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PERHAPS his name should be a wail or sorrow from Negrense environmental movement. We have lost a hero, a fighter to sepsis and pneumonia.Ilocano Roberto “Obet” Verzola was a frequent visitor in Bacolod in the anti-GMO campaign in 2007, when ...
From 63 days ago
Sanchez: Justice, peace, environment
IT HAS been over a decade since I trekked the hinterlands and lived with the mountain poor of Salvador Benedicto, Calatrava, Bago, and La Carlota City.As a writer, I distilled my mountain experiences into materials for national and international presentations ...
From 74 days ago
Tell it to SunStar: Reason for the postponement
CEBU City Mayor Edgardo Labella should have waited for the National Government’s announcement.The deadline of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was originally set on April 12 before President Rodrigo Duterte moved it to April 30.The date is less than ...
From 76 days ago
Sanchez: Ecological conversion
FOR this year, I missed out on the Earth Day celebration. I wasn’t the only one. In solidarity with the world, I was on lockdown. With the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s celebrations are limited to our immediate and virtual surroundings.In ...
From 77 days ago
I DON’T know the Alvarezes from Adam and Eve. But as an environmentalist, their influence permeates my adult life.In the 1990s, I was a member of Footprints International, an environmental theater exchange group between Canadian and Filipino street theater. We ...
From 79 days ago
Sanchez: The love of God across ages
PEOPLE told me to stop attending "The Feast" to protect my health. But I insisted. There is something different from the people I met there.I had been a Feaster since 2016 after I got well from my second stroke and ...
From 81 days ago
Sanchez: Loving a sister
A FEW days ago, I received a blog from my sister in Christ, Dr. Christer Mari Taclobos also known as Doc CM.Doc CM had been my “student” at the Prayer and Life Workshop. After the 15-day session, we got to ...
From 84 days ago
I WOKE up at midnight, the other night. And the word “Ahorita” kept on drumming on my head. Then I realized that the podcast I installed in my smartphone was playing. I installed the Spanish podcast so I can study ...
From 86 days ago
Sanchez: A lonely passing
I REMEMBER when my parents, uncles, and aunts passed away, I dropped everything to be at their side.When Ninang (Auntie) Luz passed away in her 80's in 2000, I had to book a plane ticket at a regular price, with ...
From 88 days ago
I WAS ambushed last Sunday. From out of the blue, I got a message from Ankie, my cousin. He wrote—innocently and harmlessly, “How are you?”I replied, “I’m ok. In lockdown, like the rest of the world.”Then the guy asked me, ...
From 93 days ago