Editorial: Democratize reading

When will the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL) open again to the public for 24 hours, seven days a week?The CCPL was an outstanding anachronism in a country where an edifice complex in public spending rarely extended to public libraries and a citizenry parched for free reading spaces and unlimited reading resources.First opened on Apr. […]

Espina: Hotel and beach activities

The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu has celebrated its Sweet Sixteen anniversary special. Lara Scarrow informed me that room reservations are picking up. The usual dining at Cafe Marco once again is offering delectable meals. I miss the rich breakfasts it offers. Yes, it would also be nice to spend some time again at the hotel […]

NFT Data Analytics Platform NFTGo.io Raises $6.75 Million in Pre-Series A

New York, NY, February 8, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – NFTGo.io, a leading data aggregator platform for the Web3, NFT, and gaming communities, announced the close of a $6.75M Pre-Series A capital raise on 5th February. This funding round was led by Qiming Venture Partners, with participation from SeaX Ventures, Youbi, Circle, Altonomy, Zonff Partners, Hash Global, and mask.io. […]

Espina: Josenians abroad

For the teacher, her students are her “trophies.” You witness them graduate, work successfully, raise a family and excel in their professions. A few of the Josenian alumni are doing well in Canada, the United States, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Dubai and Spain. Clint Ybañez, my lead star in many University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) […]

Sunday Essay: Vaccine diplomacy hits home

If all goes well, this week I will benefit directly from vaccine diplomacy. My feelings about that are a little complicated. These are not as complicated as what the defense secretary or the foreign affairs secretary have to deal with, obviously. In April, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana remarked that more than 40 Chinese vessels ought […]

Lagura: Earthly errors, heavenly song

A BUDDING young musician from Halle, Germany ventured to go to England and try his luck in London. Despite his defective English, even though the people of England originally came as Germanic tribes, namely, the Angles and the Saxons, the young Georg Fridrich Handel had to struggle with the tricky English tongue. Moreover, nearly penniless, […]

Briones: Daring to be optimistic

There’s a running joke with a friend who happens to be a doctor regarding the coronavirus pandemic situation in the whole of Cebu. Although we don’t mean it to be a laugh in your face “har-har” kind of thing, considering the topic is far from funny but it does lighten the mood when we get […]