Pestaño: The subtle religious aspects of chess

THIS article is not to discourage people to play the game but to enlighten why religious leaders banned the game. In the dark ages, the Roman Catholic and Ortodox churches, Islam, Baptist and other evangelical churches had, at one time or another, banned or forbade...

CCSC to intensify swim, run for indigenous kids

ASIDE from the intensified curriculum for the Summer Grassroots Sports Training Program, the Cebu City Sports Commission will also expand its program for swimming for the indigenous Badjao kids and running for the kids from the city’s mountain baranggay kids. CCSC...

Cuizon: Summer and heatwave

SUMMER is a lovely season, especially for the young. In the days of quick visits out of town during vacations from grade school to college days, I have memories of summer adventures, such as visiting caves in Samar in islets just off Catbalogan and standing under a...

Tabada: ‘1-4-Du30’

I DARE say that May 9 will turn out to be the ultimate “hugot (love)” fest for Rodrigo Duterte. Love is a strange partner for the Davao City mayor, whose trademark symbol is a bare-knuckled clenched fist, an image in consonance with his most outstanding campaign...

Cabaero: Performance appraisal exercise

THE local elections campaign is showing voters familiar names and faces. Reelectionists or those running for the same position and wishful returnees or those who were once elected to public office and now want another term are courting votes with the start of the...