August 11, 2022

We have to be merciful

To be merciful is a necessity for us. That’s because to be merciful likens us to God himself who created us in his image and likeness. Mercy is the ultimate expression of charity which is the very essence of God


Productivity for all ages

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan recently noted that as more senior citizens have ventured back to the job market due to the harder times wrought by the high prices of food and other basic services, the private sector should provide


Crispy Piayita

Piaya is one of the most popular delicacies of Negros Occidental, a province known as the Sugar Bowl of the Philippines, as it accounts for more than half of the country’s sugar output. No traveler or visitor leaves the province


Mental health medical mission in Sipalay

The Sipalay City government, through the Community Affairs Unit of the Office of the City Mayor, City Health Office and City Social Welfare and Development Office, in collaboration with the Youth for Mental Health Coalition Incorporated, conducted a mental health


San Carlos Hospital kicks off National Hospital Week

San Carlos City Hospital kicked off its National Hospital Week celebration Monday themed “Pagbangon mula sa pandemya, Kayang kaya basta’t sama same.” The activity started with a motorcade around the major streets of the city where different divisions and sections


SRA proposal to import sugar rejected

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The proposal of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar despite a deficit in local supply has been rejected by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., according to Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-


I did not seek this position – Valderrama

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Aurelio Gerardo Valderrama yesterday clarified that he neither sought nor even considered the possibility of having been appointed as planters’ representative to the Sugar Regulatory Administration Board. Valderrama made the disclosure in an open letter, in

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MassKara MOAs ratified by SP

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City ratified yesterday the memorandum of agreement between the city government and the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation Inc., as well as that of various barangays participating in the 43rd MassKara Festival from

MassKara to generate P5B for businesses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN As the three-week MassKara Festival kicks off today, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday said he expects businesses to earn about P5 billion during the festival that anticipates approximately 200,000 visitors. With the very positive reaction of

Driver aids

My current car has this new-fangled doohickey feature where it automatically warns the driver when the vehicle doesn’t stay in its lane or when it detects a potential frontal collision and over the past couple of weeks of getting used

Mobile game to encourage sustainable practices

In line with its commitments to climate action, Globe Telecom launched Climate Champions, a new mobile game that aims to encourage the company’s millions of customers to make sustainable choices in their consumption of goods and services. As a leader

Sagay launches food establishment mobile app, booklet

BY MARK L. GARCIA The City Government of Sagay launched an android mobile application and a booklet of the restaurants and coffee shops that will serve as a guide to the gastronomic offerings in the city. The “Where to Dine

Charity should animate our zeal

We should see to it that our zeal to do the things of God is always animated by charity. Without charity, that zeal would us more harm than good. It would be a zeal that defeats the purpose of serving