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New wine into fresh wineskins

    Gospel: Mt 9:14-17 * THE disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from […]

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More than just economic jolt

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   *   FINANCIAL analysts and economic managers, for some reasons, always take the brighter side of things. In the way they assess the impact of the ongoing pandemic, they paint landscapes that look fascinating, but the truth is that there is not much to all the positive statements. In the […]

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Our hopes for stability in Hong Kong

  HONG Kong has a special place in Philippine international relations. It is a vital trading partner, importing up to $10 billion goods from the Philippines, making it the fourth among our top export markets. With Hong Kong’s imports, China is today the Philippines’ No. 1 export market. Hong Kong also hosts some 230,000 Overseas […]

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Put my finger into the nail marks

  Gospel: Jn 20:24-29 * THOMAS, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks […]

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Tiny virus, big numbers

  BY JULLIE Y. DAZA   *   ON June 30 Tuesday, 11 COVID-19 deaths were reported and recorded. In the last five years, the number of deaths in the Philippines has been placed at 236 a day or 7,085 each month, based on a popu­lation of 109 million. Putting those figures in con­text, a […]

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Face mask becomes a political issue in US

  IT is now established that keeping one’s distance from another person – social distancing, avoiding physical contact such as shaking hands, avoiding touching surfaces such as doorknobs and arm rests, are among a person’s frontline defenses against the coronavirus. The distancing is needed because the virus is known to travel in the air when […]

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