Evidence that Iloilo is great: Dinagyang
January 24, 2015 01:22 AM
By: Alex P. Vidal
“Each year, every city in the world that can should have a multiday festival. More people meeting each other, digging new types of music, new foods, new ideas. You want to stop having so many wars? This could be a step in the right direction.” – Henry Rollins
THE media coverage of the Dinagyang Festival has improved by leaps and bounds.
From the decrepit black and white digital prints and small-scale region-wide television, radio and newspaper coverage, to the global and even cosmological villages.
Ahead of time
January 24, 2015 01:18 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
In 1969, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was an ordained priest in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In that same year, Bacolod Bishop Antonio Y. Fortich issued his Pastoral Letter calling for the change and redirection of the priority of the Negros Church towards alleviating the lives of the poor, particularly of those who lived and worked in sugar haciendas and in the work places in the towns and cities, defending human rights under the aegis of martial law and adopting programs to implement the Church’s call for social and economic justice.
January 24, 2015 01:16 AM
By: Artchil B. Fernandez
“REFORMING the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart….reject every form of corruption which diverts resources from the poor, and to make concerted efforts to ensure the inclusion of every man and woman and child in the life of the community.”
Fond memories of Dinagyang and old Iloilo
January 24, 2015 01:14 AM
By: Reymundo Salao
WHAT are your early memories of Dinagyang? Mine probably may not have been as authentic as other people's memories because during the rest of my childhood, I just watched Dinagyang off the television coverage of IBC TV Channel 12 which never failed to deliver the best coverage of the event (If you ask me, TV 12's was way way better compared to the coverage they’ve had in recent years).
Social dimension of Christian discipleship
January 24, 2015 01:12 AM
By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA
3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Gospel reading: Mark 1,14-20
THE proclamation of the God’s Kingdom is at the very heart of Jesus’ mission. He was sent into the world by the Father to do so and he carried it out both in words and actions. Hence, the Lord did not only preach verbally about what the Kingdom of God was all about, oftentimes using parables to help his listeners understand his message (cf. Mt 13:220.127.116.11.45.47; Lk 13:18-22; Mk 4:26.30, etc.), but also performed miracles, healed the sick, casted out demons, and so forth.