Reclaiming Dumaguete

The plan of the local government of Dumaguete City and a developer to build a 174-hectare “smart city” on reclaimed land has been met by staunch opposition from scientists and environmental groups who fear such a project will bring devastating


The Shepherd’s compassionate heart

Today’s readings revolve around the common theme of shepherding, which culminate in the figure of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In the first reading, God rebukes the self-serving leaders of Judah, who “mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture.” He


The Better Part of Valor

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink”. I can no longer where the quotation first came from, but it did come to mind as I watched scenes on TV showing several countries awash with floodwaters, that bring to


A perfect storm

One significant impact of the raging Covid-19 pandemic is that it has disrupted access to routine vaccinations, leaving millions of children at risk from measles and other deadly diseases, leading the United Nations to warn of a brewing “perfect storm”.


Both tender and tough

We need to imitate Christ’s trait that combines both tenderness and toughness. His tenderness can be shown when this passage from Scripture is applied to him: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not


Will the show go on?

The show must go on. That seems to be the attitude of Olympic organizers, and we salute them for that “Never say die” spirit. If there is anything  that could lull  people, especially sports-inclined ones, from their fears and apprehensions


Food matters

An analysis by Food and Agricultural Organization, in the report “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”, showed healthy diets are expensive and beyond the reach of millions of people. The researchers said large populations worldwide had


Herd immunity

While it feels like more Filipinos are getting vaccinated, it has to be noted that only less than 10 percent of our population has received their Covid-19 shots and we are still a long way from the goal of herd


The Life You Save

“Unforgiving”. That was how CNN reporter Sanjay Gupta describes the latest variant of the COVID that has been given the name of “Delta”. And I don’t think he was exaggerating  considering the victims worldwide about which we hear reported on


Support local business

As the Department of Trade and Industry prepares to celebrate the upcoming National MSME Week with the theme “Makabagong MSMEs, Bagong Pag-asa Laban sa Pandemya”, a regional office of the DTI called on the public to support local entrepreneurs and

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Want to join a trip to the moon?

For the first time in my life yesterday, I wished I were a billionaire. Why? I would have been able to join Jeff Bezos and his gang on their next visit to the moon and see what it is really

CLMMRH prepared for Delta variant

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III “Do not worry,” Dr. Julius Drilon, chief of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City, assured the public over the weekend. Because, he said, the “CLMMRH is prepared in case of a

More Covid variant cases in Negros Oriental logged: PHO

The provincial government of Negros Oriental has reported additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 variants even as the number of infections continues to decline. Assistant Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Liland Estacion, who is the Covid-19 incident commander of the province’s

Youlink community channel on

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III The Youlink Community channel and the Youlink.store were officially launched Friday at the Good Shepherd Training Center in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City. Executive producer and creative director Edu Pillora of YCC said the channel is

Covid hits 13 more cops

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Thirteen more police personnel in Western Visayas tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25, bringing to 108 the number of PNP members infected by the virus, the PNP Health Service said. Of the 134 new cases,

More OFWs needed in Abu Dhabi

Companies and businesses in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates are slowly opening, giving job opportunities to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Manuel Dimaano of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the