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Support for farmers

SO THE Philippines is now the biggest rice importer in the world – bigger than China which has many more mouths to feed at...

LGUs should take the lead

HOW MANY local government units in Western Visayas actually participated in yesterday’s nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill? We’re asking the question because local...

Get the drill?

TODAY, people across the country are enjoined to take part in the nationwide simultaneous emergency drill in preparation for a feared strong earthquake.

Urgent bills on plastics ban

PRESIDENT Duterte’s stance on banning plastics is gaining support in Congress. There are at least 25 proposed bills and resolutions on plastics now pending...

We don’t have to live in perpetual fear of earthquakes

A SIMULTANEOUS and nationwide earthquake and tsunami drill will be held on Nov. 14 to test the preparedness and resiliency of all sectors in...

Nationwide single-use plastic ban

PRESIDENT Duterte plans a nationwide ban on single-use plastics (SUPs) or disposable plastics, the most wasteful evidence of our throw-away society. But he says...

Exhausting and costly cycle

BEFORE super typhoon “Yolanda” made landfall six years ago on Nov. 8, 2013 many local governments prepared for its coming, enforcing evacuation of many...

‘Yolanda’ was just an example

IT WAS exactly six years ago today when super typhoon “Yolanda” battered the Visayas. Certainly, there are more lessons to be learned.

Still no justice for massacred Negros Occ. sugar workers

ONE YEAR AGO, in October 2018, nine sugar workers were killed in Sagay City, Negros Occidental by some 40 unidentified armed men. Up to...

A very long way to go

THE SERIES of destructive earthquakes that hit Mindanao prompted calls for a full review on the compliance and implementation of Republic Act (RA) 10121or...

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