Sunday, June 18th, 2017


Thank you, Handuraw

PERFORMERS. At least four local bands, a comic duo and two serenaders were featured last Wednesday night at Handuraw Pizza on Gorordo Ave. in its swan performance—not because the restobar owners don’t like them anymore but because the place that the restobar owners rented for several years had to be returned to its original owners. I was there to witness the final moments of Handuraw Pizza. Source: Local News

Editorial: Seeking fathers

THANK you” was the response of a 54-year-old who was among the Filipino fathers greeted “Happy Father’s Day” by their family yesterday. To his spouse, the man whose work keeps him away from his family was more specific in his gratitude: “I would never have been a father without you.” There’s more than biological fact or sentiment behind this view. “Father hunger,” “father deficit,” and “fatherlessness” refer to a “crisis of fatherless children.” Source: Local News

Wenceslao: IS threat real

THE Islamic State (IS) threat in Mindanao is real and the battle for Marawi City is crucial. That seems to me to be what I can conclude after reading various materials from independent sources on the Marawi conflict. That is why even as we criticize some of the policies of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, we should make sure that these won’t slow down efforts to end the Marawi siege once and for all. Source: Local News

Nalzaro: Strengthening the Boniel case

I WOULD like to remind the police unit handling the parricide case against Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel, who is accused of killing his wife, Bien Unido, Bohol Mayor Gesila Boniel, not to be complacent in handling the investigation even if the case was filed before the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office. At this stage, investigators should closely coordinate with the prosecutor’s office, especially in presenting the evidences on hand. On the other hand, the police should gather more evidence to further strengthen their case. They should find theRead More

Seares: Reprisal against courts: 2 incidents

IN A July 29, 2003 decision, the Supreme Court (SC) ruled that the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of General Santos City, “or any court for that matter,” had no authority to stop the Senate Blue Ribbon from calling witnesses to its hearing that inquired into Armed Forces retirement funds. Source: Local News

Tell It To Sunstar: No to bombings, no to martial law

AN overwhelming sentiment against aerial bombings, government neglect, and military rule dominates the findings of the National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission held on June 13-15 in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. “We are presenting a concrete face of martial law,” said Aida Ibrahim, spokesperson of Kalinaw Mindanao, the network organizing the mission. “This is not an abstract declaration on paper, not a simple discussion of legal bases and opinions. This is martial law on the ground–the effects on the civilian populations, not mere arbitrary arguments.” Source: LocalRead More

Limpag: Paying up for backing LeBron

SO IT had to take a golden effort by the Golden State Warriors in order for me to make it to the golden newspaper. I have to give it to my good friend – when he bets, he bets the entire house (or in this case, premium real estate in his column). Source: Local News

Cebuanos dominate Visayas-Mindanao drifting race

DESPITE the lack of venue, Cebuano drifters made waves in the Tough Drifting Events’ 1st Drift Visayas-Mindanao Championship, which also featured a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Legends game dubbed as Hoops and Wheels at the SM City Cebu Parking Area last Saturday. The Legends headed by Marlou Aquino and Bonel Balingit played an exhibition game along with Jerry Codiñera, Al Solis, Roger Yap, Rey Evangelista, Roel Gomez, Bal David, Kenneth Duremdes and Jerome Jerome as an ice-breaker for the main event, which is the drifting competition. Source: Local News

Philippine Volcanoes search for talent

RUGBY isn’t a mainstream sport here in the Philippines unlike basketball, volleyball, and football. It needs all the exposure it can get to spread the popularity of the sport. Last Sunday, mall-goers got a quick look at the sport of rugby after the Philippine Volcanoes and Globe worked hand-in-hand to put up a free clinic for kids, the Globe Volcanoes Junior Rugby Clinic, at the Active Zone in Ayala Center Cebu. Source: Local News

Dy, de Tomas lose UFC debuts

ROLANDO Dy and Carls John de Tomas had a rude awakening in their Octagon debut after losing their bouts last Friday night in the undercard of UFC Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Dy, the son of former boxing world champion Rolando Navarrete, was stopped by UFC veteran Alex Caceres before the start of the third round. Source: Local News