FROM THE STANDS
Sadder news on hazing
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The death of Philippine Military Academy cadet Darwin Domitorio due to hazing by senior cadets is cause for grave mourning.
SU’s wild sanctuary and call for writers
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine walking under the giant acacia trees inside the Silliman University campus in Dumaguete City.
Rotarians in Gingoog
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Governments are run not just by elected and appointed public executives and employees – but also, by private individuals and civic and non-government organizations.
Saving Manila Bay
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
During my brief visits in Manila (having taken up residence in Gingoog City, Mis. Or. for sometime now), I saw the amazing transformation of the filthy Manila Bay shoreline into something clean and trash-free, its...
All-female police force
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Will an all-female police force make a difference?
The doctor is in
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
If a very long line of patients waiting to see a medical doctor for one health reason or another is an indication of the doctor’s famed professional performance, Dr. Manuel B. Agulto tops the list of most sought-after...
Mother dear
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
My late mother, Corazon Maristela Torrevillas, would have turned 105 years old this month. As the family gets together for a memorial lunch, I distribute copies of my column which I wrote on April 27, 1991.
Have rice, will eat
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In just a few weeks, 2.6M small holder farmers from the mountains to the lowlands will start harvesting their palay.
Beware Gordon’s wrath
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Senator Richard J. Gordon has once again shown that he deserves retaining the chairmanship of two of the Senate’s most powerful committees – the committees on accountability of public officers and investigations...
Crying over rice
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Let’s pause awhile from shouting ourselves hoarse over the unsettling action of Bureau of Correction officials of releasing prisoners convicted for heinous crimes due to ignorance or negligence, and something...
Stop! teenage pregnancy
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Who’s afraid of teenagers becoming pregnant?
Railway for Mindanao/Convicts stay in cells
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Saeed Daof, a Mindanao peace and development advocate for many years, is respectfully calling the attention of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to support the request of Deputy Speaker and Basilan Congressman...
Combatting corruption/Science for development
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) honored last week its outstanding alumni in various fields.
Silliman’s best for 2019
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The long search for recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Sillimanian Awards (OSA) has yielded six alumni who best exemplify Silliman’s principles of Via, Veritas, Vita (The Way, The Truth, and The Life).
Words of praise
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Here’s good news about the “Woman of the Hour,” Comelec Commissioner Ma. Rowena Amelia Guanzon.
Cuadra, first Muslim turned Christian bishop
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
With time on my hands these past days, I’ve scoured my high pile of unread books, and found documents on the interesting story of the first Muslim boy to become a Protestant minister, and later, bishop.
Catching catcallers
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
A friend of mine in her late 50s told me she once walked with her daughter in a busy street in Manhattan, past a building where men were doing construction works.
Ed’s true love
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When I was putting together the biography of lawyer Edgardo Escasa Tarriela, he told me when the time came, he would like to retire not just as a remembered respected attorney, but as one leaving a legacy, in, of...
Award-winning film on LGBTQ relationship
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A film depicting an LGBTQ relationship is still drawing rave reviews and countless fans online.
Red Cross battles Batanes, dengue crises
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The country is currently facing two major humanitarian battles – a dengue crisis that has tragically claimed 491 lives and successive earthquakes in Batanes that displaced 2,000 traumatized individuals.
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