FROM THE STANDS
My other sisters
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
I have three living sisters by blood, and three others by virtue of their being hitched to my brothers.
Red Cross crosses disasters
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A team of Philippine Red Cross emergency responders heading to Cagayan at the height of typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) was flagged down in Gonzaga by a bystander who informed them of an electric post that collapsed and...
Song of Solomon
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
A monumental musical will be premiered, not in Broadway, but in Dumaguete City in November. “Song of Solomon” is sponsored by the innovative Dumaguete Theatre Company.
Fix it
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
It was interesting listening to President Duterte’s and Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo’s back-and-forth aired on television channels – last Tuesday and almost in the same breath, to...
Duterte not lone media-hater
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte is not the only president who hates media – not the government media, but privately owned media, of course.
Starry day for STAR Group
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility has recognized philstar.com, the online arm of the STAR Group of Publications, for its reportage on issues during President Rodrigo Duterte’s second year in...
Rags to riches
by Domini M. Torrevillas - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The world watched with awe and admiration the televised funeral service for the late United States Senator John Sidney McCain III at the Washington National Cathedral.
Good guys at Silliman
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
You meet a lot of good guys, and of course, women (I don’t like the word gals) at the Silliman Founders Day reunions. They’re the ones who make Silliman proud – wherever they are, whatever their...
Federalism: Good or bad?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
To understand what federalism is all about, and decide to vote or not for it as our system of government, I advise readers to get hold of a copy of “Q&A Primer on Federalism” written by Rene V. Sarmiento,...
Silliman’s first female president
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Silliman University installed its first woman president, Dr. Betty Cernol-McCann, in a solemn turnover ceremony on June 1 at the Silliman University Church. She will be invested on Aug. 25, during the 117th founding...
Puritans started federalism
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Is federalism good or bad? That is the $64 question in currency.
The circus continues
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate hearings on electoral reforms that have been going on are not quite done.
For healthier communities
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
During a Bulong Pulungan forum, Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc. (AC Health) expressed its commitment to bring affordable and accessible health care facilities to serve more families and help develop healthier communities...
Light on the crossroad
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Twenty-three years ago, Eufemia “Femme” Tobias Munn helped found Shalom Science Institute, a non-profit Christian school, in her hometown of Balabagan, a Muslim-dominated area in Lanao del Sur.
Dealers of hope
by Domini M. Torrevillas - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Congressman Ferjenel Biron, a doctor, was speaker at the first general assembly and launching of the Philippine Drug Importers Organization.
Buenavista Institute alive and well
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 31, 2018 - 12:00am
While on an extended vacation far and away from Dan Brown’s Manila, I have the privilege of writing about persons and institutions in cities and small towns in Mindanao that hardly find print except during...
The view from Gingoog City
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
This columnist spent the latter part of July 23 watching TV, for the President’s third SONA, and was shocked, pleasantly, by the surprise of the day – the election of Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo...
Moving up
by Domini M. Torrevillas - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
To a third world country like ours, moving up to first-world status is a dream.
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...
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