Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe. Thomas answered him, My Lord and my God! Jesus said to him, … Read more »

UNA is wrong on its “lazy” tag. PNoy works hard to transfer more wealth to the wealthy. Mr. Aquino is a president with a selective mind-set and orientation. And the accusation leveled at him by the UNA – that he … Read more »

Abaya should be charged – senators

LAWMAKERS were puzzled by the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman to exclude Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya as respondent in charges filed against several officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Metro Rail Transit 3 … Read more »


Toll from ferry disaster hits 61

The death toll from a ferry that capsized in Ormoc City has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded. Whether the ferry was carrying too many people will be part of an investigation … Read more »

‘Egay’ unleashes floods, submerges La Union towns

TROPICAL storm Egay dumped torrential rain on Northern Luzon over the weekend, triggering floods and rendering some provincial roads impassable to vehicles. The storm weakened after crossing the region on Sunday but at least 17 areas were placed under storm … Read more »

SolGen, US lawyer brace for legal battle

WHEN the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, The Netherlands, tackles a complaint filed by the Philippines against China on July 7, American lawyers will assist the Philippines’ Solicitor General Florin Hilbay in defending the country’s territorial rights in … Read more »

Pinoy teen recovers after life-saving heart surgery

KHARTOUM: A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo’s chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan. The 17-year-old arrived in Khartoum last month … Read more »

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Editorial

Discourse on Torre, Rizal gone off track

The discourse about the Torre de Manila condominium being an unsightly backdrop to the Rizal Monument has gone off track and on to laughable levels. Recently at a House committee hearing, Rep. Amado Bagatsing of Manila suggested that the issue may be resolved by turning around Dr. Rizal’s statue. Not only would this remove the supposed... Read more »


Sports

Travis powers Alaska into finals

Import Romeo Travis scored the crucial three-point shot allowing Alaska to win 82-77 over the Star Hotshots in Game Three of best-of-five semifinals and book a finals berth in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum … Read more »

Nation

Probe ‘synthetic rice,’ super body urged

THE government should immediately convene the Food Safety Regulation     Coordinating Board (FSRCB) to be able to map out plans on how to combat the entry not only of “synthetic rice” but also of other unsafe food into the market, … Read more »

Hybrid polls in ‘harmony’ with automated system

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) would not be violating Republic Act 9669 or the automated election system (AES) law if it decided to conduct the 2016 elections using the proposed hybrid polling system, according to a lawmaker. While the hybrid … Read more »

Shell demobilizing Pandacan oil depot

OIL giant Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. has given up its fight to retain its oil facilities in Pandacan, Manila. Pilipinas Shell country president Ed Chua over the weekend said the company has started demobilization of its Pandacan depot. Chua added … Read more »

Group seeks full enforcement of mobility law for disabled

Members of Call Center Philippines (CCP) have called on the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) for full implementation of a law making easier for disabled commuters to travel to their respective Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offices. According to CCP … Read more »

Belmonte rules out Binay impeachment

There is no brewing impeachment move against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. said on Saturday. Belmonte issued the statement amid claims by the Binay camp that an impeachment complaint will be filed against the vice president before … Read more »

UNA blasts de Lima

A STALWART of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) criticized Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for being too involved in the case of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay who was recently suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Selective justice, indeed!

President Noynoy’s moro-moro ensemble is staging one show after the other to whitewash or cover up this regime’s crimes against the people. A recent example is the trumpeted dismissal of police scalawag Alan LM Purisima. “PURISIMA DISMISSED” looked good at … Read more »

Motion economy: The customer is watching you

ANTHONY, Barbie, Cathy (not their real names) and me carried out a simultaneous experiment on a company called “King of Something” or KOS, which has a red-and-white logo. The whole process was conducted for a whole day during which we … Read more »

Slavery is still with us

Slavery saturates society. It is present in the clothes and food we buy which are made with slave-like labor. These products are soaked with the sweat and suffering of their victims. They are for sale in the high street shops, … Read more »

The state of AWA 2

The last column discussed the travesty of the Artists Welfare Protection and Information Act, as sponsored by Senator Grace Poe in the Senate, and as pushed by the Artist Welfare Project Inc. (AWPI). We began with letter (a) of its … Read more »

Never-ending lies and corruption at DPWH & DoTC

Part II IN his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28 last year, President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd proudly proclaimed the amazing accomplishments of his favorite Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH). In particular, he cited the … Read more »

Drink and be merry?

MANY lawmakers may not be drunk with power but a number definitely gets drunk while in power. As one once said: “Many lawmakers don’t drink–they get drunk.” A congressman narrated how he was complimented by an awed person with the … Read more »

Is it grammatical to use ‘respective memorandum’ in court decisions?

THIS very interesting grammar question was e-mailed to me recently by a senior citizen and triathlon enthusiast who calls himself Tritorns: “I am a practicing lawyer. I have read many court decisions that alternately use the word ‘memorandum’ or ‘memoranda’ … Read more »

Do you still do emails and chat by phone?

Are you still using your landline or mobile phone to connect with friends, here and abroad? And in the process incur huge telephone bills? “Telephones are so last century,” says Tony Bingham, president of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Judicial declaration of nullity of marriage necessary

Dear PAO, My sister married my brother-in-law in 2002. Their marriage was pretty much simple and peaceful until my sister learned that my brother-in-law was already married in Catanduanes, and that marriage is subsisting up to now. My sister demanded … Read more »