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Pondering over ruins

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Dimiao and Guindulman in Bohol province lie about 30 minutes from each other by private transport. Both towns share something in common: they both have ruins of Spanish-era structures that witnessed calamities long forgotten. At the epistle side of Roman Catholic Church of Dimiao (your right side if you are facing the church façade) are [...]

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

Romancing words with Greg Mercado

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Before World War II, only two Cebuano writers in English were nationally regonized: Estrella Alfon and Gregorio Mercado. The third one, who was born in Romblon but lived the rest of his life in Cebu, was Cornelio Faigao. A book about Alfon and her works was put out by the equally famous writer Lina Espina-Moore [...]

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

How about our local heroes?

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That a monument to Andres Bonifacio, founding head of the Katipunan, has been installed in Cebu by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is to be lauded. There is, of course, already an existing Bonifacio monument opposite that of Rizal at the plaza across the Mandaue Presidencia. The tandem of Bonifacio and Rizal [...]

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

Mendicancy and healthy relief

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On my way to Borbon town to check out the Gavino Sepulveda ancestral house, I observed many children lining up beside the road with hands outstretched while a number of men and woman had gathered at a road junction, ostensibly waiting for some good Samaritan to stop and perhaps distribute food. On my way back, [...]

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

Bohol bounces back

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No disaster can disquiet the human yearning to survive, to pick up the pieces and move on with life. And nowhere was this concretely visible for me than in the last two days going through about 15 towns in Bohol with accomplished photographer Fr. Jun Rebayla, SVD, vice president for finance of the University of [...]

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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