Eased traffic, but…

The flow of traffic, like the pile of garbage, can easily be detected. So far complaints against both have eased but this does not mean that everybody is happy or contented; maybe they just got tired of complaining. For a city of comparable size (business, population and human activity) Bacolod’s traffic flows better now compared […]

A devil’s vehicles

“We are in a world that is quite extremist and extremism makes more noise. Normality does not sell.”  – Vicente Del Bosque NEW YORK CITY – We congratulate the Iloilo City Council in the Philippines for putting an end to the abuses of motor vehicle owners who used modified mufflers that caused terrible noise, inconvenience, […]

God and evil

A USUAL question many people ask is, If God is good, is goodness himself, if he is truly omnipotent and provident, why is there evil? It’s definitely a very complex question that is hard to answer. In fact, the Catechism recognizes this. “To this question, as painful and mysterious as it is,” the Catechism explains, […]

Antique embraces spirit of Olympism

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan NEW YORK CITY – Hosting the 2017 Palarong Pambansa has catapulted Antique to the elite rank of Philippine provinces that embraced the spirit of Olympism. From the ranks of wet-behind-the-ear youngsters representing 18 regions nationwide will rise as the country’s next aspirants for world Olympic […]

CENECO power rate

After I wrote about the ‘”over contracted power supply” that CENECO entered into had caused the increase in power rates, Elinore Cabanilla, who is involved in activism against increases (and abuses) of power rates, sent me a news clip on the visit of Bacolod media in the power plant of Energreen in Bago City. I […]

The Half-slip Throwback

It’s a bizzare thought to say that half-slips are becoming an endangered apparel just like some animal, bird or tree species and it’s even more ridiculous that in case proven true, the advocacy campaign would sound like “Wearing a  Half-slip saves Dignity”, or “Save the tradition, wear your grandma’s Half-slip.” This thought posted a threat […]

Continuous stress

WHETHER one is an accused or the accuser, a court hearing is always accompanied by stress. It is the uncertainty of the proceedings or the springing of surprises from the other side, that no matter how cocksure one is about his defenses or accusations, the court environment creates the atmosphere of tenseness. Oftentimes this period […]

ROTC as a mandatory course

IN HIS talk to the thousands of athletes and school officials during the opening of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in the Province of Antique on April 23, 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced the move to revive the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as compulsory requirement for college students in the country in the near […]

Personal and abiding prayer

A COMMON complaint people have with respect to their duty to pray is that they have hardly anything to consider during their prayer. “I have nothing to say and neither do I hear anything in my prayer. I just go blank and empty and bored.” That’s what some people, especially the young, say. I usually […]

Coca-Cola’s side

THE controversy between the sugar industry leaders and Coca-Cola FEMSA has generated a lot of angry words. We have heard mostly the side of the sugar industry and a few statements from the beverage company that are handled exclusively by spokesmen and lawyers. It is the lack of “continuing human relationship” that created a swell […]

Where the Golden Age Leads Us

IN THE recent Dutertenomics Forum, the cabinet of president Duterte announced the administration’s P8.4-trillion budget for infrastructure during the president’s term. This amount will be shelled out for Manila Subway, Mindanao Rail, Luzon Spine Expressway, Panguil Bay Bridge (connecting Misamis Occidental and Lanao Del Norte) and Leyte Tide Embankment. Commentators opine that this Dutertenomics is […]