Mary, Mother of God and our Mother

May 29 is dedicated liturgically to the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. This Marian title was defined sometime ago due to the fact that if Mary is the Mother of Christ who is God, then she can rightly


The Power of God

Last Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension. Before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave his parting words to his apostles, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in


Dwindling reservoirs

More than half of the world’s lakes and reservoirs are dwindling and placing humanity’s future water security at risk, with climate change and unsustainable consumption tagged as the main culprits in a paper which appeared in the publication Science. “Lakes


Practical implications of Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday ends the Easter Season and leads us back to what we call as Ordinary Time in our liturgical calendar, the timepiece that enables us to live sacramentally with Christ as he continues with his redemptive work through the


Climate proofing the power sector

State think tank Philippine Institute for Developmental Studies (PIDS) said huge investments are required to fix the causes of power interruptions, which it estimates to cost the local economy P556 million per five-hour outage. It reported the causes of electricity


Limitless love and our limitations

That gospel episode where Christ asked Peter 3 times whether Peter loves him (cfr. Jn 21,15-19) somehow reminds us that love, which is supposed to be limitless and to be given without measure, needs to develop in stages given our


Profit or public service

During a recent senate investigation into the country’s energy problems, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines admitted that majority of its income for the years of 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 went to dividends for its shareholders. NGCP is


Green urban planning

A recent World Bank report urged cities to adopt green urban planning strategies, including investing in sustainable infrastructure to boost resilience to the impact of climate change. The report titled “Thriving: Making Cities Green, Resilient, and Inclusive in a Changing


One with God and with everybody else

That’s what we are meant to be. That’s what Christ prayed very fervently just before he was arrested and before he completed his redemptive mission through his passion, death and resurrection. It was like his last and final wish for


Shifting and re-investment

“Farmers not only produce the food and fiber we need, but they help ensure our national security and economic stability.” – Michelle Grainger The farmers drive the dynamics of economy by way of agriculture. The rigors of farming are propelled

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Philippines’ first Slow Food Earth Market in Silay City

The network of Earth Markets continues to expand, now numbering 90 worldwide – and the latest farmers’ market which follows Slow Food principles will be inaugurated in Silay City Negros Occidental, on May 27. The Earth Markets project aims to give

Guv inks student internship program MOA

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement with various schools and universities in the province, for the Student Internship Program with the Negros Occidental provincial government. The partner schools who joined the ceremonial signing were University of

El Niño unlikely to impact food production significantly

Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said El Niño will not likely have a significant impact on local food production, especially for rice and corn. In a press briefing late Friday, Diokno said that during the Economic Development Group (EDG) meeting last

Degamo killing suspect recants, claims coercion

One of the 10 former soldiers charged in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has recanted his testimony. Jhudiel Rivero (a.k.a. Osmundo Rivero) claimed the police coerced him to admit his involvement in the March 4 massacre in

EBM eyes highway ‘Traffic Discipline Zone’

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Due to two separate fatal accidents that recently occurred along its national highway, the municipality of E. B. Magalona in Negros Occidental, is proposing the declaration of the town’s 12-kilometer stretch as a “Traffic Discipline Zone.”

Globe Group wins big at LinkedIn Talent Awards

The Globe Group has solidified its position as a top employer in the Philippines as it secured significant victories in key categories at the LinkedIn Talent Awards 2022, affirming the company’s commitment to excellence in employer branding and talent development.