Monday, July 6, 2020
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CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Isolde D. Amante
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Sunday Essay: Contractions, expansions, and escapes
HAVE you come to terms with the fact that half of this year will soon be over? We are alive and everyone we love is healthy, and those are blessings this year has taught us not to take for granted. ...
From 7 days ago
Sunday Essay: Fathers
ONE of the things I will never know is how my father would have responded to this pandemic. I’m guessing some Scotch tape would have been involved.Adhesive tape was one of the few things he always had plenty of. He ...
From 15 days ago
Sunday Essay: A schmaltzy take on 'A Thousand Cuts'
RAMONA Diaz’s “A Thousand Cuts” is a claustrophobe’s ordeal.It is jammed with scenes showing individuals, usually women, trying to make their way through dark and narrow spaces. One of the most beautiful of these scenes shows the legislator and journalist ...
From 22 days ago
Sunday Essay: An open letter to Congresswoman Lolypop
THIS is the first draft of a letter to my district’s congresswoman, to ask how she voted on the proposed anti-terrorism bill.I am sharing this here to gather your suggestions, kind reader, and also to ask you to consider getting ...
From 29 days ago
Sunday Essay: Emerging
JUNE, a month we’ve learned to associate with beginnings, will start on an unusual note this year. As Cebu City shifts to general community quarantine (GCQ) after two months under lockdown, some people will feel like they’re taking a first, ...
From 36 days ago
Sunday Essay: Novel public spaces
DO YOU find our government’s response to this pandemic strict enough? Or would you rather that its measures be stricter?In the next few weeks, these measures are going to ease as more attention gets paid to saving jobs, businesses, and ...
From 43 days ago
Sunday Essay: Putting the EQ in ECQ
THE mayors of the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu are probably doing the right thing.“Probably” has earned its place in that sentence. One of the few certainties the COVID-19 pandemic has offered us is that no one can truly ...
From 50 days ago
Sunday Essay: Love and loss in an uncertain season
LAST Tuesday, my uncle died. It was lung cancer, not Covid-19, but it’s the changes compelled by this pandemic that are keeping us from flying to Laguna to be with his family.The name he shared with his father was Jose, ...
From 57 days ago
Sunday Essay: A pandemic by the numbers
WE KNOW more about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 than we did four months ago. Scientists on the frontlines know even more than we do.So far, the most beautiful sentence I’ve read about the pandemic turned up last week ...
From 64 days ago
Sunday Essay: Closing, testing
THERE is no such thing as back to normal, as far as the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned. There is no going back to the way things used to be. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.Until last week, however, it was ...
From 78 days ago