Curing our ignorance

The readings of the Mass of the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B, (Acts 3,13-15.17-19; 1 Jn 2,1-5; Lk 24-35-48) tell us that it was out of ignorance that the people then crucified Christ, the very savior of mankind, but


Oil and agriculture

“Modern agriculture is the use of land to convert petroleum into food” – Albert Allen Bartlett How important is oil to the economy? It does not take a genius to answer the question. Oil is one of the most important


Wangwang again

President Marcos has issued an order prohibiting government officials and employees from using vehicle sirens and blinkers indiscriminately or just to force their way through heavy traffic, along with reducing the list of government VIPs who are entitled to special


When God tests us

Actually, our whole life here on earth is a test God gives us, to see if what he wants us to be, that is, to be his image and likeness, sharers of his divine life and nature is also what


Emergency info

On a recent airplane ride, our daughter forgot her cellphone in the lavatory but it was returned to her by the flight attendant who knew how to access the emergency information in the phone, which contained her name. Armed with


An ounce of prevention…

If the surge in measles and pertussis cases in the country isn’t enough, the World Health Organization has also sounded the alarm over the rising incidence of viral Hepatitis in the Philippines, as a WHO report placed us 9th among


Making Christ the center of our life

We should always feel the need to always strengthen our belief in Christ. That’s because with all the things that we have to grapple with everyday, there’s always the tendency to set Christ aside and to fall into depending on


Private sector help

As the world grapples with global crises, particularly hunger and malnutrition, the World Food Program is urging the private sector to help governments in solving those problems. “We can no longer depend on governments to do everything. We just can’t.


Assuming God’s attitude toward sinners

This is a great challenge for us! Since we are God’s image and likeness, we should also try to assume the very same attitude God has towards sinners, or towards anyone with whom we have some differences and conflicts. And


Still disaster prone

Ranked as the most disaster-prone country for 13 years, the Philippines also emerged as the ninth-most earthquake threatened nation worldwide, experiencing 581 quakes in 2023 alone, according to a study by Utility Bidder, a UK-based energy consultancy company. Among these

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PBBM commits to signing NIR bill into law

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The creation of the Negros Island Region is now almost reality. This is after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday aired his commitment to sign the Negros Island Region bill, which the House of Representatives is

Bacolod SP encourages vigilance against grass fires

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is enjoining all punong barangays in the city of Bacolod and the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office to mobilize the community response team (CERT) to strictly monitor all open grass fields that

Bacolod filmfest slated for September

The Bacolod City government has launched a film festival which will serve as a platform to showcase the creativity of filmmakers residing in the city, develop film appreciation, and further promote the local film industry. In accordance with the recently

DepEd implements distance learning

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of Education has issued an advisory stating that all public schools nationwide should implement asynchronous classes and distance learning, in order to allow learners to complete pending assignments, projects and other requirements. It added

Bacolod booters competing in 2024 Laguna Premier Cup

Bacolod City will be represented by the Bacolod Football League (BFL) Elite in the 2024 Laguna Premier Cup, a press release from the organizers said. The Laguna Premier Cup will be held from April 13 to 14 at the Laguna

Dumaguete Diocese urges PBBM: Veto NIR bill

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Diocese of Dumaguete has called on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to veto Senate Bill No. 2507, which proposes the creation of the Negros Island Region, due to what it claims is the lack of a