One step ahead

The recently released annual Digital Defense Report of tech giant Microsoft examined the evolving global threat landscape by looking at the most relevant and pressing cybersecurity issues. Cybercriminals continue to act as sophisticated profit enterprises, it observed, noting how attackers


Let’s have the faith of the blind men

“As Jesus passed from thence, there followed him two blind men crying out and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David.” (Mt 9,27) This part of the gospel reminds us that we have to have a strong faith


Gift ideas

It’s the season of giving once more and now that it’s actually December, it must be panic buying time for those of us who feel obligated to give presents every Christmas. The rising cost of living and runaway inflation we


Audit needed

Commission on Audit chairman Gamaliel Cordoba recently disclosed that the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank have demanded a special audit of the loans they granted to the Philippine government to procure COVID-19 vaccines. Cordoba committed to a complete


Doers of God’s will

“Not everyone that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 7,21) It’s very


Employment outlook

The International Labor Organization employment outlook report released this week see jobs as continuing to be scarce in the Asia-Pacific region that is barely recovering from the loss of 54 million jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. “On the surface, employment


Christ involves us all in his mission

On the Feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle, celebrated on November 30, we are presented with the gospel story about how he, his brother, Peter, and two other brothers, James and John, were called by Christ. (cfr. Mt 4,18-22) It


The Bonifacio legacy

Along with national hero Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio is the only other Filipino hero that is honored with a non-working holiday for his contribution towards shaping our national identity. Bonifacio Day, which we celebrate today, commemorates his birthday. Andres Bonifacio


It always pays to be simple, humble, child-like

Those intriguing words of Christ, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike,” (Lk 10,21) should clearly reassure

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BSP eyes November inflation at 7.4% to 8.2%

Higher prices of electricity, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and some agricultural items, with the latter due to the impact of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng, are seen to push the domestic inflation rate to a range of between 7.4 percent and

SMB Bacolod inks pacts with 2 unions

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas commended the new collective bargaining agreements between San Miguel Brewery in Bacolod and its two employee’s union groups during the signing ceremonies held in Talisay City yesterday.  DOLE regional director Sixto

Rebel nabbed in Isabela faces murder charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An alleged member of the Regional Strike Force of the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor, was captured by police and military personnel during a joint manhunt operation in Brgy. San Agustin, Isabela, Negros Occidental, on November 27. Nabbed

Insistent faith for miracles to happen

That beautiful gospel story of a centurion who approached Christ on behalf of his dying servant, importuning Christ for a miracle to happen, that is, for his servant to survive, (cfr. Mt 8,5-11) tells us precious lessons about how our

NSA adviser slams CPP-NPA for killing 2 Army soldiers

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN National Security Adviser (NSA) Clarita Carlos condemned the New People’s Army (NPA) for the brutal shooting of two soldiers on November 24 in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. “Despite our successful operations and other commendable milestones in

Sevilleno opens exhibit at Art Cove

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Negrense visual artist Edbon Sevilleno opened his one-man exhibit at the Art Cove of Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod Thursday which will run until February 28, 2023. Guests of honor at the opening of the show