Eucharistic presence

Yesterday’s celebration used to be called the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) and is centered on the mystery of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The feast of the Eucharist is primarily celebrated, of course,


Particularly challenging

The Reuters Institute recently reported that the depressing state of the world is leading people to switch off from the news. A survey by the British research group cited the combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s war in Ukraine


Overhauling energy

The Asian Development Bank recently urged economies in the Asia Pacific to overhaul their energy sector to address the worsening impact of climate change and further the transition into a net-zero future. “The transition to a net-zero future will not


What is our real treasure?

We need to be clear about what our real treasure is. It’s God. It’s when we achieve the fullness of our humanity. And that can only happen when we ultimately become God’s image and likeness, which is how God wants


Mobility matters

The 2-year break our society was forced to endure because of the COVID-19 pandemic should have been an opportunity for the people in charge of important things in our country to make improvements. Unfortunately for our archaic and chaotic public


Towards a green transition?

The Southeast Asia’s Green Economy 2022 report from Massachusetts-based global management consultancy Bain & Co. and Temasek, with contributions from Microsoft, assessed the Philippines as behind its Southeast Asian peers in terms of green transition and climate ambition. The report


The model prayer

“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.” (Mt 6,7) With these words, Christ is telling us to be wary of the dangers of the way we pray.


Unseen crisis?

The 2022 State of the World Population Report by the United Nations Population Fund defined “unintended pregnancy” as one “that occurs to a woman who was not planning to have any [more] children, or that was mistimed, in that it


All for the glory of God

We have to make sure that everything we do is done for God’s glory. We have to be most careful of our tendency to do some good things that are meant in the end to glorify ourselves, rather than to

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New police chiefs for Silay City, Hinigaran

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN PLt. Col. Mark Anthony Darroca, former chief of the regional Drug Enforcement Unit, is the new police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental. Darroca yesterday replaced PLt. Col. Robert Petate, who was reassigned to the Negros

Negros Occ. SP issues RONO for LNG plant

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental has issued a RONO (Resolution Of No Objection) to the Reliance Energy Development Inc. (REDI), a subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation, which is constructing a Liquified Natural Gas plant

Comrades kill former rebel

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The ambush-slay of former rebel Jimmy dela Cruz, alias Ka Guanzon, in Sitio Binabuyan, Brgy. Cambayobo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, was claimed by the Roselyn Pelle Command-Northern Negros Guerilla Front. In a statement, rebel spokesperson Cecille Estrella

Globe wins in 2022 ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Leading digital solutions platform Globe was recently recognized by the ASEAN Innovative Business Platform (AIBP) for being a trailblazer on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in digital innovation. The leading digital solutions company was commended

Airline to bring pre-pandemic staffing levels back by 2023

Cebu Pacific Air Inc. chief executive officer Lance Gokongwei said yesterday the reopening of the economy has allowed the airline company to start rehiring, bullish on the outlook for the industry. At the sidelines of an event in Ortigas, Pasig