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Briones: The illegal drug problem
IT HAS been more than three years since the Philippine government waged war against the illegal drug trade throughout the archipelago.More than 5,000 persons have been killed. The figure could even reach 30,000 if you include “deaths under investigation.” Either ...
From 6 days ago
Briones: Hello? Is anybody out there?
IT HAS been a month since the Sinulog Grand Parade and nothing, and I mean nothing, is being done about the concreting project on J. Urgello St. in Barangay Sambag 1 in Cebu City.Oh, don’t get me wrong.Whoever is responsible ...
From 8 days ago
Briones: The rescue
THE six women rescued from a massage parlor and spa in Barangay Hipodromo, Cebu City by a joint team led by the Women and Children Protection Center-Visayas Field Unit (WCPC-VFU) were reportedly forced by the establishment’s owners to provide sexual ...
From 16 days ago
Briones: The lack of road discipline
THE contributed photo that came out on SunStar Cebu’s Saturday issue, Feb. 8, 2020, was taken right in front of my grandmother’s place on J. Urgello St. in Barangay Sambag 1, Cebu City on Friday morning, Feb. 7.If you still ...
From 20 days ago
FILIPINOS can be so ignorant and narrow-minded at times.Take, for instance, some local authorities’ reaction to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and other parts of East Asia.I’d like to think their zeal has to do ...
From 30 days ago
Briones: Standing up to the US
I WAS seriously going to write the second part of my “shark” story, but then something on social media caught my attention.I hesitated. I know there may be a lot of you out there—so okay, maybe one or two or ...
From 34 days ago
Briones: Me, my sharks (Part 1)
GUERILLA filmmaking “refers to a form of independent filmmaking characterized by low budgets, skeleton crew and simple props using whatever is possible.”At least, that’s how Wikipedia describes it.Of course, the whole concept takes on a whole new meaning when transplanted ...
From 37 days ago
Briones: What’s going on in Zapatera?
I JUST want to point out that I am not taking any sides.First of all, I personally don’t know who Francisco Benedicto or Juan Flores Jr. is except for the stuff I read about them on the news.In case you ...
From 48 days ago
Briones: Pneumonia scare
IT’S not like the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) Cebu-Department of Health (DOH) Central Visayas acted alone when it implemented heightened surveillance at airports in Region 7, particularly at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.Our neighbors Hong ...
From 53 days ago
Briones: Much ado about parking
I WOULD like to share what a friend posted on Facebook.Starting on Jan. 20, 2020, this mall in the northern part of Cebu City will start charging customers P30 for parking at its open areas. The rate applies to both ...
From 55 days ago