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Goodbye, 2013; welcome, 2014!


Midnight Wednesday this week, we bade a memorable and eventful old year 2013 goodbye, as we welcomed the coming of the anticipated new year 2014. On Christmas Day this year, towards the end of a year troubled by human strife and natural disasters, Pope Francis, in his “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and the […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Triumphant joy after tragedy


Last Sunday was the Second Sunday of Advent, the second of four Sundays in preparation of clearing the way for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord on Christmas Day. Then Monday, Dec. 9th, was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On March 25th earlier this year, we observed […]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Assess, assist, arise


These are certainly “times that try men’s souls,” if I may revert to an oft-quoted  lamentation when “things go wrong,” or actually, might it not be us who went wrong? And forgive me for repeating the warning in  US Vice President Al Gore’s book  The Inconvenient Truth of global warming pooh-poohed  years ago by many, […]

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Keeping in touch


As a Bystander, I had originally conceived my role as that of one concerned with watching from the banks of the passing river of life, only to realize later that life proceeds more like an upward spiraling coil to which one can have periodic access. And so, I keep in touch with people, places and […]

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



rawing rooms, a nipa-roofed and sawali-walled two-room bilding. Between this and the single original main building near the entry to the campus at Osmeña Boulevard, was the Home Economics Building. Next to our Drawing and Music rooms along the Pelaez Extension Road was the Shop Building, and then the open-air stage from which outdoor university […]

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »