FROM THE STANDS
A tale of two countries
by Domini M. Torrevillas - December 3, 2020 - 12:00am
“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.”
Cafea Haus
by Domini M. Torrevillas - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the talk of the town, i.e., of Gingoog City. And it’s where connoisseurs and just plain food lovers go for a different dining experience.
MV/PRC Amazing Grace off to Catanduanes
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The MV/PRC Amazing Grace, the country’s first and only humanitarian vessel which the Philippine Red Cross commissioned as an ambulance and disaster response ship, was scheduled to deliver much needed relief...
Lessons learned from RVing
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Rep. Bernadette “BH” Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon Party-list is urging the House committee on the welfare of children and the House leaders to expedite work on consolidating the three House bills against...
Climate change worse than COVID-19
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The continuing surge of COVID-19 cases is alarming.
Faith, duty and country
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Faith, Duty and Country is the title of a book, and below it is the descriptive subtitle, “The Multi-Layered Passions of Leonor Magtolis Briones.”
Ode to Colet
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
So many of our friends have gone ahead of us, and we’re left holding on to memories of our splendid friendship.
The USA under Biden
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Us observers thousands of miles away from the United States were on tenterhooks as votes for the presidential candidates were being counted.
Grand plans for NAIA on hold
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Before the pandemic, I was a frequent Manila-Cebu-Manila traveler, and during the trips I made in the past six years or so, I was continually impressed by the spanking new look and efficient service rendered at the...
DepEd secretary’s voice
by Domini M. Torrevillas - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Perfidious charges of graft and corruption and a demand for her removal have been hurled against DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones by unknown individuals.
Red Cross rues testing labs’ greed
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
As I was rushing to meet my deadline for today’s column, I received the good news that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. paid the Philippine Red Cross P500 million yesterday.
Luther in the 1527 pandemic
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Attending church during the pandemic online, parishioners of the Church of the Risen Lord in UP Diliman listened to the guest preacher speak about Martin Luther last Sunday, which Protestants all over the world observe...
Weeding out corruption
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A besieged Public Works Secretary Mark Villar has made it clear that he continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of President Duterte even after the Chief Executive raised the problem of corruption in the ag...
Gingoognon’s dream come true
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Sunday was a red letter day for Gingoognons, as the top officials of the city opened the entrances to Da’Grove, an eco-park that, although still in its teenage stage, promises to be a garden of eden.
Stopping teen pregnancies
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The resurge in teen pregnancies and child brides alarms population and reproductive health advocates.
UPCMC 2020 Glory awardees
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The “Glory” honors are what graduates of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication may be aspiring for. But as the scripture says, many are called, but few are chosen.
The right to religious freedom
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
A core right Filipinos are enjoying is freedom of religion.
Care in the time of COVID-19
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
While driving my old but compliant pick-up truck the other day, I was listening to the radio when I chanced upon an interview about how companies are coping with COVID-19. The interviewees, two very engaging and...
The congresswoman from La Libertad
by Domini M. Torrevillas - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
There are 312 members of the House of Representatives, 85, or 27 percent, of them women.
Saving Manila Bay
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Rotary District 3810, led by District Governor Odie Tarriela, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources supporting the activities, programs and projects of the...
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