Tuesday, 21st April 2015

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ILOILO Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office chief Jerry Bionat (left), representing Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., welcomes the participants in the kick off activity for the National Disaster Consciousness Month held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol lobby July 3. Also in photo are Dr. Nathaniel Servando of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Office of Civil Defense regional director Rosario Cabrera, Usec. Proceso Domingo of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and Dominador Go representing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. (ECGarcia)

 

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Sugar shortage

April 21, 2015 01:12 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

ANYBODY who has gone to the store since last week to buy sugar knows that sugar is either three or four pesos more costly than the other week. The news also announced on several occasions not only the price spikes but it even projected that sugar prices will go up by as much as P6 a kilo. Read more...

Beware of heat stroke

April 21, 2015 01:10 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.” William Shakespeare

FEUDING Bacolod City politicians, Mayor Monico “Nyok” Puentevella and Rep. Evelio “Bing” Leonardia, are expected to meet again in Las Vegas, Nevada during the Fight of the Century between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. on May 2. Read more...

The quest for divine mercy

April 21, 2015 01:08 AM


By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

I HAVE started to read Pope Francis’ document called, Misericordiae vultus (The face of mercy) that announces the Jubilee Year of Mercy that will begin on December 8 this year, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and will end on November 20, 2016, Solemnity of Christ the King. Read more...

Truth hurts

April 21, 2015 01:06 AM

WE UNDERSTAND if Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. sounded sentimental (and irritated) when asked about the statement of Dr. Ted Robles, chairman of the Metro Iloilo Water District board, that the Maasin watershed is mismanaged. Read more...

Mei Magsino

April 21, 2015 01:04 AM

By: Ellen Tordesillas

(The author is an Antiqueña journalist in Metro Manila who writes for Malaya, Abante and VERA Files)

MEI Magsino once told a foreign reporter interviewing her on the challenges journalists who take on the powerful face in the Philippines, “The list of murdered journalists here is too long. I have to survive.I don’t want to become another statistic.” Read more...

Conflicting issues on the K-12 implementation

April 21, 2015 01:02 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

ON MAY 9, 2015, a “SUSPEND K-12 FAMILY DAY” activity will be held at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Metro Manila. This will be participated by various sectors from all walks of life against the implementation of K-12 program of the government.  Read more...

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