Barangay Progreso of San Miguel – A Template for Good Governance

The barangay is the smallest unit in the government. It provides us a glimpse of how the national government works for the benefit of the people and its territory. We often dream of what the country would be like under responsible leaders...

A Call for Immediate Action Against Shooting Incidents in the Island

“Huna ko daw sa syudad sana igwa kang mga “riding in tandem”* na an. Pati man palan uya igwa na. Nakatakot na lugod magluwas ta tibaad matsambahan ka baga.” (I thought the so-called “riding in tandem” can only be found in the...

Time to Walk the Talk

“We have all agreed that the time for…politics has ended. The time has come for action….”  - Bail Organa (Star Wars) Though the words quoted above were from a totally different context, this publication is sure that most of...

Learn and adopt from social movements

Elections are the means to s/elect leaders and governments. Through elections, we can hold leaders and governments accountable, although with varying success. Through elections, we can ensure that citizens’ interests and needs are represented in the democratic process, although not all the...

Inclusion of voter’s education in schools

The proposal for the inclusion of voter’s education in the college curriculum is worth considering. The move, according to some advocates, will not only educate students about the electoral process as they prepare to vote for the first time, but also about...

The Hollywood Hills Cross; ...

In the Season of Lent it would be spiritually appropriate and compelling for Christians, worth his light and salt, to focus on reading the Book of Books, to wit: “May I never boast except in the cross of Lord Jesus Christ.”Galatians 6:14.   

Best choice vs lesser evil for 2022

The concept of “choosing the lesser evil” seems to say that when a person is faced with two undesirable (i.e., two unfortunate or disappointing) options, then that individual should choose the less “evil” thing. But that framework, which at first glance looks...

The spirit of Lenten Season

In the Christian world, the Lenten Season which started during the Ash Wednesday ritual, is one of the best antidotes and shields against all man-made and nature-induced calamities/disasters. The Christian of varying denominations, Catholics especially, took the Ash Wednesday...

Is F2F classes feasible in Catanduanes?

With Alert level 2 status declared in the Bicol Region, not only were the business, tourism, and transport sectors were given opportunities to serve respective clients at least to the optimum; the education sector from the prekindergarten up to the college/ university...

Ambush or Encounter?

By any measure, the tragic demise of the leader of the 6-man team on a mission to serve a warrant of arrest to a fugitive disturbing, unchristian, and unpardonable Technically an ambush and not an encounter, it truly manifests...