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Why P95.4-B budget items were vetoed

  PRESIDENT Duterte vetoed P95.4 billion in public works projects in the 2019 General Appropriations Bill of 2019 (GAB 2019) when he signed the bill into law last April 15, about three weeks after the Office of the President received the bill on March 26. The President vetoed the P95.4 billion items, principally because they […]

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Notre Dame

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Notre Dame

  IS Paris burning? The first TV images of Notre Dame cathedral engulfed in flames made it look as if the whole city was on fire. But then the cathedral is not called Notre Dame (Our Lady) of Paris for no reason. Of the list of 49 titles bestowed by faith and tradition on Mary […]

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Holy Saturday

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Holy Saturday

  Gospel Lk 24:1-12 At daybreak on the first day of the week the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. […]

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Resist temptation please

  Hi Ms. Rica, Gusto ko po tumigil sa pagbabate ngayong Holy Week. Kaso nga lang po, nakakaramdam pa rin po ako ng libog. Normal po ba ito? Ano ba ang mga pwede kong gawin para mawala ang libog ko? Feeling ko po kasi nagkakasala ako pag ga­gawin ko ngayong Holy Week. Thank you po. […]

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The next House speaker

  A MONTH before the elec­tions next May, the House speakership drive is now in­tense. With the ‘kingmakers’ endorsing their bets, the even­tual winner will assuredly be a staunch administration sup­porter. Interestingly, this is the first time that close to a dozen prospective lawmakers, some of them with dubious achieve­ments and some relying chiefly on […]

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Lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport

  THE French Fencing Fed­eration officially recog­nized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport. The physicality of lightsaber com­bat is part of why the French Fencing Federation threw its support behind the sport and is now equipping fencing clubs with lightsabers and training would-be lightsaber instructors. “With young people today, it’s a real public health is­sue. […]

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