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Protect the children

The start of the year was marked by a horrendous report. In the isolated village of Ibabao in Cebu a child pornography ring was operating, with parents roping their own children into the sordid business. Inside their homes, parents were directing their children—and even their neighbors’—in sex acts recorded by webcam for sale on the Internet to foreign pedophiles. To keep the ring constantly running, the adults locked the children in. But a series of raids disrupted the operation; a number of adults were arrested and the children were rescued, aged 3, 9 and 11.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pope Francis and the ‘Borongan miracle’

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Pope Francis will visit the Philippines in January 2015, a momentous event for Filipinos. He is to visit areas in the Visayas devastated by Typhoon “Yolanda” and the earthquake before it. For him, these events have global significance related to the disasters prophesied by Our Lady of Fatima. The Philippines is dear to the Pope. […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Idiotic requirement’ should be removed

Recently, I purchased some groceries from a big supermarket in Cebu which refused to give me the 5-percent discount on my purchases because I had no purchase discount card. I argued that that requirement applies only to the purchase of medicines by senior citizens and not to groceries, but the cashier refused, pointing to a posted purchase card requirement.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Deserved tribute: bridge named after Serging O

This refers to Neal Cruz’s April 28 column titled “New Battle of Mactan dividing Cebuanos.”

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

New Battle of Mactan dividing Cebuanos

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Remember the Battle of Mactan? Lapu-Lapu and his warriors defeated Ferdinand Magellan and his men on the beach of the little island.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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