World needs ‘greener’ water policies: UN

AFP 03/19/2018

Governments should focus on “greener” policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday. In its 2018…

Wanted: Coherent policies for sustainability

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/29/2017

Last Tuesday, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu announced the possibility for the open-pit mining ban to be lifted before 2018. That certainly is a cause for alarm, not just for the environmental advocates and the citizenry affected by…

BPO industry still thriving despite US policies

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/13/2017

US ENVOY in CEBU US AMBASSADOR to the Philippines Sung Kim said the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the country will continue to do well even amid worries that proposed Trump policies will curtail the sector’s…

Bishop urges: Reject policies that promote culture of death

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/08/2017

Strengthen and protect your families amid the culture of death and moral decay. This was the appeal of Bishop Julito Cortes during the 10 a.m. Pontifical Mass in celebration of the feast of St. Joseph in Mandaue…

Harmonizing our environmental laws and domestic policies

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/07/2017

As children, the month of May held a special significance for baby boomers like this columnist. The Flores de Mayo celebration would find playmates gathering assorted flowers and plants in the backyard, such as calachuchi, rosal, sampaguita,…

FIRE HITS DENR

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Norman V. Mendoza 03/13/2017

Investigators not ruling out arson after loss of documents It was something they didn’t expect to happen. Various documents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) went up in smoke in an…

Leni slams attacks on ‘defenseless’ Jesse

Inquirer.net 03/08/2017

The so-called “Naga Leaks” linking the late Jesse Robredo to illegal gambling and drugs was created only because critics failed to silence Vice President Leni Robredo. Robredo on Wednesday slammed those behind the latest social media attack…

Infra spending hike to grow logistics sector by 300%

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/24/2016

Increased spending on infrastructure, which is the thrust of the Duterte administration especially on improved transport facilities, is expected to grow the Philippine logistics industry by at least 300 percent in the next four years. Jonathan Cabaltera,…

MSMEs should learn to be disaster resilient — DTI

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/24/2016

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has called for strengthened disaster resilience among micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) through an enhanced partnership between the government and private sectors. Jerry Clavesillas, director of DTI’s Bureau of…

An open mind

Raymund Fernandez 05/31/2016

One has to keep an open mind when one looks at the politics of the moment. One has to learn to look at the situation from the Modernist’s position of disinterest. Which position requires one to look…