SALT LAKE CITY, Utah: While the world’s Catholic bishops recently spent two weeks in Rome exploring ways and means of deepening the gospel values for the family, an international group of pro-family leaders recently met in this city to examine … Read more »


Mr. Rigoberto Tiglao’s column will appear again on Monday.

China absorbing disputed areas

CHINA can slowly acquire more territory through its expansionist stance in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and later “absorb the region,” a geopolitics expert said. Rodger Baker, vice president for East Asia and the Pacific of Stratfor, said … Read more »

Romulo: PH actions fuel Chinese nationalism

THE Philippine government’s tacks of filing an arbitration case against China and openly seeking international support for Manila’s claim to disputed shoals and islets in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) may only be fanning nationalism among the Chinese … Read more »

Flavier, former senator, DOH chief, passes away at 79

FORMER senator and Health secretary Juan Flavier, one of the most popular and most loved government officials, died of pneumonia on Thursday. He was 79. Flavier was appointed Health secretary by then-President Fidel V. Ramos in 1992. He ran for … Read more »

‘PH, China can create bright future together’

THE Philippines and China can “create a bright future together” if the two countries chose to cooperate and “overcome difficulties,” according to the Chinese Embassy. Wang Yang, who represented China’s Ambassador to Manila Zhao Jianhua during the Business Forum organized … Read more »

‘Crisis will come to pass’

THE Philippines and China can still overcome the political challenges brought about by territorial disputes and attain unimpeded growth under an environment of peace characterized by brotherly cooperation among “captains of industries” from both countries, Dante A. Ang, Chairman Emeritus … Read more »

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Some realities about China discussed at the Times Forum

THE Manila Times Business Forum on China-Philippine relations was seen by most of those who attended it as a success. They said they felt the forum activities—speeches by experts, detailed advice from business, management and even tax experts based in China, correct definitions of geopolitical realities, and deep questions and frank answers... Read more »


Court to let massacre suspects post bail

After 16 police officers implicated in the Maguindanao Massacre case were allowed to post bail a few weeks ago, 25 other accused would also be granted temporary liberty by a Quezon City court if each of them paid P200,000 for … Read more »

Have parking space first before buying cars – MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday threw its support behind a measure that seeks to require car buyers to show proof that they have  parking space before they can buy a car. Lawyer Emerson Carlos, MMDA assistant general … Read more »

Jinggoy’s furlough request denied

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division has thumbed down Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s request for a furlough tomorrow (Saturday), All Saints’ Day. Estrada is facing a P183-million plunder charge in connection with the pork barrel scam. “The motion is not … Read more »

DILG: Roxas ads not funded by public

AN executive from the Department of the Interior and Local Government on Thursday said no public funds are being spent to serve the political ambitions of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd. Autere Panadero, DILG undersecretary for local government, was reacting … Read more »

Ex-TRC chief seeks court nod to travel

Former Technology Resource Center (TRC) Director General Dennis Cunanan is asking the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s First Division to let him travel to the United States from November 10 to 16. Cunanan, who earlier lost his bid for immunity, is Sen. … Read more »

2 share P30.9-M lotto jackpot prize

TWO winners claimed the P30.9-million jackpot prize in the 6/45 lotto draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). The jackpot prize will be equally divided between them. PCSO Officer-in-Charge Con-rado Zabella, also assistant general manager for Gaming, Product Development … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Ma. Isabel Ongpin

School feeding program

There is no question that hunger stalks households in this country all the way from Metro Manila to Eastern and Western Visayas, the ARMM area, Bicol even Central and Northern Luzon. The impact of food insufficiency falls hardest on children, … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Quasi-reorganization to wipe out Philrealty’s P2-B deficit

PHILIPPINE Realty and Holdings Corp. reported a deficit of P1.8 billion as of June 30, 2014, up 2.9 percent from P1.8 billion as of Dec. 31, 2013, on account of its net loss of P50.3 million in the first six … Read more »

Rene Saguisag

Why was T/Sgt Pamittan honored?

Let us fly on wings of fantasy. I am again young and madly in love with a German. Not with a pretty fraulein but with another guy, killed, while being romanced by a US Marine, whose raging hormones cooled, on … Read more »


Freeing Pemberton

Sometimes all the spin one needs is provided by the heightened emotions that a given issue creates in the public. Half the time that means freeing those who are culpable from all responsibility, or giving them the space to negotiate … Read more »

Ej Lopez

Inflation ‘complements’ poverty

THE relatively high inflation rate this year that averaged between 4 percent and 5 percent has been the hallmark and thorny part in our quest for consistent economic growth. The last quarter of 2014 has just unfolded and from the … Read more »

Ed C. Tolentino

Looming power shortage

Philippine professional boxing is facing an impending power crisis and extending special powers to President Noynoy Aquino will not address the matter. Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao is already leaning on archiving the gloves in 2016 to pursue other endeavors. Truth … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Knowingly failing to return others’ property a crime

Dear PAO, I forgot my gadget at a canteen just outside our office building. One week later, I saw a waiter while he was apparently on a break holding a gadget that I know was the one that I forgot … Read more »