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PERSPECTIVE
Priority issues before and after elections 2022
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 27, 2021 - 12:00am
As Cebu City bids farewell to Mayor Edgardo Labella and send him off with prayers for his eternal rest and peace with God, the city continues to be faced with priority issues.
Stay proactively vigilant vs COVID, please
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Confident that their countries have successfully managed the Covid virus/variants, Europe and the US relaxed their Covid measures, opened their borders, allowed for more domestic and international mobility/move...
Portent of Comelec decisions to come?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Last November 11, Marcos Jr. was directed by Comelec to “submit his verified answer within five days from receipt of the notice.”
Among the Leni welcome to Cebu Kakampinks
by Charry Ballescas - November 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Invitations and posts about the Friday/November 13 visit of Leni, Kiko and team to Cebu were all over social media this week.
The wheat from the chaff
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 11, 2021 - 12:00am
November 15 is the deadline for candidates to withdraw or switch their previous COC – certificate of candidacy.
Let’s protect our votes!
November 6, 2021 - 12:00am
“I saw 2019. If the people won’t move to revoke this agreement, then there is no point even campaigning.
Elections: From secular to sacred heights
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - November 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Conventional campaigns and elections have almost always been highly divisive. Remember how, in past campaigns and elections, supporters tried to bully and intimidate rival candidates and their supporters?
All Saints’ and Souls’ days 2021
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Without fail, all cultures and societies honor their dead. The dates and practices may vary but always, the dearly departed are in the hearts and memories of those left behind.
Fisherfolks and protesters: No to Minglanilla reclamation!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday, at about 3 in the afternoon, an urgent appeal for help appeared online:
Daily national prayer for 2022 election
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Our candidates may be different, and the ways of supporting them just as diverse. Still, is it possible for us to unite as a nation, in prayer, for a minute a day?
United in daily prayers for 2022 elections
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Until election day, voters will still have time to decide on who to vote for. This early, however, genuine die-hard or paid supporters of candidates will go all out to see their candidates win.
The race is on!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Many have filed their candidacy for various national and local positions.
Remembering Our Lady of Fatima and Her Messages
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 14, 2021 - 12:00am
On October 13, 1917, against the backdrop of World War I and with Russian communism and atheism spreading in various parts of the world, Mama Mary had her last apparition before the three shepherd children she had...
Leni: “Full Faith in God and in the Filipino People”
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 9, 2021 - 12:00am
“Buong-buo pa rin ang pananalig ko sa Diyos at sambayanang Pilipino,” a very calm/confident VP Leni publicly declared last October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Happy feast of Our Lady of the Rosary 2021!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 7, 2021 - 12:00am
We always remembered and celebrated October 7 with a mass and the recitation of the Holy Rosary in our school, Saint Mary’s College, Quezon City (SMCQC), which is run by the Sisters of the Religious of the...
A resounding NO to golden rice!
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - October 2, 2021 - 12:00am
“Tragedy has struck from the DA...This spells the death to our lands, farmers lives, heritage crops, healthy food.
Making the pause matter
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The number of COVID cases are reported to be going down. Other indicators also seem to be pointing to some ray of hope that the COVID spread seems to be slowing.
The contenders and voters
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 25, 2021 - 12:00am
As the deadline for the filing of candidacy for 2022 elections draws very near, we are seeing more publicly announcing their bid for various positions.
#NeverForget, #NeverAgain
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Forty-nine years have passed since the dictator Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972. He was toppled from power in 1986.
Nowhere to go and hide?
by Cherry Piquero Ballescas - September 18, 2021 - 12:00am
As if the pandemic were not enough, Secretary-General Petteri Taalas of the World Meteorological Organization recently warned:
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