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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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Fire them

December 21,2014 12:58 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE holiday spirit of Filipinos was wrecked this week with a discovery that shocked and outraged the nation. Notorious drug lords had carved out an enclave in a highly secured government facility. Add sex, drugs, guns and money and the result is an exceedingly embarrassing scene for the government. Read more...

Citizens fight back

December 21,2014 12:56 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IT IS AN axiom in our system of government that sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them, from the consent of the governed.

When governments depart from this, the citizens have the right and the duty to take the governments to task. Read more...

Drug lords Co, et al won’t name Iloilo, Bacolod cohorts

December 21,2014 12:55 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.” – DAVID LEE ROTH

EVEN if they will kill him, authorities can’t force big time drug lord Peter Co to name his associates in various regions all over the country, even if he and 19 other fellow drug lords have been transferred from the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters. Read more...

Need for faith to overcome our fears and doubts

December 21,2014 12:54 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Gospel Reading: Luke 1,26-38

IT HAS often been said that modern man lives in an age of anxiety, fear, dread, etc., and this is true. Until thirty-five years ago or so, for example, anxiety was not included in the diagnostic category of mental illnesses. Today its scope is becoming more and more pervasive, going beyond distinctions of age, gender, culture, nationality, and so forth. Read more...

Master of adoption and adaptation

December 21,2014 12:52 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WITH Christmas, we are somehow reminded of that beautiful and awesome truth that God loves us so much that in spite of our sins and unworthiness, he continues to love us by adopting us as his children and adapting himself to our condition so we can have a way to be like him and to regard him as our Father. Read more...

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