Tuesday, 25th November 2014

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CANDELARIA DERBY. Men use their hands to signal the amount of their bets at the 2012 Candelaria 7-Cock International Derby inside the Jaro Coliseum.  The annual cockfighting competition during the Jaro Fiesta in Iloilo City attracts cockfight aficionados from here, Manila and even abroad. At extreme left is Chito Tinsay, owner of the coliseum. (Tara Yap)

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Big injustice for boxing if Floyd vs. Pacman is off

November 25,2014 12:59 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.” – Sugar Ray Leonard

THERE should be no more excuses.

Fight fans will never forgive those behind the careers of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the two won’t face each other next.

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SRA replies – 9

November 25,2014 12:58 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IN HER Letter of October 14, Sugar Regulatory Administration Administrator Regina Martin said, “The sugar statistics are held vital to the formulation of sugar policies by SRA and to the business decision of stakeholders. Enshrined with utmost transparency, SRA cannot and does not manipulate sugar data, nor feed them in advance to favor a few.

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Graft and corruption: An obstacle to social and economic development

November 25,2014 12:56 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

IN AUGUST 2014, seven retired and active employees in Iloilo were fined and dismissed from government service, respectively, for grave misconduct in connection with a multi-million peso fertilizer fund scam.  Read more...

Here’s what journalists miss when they don’t leave the office

November 25,2014 12:54 AM

By: Butch Ward

TODAY let us pay tribute to reporters who, in their quest for a good daily story, boldly defy the Production gods and do the unthinkable: Hang up the telephone and leave the office.

Granted, doing a “phoner” often seems like the only recourse when your responsibilities for the day include preparing a story (or two or more) for multiple platforms, posting to social media, and any number of other special projects. Read more...

Politics and charity

November 25,2014 12:50 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

GETTING into this topic, I know, is like pushing a lamb into the company of wolves. Implausible as it may seem, we just have to pray that the lamb can survive by following what Christ indicated: be shrewd like serpents but innocent like doves. Read more...

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