thanksgiving to God for protecting us through the past days and months of 2020. April has gone. Today is the second day of May and the first Saturday of this month.
Mahirappagmahirap
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
“Mahirappagmahirap (It’s hard to be poor).” White-haired taxi driver, Reynaldo Alcala, tearfully said these words in a TV interview. From March till now, many poor are unable to earn because of...
Simple doables during ECQ
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
May 15 is the latest announced quarantine extension date here in Cebu City as well as other places throughout the country. Is it correct to say that since the March 15 quarantine, many of you have managed to creatively...
Moving forward now
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am
April 22, 2020 marked the 50th year of Earth Day. We are all reminded that now and beyond the present pandemic, we also all need to save our planet and people from climate change urgently, badly.
Holy Week 2020
April 9, 2020 - 12:00am
For sure, many will miss their scheduled trips for this week. Many may have already earlier planned a trip back to their hometowns for happy reunions with family and friends.
Protecting all
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The whole world is now engaged in the race to contain the virus and protect everyone.
Strength and hope amid fear and storm
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
From a platform within the wide but deserted St. Peter Square that dark, drizzly evening of March 27, 2020, a frail 83-year old Pope Francis stood tall, an inspiring, powerful epitome of strength and hope for God’s...
Let us do our share and save lives
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you read the heartbreaking stories of our fallen, selfless frontliners?
Dear God
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Many frontliners, here and abroad, have given up their lives to serve those afflicted by Covid-19, dear God.
Together, with our all!
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Who could have imagined a virus literally stopping the world? People are advised to stay home, lockdowns are observed, mobility is regulated.
Faith and fact
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Fear vs faith, fake news vs facts.
COVID-19 now a global pandemic
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the initial cautious hesitation, it was clear that it was just a matter of time before COVID-19 would be confirmed by the World Health Organization as a pandemic.
Covid-19 updates
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The world has never been the same since December 2019 when the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China was first reported.
Tree-cutting moratorium as anti-climate change strategy
by Cherry Piquero-Ballescas - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
This position paper was prepared for yesterday’s (Thursday’s) Citizen’s Hour of the Cebu City Council where important issues like request for permission to cut trees in certain parts of the city...
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