Mar’s low ratings worry LP

SENATE President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the consistently poor showing of Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, presidential candidate of the Liberal Party (LP), is a concern, but he expressed confidence that the ratings of the former Interior secretary will improve … Read more »

Binay woos Laguna

Vice President Jejomar Binay took his campaign to Laguna province on Wednesday and again vowed to ease the burden of workers who he said are being taxed heavily. Binay’s first stop was Barangay Landayan in San Pedro. He visited the … Read more »

Marcos revives ‘Solid North’

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. revived the so-called “Solid North” as he took his campaign to Ilocos Sur after his kickoff rally in Ilocos Norte. The senator on Wednesday won the support of Ilocos Sur officials, … Read more »

China reports first Zika case

BEIJING: China confirmed its first imported case of Zika late Tuesday, Xinhua reported, as fears mount over the fast-spreading virus that has been linked to severe birth defects mostly in Latin America. Few cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been … Read more »

Swindler ordered arrested anew

A notorious con man who had been previously arrested for skipping his arraignment in a Caloocan City (Metro Manila) court was ordered arrested again for repeating his offense that drew the ire of the judge handling his case. Judge Ma. … Read more »

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Lent in the Year of Mercy do mortifications for the sick

THE Pope has called on mankind to make 2016 a special year of mercy and compassion. Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, Christendom entered the Season of Lent, a season that calls for us the faithful to identify with the Lord Jesus Christ who suffered and died for our redemption. How about making it your Lenten mortification to be closer to the sick in... Read more »


Barca sets unbeaten record to see off Neville’s Valencia

MADRID: An under-strength Barcelona set a new club record of 29 games unbeaten to progress to the Copa del Rey finals with a 1-1 draw at Gary Neville’s Valencia on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) for an 8-1 aggregate win. Barca’s … Read more »


Govt braces for 1M OFWs facing job loss

The Philippine government is fully prepared in helping the more than one million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who would be displaced in the Middle East and South Korea. This was assured by Gerry Rubio, head of the Department of Labor … Read more »

Go on a date with Bongbong this Valentine’s

For those who have always wan-ted a date with vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. may finally get their wish come true this Valentine’s season. Posted in his official Facebook page (, anyone can win a lunch date … Read more »

Lotto jackpot prize now P105 million

The jackpot prize in Super Lotto 6/49 draw for Thursday of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has climbed to P105 million. This came about after nobody won in last Tuesday’s draw with a jackpot prize of P98.3 million. PCSO … Read more »

‘Leon Guerrero’ upstages them all in Mar Roxas rally

ROXAS CITY, Capiz: Top officials of the country, including President Benigno Aquino 3rd, and a handful of singers flew here for the kickoff of the presidential campaign of administration standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd but the loudest cheers were for … Read more »

Reversal of ruling on Duterte’s disqualification cases sought

A petitioner in the consolidated disqualification cases against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc to reverse its First Division resolution dismissing all four cases for lack of merit. Broadcaster Rizalito David’s motion … Read more »

7 nabbed, P10-M shabu seized in Binondo

SEVEN suspects were arrested and three kilos of ‘Shabu” worth P10 million were seized by operatives of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Tuesday in Binondo, Manila. CIDG chief, Director Victor Deona said Karen Mae Tan, owner … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Lazy legislature, half-baked laws

IF I was obliged to pick just one point I’d like our business section audience to take away from this week’s special report on the water rate dispute, it is how glaringly insufficient the enabling law for water privatization is. … Read more »

Green Architecture for Filipinos

GREEN buildings do not necessarily cost more to build, and any higher first costs are usually removed through lower operating cost. While a piecemeal approach to sustainable design may increase total project costs, integrated design leads to decrease net cost, … Read more »

US millennials love Bernie Sanders–and his socialism

DEPLOYING Lena didn’t work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. Hillary Clinton’s squad of celebrity surrogates, stumpers and endorsers (surnamed Dunham, Knowles-Carter, Kardashian West, Glazer, Jacobson, Grande, Perry, Lovato, … Read more »

The Philippine radical Left: Hello, Carmma

MANUEL “MAR” ROXAS 2ND and his godfather now sitting lamely in Malacañang are nonchalant about, on the one hand, and dismissive of survey results, on the other, showing Mar trailing behind Sen. Grace Poe or Vice President Jejomar Binay. The … Read more »

Too predictable

I find it very hard to believe that boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez is taking on Amir Khan at a catchweight of 155 pounds on May 17, 2016. Alvarez (46-1-1 with 32 knockouts), the World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion, could … Read more »

Senior citizen discount

Undoubtedly, Senior Citizen Discount (discount) is a great benefit given to the senior citizens of the country. I am one of those benefited. The discount is 20 percent on the selling price plus exemption from 12 percent VAT, or a … Read more »

AC is more public than SMC

SOME listed companies show in their public ownership reports (POR) that they are more public than others. Others simply report their compliance with the 10-percent-minium public ownership rule by listing their majority and significant stockholders. The main problem lies in … Read more »

GDP is now the refuge of policy scoundrels

THE unvarnished truth about the Mamasapano tragedy is this. The 44 gallant SAF men were led to the slaughter. Led to the lion’s lair, as Digong Duterte had put it. Led to the slaughter by a clueless commander-in-chief, as Senator … Read more »

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Nanny’s services can be terminated anytime for cause

Dear PAO, I hired a nanny for my three-year-old daughter. The nanny has only been with us for a month now, but I am seriously considering the termination of her services. I am not so sure if it will be … Read more »