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


‘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



Last Friday I lost my mobile phone and despite our family’s optimistic outlook towards losing gadgets, it has not come back and I have started to lose hope of recovering it. Unlike previous lost gadgets in my family, where the


Safely managed sanitation

            The Social Weather Stations’ fourth quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey conducted in December 2019 but published this week has found 90 percent of households in the Philippines as having access to a toilet, 6 percent have access to toilets

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Security guard killed

About five persons stabbed dead a security guard at Bangga Sungi, Circumferential Road in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

PhilHealth denies P134M unpaid claims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) denied that it owes Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital P134.6 million of unpaid claims.

Tolentino seeks NSA unity ahead of POC polls Friday

            Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino is hoping that all the national sports associations (NSAs) will once again be one amid all the recent happenings, especially the drama surrounding the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc).             “My