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.
Red Cross ‘oldies’ awarded
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
I’ve spoken with Philippine Red Cross volunteers, and their enthusiasm and quickness simply amaze me.
Apollo 11 astronauts looked to God
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 23, 2019 - 12:00am
David Szondy (New Atlas, July 19, 2019) in his internet message, wrote: “Fifty years ago, two men first set foot upon the surface of the Moon.
Going back to the dark ages?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
During a recent interview with the press, former president, former Manila mayor, and now citizen Joseph Estrada addressed the allegations of newly elected Manila Mayor Isko Moreno about the way the ex-mayor supposedly...
The speakership
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
From my stand in faraway Mindanao, I read with amusement media’s televised and printed reports the goings on in the power brokers’ domain in Imperial Manila.
Road to self-sufficiency
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It appears that even without a director, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still able to keep a vigilant eye on the products available in the Philippine market.
Anakan of my girlhood
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 9, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s been more than 70 years since my family left Anakan, a sitio then, now called barangay, of Gingoog City.
Anti-political dynasty
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
A lot of us have been clamoring for the putting of an end to political dynasties for decades, but nothing has happened.
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