September 8, 2021

DA: P5-M solar irrigation system for NegOr

The Department of Agriculture turned over the P5-M Solar Power Irrigation System to Barangay Tara Farm Family Association in Mabinay, Negros Oriental. The solar irrigation is the first in the province and the second in Central Visayas and is expected


How our attitude toward prayer should be

Of course, our attitude toward prayer should be patterned after the example of Christ who, in spite of the very hectic schedule he had to follow, always found time and the proper place to do his prayer. This point can


Air quality goals

COVID-19 lockdowns have brought rapid and “unprecedented” improvements in air quality in some parts of the world, with Southeast Asia seeing a 40 percent reduction in the level of harmful airborne particles caused by traffic and energy production in 2020.


Inflation hits 32-month high

Rate of price increases accelerated to its fastest since January 2019 at 4.9 percent last August but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains that inflation outlook remains broadly balanced and expects within-target level by end-2021. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno, in


New employment statistics out

The Philippines recorded its lowest unemployment rate since April 2020 at 6.9 percent in July this year. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday that July 2021’s unemployment rate declined from 7.7 percent in June 2021. In a joint statement of


AirAsia extends unlimited flights

As IATF Resolution 136-F allows interzonal travel from GCQ to GCQ or GCQ to MGCQ areas subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination and strict health and safety protocols such as the presentation of a negative RT-PCR


Direct settlement framework for peso, yen eyed

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno has raised the possibility of establishing a direct settlement framework for the Philippine peso and the Japanese yen.   “BSP is keen on pursuing other areas of cooperation with Japan such as the establishment


Goin’ up, stay’ng up

ShapeUp’s Empress Mitos Seva Cooper opened her fab, fav ShapeUp gym at last, after so many months of renovations! This physical workout Mecca is located at the circumferential road right next to her Shell gasoline station and across the Preschools

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Scholars advised to spend wisely

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday exhorted student-grantees of the government’s Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) to spend their money wisely and not waste the financial assistance they received on any gambling activity because it is intended for their essential educational needs.

PPCRV supports online voting

A Catholic Church-based elections watchdog group has expressed support on the use of an “accessible” internet voting technology in the country’s national and local polls. William Emmanuel Yu, Co-IT Director of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), said

Intellectual property awards on

In a press release, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry called for innovators to join this year’s Alfredo M. Yao Intellectual Property Awards, an annual joint event of IPOPHL and PCCI

What becoming Christ-like ultimately involves

To be truly Christian, we have to see to it that we are becoming more and more “alter Christus,” another Christ. That may sound impossible, and, indeed, it is, if we are to rely only on our human powers. But

‘Free and brave’ vs. the COVID?

A bit of good news I heard recently was that Boracay is open again to tourists and vacationists. But is that really good news? Is there any assurance, not only from its government officials, but the Health Department that all

Why we exalt the cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Christ (September 14) gives us the occasion to consider once again the importance of the cross in our life. Let’s savor some words of the readings used on that feast’s