Seares: Why ex-‘usec’ Josephus Gimenez declined Mayor Rama’s job offer: ‘We don’t support the same president.’ People expect more from a garbage czar.

‘WITH RESPECT & POLITELY.’ A May 27, 2022 message of Atty. Josephus B. Gimenez to his companera and friend, retired Court of Appeals associate justice Portia Alino-Hormachuelos, was posted on Facebook thus: “With due respect & politely, I declined an offer to work in government again. I opted to serve the people through an NGO […]

Carvajal: Pre-emptive people power

I have always used the structural approach in analyzing Philippine society. This approach rests on the premise that flaws in our social structure (in the economic, political and cultural systems that compose its mainframe) is causing our nagging national problem, and biggest challenge, of mass poverty.Until that flaw is removed through mainframe restructure, elected officials, […]

It’s all about the Chase

Last October, entrepreneur Chase Cokaliong posted a photo of a 1.2 carat diamond ring with the caption, “Double tap if you want this, and I might do something crazy.”Days after posting that, Chase shared another photo announcing that he is giving away the shining shimmering ring for free to a lucky winner. And this surprising […]

150-250K join Leni-Kiko rally

THOUSANDS of Cebuanos attended the Ceboom Grand Rally at the North Reclamation Area (NRA) in Mandaue City on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in support of presidential candidate Leni Robredo and vice presidential candidate Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.At 7:30 p.m., local police tasked to secure the event estimated that around 50,000 people attended the rally.But hours later, […]

Should you get a second COVID booster?

CHICAGO — US officials now say that people 50 and older can get a second coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) booster shot to fortify their immune defenses against COVID-19. But for individuals in that group, the decision is complicated.   Here are considerations health experts say people should weigh.   WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION?  Last month, the US […]

Editorial: Discriminating against short people

Banning short people from events, including political rallies, is discriminatory.The Cebu City Police Office should stop insisting that prohibiting “minor-looking who are under four feet tall,” as deputy chief for operations Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla put it, during the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan’s April 2 proclamation rally at the Cebu City Sports Center was not […]

Carvajal: Day of infamy

There are ominous signs a day of infamy is afoot in the Philippines. But unlike the US that suffered from the infamy of a foreign country, the Philippines might suffer from the infamy of its own people.Unless something jars us back to our senses, the day we elect Bongbong Marcos (BBM) President would be the […]

Editorial: Reexamining Edsa

Seethe. Do not forget. Let Edsa be more than a “page from history.”Last February 25, Indonesian teacher Reny waited online for 30 minutes before concluding that the Filipinos studying Bahasa with her was not turning up. After Reny messaged, her students replied that Feb. 25 was a public holiday in the Philippines, a “long weekend.”Reny […]