Lim: Old

I can’t remember what it was I was lamenting about but I said out loud, “It’s hard to be old.” And as soon as I said it, someone shushed me up. As always. Stop saying “old,” I’ve been told so many times. “Old” is a bad word. Is it, really? Or have we made it […]

Lim: Not the best

I was raised to believe I could always be better no matter how well I did on any task. I was not raised to believe I was the best. And I’m glad. Because I am not. And to be raised with such arrogance cannot augur well for anyone. An employee learns a new skill and […]

Brawijaya University develops GIS-based IoT for disaster mitigation

Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Sep 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Brawijaya University has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) technology based on the Geographic Information System (GIS) to mitigate disasters in Pronojiwo district, an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru. A lecturer on urban planning at the Faculty of Engineering […]

Wenceslao: Military rule

September is another awkward month for the government of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. because the 21st of the month will always remind us of the ultra-rightist coup that Ferdinand Marcos Sr. launched in 1972. Since we are in a period where history is being rewritten, I don’t think President Bongbong would hold commemoration rites on […]

Lim: Lean is perfect

Life is short. Some days, it’s good to ditch the to-do-list and just hie off for a few days to simply chill.I wish I could tell you it was a spontaneous act. But the reality is that I am a practical person. So, a few days at the beach, well, technically, only a little over […]

Tell it to SunStar: If enacted, Tolentino’s proposal will spur crackdown on government officials, employees and their kin

Rights group Karapatan criticized Sen. Francis Tolentino for his remarks made on Aug. 31, 2022 at the Senate. The lawmaker proposed measures requiring government employees to disclose information on their relatives who may have connections with so-called terrorist organizations.“What Sen. Tolentino is suggesting is a crackdown on officials and employees in the public sector and […]

Briones: Mindless idiots

The Department of Health (DOH) needs to move on. It no longer takes center stage in local affairs.I get it.The agency has been in the limelight ever since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) arrived in the Philippines in January 2020. It probably thinks the pandemic show will run forever.But, as you all know, everything must […]

Lim: Ride the wave

It’s not over. Please excuse the ominous tone of my voice. It’s not meant to alarm but it is meant to warn—that you cannot be so careless as to go around unmasked, without regard for others when you have the sniffles.I know. Of course, you have to unmask when you sit down to eat and […]

‘Living Sculpture’ Daniel Lismore brings wearable art to London

LONDON —  British artist Daniel Lismore’s monumental pieces of “wearable art” featuring everything from rubbish to elaborate headgear studded with jewels took center stage at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday. Guests were invited to closely inspect the nearly two-meter (6-foot, 4-inch) tall pieces, one of which was worn by Mr. Lismore, who calls […]

Carvajal: Cebuanos deserve the truth

Market vendors are in desperate straits. Their daily earnings flow from Carbon Market is either down to a trickle or completely dried up due to the forced demolition of their stalls without a suitable relocation site.Helpless in the face of official intransigence, vendors could only pray. But even that was disrespectfully drowned out with loud […]