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ARCHBISHOP Giuseppe Pinto (4th from left, back row), Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, pose with MassKara dancers in front of the San Sebastian cathedral February 13, 2012. Also in photo are (back row, from left) Msgr. Victorino Rivas, Msgr. Gabor Pinter, Fr. Jose Granados, Sergie Tan, former Bacolod Bishop Camilo Gregorio, and Fr. Ronaldo Quijano. (Daryl Jimenea photo)


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The new Comelec appointments and the 2016 elections

May 07, 2015 04:24 AM

By: Christian Monsod

THE NEW appointments to the Comelec, namely, Chair Andres Bautista and the two other commissioners – Rowena Amelia V. Guanzon and Sherif M. Abbas - complete the line-up of the Commission for the coming 2016 elections. Read more...

Back to terra firma

May 07, 2015 04:22 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

NOW that Filipinos have spent out their anger, sadness and all sorts of emotions at the defeat of Manny Pacquiao to Floyd Mayweather, it is time to get back to our feet and minds to earth. Media spent hundreds of hours creating belief that Pacquiao will beat Mayweather despite the odds in the international betting station favoring Mayweather. So media should put an end trying to explain why Pacquiao lost. Read more...

The pastoral spirit

May 07, 2015 04:18 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE all need to develop this pastoral spirit or some sense of the pastoral. I am afraid a great majority of the people, even among so-called devout Catholics, are still not quite clear about what this sense of the pastoral means. Read more...

Water crisis: Iloilo to California

May 07, 2015 04:16 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out." – Anton Chekhov

LOS ANGELES, California – Has the water crisis become a global phenomenon?

Barely two weeks since the Iloilo City Council in the Philippines declared the city under a "state of imminent water crisis" due to a projected prolonged drought, California's State Water Resources Control Board (SWCB) announced the approval of an emergency 25 percent cut in the cities' water use May 5. Read more...


May 07, 2015 04:14 AM

By: Odon S. Bandiola

MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao climbed into the ring at the MGM Grand Arena at Las Vegas determined to box and engage in a brawl.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, the other protagonist, climbs the ring to sway, glide, dance and run and to hug his partner for 36 minutes. Read more...

Shadow of fear

May 07, 2015 04:12 AM

IT'S a scene straight out of a Hollywood crime flick.

A jail inmate runs into trouble with fellow prisoners resulting in a suspicious death.

Such is the case of two inmates of the Iloilo City District Jail (ICDJ) in Ungka, Jaro. Initially, it was believed that Kristian Buevan and Lenin Gerd Salvalosa committed suicide by hanging inside the jail. Read more...

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