Let’s go viral and trending

Like Christ, we should try to attract as many people as possible in order to lead them to Christ. In a sense, we should be like today’s influencers in the media and the cyberworld who with their gimmicks manage to


The unvaxxed

If you come to think of it, the unvaccinated are primary reason why COVID variants and mutations like Delta and Omicron exist. Furthermore, their immune systems that have no added protection against the coronavirus are also among the primary reasons


Quarantine leave benefits?

The Department of Labor and Employment recently urged employers in the private sector to grant paid isolation and quarantine leaves for their workers who either tested positive for COVID-19 or are identified as close contacts of a COVID case. Labor


The self-righteous tend to be fault-finders

This observation is clearly illustrated many times in the gospel. Many of the leading Jews in the times of Christ did not believe in Christ, and their idea of what is right and wrong was simply very subjective, held with


Crisis within a crisis

The International Labor Organization estimates 2.2 million Filipinos were affected by Typhoon Odette as the workforce continues to reel in its aftermath since it battered several areas of the country days before Christmas last year. “It is heart-breaking to see


Fighting legalism and formalism

We need to be keenly aware of these common dangers and do everything to protect ourselves from them and to fight them, since they will always be around, given our human condition here on earth. The secret again is to


Eliminating human trafficking

The Bureau of Immigration reports that its officers at airports rescued 688 possible victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment in 2021. In addition, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the agency deferred the departure of 13,680 passengers last year, mostly


Humility amid greatness

If there’s one precious lesson we can learn from our devotion to the Sto. Nino, it should be about how we should be humble even if we know we have the greatest dignity among God’s creatures. Such humility would truly



It has been a month since Typhoon Odette surprised us and while life is more or less back to normal in parts of Negros Island that were fortunate to have been spared the direct hit of by nature’s fury, let


Vaccination issues

The United Nations has revealed that poor nations refused to take around 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in December alone, mainly due to short shelf life. UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, uses its vaccine logistics expertise to handle delivery flights

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‘No vaxx, no ride’ on Ceres buses

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), which operates Ceres Liner passenger buses in Visayas and Mindanao, yesterday started to implement the “no vaccine, no ride” policy of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that it said to protect

P.7M shabu seized in Bacolod

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Policemen yesterday seized an estimated P714,000 worth of suspected shabu from a drug suspect who was arrested during a buy bust operation at Villa Angela in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City. PCol. Joseph Thomas Martir, director of

6 guns surrendered; gun ban violator nabbed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The campaign against loose firearms in Negros Occidental and highly-urbanized Bacolod City led to the surrender of six assorted firearms, arrest of a gun ban violator and the seizure of almost P75,000 worth of suspected shabu.

KMP schedules protest

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Members of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Negros and other progressive groups under BAYAN-Negros will stage a protest tomorrow (January 21) at the Fountain of Justice in Bacolod City, in line with the commemoration of the 35th

Photo of the Day

INSPECTION. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Mayor Ernesto Estrao, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, Board Member Jeffrey Tubola inspect the Hinobaan hospital construction.* Capitol PIO photo

BCGC ordered disinfected

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO All offices at the Bacolod City Government Center closed at about 4.p.m. yesterday after Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia ordered the disinfection of the whole facility, City Administrator Edward Joseph Cuansing said yesterday. Cuansing said three city