Feeling right but actually wrong

The story of Martha complaining to Christ about her sister, Mary, whom she accused of not helping her in some household chores (cfr. Lk 10,38-42) reminds us that there can be this tricky situation when we feel we are right



The debate over whether school uniforms are beneficial or not has been one long-standing issue among educators, parents and students. It has not been up for discussion because it has been a policy in most Philippine schools to require uniforms


Unsustainable living

Dubbed “Earth Overshoot Day”, mankind marks a dubious milestone yesterday as the day by which humanity has consumed all earth can sustainably produce for this year, and NGOs warn that the rest of 2022 will be lived in resource deficit.


Let’s look forward to Judgment Day

“The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they


Agriculture in the spotlight

Agricultural groups welcomed the commitment of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to modernize farms and provide support to farmers through subsidized farm inputs in his first State of the Nation Address. Farm inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, feeds and fuel are


The cost in pursuing heaven

Christ said it clearly. To pursue the kingdom of God, we should be willing to rid ourselves of things that can cause us some drag in that effort, or to sell off what we have at the moment to get


Business sector wish list

In a bid to enable inclusive growth for the country as the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. takes the reins, local business groups and foreign chambers recently called on the 19th Congress to pass 24 legislative measures, including reforms


Realistic, vigilant and hopeful

The explanation Christ gave about the parable of the good seed and the weeds in the field (cfr. Mt 13,36-43) is a lesson for us to be realistic in our life that will always have the mixture of good and


Assassin nation

The successful assassination attempt on former Lamitan City Mayor Rose Furigay has also been described as a “mass shooting”, which is a technically correct description of the incident, since the gunman, 38-year-old Chao Tiao Yumol from Lamitan, Basilan killed three


Pandemic defenses

After the economic turmoil and millions of lives lost during the coronavirus crisis has triggered calls for new international defenses strong enough to prevent such a disaster in the future, 194 member states of the World Health Organization decided in

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The love-generated zeal and focus

Where there is love, there is always zeal, the state of always being driven and bent on pursuing a clear goal. And this was shown by Christ himself, the pattern of our humanity and the savior of our damaged humanity.

WV dengue deaths now 50, NegOcc cases hit 3,000

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Dengue cases in Negros have reached 3,000 with 14 fatalities, as of July 30, according to a report of the Department of Health- Western Visayas released on August 5. Of the 597 newly-reported dengue cases in

And so what?

Has been happening in Paris that might perk up your impish ears? Coming back from their annual vacances, which by the way is mandatory with the French government… people are more relaxed. I’ve just gotten my fourth vaccine and all

Rum Festival celebrations on

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO Six bartenders and students from Bacolod City participated in the Tanduay Bacolod Rum Festival flairtending and mixology elimination round at the Planta Hotel in the city yesterday. They were Gemoel Khryss Guanzon of Refill Restobar, Jeffrey

Congress to probe sugar importation mess

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Members of the House of Representatives want a full-blown investigation into the unauthorized sugar importation of 300,000 metric tons by the Sugar Regulatory Administration. A joint motu propio inquiry of the House Committees on Good Government