Who gives us our proper rest?

There should be no doubt as to who gives us our proper rest, or what our true rest really is, etc. Christ said it very clearly. There are, of course, different ways and kinds of rest. But we should try


Who can watch the Olympics?

Don’t un-cross your fingers yet, there doesn’t seem to be a strong assurance yet that Olympic Games will proceed as scheduled next Friday, July 23. And if ever it does take place, what kind of activity will it be when


The Waste Philippine Sea

Five years ago, the Philippines won its case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration that awarded the Philippines sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. “The Tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to


Simple and childlike

If we want to be with God always and to know the fine points of his mysterious will and ways, we need to be always simple and childlike. Christ may have told us also to be clever and shrewd like


Don’t be a threat to the human race

The latest report I heard was that a total of 13 million has been vaccinated against the COVID in the Philippines. Now what percentage is that of our total population? That means our Health Department should still step up and


Troll farms

Twelve senators have called for an investigation into allegations that public funds are being used to run “troll farms” as elections draw near. “Filipinos should know why government spends public funds on troll farm operators disguised as ‘public relations practitioners’



In my previous article, I talked about finally coming to terms with putting the possibility of migrating to another country on the table. My frustrations and disappointments in the leadership and governance of the only country I call home made


The footprints of Sammy Palanca

Here’s something to think about for those who “want to get away from it all”, and can afford to! Here’s this guy named Michael Branson who has gone through it and is now offering to organize tours of space, which,


Mental health and lockdowns

The Philippine Statistics Authority reported a 57 percent increase in the country’s suicide rate in 2020 compared to the preceding year. The surge made suicide the 25th leading cause of death for 2020, moving up six notches from 31st in


A prototype of mission

With the fast and upsetting changes we are experiencing in our time, the call for new evangelization has never been more urgent. The present pandemic, for instance, has practically forced us to explore new ways of bringing the word of

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Guv: Negative RT-PCR required for travelers from ECQ areas

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Travelers from Enhanced Community Quarantine areas, including Iloilo City and province, are required to present negative RT-PCR test results and their registered S-PaSS, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. The Department of Health earlier confirmed two

High marks from Bing

“This was an extraordinary presidency, buffeted by extraordinary problems and difficulties. One cannot evaluate President Rodrigo Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address outside of that context,” Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday. “Given its problems, not the least of

From sinner to saint

We cannot deny we are all sinners. But neither should we deny that we are all called to become saints. That’s because we are all children of God, made in his image and likeness. As Christ himself said, “Be perfect

Raps mulled vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Consumers’ group Water Watch Negros is mulling the filing of charges against the Bacolod City Water District for what it called the “multifarious gripes and complaints” from consumers. Water Watch said in a statement that

SC launches cashless payments

A cashless payment scheme for small claims cases has been launched by the Supreme Court. In a statement yesterday, the SC said Judiciary ePayment for Small Claims, the online payment of legal fees, will be pilot-tested in close to 1,000

More vaccines for areas under ‘Delta’ threat

Additional Covid-19 vaccines will be deployed to areas where the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus was detected. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said the inoculation program in Western Visayas, Northern