Saturday, 2nd August 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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Hits and misses

August 02, 2014 02:08 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

Last Monday, the entire nation was glued to television or radio sets to listen to the fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Noy. Unlike the previous Sonas, this one was eagerly awaited by the people in the light of recent political development in the country.

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Silver bullet

August 02, 2014 02:06 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

“ERADICATION of poverty is not just about getting to zero,” explains United Nations Development Program administrator Helen Clark. “It’s also about staying there.” That’s the main thrust of the 2014 Human Development Report’s: “Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulenrabilities and Building Resilence.” Read more...

Tiempo muerto

August 02, 2014 02:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

AUGUST is considered the beginning of “tiempo muerto”. This term is mainly applied to Occidental Negros and specifically to the sugar industry. Literally, this means dead season and is used to describe the situation in the sugarcane fields of the province when work ceases. That means workers dependent on the hacienda or cane fields have no work.  Read more...

Human capacity to feel compassion

August 02, 2014 02:02 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: Matthew 14,13-21

JESUS “saw a large crowd and he took pity on them and healed their sick” (v.14). The verb used in the original Greek version of this verse is “splagchnízomai” (“to be moved with pity or compassion”). Read more...

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