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December 18  , 2012 12:19 AM

By: Tara Yap

ILOILO IS celebrating the 156th birth anniversary of Graciano Lopez Jaena today, December 18.

Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation Inc. will lead the wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of the Ilonggo hero at Plaza Jaro in Iloilo City.

Lopez Jeana is the Ilonggo journalist who held the distinction as the first editor of La Solidaridad, the newspaper founded by national hero Jose Rizal while in exile in Spain. It was part of the Reform Movement that would lead to the 1898 Revolution and end more than 300 years of Spanish colonization.

The highlight of this year’s Graciano Lopez Jaena Day is the presentation of winners of the 2012 Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena Poetry Contest.

Graciano Lopez Jaena Day is a public holiday in the city and province of Iloilo by virtue of Republic Act 6155 enacted on November 9, 1970.

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April 01, 2015 01:12 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

I APOLOGIZE for shifting the subject of this column. I promised yesterday to continue with the contract between Energreen and CENECO which I hoped to put to a temporary close. In an effort to keep the momentum I overlooked that this is the last day of work and issue. On Holy Week we contemplate on our state as sinners in need of repentance and atonement to gain God’s forgiveness. Anyway we shall continue on Monday with Energreen and CENECO when the world wakes up to a new day and new challenges. Read more...

Illegal drugs, not prostitution, is No. 1 problem in schools

April 01, 2015 01:10 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Addiction isn’t about substance—you aren’t addicted to the substance. You are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.” – Susan Cheever

SAD to say, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has failed to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in many campuses.

Classes have closed but not a single drug pusher that catered to university and college students was apprehended. Read more...

Dimas and Gestas of today

April 01, 2015 01:08 AM

By Ranie Z. Jangayo

IT SEEMS that the two thieves named Dimas and Gestas who were also crucified with Jesus Christ are still with us today.

Dimas and Gestas are not actually named in the Bible. However, an apocryphal book by Nicodemus, which Bible scholars date to the 4th century AD on the Biblical timeline, names the repentant or good thief as Dysmas or Dimas and the one who mocked Jesus as Gestas. Read more...

Lee Kuan Yew and a system that works

April 01, 2015 01:06 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

THE legacy of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has undeniably transformed Singapore, bereft of natural resources, from a struggling small island into one of the world’s most prosperous countries.

His message could have been misread by authoritarian leaders like President Paul Kagame of Rwanda who is seeking to change the constitution to extend his term. Read more...

Go IPEd (The Indigenous Peoples Education)

April 01, 2015 01:04 AM

By: Elena P. Gonzaga

Regional IPEd Focal Person

WESTERN Visayas has a significant number of indigenous peoples learners mapped by the Schools Divisions IPEd Focal Persons.

One of the features of the K to 12 Basic Education is culture-responsive and culture-sensitive, integrative and contextualized, relevant and responsive.  Read more...

Is the pope a Christian?

April 01, 2015 01:02 AM

By:Garry Willis

AT A RECENT I talk I gave about Pope Francis, a man asked me, “Why do more non-Catholics like the pope than Catholics do?”

He was wrong,  A Pew poll two months ago found that 90 percent of Catholics like what the pope is doing—and the number is even higher (95 percent) among the most observant, Mass attending Catholics. The percentage of non-Catholics who view the pope favorably does not get above the 70s. Read more...

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