IMBECILE is the national word of the week.  Webster dictionary defines imbecile as “an adult with a mental age of a three to eight year old child; an idiotic person.” Lawyer Mandy Therese Anderson was right when she used the word “imbecile” to describe Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez.  She posted her remarks on […]

Quantity vs quality

ARE the police so number-centric that they don’t give a damn on the quality of their work in order to rack up impressive but empty statistics? This question crosses the mind when we heard reports that some municipal police stations in Iloilo province arrested card-bearing bet collectors or coredores of authorized Small Town Lottery (STL) […]

Hacienda’s twilight-4

THE limitation on the ownership by foreigners of Philippine land prevented the opening of the first centrifugal sugar mill in Mindoro. It needed a large area to supply the needs of the advanced milling system. In 1912, however, the American sugar importers introduced the cooperative concept whereby planters collectively owned the mill and with their […]

My seatmate Jerome

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou NEW YORK CITY – On our way to a 4-hour trip to Mashantucket, Connecticut on July 28, […]

First 365 days

BACOLOD Representative Greg Gasataya made his report of what he had done since he got elected last year. Although whatever he was doing in the halls of Congress get into the local media, he nevertheless made official and consolidated all these reports but with a different style. Like a media man that he is, his […]

Iloilo City next?

By: Limuel S. Celebria I don’t know whether to be amused or appalled by netizen reactions following the death from the hands of raiding policemen of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, his wife, and over a dozen of his henchmen. “Iloilo City next!”, seemed to be a resounding cry splashed all over the social media board […]