Missing water

THE REVELATIONS are scary. Bacolod can end up without water in most of its areas. Baciwa Manager Mario Macatangay admitted that the bulk water project that it trumpeted last year to alleviate the critical water situation in the city has actually no water source to this date. The claim that Ngalan River would be the […]

Teenage pregnancy in schools

TEENAGE pregnancy is pregnancy under the age of 20 or females at the age 12 or 13, or usually 14 and older. There are so many factors why teenagers become pregnant, such as, low self-esteem, lack of love and affection from parents and pressure from their peers to have sex. In the United States, research showed that teenage […]

Justice for Atty. Green

WE, AS women lawyers, condemn the blatant and gruesome killing of Atty. Mia Manuelita Mascariñas-Green whose assailants are still on the run. Hence, we feel that as practicing women lawyers who are also nurturing mothers and sisters just like Atty. Green, we need to openly renew our commitment to our profession, to uphold lawfulness and […]

Illegal gambling

THE GOVERNMENT has launched another campaign against illegal gambling but as past experiences tell us no campaign to stop it had ever succeeded. If there is something good (if good it can be said) is that the PNP has been shifted from running after the drug dealers and suppliers. Operation Tokhang exploded at the face […]

Older people also need jobs

I WAS the chief of staff of former councilor David Raymund Jamora for two consecutive terms until 2013 when he decided not to run again for reelection because of health reasons. It was during this time that the Iloilo City Council passed the anti-age discrimination ordinance, which the youthful councilor sponsored during his first term […]

The unraveling

THE DU30 administration is barely eight months in office yet one can see it is already unraveling. A keen observer of the national situation cannot help but notice that things are going terribly wrong with the current administration. Many of the flagship thrusts and programs of the present administration is grounding to halt or are […]


THE FILM “Silence” is a heart-rending movie that creates a feeling that God is not listening to our prayers. This feeling led many to lose their faith. Others however remain faithful and “endured God’s silence” believing that God truly listens and acts in due time. The film is set in 17th century Japan when the […]

How to Deal with the Mining Dilemma

THE COUNTRY rarely produces the most principled leaders like Gina Lopez, secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Unfazed by possible retributions from the 23 miners she ordered to close, the 5 suspended, and the 75 which contracts are cancelled, she does not grease down through some “lard” offered by fat cats […]

Using the ROTC

THE Commission on Elections has proposed that voter’s education be included in the ROTC curriculum “to inculcate the importance of exercising the constitutional duties and rights of suffrage.” While this proposal appears superfluous because the ROTC program per se is rooted on the democratic system of government in which elections are the best part, the […]