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Negros Opinion

No Signal on Travel

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Just a reminder to cellphone users who will be traveling by land to some distant and mountainous areas.

To make sure you continue to have signal most of the time, switch your cellphone’s network setting to dual mode before your trip.

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While on a bus to San Carlos City a few weeks ago, some co-passengers were complaining they had no signal in certain areas, while others on the same cellphone network said they had.

A Tale of Two Houses

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In the United Kingdom they have two houses, the House of Common and the House of Lords. In the Philippines, we also have two legislative bodies, the Upper House and the Lower House which is the House of Representatives and the Senate. In Bacolod City, we also have two houses, the big one located in the circumferential road and the small one located in the heart of the city. The big one is called the New Government Center (NGC), it is imposing and palatial, it

Christmas, Timepieces, Water Supply

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September is almost here.

When September comes, many entertain more positive thoughts, knowing that the sugarcane milling season will be on and Negros economy will once again "peak up".

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September is also attributed to the jolly months of the last quarter of the year, especially December, as the Holiday Season is again approaching, fast.

Waste to Worth

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A couple of months back, a representative of Waste to Worth Innovations (W2WI) came to town to discuss the possibility of finding an enduring solution to our solid waste management (SWM) problems, addressing issues like non-segregation of trash and the eventual ineffectiveness of landfilling. Jill Boughton is a former employee of Procter & Gamble. In 2010, the multi-national expressed its desire to put an end to all the consumer and manufacturing waste it generates that end up in landfills. P&G organized a team to study how value may be extracted from trash and transformed into resource. The approach came to be known as Waste to Worth. After three years of research, W2WI was formed with Jill as team leader. Firm in its commitment to the cause, P&G has since remained a close collaborator of W2WI.

Charging Media, Making Sure Power is Available

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"Don’t shoot journalists, sue them."

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These are the words printed in black shirts that we used to wear since the Negros Press Club (NPC) presidency of veteran media practitioner Edgar Cadagat.

The tee-shirts, courtesy of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), were saying it plain and simple.

Journalists do not deserve even a single bullet, but they deserve a day in court to defend themselves.

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