Be a good influencer

When Christ told his disciples to be the salt and light of the earth (cfr. Mt 5,13-16), we too should feel addressed by such divine command and make ourselves good influencers in a world that is increasingly wracked by confusion


Running after tax evaders

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed 74 cases of tax evasion, amounting to P3.58 billion, against individuals and companies all over the nation that have been found to have violations, as the tax season approaches. BIR Commissioner Romeo Lumagui


From curse to cure

That very inhuman martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, beheaded just as a reward to a dancing girl, (cfr. Mk 6,14-29) clearly tells us that martyrdom caused by a most crazy reason is a possibility in our life. We should


Parking problem

I remember a time when, as a carbrain, I used to strongly advocate for more parking spaces in our towns and cities. It still makes sense, if you come to think of it, because for those of us who live



The Philippines continues to be among the region’s laggards and “significant decliners” when it comes to corruption, according to the Transparency International global index that measures people’s perception of public sector corruption worldwide. Scoring a dismal 33 in the 2022


The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It commemorates that time when Mary and Joseph simply followed the law of the time to present the first-born to God for his consecration. (cfr. Lk 2,22-32) There was


Guidance sorely needed

According to data recently presented by Department of Education Assistant Secretary Dexter Galban, a shortage of guidance counselors could be hampering their efforts to protect student’s mental health, adding to fears of more student suicides this year. In data released


Be amazed and avoid over-familiarity

“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” (Mk 6,4) Famous words of Christ that tell us that we should be wary of our tendency to take


Ready or not

Three years to the day after the World Health Organization sounded the highest level of global alert over COVID-19, it said on Monday that the pandemic remains an international emergency. The United Nation’s health agency emergency committee on COVID-19 voiced


Be ready to complicate your life

That gospel episode where Christ had to cross to the other side by boat and then immediately was met with a large crowd eager to listen to him, (cfr. Mk 5,21-43) somehow tells us that if we have to truly

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Planters call for reduced sugar importation volume

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three planters’ federations are united in calling for the reduction in the volume of sugar importation to 350,000 metric tons, intended to serve as a two-month buffer stock of the commodity. This was in contrary to

USLS renews partnership with brgys, schools

The University of St. La Salle renewed its partnership for the fourth time with existing barangay and school partners for a three-year continued engagement in the areas of research, community development and student teaching and internship during the Institutional MOA

SAVE-SIM continues fight against sugar importation

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The convenors of the Save the Sugar Industry Movement (SAVE-SIM) will be submitting an omnibus resolution to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. next week, urging him to hold in abeyance the implementation of the plan to import

P54.75M Sipalay River flood control project completed

With the construction of the new revetment wall along the Sipalay River in Negros Occidental, lives, properties, and livelihood of the people along the river are protected from possible flood damage, a press release said. The P54.75 million project, undertaken

Telco blocks 2.72-B spam, scam SMS in 2022

Digital solutions platform Globe blocked a record high 2.72 billion scam and spam messages in 2022, more than double the 2021 total of 1.15 billion, reflecting the impact of its stepped up campaign against malicious SMS. As a result of

USLS programs get AUN-QA certification

The University of St. La Salle reached another important milestone as two of its programs are now ASEAN University Network- Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) certified. The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Secondary Education programs successfully passed assessments and