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Atienza: Oh where, oh where have the PPEs gone?
JUST last week, a Covid-19 patient’s family member called SunStar Cebu to complain they were allegedly “charged” for a “donated” PPE. An outraged group of frontliners castigated SunStar for bringing up such a topic or speculation.Yet the whole ...
From 170 days ago
Atienza: Presidential visits: Then and now
MY EARLY adult life revolved around government service, international relations and diplomacy. I joined the Department of Trade and Industry after college and focused on export trade. After marrying a government colleague, I then accompanied my husband on his overseas ...
From 349 days ago
Atienza: The story of plastic
ANG plastik mo! Woe betide anyone branded plastic. You are a fake. A phony. Pretentious. Bogus. Not for real.Though how a material that does not decompose for thousands of years can be equated with the phrase “not for real” makes ...
From 366 days ago
Atienza: Citizen vigilance: A must for all Cebuanos
Batman. Robin. Robin Hood. DDS: Davao Death Squad.No, I am not referring to them. Those are vigilantes. Persons disenchanted with a slow-moving legal justice system, vigilantes often take law enforcement into their own hands. And in the process, they resort ...
From 373 days ago
Atienza: The opening skirmish
COULD the Sinulog Governing Board-Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) issue be the opening skirmish of an all-out clash for city control between Mayor Labella and Vice Mayor Rama?It certainly has many of the elements for political intrigue. First of all, this ...
From 394 days ago
Atienza: The Chinese xenophobia syndrome
A FRIEND who vacationed at a five-star hotel in Boracay narrated how appalled she was to find a Chinese tourist washing her feet on the vanity sink of the ladies’ rest room, leaving the bowl dirty and clogged up with ...
From 401 days ago
Atienza: Believe it or not
WHEN I hear some of the outlandish stories told to me about corruption and dishonesty, I sometimes do not know whether I should laugh or cry. Some are so bizarre it is almost funny--if only it were not so sad.Here ...
From 408 days ago
Atienza: Troubled waters
MANILA’S Dirty Water. Last week, the Supreme Court imposed P1.8 billion in fines against the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), and its concessionaires the Manila Water Company Inc. (a.k.a. Manila Water) and the Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (aka Maynilad) ...
From 413 days ago
Atienza: The demons within us
AFTER saying in this column that President Duterte is a potential “folk hero,” my husband teased me and asked, “So you are now a certified Dutertard?”I huffed, “Of course not!” But I have a realistic and practical frame of mind. ...
From 422 days ago
Atienza: Let’s talk mental health
TWO weeks ago a teenager committed suicide by jumping off the Mactan Bridge. It is not clear whether love problems or a family crisis prompted the 16-year-old to take her own life, but clearly she was another senseless casualty.The Mandaue ...
From 429 days ago