Education priorities

The United Nations Children’s Fund urged governments to reopen schools closed by the coronavirus pandemic as soon as possible, saying that the education of more than 600 million children is at stake. While acknowledging the difficult choices governments have to


Investing in gold

After earning the country’s first Olympic gold medal, Hidilyn Diaz is suddenly being showered with millions of pesos worth of prizes from almost every Tom, Dick and Harry, who is either truly appreciative of her efforts, or simply capitalizing on


Facing climate crisis

Environmental campaigners expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and final State of the Nation Address that rambled for more than three hours but failed to mention any actions to protect the environment and mitigate the impacts of the ongoing



In a country where extraordinary stories of our famed resilience somehow managing to triumph over adversity have been few and far between, the Filipino people have in recent years learned to lower standards and expectations, especially from our countrymen in



A new report that quantifies the total amount of food lost on farms globally revealed an estimated 2.5 billion tons of food goes uneaten around the world each year. That figure is an increase of approximately 1.2 billion tons compared



The Department of Health revealed that the Department of Science and Technology will conduct a study on breakthrough infections among individuals fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview that the proponent of the study


Going for gold

Despite the numerous serious challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics that was originally scheduled for the summer of 2020 is finally underway. As coronavirus cases surged all over the globe in recent months, powered by the fearsome


Collaboration for food

In a recently held virtual meeting with five other Asian agriculture ministers, Agriculture Secretary William Dar cited the need for regional and international collaboration in the agriculture sector in a bid to build more sustainable food systems. As he acknowledged


Ready for Delta?

Economists are warning that the Philippine economy will be at the losing end anew once the Delta variant infects more people and prompts the government to impose another round of strict lockdowns as they urge the Covid-19 vaccination program in


Facing hunger

The global effort to eradicate hunger by 2030 that has already been facing challenges before the Covid-19 pandemic, suffered further setbacks as a UN report released last week found an estimated 18 percent increase in the number of people facing

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Seaman, wife found dead

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A seaman and his wife, a retired banker, were found dead in their residence at Hermelinda Homes Subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Station 7 chief, P/Capt. Elmer Bonilla, said

Guv: Duterte pleased with ELCAC gains

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the last State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte revealed his hopes upon his assumption of office, the achievements of his administration, the challenges during his term,

79th IB gets commendation

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command has conferred the Gawad Kalinaw plaque and campaign streamer on the 79th Infantry Battalion for the dismantling of the New People’s Army Northern Negros Front recently. Lt. Gen.