Saturday, 29th November 2014

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Six barangay kagawads and a Sangguniang Kabataan chairman (SK) in Barangay Gildore, Sara, Iloilo have submitted their resignation due to the non-payment of their honorarium.

The resignation of the barangay officials and SK chair was an offshoot of their complaint against Barangay Gildore village chieftain Patricio Alcantara Jr. for the non-payment of their two-month honorarium.

The village chief admitted withholding the honorarium of six barangay kagawads and SK chair, explaining that they were not helping and participating in productive undertakings like the construction of the village chapel.

The Sangguniang Bayan of Sara through its secretary James Balsomo said they are willing to listen to the arguments of both camps on Monday next week to address the conflict between the punong barangay and his councilmen. (PNA)

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Evil alliance

November 29,2014 01:00 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

FIVE years ago, 58 people were mercilessly slaughtered in the worst election related violence in the country and the world’s biggest butchery of journalist in a single incident.

On November 23, 2009, a convoy composed of the women members of the Mangudadatu family, their lawyers, friends and 32 journalists was on its way to Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao to file the certificate of candidacy of Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu for governor.   Read more...

Money, more money

November 29,2014 12:59 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

AS THE government’s fiscal year is about to end, the news that dominate these days involve money and more money from the taxpayers. National and local government budgets never go down. They just keep on increasing each year and every three years the government raises taxes to fund their budgetary increment. Read more...

Going home for Christmas

 

November 29,2014 12:56 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

YES, there’s such a beautiful song entitled, “I’ll be home for Christmas!” But I’m not going to sing that with the sentimentality it evokes so vividly. I’d like to render it in a different way, bringing it to another level. This time, I would like that we realize that Christmas, properly understood and celebrated, is where our true home is. Read more...

Intensifying our desire for Jesus’ coming

November 29,2014 12:54 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

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VIGILANCE is one fundamental attitude expected of Christians. It is also one biblical theme that is emphasized in the readings both toward the end and at the start of the liturgical year. However, in the former case – that is, the end of the liturgical year, the invitation to stay awake or remain watchful is in view of the Lord’s “second coming” on Judgment Day (“parousia” in Greek), Read more...

Road widening

November 29,2014 12:52 AM

By: Rolf Dieter Harder

WE ALL have witnessed road widening projects in the last few years in various areas of Iloilo City and had our own experiences, which may be good or not so good.

When I first saw the notice by the DPWH along the road from Jaro to Leganes: “We are building wider, better & safer roads for you”, it made me excited to see the outcome of it.  Read more...

'Naming and shaming is what we do': Speaking truth to power is an Asian value

November 29,2014 12:50 AM

(Last of 3 parts)

By: Sheila Coronel

(Adapted from keynote address at Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, November 24, 20014, Manila)

ALL over Asia, there is growing inequity. The Wealth Report, which tracks so-called high net worth individuals, projects a 66% increase in number of Asian billionaires and a 52% increase in centa-millionaires in the next 10 years. While Asia has made great strides in poverty reduction in the past decades, the pendulum is swinging the other way.

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