Development and risks

The Asian Development Bank recently trimmed regional growth expectations, as it sees Developing Asia facing “intensified” risks from China’s troubled property sector and high interest rates around the world. Developing Asia refers to the multilateral lender’s 46 emerging member economies,


Expanding worlds

An Indian restaurant recently opened near my house, making us quite excited because decent Indian food is pretty hard to find here, especially in a city like Silay, where international food choices that doesn’t involve the usual American-style back ribs


The learning poverty problem

A World Bank report on the quality of education in the region places the Philippines among the poorest in learning in East Asia and the Pacific, with nine out of ten of Filipinos unable to read and understand a simple,


The call for transparency

“There is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.” (Lk 8,17) With these words of Christ, we are obviously told to be transparent in all our thoughts, desires,


Waiting for action

Sen. Francis Escudero last week challenged the Bureau of Customs to file criminal charges against suspected hoarders and smugglers of rice to bolster the government’s alleged crackdown against alleged the rice cartel in the country. Escudero made the remark following


Careful with the danger of envy

This danger usually arises when we are not contented with what we have or with what is promised to us. It arises when we tend to compare ourselves with others in an improper way—that is, not for the glory of


Martial Law and historical distortion

Throughout the Martial Law period, President Ferdinand E. Marcos had put a lot of effort into building up the cult of September 21, having somehow fallen in love with the date. It was the date that he put on Proclamation


Be eager to proclaim the Good News

Like Christ, we should be very eager to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God. As the gospel narrates, Christ went from one town to another village to preach. And with him were his apostles and some women,

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MassKara kicks off month with MQ candidates reveal

Get a glimpse of the 15 candidates for this year’s Miss Bacolod MassKara, in their first official public and press presentation on October 1, at the Atrium of SM City Bacolod. The 15 candidates who will have their official sashing

3 WV cops positive for illegal drug use

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN With almost all police personnel assigned in Western Visayas having been subjected to drug testing, only three turned out positive for the use of illegal drugs, according to a statement issued by the Police Regional Office

Guv approves use of Capitol facilities for MassKara

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The request of Bacolod City government for the use of Capitol properties for the MassKara Festival activities next month, free of charge, was approved by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday.

JPSCC to meet next week on areas of concern

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Following a recent encounter in Brgy. Tabugon, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Provincial Commission on Elections supervisor Atty. Ian Lee Ananoria yesterday said that the Joint Provincial Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC) will meet again on October 4

Justice remains elusive for massacre victims

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Justice remains elusive for the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, as the complainant, ironically a member of the family, is no longer in the province,

Solo art exhibit at NPC bldg.

• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Bacolod visual artist Rolando Inso is holding an ongoing solo art exhibition at the Negros Press Club building along San Juan Street, Bacolod City, which is scheduled to run until October. Inso said he started his