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Bishop urges: Reject policies that promote culture of death


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 City on Monday. Cortes, a former auxiliary bishop of Cebu and now the bishop of Dumaguete, lashed out […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Harmonizing our environmental laws and domestic policies


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, roses, branches of palmera and cadena de amor. These were painstakingly crafted into beautiful bouquets and placed in […]

Posted: May 7th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »


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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 early dawn blaze which struck the old DENR compound in Banilad, Mandaue City on Monday. The fire department […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Leni slams attacks on ‘defenseless’ Jesse


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 against her and her husband, the former Interior secretary, initiated by the group “We Are Collective,” whose members […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Infra spending hike to grow logistics sector by 300%


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, assistant chief of the supply chain and logistics management division, an advisory body under the Department of Trade […]

Posted: November 24th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

MSMEs should learn to be disaster resilient — DTI


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 SME Development, said the agency’s thrust is to promote MSME development and make everyone disaster-resilient. “We have to […]

Posted: October 24th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

An open mind


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 at everything both from one’s own bias as well as from the opposite perspective, to look at the […]

Posted: May 31st, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »