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    [OPINION] Making it a Big Deal

    One question was nonchalantly asked from Mr. Gabriel Felix Umadhay, Executive Assistant for LGBT Affairs of the Officer of the City Mayor, during a forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The question challenged the reason why gender equality and human rights is a “big deal”. Opinion

    [OPINION] Pag- Ulikid: Reminiscing Ilonggo Folk Music

    Ilonggo Folk Music is the music that has been handed down from one generation to another. It is usually in a set melody; is extemporaneously composed and expresses emotions, thoughts, or ideas shared by the community. Folk music is a very essential component of every place and culture. It is the music with which the people of a nation or a group most specifically identify themselves. It consists of song or pieces taught through performance and learned by hearing. The original composers of folk music are anonymous or forgotten. A folk song does not have a standardized form. Instead, its words as well as its music exist in more than one and sometimes a great many variants, or in slightly different versions. Folk music is the music of the people. Although many folk musicians are accomplished artists who have fine technique and mastery of many pieces, folk music is generally simpler and more compact in style than classical or art music. Folk music exists in many different forms and under a variety of social and Opinion

    [OPINION] An Introduction to Sex Ed.

    Recent international and national clamour around LGBTIQ++ human rights has stirred up some very interesting conversations. Opinion

    [OPINION] Back to illegal drugs

    In his recent trip to Russia to see Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that two of his generals are still connected and involved in his most dreaded enemy of which all the problems of the country faces are interconnected according to him, illegal drugs. Opinion

    [EDITORIAL] Congratulations, Jerry! Right, Jerry?

    The order of President Rodrigo Duterte to local chief executives to clear the roads of obstructions and how each local government units (LGUs) hastily executed it to beat the deadline set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) only showed the inability of the local leaders to manage their areas of responsibilities. Opinion

    [OPINION] Iloilo suicide and Internet connectivity

    “To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.” – Aristotle Opinion

    [OPINION] The 8th Safest City: Artificial or Real?

    Iloilo City is hailed as one of the safest city in Southeast Asia as it landed in the 8thspot in the Top 10 list. This is according to the online survey site called Numbeo. The result was neither confirmed or assailed by the newly-elected chief executive. In fact, reports from local media and bloggers revealed that he was elated by the findings. Opinion

    [OPINION] Rep. Nava’s hubris

    THERE is only one explanation for the actuation of Guimaras Rep. Lucille Nava when she reportedly ripped Iloilo City Rep. Julienne “Jam-Jam” Baronda in a recent dinner meeting hosted by the House Visayan Bloc headed by rumored vice presidential wanna-be, Negros Rep. Albee Benetiz. Opinion

    [EDITORIAL] Jerry Treñas of today

    Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is showing Iloilo City how it is to flex a muscle and use or maybe abuse the power bestowed on him by the electorate who voted for him. He has been taking an offensive stance especially among those whom he believed have supported his brother in law, former mayor Joe Espinosa III. Opinion

    [OPINION] A game-changing SC verdict

    AFTER a stunning 44-0-vote loss in the “Kangaroo Court” called the House Committee on Legislative Franchise on September 11, 2019, the Panay Electric Company (PECO) bounced back with news of a heavy victory in the Supreme Court (SC) decided on August 14, 2019. Opinion