Espina: Violence against women

Zonta International has a very relevant advocacy focusing on the crusade against Violence against Women (VAW). Our club, Zonta Club of Cebu I, has undertaken several long- and short-term projects in tandem with the academe, government and civic agencies: The Zonta Club of Cebu I VAW Referral Center, located in the University of the Visayas; […]

Lim: Heartbreak

The first time I broke my heart, I was inconsolable. I cried buckets, slept little, was lost and listless for a while. It wasn’t the rejection; it was the betrayal.Many more heartbreaks would come in my life but I would learn through time to forfeit fantasy and reconcile with reality. So, the last heartbreak caused […]

The best simulator on the market

1 of 3 Gran Turismo 7 — PLAYSTATION.COM Ghostwire Tokyo — BETHESDA.NET/EN/GAME/GHOSTWIRE-TOKYO Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream — NINTENDO.COM Video Game Review Gran Turismo 7 Sony Playstation 5 Ghostwire Tokyo PS5 Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist Of The Mysterious Dream Nintendo Switch IT’s a credit to the developers that even those […]

Stranded seafarers escape Ukraine, others trapped – ILO, sources

GENEVA – Some of the estimated 1,000 seafarers trapped in Ukraine have escaped, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and industry officials told Reuters, while voicing concern for those remaining trapped onboard ships or unaccounted for.Several foreign cargo ships have been struck by crossfire in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24 and U.N. […]

Chatbot answers period-related questions

For two decades, a woman who regularly experienced excruciating pain during her period finally had enough and consulted a gynecologist. Her tormentor turned out to be endometriosis.   “A growth was found in my ovaries,” said Ella Marie Evangelista-Martelino, an endometriosis patient care advocate and chief executive officer of Manila Media. “My search led me to […]

Tell it to SunStar: Can there be unity without accountability?

By Attorney Ruben CarranzaSenior expert, International Center for Transitional JusticeFormer commissioner, Presidential Commission on Good GovernmentConclusionTHE MARCOS RECORDBut what about Filipino Rotarians? Did they challenge Marcos? Here’s what I found: When the Rotary Club of the Philippines celebrated its Diamond Anniversary at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in March 1979, Marcos was their guest […]

Briones: Fake news?

Some members of the media have received reports that members of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, will attack different police stations in Cebu.I don’t know who these “harbingers” of doom are or where they got their information, but authorities, and by that I mean the […]

Chaos ensues as Kinalumsan river in Cebu City overflows

Sudden heavy rains that occurred at around early afternoon on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, caused the Kinalumsan River–which traverses from Barangays Buhisan, Labangon, Tisa, Punta Princesa and Mambaling–to overflow, causing massive flooding in some parts of the City. The flashfloods also directly affected residents living below the Kinalumsan Bridge in C. Padilla St., in Mambaling. […]

22 houses destroyed in Talisay fire

SOME 22 houses were destroyed in a noon blaze in Purok Makatarungan, Sitio Crossing in Tabunok, Talisay City on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Some residents in the area believed that the fire may have broken out due to an unattended welding machine. The fire began at 11:49 a.m. A few minutes later, firefighters raised the […]

Quijano: Faceoffs

It seems like the much awaited donnybrook between John Riel Casimero (31-4, 21KOs) and Nonito Donaire (41-6, 27 KOs) is back on track. In a videoconference brokered and hosted by some online boxing personalities, both fighters went face-to-face and hashed out the previous issues that led to the scuttling of their proposed bout. To recall, […]

Nalzaro: Is Barug heading for a breakup?

Like what is happening in the national party leadership of the administration party, the PDP-Laban, which had split into two factions, is the local affiliate here, Partido Barug-PDP Laban, also heading for a breakup? This, after south district councilors Dondon Hontiveros and Phillip Zafra declared their “independence” from the party. Their declaration has been interpreted […]

Killing of Cebu lawyer condemned

Some lawmakers on Friday condemned the killing of a Cebu-based human rights lawyer, saying it was an assault on legal independence. Before Rex Jesus M. Fernandez was assassinated on Thursday, he had expressed dissatisfaction and frustration with the Duterte government, Party-list Rep. Eufemia C. Cullamat said told an online news briefing. Mr. Fernandez was a human rights lawyer and one of the founding members of the National Union of People’s Lawyers in Cebu. He represented eight people who were arrested for alleged violations of the community quarantine. The clients had also protested against the country’s Anti-Terrorism Law. — Russell Louis C. Ku