BACIWA employees’ salaries, allowances and benefits

Posted by watchmen
September 14, 2020
Posted in OPINION

The plight of the employees of Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) under the public private partnership (PPP) joint venture with PrimeWater is being taken cared of, according to Board Chairman, Atty. Lorendo Dilag. It is the board’s primordial concern that their salaries, benefits and allowances are in place. Based on the PPP Governing Board, all …

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Age is just a number

Posted by watchmen
September 9, 2020
Posted in OPINION

THE CARABAO RIDER  by JEROME VARON Society has, for years, accepted a distorted perception about aged individuals as “spent and decrepit” members of the human race. This gives the notion that people who have accumulated a certain number of years in their existence are mostly treading on a downward path in terms of productivity and usefulness. …

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Newspaper offices go extinct

Posted by watchmen
September 9, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it’s a good thing they’ll be reading a newspaper on a screen.” – Bill Gates   It’s hard to imagine the Philippine newspapers—national and regional—operating without a newsroom. In the News Express, the first regional newspaper I had the privilege to work with in March 1988, …

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Christ is God’s word to us

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We need to understand that God has fully revealed himself to us in Christ. Christ is the Son of the God, the very Word of God, who became man precisely to show us who God is and how we are related to him.  Our need to know and love God is fully met in Christ. …

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End of construction cartels?

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2020
Posted in OPINION

It is not often that we hear of news of the Solicitor General losing a case in the Supreme Court. The top government lawyer has been on a winning streak in sensational cases where partisan lines are sharply drawn and decisions are difficult to render.  However, in a decision that it recently promulgated on a …

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Charcoal powder

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Squid ink in paella, yes. Activated charcoal powder in paella and other foods. How’s that again?  A fad among foodies maybe, activated charcoal powder is made in a process that involves slowly burning wood – or coconut shells, to be more familiar about it. Then it is treated with oxygen to produce a highly porous …

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Designing apps to fight COVID-19

Posted by watchmen
September 7, 2020
Posted in OPINION

With all that has been happening here in our country, it easy to overlook good news. Amid the pandemic, it would be far from our minds to think that some of our fellow Filipinos would stand out to be among the most innovative thinkers, not only in Asia, but potentially across the globe.  The recent …

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Piety in body and soul

Posted by watchmen
September 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We have to make sure that our piety and our devotion to God and everything related to him has to involve both the body and soul. It has to involve our whole person. It just cannot be purely spiritual or purely material. It just cannot be only a matter of knowing the doctrine, quite cerebral …

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Weekend lockdown in Bacolod

Posted by watchmen
September 4, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Tension, fear and anxiety are the most common effects of the pandemic. Last weekend caused fear to some residents of Bacolod City when the local government conducted a Covid-19 mass testing. Some do not understand the basis or process of selecting the individuals “qualified” for the mass testing. The government just declared a certain number …

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