The mercies of God

That lamentation of Christ because some people did not ask for forgiveness for their sins in spite of the many blessings given to them (cfr. Mt 11,20-24) should strongly remind us that no matter how sinful and helplessly wretched we


What was stolen

Hooray! The Amorsolo painting that was stolen from the Hofieña home and private museum was recovered by the National Bureau of Investigation. The thieves showed off their superior amateurism when they tried to sell it for P3.5 million and were


No place for violence

The response to the horrific shooting at former US president Donald Trump at a campaign rally has been both universal and predictable. Across the political spectrum and all over the world, leaders rushed to say that violence should have no


Identifying with Christ on the cross

When Christ told his disciples these shocking words: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword,” (Mt 10,34) the upshot is actually that he wants



Jesus is rejected by his own people (last Sunday’s gospel). Amos is rejected by a people not his own (today’s first reading). Amos who hails from the kingdom of Judah is sent by God to prophesy in Israel, its rival


Considering nuclear power

According to Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla, the Department of Energy, through the Nuclear Energy Program – Interagency Committee, is now finalizing the country’s nuclear energy roadmap which would outline the government’s key targets that must be achieved to finally unleash


We need a big and compassionate heart

When Christ summoned his 12 apostles, sending them out two by two and giving them authority over unclean spirits, he clearly told them also to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in


Second half look outlook and beyond

“I believe in the future of agriculture born not out of faith but of deeds” – Anonymous Still reeling from the impacts of the devastating of El Nino we ask, “how are we going to recover from that impact especially


Too young

The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) has observed that repeat pregnancies among the young Filipino population are increasing, having recorded more than 25,000 involving teenagers or younger. “We have already over 25,358 repeat pregnancies among girls 10 to 19


Confidence and abandonment

Given the fact that we in this world will always have to contend with complicated situations, challenges, difficulties, trials and the like, we need to follow what Christ advised his disciples once: “Be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.”

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26 rebels surrender in Negros, Panay

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Twenty-six former New People’s Army rebels have surrendered to infantry units of the 3rd Infantry Division and the police in Negros and Panay, as of July 21. Three more self-confessed New People’s Army combatants surrendered to

21-ha township to help develop ‘super city’ goal

The vision to become a “super city” received a boost with the construction of the 21-hectare Saluda township in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City. Phinma Property Holdings Corp. and local partner JEPP Real Estate Co. broke ground on Friday for the

New BCPO chief chosen

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez yesterday confirmed that he has already chosen the successor of PCol. Noel Aliño to be the director of the Bacolod City Police Office. Of the three names of candidates submitted to him

Atrezzo Elite, Terramax AT stun rivals

The Atrezzo Elite defeated Atrezzo Eco, 66-45, during their game on Friday evening.  The Elites got out to a strong start and led 16-8 after one quarter, but team Eco came out better in the second and were able to

Negros Power offers amnesty to illegal connections

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN As soon as it starts its joint venture operations with Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO), the Negros Electric and Power Corporation (Negros Power) will grant a month long amnesty program to those with illegal connections, its

No more active guerilla fronts – PBBM

• GILBERT P. BAYORAN There are no more active guerilla fronts in the country, declared President Ferdinand Marcos during his 3rd State Of the Nation Address on July 22. What are left behind are only seven weakened New People’s Army