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I have called you friends

During the past Sundays, Jesus revealed his desire to enter into a personal and intimate relationship with each of us. He expressed this by using images, like the good shepherd, who willingly lays down his life for his sheep, and

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A Many-Splendored Thing

Isn’t the United Nations sanctioning China for its irresponsible game of sending a rocket into space, unknowing where it will land? Anyone watching the reports on TV couldn’t help worrying about the repercussions in case that rocket misfired and landed

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Water priorities

A discussion paper published by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies, found the country unlikely to meet the United Nation’s goal of attaining universal access to clean water and sanitation by 2030 as our water resources industry remains

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As in a race

There are some verses in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians that, I believe, are worth giving more serious attention. They talk to us about the need for self-discipline, the serious and consistent pursuit of a goal—things that we

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Word of the Year

What is the word of the year? Could it be anything  other than COVID? Actually it has been on everyone’s mouth and thoughts, not because of its novelty, but because of its deadly connotation. Of course we all remember that

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Clearance obsession

The Department of Labor and Employment has blocked a proposal from the Philippine National Police to add to red tape by requiring employees to secure a national police clearance (NPC) to access “various transactions” with the DOLE. “While good-intentioned, requiring

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Burning question

The other day, my wife was complaining about the stink coming from someone burning trash in the neighborhood, which, based on the intensity, was probably being done right beside our property. The strong, acrid smell of leaves burning had become

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A Great Debate in the offing?

Watch out for The Great Debate! That will surely take our minds off this pandemic. Even just anticipating it is exciting enough, how much more would the actual show be? Oh, everyone has heard about the challenge of President Duterte

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Valuing Intellectual Property

The report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights released by the European Commission excluded the Philippines from among the list of countries seen damaging to IP interests of businesses in the European Union. The Philippines was not

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Complicate to simplify

This is a common enough phenomenon in our life. We should not be surprised by it anymore. To fix things, for example, we may have to disassemble them first and look closely at the different parts. To solve a problem,

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A Great Debate in the offing?

Watch out for The Great Debate! That will surely take our minds off this pandemic. Even just anticipating it is exciting enough, how much more would the actual show be? Oh, everyone has heard about the challenge of President Duterte

Megaworld allots P36B 2021 capex

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Township developer Megaworld is allocating P36-billion for capital spending this year, as it realigns project developments with the restrictions brought about by the strict quarantine measures that affect construction movements, as well as demand for residential

Duterte gets Sinopharm jab

President Rodrigo Duterte last night received his first shot of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go went live on Facebook to show Duterte getting inoculated with Sinopharm. He was vaccinated by Health Secretary

Oil firms to hike pump prices anew this week

Oil companies will implement another price increase effective this morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil said diesel prices will go up by P0.35 per liter, while gasoline prices will increase by P0.20 per liter. Caltex, Seaoil,

NegOcc still low-risk amid rise in virus cases

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental remained under the “low risk” classification, despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the past several days, the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development reported on May 3. Bacolod City, meanwhile,

No travel to LGUs with full quarantine facilities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers to local government units in Negros Occidental with triple digit Covid-19 cases and whose quarantine facilities are fully occupied will be denied entry, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said. But Lacson said that inbound travelers to