‘There’s always transaction’

THE title is a statement of a radio commentator identified with the administration of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia. He was commenting, or more precisely defending, the highly controversial P1.7-billion plan of the city to borrow and finance several projects. What strikes me is not “transactions” in every construction as a general belief but that this […]

Will Baciwa cut off BBWI?-2

YESTERDAY I cited the inside information of the possibility that the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) will stop receiving water from Bacolod Bulk Water, Inc (BBWI) that had been supplying water since October last year. BBWI and Baciwa had a contract for 25 years but eight months after Baciwa has been receiving and selling the […]

Think of the Children

By: Reyshimar C. Arguelles THERE’S no question that children should be front and center in the realm of policy-making. Politics has to be based on what we can contribute to the next generation. And it’s this importance that we put on the youth that has our lawmakers use an effective weapon in their agenda-setting arsenal. I […]

Upgrading our vigilance skills

WE should not take this need for granted. We have to continually update and upgrade our vigilance skills. Remember Christ telling his disciples: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life…Be vigilant at all times.” (Lk 21:34-36) Times are constantly changing. Although we are told […]

Will Baciwa cut off BBWI?

OVER a week ago, I got information that the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) plans to rescind the contract it had with Bacolod Bulk Water Inc. (BBWI). As our readers know, BBWI is presently injecting water directly into the pipe of Baciwa and this water is being sold by the water district to its consumers. […]

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 […]