The Church has been there

THE tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte against the Catholic Church, the Pope, the bishops and priests are not new. There is basis for the statement of a bishop that he is more worried about the President than he is about the Church. That is a double-edged statement but that also reflects the high sense of […]

Proxy war

EXCITING development is brewing in the political landscape and it has nothing to do with the coming local and national elections. The pieces on the board are moving and it is interesting to see how this political chess game will end. In the last two weeks of 2018, the nation was entertained with the odd […]

Passing the torch: from PECO to MORE

By: Limuel S. Celebria THE lights will metaphorically dim on Iloilo City today as Panay Electric Company Inc.’s (PECO) franchise to provide electric power to urbanized Ilonggos expired as of midnight (00:01 am January 19, 2019). Thus ended a 95-year relationship between PECO and Iloilo City, a relationship rendered rocky and uncertain by consumer complaints and […]

Leonardia is the traffic problem

WRITING about Bacolod’s erratic and oftentimes chaotic traffic situation seems superfluous because it has become so prevalent and apparently beyond solution talking about it only raises blood pressure a notch higher. But this must be written for two reasons: perhaps the city officials think all is fine and dandy and we accept it; secondly to […]

Teddy’s Big Misadventure

By: Reyshimar Arguelles WHAT I really like about former journalist and now Foreign Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. is his skill at commentary. It’s as if the man grew up already roasting people with his penchant for hyperbole and analogy. In addition, this is one dude you really don’t want to mess with, considering his […]

Celebrating Sinulog Right

By: Lance Patrick Enad HOLY DAYS, have always been, at least on paper, sacred times. In these holy times, anything that could be a distraction from the worship of God is to be avoided –hence we abstain from work (although with exceptions) on Sundays so that we can spend the day for God, with our families, […]