FROM THE STANDS
Suicidal
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Being quarantined for long periods triggers depression and loneliness, and for some, suicidal thoughts.
‘I can’t breathe’
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The spasmic dread over possible deaths inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic has far from becoming dissipated than a new “virus” swept across United States cities decrying the death of a black man in...
Women in media
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Every five years, governments submit reports to the United Nations Commission on Women on the situation of women in their countries since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995.
Mental healthin COVID-19 time
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
“The ECQ restrictions have caused much panic for many, creating a sense of despair,” says Majella Tumangan Villaroman, an international health management strategist.
Drilon: Cha-cha amid COVID-19?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
This time should not be spent pushing Charter change amid the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon tells the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Remembering two great lives
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
I just finished reading the life story of a couple long gone, and came off feeling that no storytelling could have been done more interestingly, as it is presented with a most tender touch, than what two daughters...
Mayor Erick Cañosa
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Gingoog City’s mayor, Erick G. Cañosa, is faced with the formidable task that had not been poised upon his predecessors – of shielding his city from the possible incursion of the coronavirus pandemic...
Opening doors
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The impact of quarantine measures in many parts of the Philippines, like that of the United States and other countries, is felt by industries and business establishments as well as of workers who have lost their...
s Shutting down ABS-CBN
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus desolation I’ve been feeling during the last few weeks was compounded by the closure of ABS-CBN. In the evening of May 5, I sat in my rocking chair, watching Noli de Castro, Bernadette Sembrano...
Breeding ground for COVID-19
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of us feel relieved when proven criminals are placed behind bars.
Just when you need to be touched
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The feeling of desolation that has engulfed humans due to the stay-at-home quarantine, and lockdowns, has been devastating, especially for those who live alone in small studios in condominium units, or far away from...
PRC testing centers
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Carrying out its mission of alleviating human suffering, the Philippine Red Cross stepped up its campaign to help prevent the spread in the country of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, which is crippling...
Requiem for Sonny
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Our hearts bleed when watching on television, or reading, about the hundreds of thousands victims of COVID-19 in foreign countries and in ours.
Why is God allowing COVID-19?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
My previous column touched on the evangelical Christian pastor Rick Warren’s reply to a question raised by a viewer of his interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on why God causes pain...
He is risen!
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The dreaded coronavirus pandemic has thrown the globe, and our personal worlds, into uncertainty, grabbed our freedoms to worship with co-parishioners, to be with our loved ones far from us, to run to the drugstore...
Overcoming the virus of gender violence
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
In the first quarter of this year, a beast upended our lives and tore the world asunder.
Coconut oil and Nandy
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 9, 2020 - 12:00am
I was quite surprised when I received a letter from Nandy Pacheco, founder of Gunless Society and Ang Kapatiran political party, and former communications director of the Asian Development Bank.
Beyond COVID-19
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Of the reflections I laid my hands on during these past hard times, I found Dr. Ben Malayang’s a compelling message about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives.
Philippine Red Cross fight vs COVID-19
by Domini M. Torrevillas - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
My constant column project has been the Philippine Red Cross. Not just because its chairman and CEO, Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon is a close friend of the family, but because of my admiration for the work...
Cunning women in biblical patriarchy
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Lent has come early to many places, not just Christendom, with the COVID-19 virus wreaking havoc on countries and communities, industries and economies with the worst yet to come.
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