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Thank you, Iceland


This year’s United Nations observance of International Migrants Day, usually a platform to air the dark side of Filipino diaspora and a day to lament the struggles and problems of migrants all over the world, takes on a positive note. Thanks to Filipinos working in Europe and, without meaning to trivialize the situation, supertyphoon Yolanda. […]

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Toughest job on earth for Ping Lacson


Three days after being sworn in by President Benigno Aquino III as presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery, former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson buckled down to his job by visiting Guiuan in Eastern Samar, the town of Palo and the cities of Baybay and Tacloban in Leyte. This was last Friday. Although Lacson knew what […]

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Eating in the time of Yolanda


Eating in the time of Yolanda,” would have been an apt title to a short video about how to cook canned sardines in three different ways. The segment that was aired by GMA 7 during its early evening newscast last Tuesday was not really about culinary tips but how our brothers and sisters in Eastern […]

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu’s culinary heritage


This is a postscript to “Engaging a Foreign Diplomat in the Time of Yolanda” (Window 12/5), my own account of the conferment of the Marshall McLuhan Fellowship to this paper’s publisher and acting editor-in-chief, Eileen G. Mangubat by His Excellency Neil Reeder, the Canadian ambassador to the Philippines. Following the no-frills rites and EGM’s inaugural […]

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Engaging a foreign diplomat in the time of Yolanda


His Excellency, Neil Reeder, ambassador of Canada to the Philippines blew into town last Tuesday to confer the 2013 Marshall McLuhan Fellowship on Eileen G. Mangubat, this paper’s publisher and editor in chief in simple rites at the Marcelo B. Fernan Cebu Press Center. The conferment was followed by the McLuhan Forum on Responsible Journalism, […]

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »