Sunday, 23rd November 2014

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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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Houston air is cleaner than Beijing

November 22,2014 01:10 AM

By: Edgar Mana-ay

Even in just the short 4-hour layover at the Beijing Airport from Manila on my way to Houston, one can observe the obvious air pollution in Beijing City.

On a very clear day and good weather, the sun in Beijing is not visible to the naked eye even at noon time. There is always a smoke like haze or smog that blankets the entire city (Manila is a little bit better), making noontime look like six o’clock in the evening.   Read more...

Laud to SSS but…

November 22,2014 01:08 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

AN EARLY schedule out of Bacolod prevented me from attending the “Kapihan sa SSS Bacolod” called by the AVP of Western Visayas Cluster Manolito Tagalog last Tuesday. However, news reports and radio commentaries provided enough information to comment on the agency’s latest moves. Some good news but most are disappointments. Read more...

Disgraceful retreat

November 22,2014 01:06 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

“SO HARAP tayo para malaman ano talaga ang totoo (Let’s face off to bring out the truth),” Vice President Binay issued this challenge to Senator Antonio Trillianes IV, one of his tormentors last October 22, 2014 after he spoke before businessmen at the Manila Hotel.   Read more...

Desiring to see and to be with God at the end of time

November 22,2014 01:04 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez

34TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING

Gospel Reading: Matthew 25,31-46

OUR Gospel reading this Sunday confirms our faith in the glorious return of Jesus at the end of time to judge both the living and the dead. It will be the fulfilment of the promise he made on many occasions before he embraced his passion and death on the cross (cf. Mt 16:27; 24:37-44; 25:1-12; Mk 8:38; Lk 12:37-40; 21:34-36; Jn 14:1-3; etc.). On that day the Son of God will manifest all His power and glory as the King of the universe! Read more...

With the end in mind

November 22,2014 01:02 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

IT’S understandable that with the approach of the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 23, the readings of the Masses these days bring us to consider the end of time, judgment, heaven and hell.

The Solemnity of Christ the King marks the end of the liturgical year. And we would begin another one with the onset of the season of Advent, the proximate preparation for Christmas, the birth of Christ, our Redeemer.

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