Editorial



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Why Duterte Declared Martial Law in Southern Philippines

A lakeside city in the southern Philippines has been rocked by violence after ISIS-linked militants took hostages from a Catholic church and defiantly raised black flags synonymous with the terror group. The clash in Muslim-majority Marawi, where firefighting erupted Tuesday, has led to at least 44 deaths involving militants, soldiers and police, according to the… Read More…

Why We Need Lifeguard’s In Galera

PUERTO GALERA — Do you think public beaches along our town should have lifeguards? In Puerto Galera, saving lives needs to become a community effort following a rash of drownings at White Beach and Bulabud in 2017. One of the teens, drowned after being caught in a rip current in 2016, another one nearly drowned… Read More…

ORMECO – a Never-ending story

  Typhoon or no typhoon, what we had to spot in Brgy. Aninuan is  barely news, nor is it acceptable. Yesterday, late afternoon we have been seen a, what i believe is a very dangerous situation. A coconut tree, damaged by the latest typhoon was found to lean over the 69kva distribution line. Having direct… Read More…

Travel Warnings and the truth about terroristic activities in Bohol – editorial

every day, new travel warnings from foreign countries are reported. This time, they are concerned with their countryman, who are planning to travel to Bohol in the Philippines. We all, living and working in the Philippines get used to such ridiculous warnings already, and no one is really concerned about it anymore. But now, Bohol… Read More…

Support the Mayor

For the longest time, the Municipality of Puerto Galera has always been one of the more insignificant Tourist Destinations in the eyes of the Department of Tourism (DOT). Different reasons from different sectors on why so. But today one thing is apparent, the Town of Puerto Galera is significantly in motion. Puerto Galera is also… Read More…

Editorial Cartoon – August 2012

Why we need a RORO?

We cannot fully belabor this enduring issue as it is at the core of the problems besetting the tourist industry. Everybody in Puerto Galera is talking about it, is in agreement with it and thinks it’s needed. However, it seems no one is doing anything to get a RORO ferry running the Puerto Galera-Batangas route,… Read More…

Halina’t Ipalaganap ang Baybayin

ni Gregorio V. Bituin Jr. kung babalikan natin itong kasaysayan may panulat na tayong pantigan, baybayin at nito ngang isang siglong nakararaan salitang alibata’y inimbento mandin ngunit bakit ba pilit kinakalimutan ang sariling panulat ng ninuno natin tila tayo binunot sa pinag-ugatan memorya ng bayan ay tinaboy sa hangin maglabas tayo ng sariling pahayagan na… Read More…

My Psyche Is Like a Frankincense…

It Is The Scent That Tells About Me (A Character Sketch) Born on March 26, I live in the here-and-now, immediately obeying my impulses. I am guided by the fire burning in me. I heed the warnings of reflection and reason, but more often I listen on my instincts. Since my instincts play much on… Read More…

Ordinance vs loud bikes needed

IT’S hard to understand why our town and provincial legislators remain deaf to the growing clamor by majority of their constituents to enact ordinances against loud motorcycles that produce nerve-wracking noise even in the late hours of the night not just along major roads but also along quiet neighborhood streets. In some parts of Metro… Read More…

Thank You, Mrs. Locsin

Maraming Salamat po, Mrs. Locsin. To us who know your generous heart to Puerto Galera and its people, we sincerely say, Thank You. No other life has had such an impact to Puerto Galera and to the future of its 40,000 inhabitants than Mrs. Cecilia Yulo Locsin. She has given so much that it all… Read More…

Are public hearings useful?

Invitations to public hearings are communicated via the community channel of TVNET.  Organizations normally get notices in writing to attend the hearings.  Upon arrival to the hearing, only then will one be given a copy of the draft ordinance. A public hearing is defined as a process where interested parties have the opportunity to ask… Read More…