Quarantine meandering

          One of the saddest scenes I have seen on TV lately was that of a newly built cemetery said to have been set up especially for victims of COVID. The place was very green, very fresh  and seemed to


Bridges and walls, unity in diversity

          We are meant to love everyone, even including our enemies.           Christ said so. He even offered forgiveness to those who crucified him. And that’s simply because, irrespective of how we are individually and among each other, we are


Investing in fisheries

          The World Bank will extend a $220 million loan to the Philippines next year to enhance the country’s marine resource management by controlling the harvest in some of its fishing grounds while also supporting livelihoods.           The Fisheries and


‘Tis the season

Despite dire and urgent warnings from health authorities and doctors, millions of Americans are expected to have traveled and gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. This raises the possibility of a “surge superimposed on a surge”, in the words


Vaccine Rumors

The Department of Health warned that no vaccine against the coronavirus disease has been approved yet after reports that two lawmakers have already been inoculated against COVID-19. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reminded the public that there is still no


Stay healthy for Christmas

        They’ve done it! Russia is now bragging about their vaccine against the coronavirus that they claim to have proven 91.4 percent effective. My, that is an admirable passing grade in schools, and for its results against the raging COVID


Our best condition

          It’s definitely when we are vitally identified with Christ. That’s when we can have our best condition in life. Let’s remember that Christ is the pattern of our humanity, the savior of our damaged humanity. He is “the way,


Not Loans, but Love

          Is it true? I must have missed the initial announcement that the whole country, the Philippines, of course,  is now under a “state of calamity” because of the coronavirus pandemic. Are we the only country to declare that? From


The challenge of journalism today

          We cannot deny the very important and crucial role journalism plays in our life. It is supposed to bring us relevant pieces of news and information daily or in some regular fashion.           Journalism exerts tremendous influence in forming


Upgrading Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture aims to lure the younger generation into farming by embarking on a technological transformation program aiming at an Agriculture 4.0 that will digitalize the country’s agriculture and fishery sector. For the country’s farmers, whose average ranges

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City gov’t gives out 9K face shields

          The Bacolod City government, upon instruction of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, distributed 9,800 face shields to vendors at Burgos, Central, and Libertad public markets, the flower market, and Manokan Country, and to drivers of jeepneys, tricycles, and trisikads.           The

City to suspend penalty on BaCTrac registration

Bacolod Councilor Lady Gles Gonzales-Pallen will author a resolution suspending the implementation of penalties on establishments who will not yet be ready to register with the COVID-19 contact-tracing app by Monday, City Administrator Em Ang said during a virtual press conference yesterday.

IN BACOLOD: 31 brgys Covid-free

BY ADRIAN P NEMES III           Thirty-one out of 61 barangays of Bacolod have been declared Covid-free by the city’s Emergency Operations Center-Task Force yesterday, after no new cases have been reported in these areas in the last 14 days.