Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

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July 13,2013 12:22 AM

Four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion LeBron James is headed for Manila.

Nike Philippines will bring James over for a one-day promotional visit on July 23, according to a press release, to "inspire the Filipino youth and aspiring basketball athletes to embark on their own pursuit of greatness."

James this past season averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.7 steals as a member of the defending champions Miami Heat.

In addition to James, the country will also play host to Houston Rocket James Harden and New Orleans Pelican Eric Gordon from July 26 to 28, for the NBA 3X Philippines 2013. Then in October, the entire Houston Rockets squad takes on the Indiana Pacers in a preseason exhibition game at the MOA Arena. (GMA News)

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Defensor: Lucero is an honest man, some of his men aren’t

March 03,2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.” – George Washington

ILOILO Governor Arthur “Art” Defensor Sr. described Engr. Gracianito Lucero, chief of the Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO) as “an honest man.”

“Honest ini sia nga tawo. Dugay ko na ini sia kilala. I trust this man, but not some of his men. Damu gid man dira kawatan kag gina pa imbistigar naton ina (He is an honest man. Read more...

Sugar men vs. BIR - 2

March 03,2015 01:02 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THERE is irony in the recent controversial withholding tax that the BIR demands under the Rules and Regulations (11) it promulgated last year. For the first time ordinary farmers are confronted with the intricacies of paying their taxes, a chore that was routine to the sugarcane planters of the past but for today’s agrarian reform beneficiaries it is confounding, daunting and formidable.  Read more...

2015 commencement exercises advisory

March 03,2015 12:58 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

THIS year’s graduation rites in the elementary and secondary levels are scheduled either on the 26th or the 27th day of March 2015.

The theme for this year’s graduation is “Saktong Buhay: Sa De-kalidad na Edukasyon Pinanday” which highlights the importance of quality education in forging a decent future for the Filipino youth.  Read more...

Be both orthodox and compassionate

March 03,2015 12:56 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

THESE two are often seen to be incompatible with each other or that, at least, they don’t get along well. That’s the challenge, since they are supposed to be together. One of them cannot be without the other.

To be orthodox is usually seen as being strict, old-fashioned and traditional, narrow-minded and intolerant, quite attached or even fixated with doctrinal correctness, while to be compassionate is held as being open-minded, tolerant, adaptive, innovative and sensitive to pastoral realities, sometimes carried to the extreme. Read more...

About giving

March 03,2015 12:54 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

I HAVE pondered about the prevailing spirit of stinginess among people nowadays. When many of them give, they do it on the premise of quid pro quo.

The expectation for due remuneration makes giving look like handing a bank check for a gracious smile from the recipient: obviously, the smile for them should translate into dollars as much as possible or they would not give. Read more...

Enlightened

March 03,2015 12:52 AM

IT has been three weeks since Mayor Rolando Distura of Dumangas, Iloilo dared to approve the development plans of the seven contractors who will undertake the NHA-funded housing projects in their town if the Sangguniang Bayan does not take action on the matter. Read more...

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