Let’s be cheerful givers

Email: roycimagala@gmail.com THIS is what St. Paul encourages to do and to be. His words: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9,7) […]

Mind-boggling twin typhoons

“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” – Frank Lane NEW YORK CITY – Unbelievable but it was the first time in many years that I monitored on tenterhooks over BBC News and CNN (while I was in Brooklyn) the two super typhoons simultaneously lashing at my country in […]

Time to truly revive agriculture

TIME was when agriculture accounted for 20 percent of our GDP or gross domestic product. Today, it gives us barely 10 percent. After the early 1990s, its contribution to our economy has become smaller and smaller. Between 2010 and 2016, agriculture even contracted, giving us negative growth while our population increased. This, of course, could […]

Hands off Julie Alipala

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines vehemently condemns the dubious Facebook group Phil Leaks that tagged our former director and veteran journalist Julie Alipala of the Philippine Daily Inquirer as a terrorist supporter and accusing her of being a paid hack. Phil Leaks accused Alipala of being a paid propagandist of the bandit […]

Some indices of personal growth

NO matter how imperfect and non-conclusive, it is always helpful that priests, or anybody who has the duty to take care of others, like parents and teachers, avail of some measurements or indices that can show if there is progress and development in the personal life of the those under their care. These indices will […]

A Madame Butterfly?

MAGDALO Party List Cong. Gary Alejano said they will not join with the communists in the claimed alliance to topple down President Rodrigo Duterte. The point is that they are just the opposition. The question is: are they allied with the other opposition groups? Alejano was here last week to campaign for his senatorial quest […]