Freeman Opinion Archive

Title Column\Author Date Published
EDITORIAL - A ban is sometimes a sign of bad governance

A government is elected by the people so that it can govern. People need governance so that they can have peace, order and a sense of direction in their lives.

January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Pagburot sa presyo sa lana

Usa sa mga sukaranan sa economic managers ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte pag-apura sa niagi pa nga tuig sa pagpahamtang sa mas dako nga excise tax sa gasolina, krudo, ug uban nga mga produkto sa lana mao ang kabarato sa presyo sa lana sa merkado sa kalibotan.

ARANGKADA By Leo Lastimosa January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Did the mayor just doom the Kawit Project?

It's out in the news that Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has withheld 31 pending applications for the construction of medium- and high-rise buildings purportedly for another six months.

SHOOTING STRAIGHT By Bobit Avila January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Cherished freedom

The current debate on fake news is valuable because it prompts us to revisit an often overlooked but very important element of a democratic society: freedom of expression and of the press.

BAR NONE By Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies revisited

Since my column about Bitcoins in this paper came out last Nov. 7, 2017, I got readers reactions verbally and in emails, and was invited to two forums about Bitcoins.

FROM FAR AND NEAR By Ruben Almendras January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Habal-habal Part 3 - The issue of safety

A lot of objections on the formal legalization of habal-habal dwell on the issue of safety. I say "formal legalization" because that is what is needed for it to become an officially accepted denomination of public transport.

STREETLIFE By Nigel Paul C. Villarete January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
More peaceful Sinulog

For the past days I have been in and out of the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño and the Cebu City Sports Center for work. Like I have disclosed in the past years, I don't personally celebrate Sinulog but the festivities make me very excited as a Cebuana.

VERBAL VARIETY By Annie Fe Perez January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The president's blitzkrieg of hiring and firing

No other president in Philippine history can beat President Duterte in decisiveness on the matter of hiring and firing public officials.

WHAT MATTERS MOST By Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Loo with a view

SH*T HAPPENED. People going to and from the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño got the shock of their lives when they saw a man openly defecating by the side of a bridge.

THE EAR January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
EDITORIAL - The politics of correctness and opportunity

Captain Ramil Ayuman of Barangay Apas in Cebu City is crying foul over alleged solicitations being made by the Barangay Mayor's Office in his area.

January 15, 2018 - 12:00am