We are laborers of God’s harvest

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so, ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Mt 9,37-38) These words of Christ should remind us that we actually all called to be laborers


Heritage heist

The recent art heist that involved the theft of an Amorsolo from the Hofileña private museum within the Silay City Heritage Zone will have far reaching implications on the tourism sector of the city, whether or not the priceless artwork


Focus on agriculture

House Bill No. 10324, or the proposed “Philippine Agricultural High School System Act of 2024,” aims to create secondary schools on farming in each of the country’s regions, in order to boost productivity and technology dissemination in the country’s neglected


Everything starts with God’s love

This is very fundamental and indispensable for us to know. Otherwise, we would have a wrong idea of what our life is all about. God loves us first before we learn to love him and everybody and everything else in


God in the familiar

Jesus left Nazareth when he was about 30 years old to start his ministry. He traveled around Galilee preaching the kingdom of God, healing the sick and driving out demons. Soon his name became known all over the region and


Messaging scam awareness

A group composed of the country’s largest telcos is warning the public of a new wave of messaging scams that could bypass the filtering systems that have been set up. The Philippine Chamber of Telecommunication Operators (PCTO) urged industry players


Rediscover God through faith and love

That rather amusing gospel episode about those who were so amazed at the preaching of Christ in the synagogue that they could not believe that someone just like them, coming from the same place and whose family they knew, could


Import dependent and import oriented?

“We have to learn to live with fewer imports and more exports promoting national production.” – Miguel Diaz-Canel According to the statistics office, the first quarter of 2024 our agricultural imports was USD 4.34 billion or a whooping 230 billion


Still reaching higher

The Philippines has remained in the lower middle-income country (MIC) group of the World Bank for the fiscal year 2025, staying in the same classification since 1987, which demonstrates the painfully slow progress the country is making to expand its


God calls us despite whatever

That intriguing story of how St. Matthew, a tax-collector, was called by Christ to be one of his apostles (cfr. Mt 9,9-13) brings out the truth of our Christian faith that God can choose anyone to pursue a special vocation

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Army’s 5ID commander promoted

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Several days after he was designated commanding general of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Gulliver Señires, was promoted to the rank of major general. Army chief Lt. Gen. Roy Galido personally led the donning

New guns, patrol vehicle, rescue boat for PRO6

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The firepower and mobility of the Police Regional Office 6 got a boost after it received high powered firearms, and a patrol vehicle and rescue boat from Camp Crame. In a statement, PRO 6 said it

VMC intensifies community service

Victorias Milling Company has been stepping up on its community service programs in several barangays in the cities of Victorias, Cadiz, and Manapla in Negros Occidental. VMC with the support of local officials, community volunteers, the 79th Infantry Battalion, 605th

279 nabbed for illegal gambling in NegOcc

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN The month long anti-illegal gambling campaign of the police in Negros Occidental and highly urbanized Bacolod City has resulted in the apprehension of 279 violators. Of the violators, 230 were accounted for by NOCPPO, while 49

Stocks up amid rate cut expectations; peso closes at 58.44: $1

The local bourse ended the day in positive territory, while the peso moved sideways. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 27.23 points to 6,556.66, while the broader All Shares rose 13.82 points to 3,538.24. “The local market rose by

Food stamp retailers sign contract with DSWD

Seven retailers from the Municipality of E. B. Magalona, who will operate partner stores for the “Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program” of the national government, have signed a retailer’s contract and memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of