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Enormous hope amid challenges


The recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that 94 percent of Filipinos welcome the New Year with enormous hope rather than fear, and if I may add, amid the challenges we face (http://www.sws.org.ph/pr20131230.htm). This confirms what we know—that we are basically an optimistic lot. It is interesting to observe that in comparison to the [...]

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The best gift


Wishing a safe, serene, sustainable and compassion-filled 2014 to all. May we give peace and hope to each other and ourselves. I am referring to that kind of peace that is, in former President Corazon Aquino’s words, “based on principle, on justice,” not “peace at any cost.” The peace that we long for comes only [...]

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The key to a sustainable tomorrow


Prigi Arisandi is person with a mission. His youthful appearance and unassuming demeanor belie the magnificent milestones he has achieved to improve the quality of life in Surabaya, a highly-industrialized and the second biggest city of Indonesia. A courageous and tireless crusader for clean waterways, his determination and inspiring leadership motivated the residents to share [...]

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

Unshackling the chains


The world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, an icon of peace, freedom, justice and reconciliation. We are grateful for his inspiring example of unflinching courage, compassion, humility and forgiveness. He leaves a world racked with conflict and suffering. But, perhaps his death and his meaningful life would challenge us to take on the responsibility [...]

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

Throwing away the throw-away mentality


Kuala Lumpur’s landscape has vastly changed, almost 20 years after my last visit. Aside from being immediately struck by its government’s prioritization of efficiency and information technology (take note, Philippines, paper arrival cards for visitors have been discarded) and of the mass transit system, among others, I was impressed by the still smog-free skyline, amid [...]

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Complacency in the era of climate emergency


The 1994 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) was adopted by governments from 190 countries to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” “Anthropogenic interference” refers to man-made actions, practices and lifestyles that have caused the increase of climate-altering greenhouse [...]

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

A resurgence of hope


Karla Tumulak, a student leader and first year student at the University of Cebu College of Law, was a guest last Saturday at our dyRC Program, Hagit sa Kinaiyahan. She happily commented on the resurgence of the bayanihan spirit among citizens and foreigners alike which indeed is most palpably felt nowadays. A heart-warming poster about [...]

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The scars left by Yolanda


The Philippines became the center of global attention when Yolanda, the strongest typhoon in the history of our planet to make a landfall (unbelievably, not once but six times), chose our country as its first destination. The magnitude of the destruction and loss of lives it left in its wake could not as yet be [...]

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Litterbugs in our midst


I am one of the growing number of citizens who say “No to Plastic Bags” as a lifetime commitment. We are aware of its deleterious impact on our environment and the number of unimaginable deaths to creatures ingesting it. It contains petroleum, a fossil fuel, and adds to the growing carbon pollution and climate challenges [...]

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Time to be serious with DRRM


The state of uncertainty was vividly felt once the plane touched down. I did not know what to expect, eleven days after the Great Earthquake struck Cebu and Bohol. But, there was nothing unusual when I saw the streets and reached home, for which I am most grateful. Spending my first night, from a trip [...]

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

From a distance


One of this century’s strong earthquakes struck Cebu while I was out of town on my way to India. My sister, Nenen, immediately called to share the harrowing tale she and everyone in Cebu and Bohol and other provinces in Central Visayas experienced. Thankful that everyone was safe, from a distance, I thought of our [...]

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Will you speak for her?


Without her, life is not possible. Like most mothers, she is all-giving and nurturing. Yet, Mother Nature’s abundance and unique capacity for regeneration has triggered humans’ seemingly insatiable lust for more of her finite resources and the consequent-but-transient-prosperity it brings, even beyond her carrying capacity. Without lush forests, the habitat of species of flora and [...]

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Doing away with pork and perks


Our republic is again facing another manifestation of grave moral and governance crisis from which we cannot turn away. Their resolution depends on us, citizens and the institutions that we have established to protect us from ourselves, including even those who have betrayed their office and our trust. Our democracy, relatively young as it is, [...]

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  2. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  3. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  4. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  5. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. At 77, Erap has Easter treat for Manila cops but keeps City Hall folk in agony
  8. Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Gigi Reyes has no other option but to turn state witness — Santiago
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe
  • Rains loom in Surigao as LPA nears
  • Sports

  • Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk
  • Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1
  • Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener
  • Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  • Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot
  • Lifestyle

  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  • Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  • Entertainment

  • Show-biz celebrities’ other choices of summer getaway
  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats
  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
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