Editorial

Young and exploited

TO AMPLIFY government efforts to protect the rights of children, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of the National Council Against Child Labor...

Greening Iloilo

TODAY, some 10,000 tree seedlings would be planted in three barangays of Passi City in Iloilo province. The seedlings include narra, jackfruit, cacao, kamagong,...

An unwelcome comeback

POLIO – crippling, potentially fatal and one of the most feared childhood diseases – makes an unwelcomed comeback in the country. The State has...

Department of OFW

IT IS FERVENTLY hoped and prayed that there would be enough momentum now for the proposed Department of Overseas Filipino Workers. House Bill 4814...

Susceptible to abuse and exploitation

THIS PAPER reported recently that the female Syrian employer of slain Ilongga overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait had been convicted for...

If you don’t believe this, stop breathing

THE AIR QUALITY in Iloilo city and province remains good, based on the latest air quality monitoring of the Environmental Management Bureau. Their total...

Everybody must do their share

THE CURRENT generation of young people, 30 years and younger, has no memory, nay experience, of what their elders experienced during those horrible years...

The future of our seas relies on us

THE MAYOR of Carles, Iloilo, Siegfredo Betita, has expressed his local government unit’s helplessness in the fight against illegal fishing and has appealed for...

A perennial problem in colleges

WE LEARNED of another hazing-related death. The victim was a Philippine Military Academy cadet who died inside his barracks at Fort Del Pilar in...

Stronger support for agriculture

A COUNTRY with a hungry and malnourished citizenry can never attain progress. True. But there is a big irony in our midst. Our farmers,...

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