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Pacete: Politics: Barber’s story
JANUARY 2, Wednesday afternoon. I needed a haircut to give myself the look of a new year. Most of the barber shops I used to visit had heavy lines of habitués, mostly elementary male pupils. At last, I found one. ...
From 8 days ago
Pacete: Fomenting election campaign
THE race against time has already started. We now see senatorial candidates coming to Negros in the guise of attending fiestas, the inauguration of projects, alumni homecoming, and birthday parties of some bigwigs. Our lamp posts are flowering with tarpaulins ...
From 11 days ago
Pacete: Panimad-on 2019
FOR some Negrosanons, “panimad-on” is a vision (or even expectation) for the 12 months to come in 2019. We hope for the best but we have to buckle up for the unexpected challenges.The farmers did rituals on New Year’s Eve. ...
From 13 days ago
Pacete: The obrero–hacendero Christmas
MOST of the obreros or jornaleros (sugarcane workers) can hardly earn P300 a day from their whole-day work in the hacienda, especially during the off-milling season (April up to August). For them, Christmas is the most-awaited season of the year.The ...
From 34 days ago
Pacete: Extended land reform program for Negros?
NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Bong Lacson is correct when he said that President Rodrigo Duterte should clarify his statement that Negros will be put under Land Reform Program, through Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. We all know that Negros is already ...
From 41 days ago
Pacete: Our Christmas gift for Brother Negros
CHRISTMAS is repentance and forgiveness. The Son of God became flesh to save mankind. We are sinners and sin is spiritual cancer that cannot be cured by money or power. The season is an opportunity for us to transform while ...
From 46 days ago
Pacete: Troop deployment in Negros
WHEN there is troop deployment in a particular area that simply signifies that there is a breakdown of peace and order.In Negros, the integrity of our province could still be managed by our town, city, and provincial officials. We do ...
From 48 days ago
Pacete: Immorality in our education system
PHILOSOPHERS believe that education sanctifies a man. Education separates the idiots from the geniuses. And, the teachers are the pillars of education. Teachers don’t just transform personalities but they build nations civilized nations.Civilization makes us aware that mankind is capable ...
From 53 days ago
Pacete: Lesson planning is harder than teaching
One Saturday, I was in the lobby of a hotel waiting for a friend from Baguio City (a journalist). He wants me to accompany him on a food tour. I was approached by a smiling face who introduced herself as ...
From 55 days ago
Pacete: Hacienda Adela Tour: Experiencing reality
MORE than 250 musicians from 10 countries of the world and from the Philippines visited Hacienda Adela in Silay on November 7. For many of them, a close encounter with tapaseros, cargadores, manug-abono, and manughilamon who are either dumaan or ...
From 62 days ago