FROM THE STANDS
Let the Limasawa debate roll
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Historical Institute and Congress, through RA 2733 enacted in 1960 declared that the “First Mass” in the Philippines was held at Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte.
In the pink of health
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite rumors that it is in precarious financial health, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp, under the leadership of Dr. Roy Ferrer, the agency’s new president and chief executive officer, has recently been...
Is God dead?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
On Good Friday, in April 1966, 52 years ago, Time magazine published its famous cover story, “Is God Dead?” The cover had bold red lettering against an all-black background.
Women at work/Men at Kapihan Club
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
A woman’s work is never done: at home she cooks, feeds husband and children, and fidgets over the household budget; at work, her mind strays to home and kids, then she turns to her computer or sewing machine,...
Keeping kids healthy
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 3, 2018 - 12:00am
I received email responding to my column on the disagreeable idea of arming priests with guns to protect themselves, and of Nandy Pacheco’s plea for priests to preach the gospel of love, not shoot down people...
The Ombudsman cometh
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Without a doubt when Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales opens her mouth, concerned citizens sit up and listen.
No to priests carrying guns
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
As expected, Nandy Pacheco, president of Gunless Society of the Philippines, opposes – very seriously – the idea of priests and pastors carrying firearms to protect themselves.
To create a robust future
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
They are the unheralded heroes of the country that drive the wheels of trade and commerce.
RH law well on the way
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 19, 2018 - 12:00am
My column on June 12, was on Basilan Governor Jim Hataman-Salliman’s negative reaction to Atom Araullo’s I-Witness documentary “Panday.”
Radio saves lives
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Only days after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck in Leyte, a First Response Team from the Far East Broadcasting Co. Manila constructed a low-power FM station under a tent of tarps atop Tacloban’s nearly destroyed...
Slamming Atom’s documentary on female circumcision in Basilan
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 12, 2018 - 12:00am
GMA 7’s broadcast journalist Atom Araullo’s documentary about female circumcision in Islam hit a raw nerve among Muslims in Mindanao.
The best and the worst
by Domini M. Torrevillas - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s the best of time, it’s the worst of time for the new lawyers who have just been sworn in as members of the Philippine bar, their having passed the 2017 bar exams.
Dansalan College to rise from the rubble
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am
On May 23, 2017, a security guard saw men in black identified as belonging to the Maute group of terrorists, throw bottles filled with gasoline and burned the buildings of Dansalan College Foundation Inc. in Marawi...
Dusit hospitality college
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 29, 2018 - 12:00am
You’ve most likely tasted and liked the spicy cuisine at Dusit Thani Manila’s Thai Restaurant Benjarong which was recently named one of CNN’s 14 hot new restaurants around the world.
Mga Ginoo sings June 12/Adios, Madrid Fusion?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Here’s a good way to celebrate Independence Day – listening to three top lawyers who call themselves GINOO (meaning gentleman) sing love songs to raise funds to help feed the undernourished Grade 1...
Integrity of land titles/What Keto is all about
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
First, there is fake news. Now, there are fake land titles.
Partnerships
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The voting at Barangay Ugong in Valle Verde 2, Pasig, went smoothly, it took my family just 10 minutes to fill up the form and drop it into the ballot box.
Service contracting not endo
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Executive Order prohibiting labor-only contracting signed by President Duterte last May 1 did little to calm the sentiments of labor groups, who claimed that their demand was for the EO to make direct hiring...
Loving native Philippine trees
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The third Philippine Native Trees book was launched recently.
A ‘toothless’ deal
by Domini M. Torrevillas - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I have not met ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III in person, but I am impressed with his views on current issues.
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