Carrying Capacity

By: Edgar Manaay WHEN Pres. Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay for rehabilitation because it has become a cesspool, government experts involved in the successful rehab work always refer to the carrying capacity of the island as a guide in their work. In Environmental Geology, carrying capacity means the maximum size to which a population can […]

Mary, the Immaculate

NEXT Saturday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. For Philippine Catholics the devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus is widespread. At the turn of the 20th century the Philippines was wracked by religious revolt, particularly by the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, popular known as the Aglipayan Church named after its first Supreme Bishop, Gregorio […]

On the cusp of history

THE Philippine Azkals, the men’s national football team is on the right track in their campaign in the 2018 edition of Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup.  Bracketed in the Group of Death (Group B) along with the defending champion Thailand, former champion Singapore and five-time finalist Indonesia, the Azkals faced a daunting challenge surviving […]

Priests and paradigm shifts

By: Lance Patrick C. Enad IN the battle of ideas between so-called “conservative” and “liberal” Catholics, I am inclined to think that most points of disagreement are questions on emphasis and that the fundamental and mutually exclusive points of disagreement are very few. If some of you were born and raised during or before the 60’s, […]

MORE pulls plug on PECO

By: Limuel S. Celebria DESPITE a non-cooperative, even hostile stance being taken by the company it seeks to replace, MORE Electric and Power Corporation is certain that a transition from the old to the new is inevitable. “The law is on our side,” stressed Roehl Castro, MORE President and Chief Executive Officer a day after the […]

Leonardia’s promises

PUBLIC health is a prime concern but we must admit that this sector deserves serious attention particularly in the area of sanitation, aside from physical and maternal health. Sanitation covers the breeding grounds of disease-bearing mosquitoes and other related sickness that mature from dirty environment. Some of these are lingering, like dengue that strikes with […]