Tuesday, September 17, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Sanchez: A call for mediators
IT HAS been 15 years since I became a court-annexed mediator. That means I’m an officer of the court.I’m not a lawyer, not a warrior nor a gladiator out to cream my opponent in court. I’m a peacemaker, a reconciler. ...
Sanchez: Alternative forest livelihoods
LAST week, I’m a bit disappointed at the recent meeting between the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) and law enforcement agencies who met with members of the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force. Participants included the Community ENROs of Bago, ...
From 4 days ago
Sanchez: Petition signing
THE last time I signed a petition was in 2015. At that time, the Bacólod Diocesan Social Action Center drafted a letter supporting a Vatican worldwide call to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG). I even brought a copy to Manila to ...
From 15 days ago
Sanchez: Making money throug plastics
IT USED to be unthinkable of a world without plastics. Once the darling of modern industries, they are used in numerous packaging applications including containers, bottles, drums, trays, boxes, cups and vending packaging, baby products and protection packaging.Now we hear, ...
From 18 days ago
Sanchez: Trophy hunting
I HAD some encounters with wildlife in the mountains. Snakes. Ilahas (wild chickens). It has been decades since I saw talunons (wild boars) but none in the wilds. I saw an abandoned young maral (civet) or a dapay (hawk)—a rare ...
From 20 days ago
Sanchez: The local in the global
AS AN environmentalist and a lay Franciscan contemplative, I am alarmed with conflagration in the Amazons, and Siberia and the heat waves in Europe.The state of Amazonas has declared an emergency. The #PrayforAmazonia tag has surged on social media as ...
From 22 days ago
Sanchez: Second chance
LIKE most Filipinos, I was shocked that former corrections chief Senator Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa said that convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez “deserves a second chance.” Him that callously said, “That sh_t happens” after a three-year-old girl was ...
From 25 days ago
I ADMIT it. I'm an addict. True. A social media addict. I go for Facebook -- and sometimes -- Twit, using Twitter, of course.I'm trying hard to cure to read or post my Facebook account. During the early morning, I ...
From 27 days ago
Sanchez: Getting too close for comfort
DENGUE is getting too close for comfort. It has become personal. People—friends—ceased to be statistics but has become flesh-and-blood.Two weeks ago, I received frantic messages in my Messenger, asking for prayers and blood donations from Gen-Zers Catholic charismatic servants. Several ...
From 32 days ago
THE problem with discretion can easily become indiscretion. The problem is he says, she says. Discretion can become indiscretion.Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo continued to defend President Rodrigo Duterte, following criticisms of his remarks that police officers may accept gifts given ...
From 34 days ago