NDC Compliance with Paris Agreement Assured

Ever since I became an environmentalist thirty years ago and today, I felt excited and inspired by the message of assurance given to international allies at the 23rd United Nations Climate...

75 Housing Units at Relocation Site

Last March 14, 2018 I attended the turn-over ceremony of the 75 housing units at relocation site in San Isidro Village, Virac, Catanduanes upon invitation by the TESDA provincial office headed by PD Demetrio...

      CSU Conducts 1st Abaca Stakeholders & Farmers Consultative Forum

 Highly committed to its newly mandated function as the “Abaca Research and Development Center” (ARDC), the Catanduanes State University (CSU), this early, had started the ball rolling, so to speak, with the holding of the “First Abaca Stakeholders & Farmers Consultative Forum” on June...

BP: Zooming Upward on its 11th Year

This coming October 24, our most cherished community newspaper---Bicol Peryodiko—is celebrating its 11th foundation anniversary with a bang once again. For this year’s anniversary special celebration, our ‘Bossing’, Ferdz M. Brizo, brought out the idea of holding a songwriting competition dubbed “Festival of Music...

 Is there death of labor in the country today?                                                                                  (Second of a series)

Jojo Robles (The Manila Times, Lowdown, 5/2/18) continued: “Government and big business also conspired to convince the workforce that unionism was the worst thing that could happen to them. Entire armies of workers began to ignore the calls to organize, preferring instead to accept...

Can Lunches Be Lethal?

Alistair Honeybun’s contribution to the “Laugh it’s the best medicine” department of the Reader’s Digest, April 2011 issue, page 146., drew my attention due to its featured laughter story seriously entitled: “Lunches Can Be Lethal.” The featured material, which eventually inspired me to...

Hope and Optimism

The Year of the Earth Dog is about to end. Nevertheless, amid man-made calamities or nature-induced catastrophe we should instill in our coconut shell that above the clouds and the rains, the sun is still shining. Be that as it may, it would be...

Ambitious Goals’ Great Chance

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, will find it hard to become a major economic force by 2050 if it fails to meet its goal to become a fully functioning economic community by 2025. ...