Bangsamoro draft law submitted to Aquino

The final version of a proposed law seeking to create a new autonomous Bangasa Moro government in Mindanao has been submitted to President Benigno Aquino 3rd, Malacañang said on Thursday. Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte confirmed that the draft of … Read more »

Saying it with flowers
Ninoy would have scolded Noynoy for Cha-cha – lawmaker
Binay offended by Senate probe

‘Jardeleza should stay away from DAP, Luisita cases’

NEWLY appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza should show delicadeza (good taste) by inhibiting himself from the cases he handled for the government and the family of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, including petitions concerning Hacienda Luisita and San Miguel … Read more »

Seven agreements up for signing at Asean meeting

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven agreements on economic integration initiatives will be signed at the upcoming 46th Asean Economic Ministers’ (AEM) meeting, said the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Among the agreements, Mustafa added, was the Asean … Read more »

Ninoy would have scolded Noynoy for Cha-cha – lawmaker

IF Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. were alive today, he would have given President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd a tongue-lashing for considering extending his term beyond 2016, according to Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list. “Ninoy fought against the dictatorship…fired … Read more »

The role of the press in nation building

Edward Bernays, one of the most influential pioneers of PR in America and double nephew of Sigmund Freud, said that PR deals with reality, not images. In his definition, “Public Relations was about fashioning and projecting credible rendition of reality.” … Read more »

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Asean a paper tiger when it comes to China

A snappy comment made by Manila Times reader Dominador D. Canastra about our August 15 news “PH action plan gets cold shoulder in Asean talks” will most likely come true. Mr. Canastra wrote: “If things go on like this for 30 more years, in 2044, the Asean countries in Indochina—except Vietnam—will all become provinces or at least... Read more »

From our Readers

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Cory appointed Binay as OIC of Makati with the blessings of her Elite compadres the Ayalas & Lopezes. he will still be under the clutches of the... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

What has been happening in the four years of BS Aquino administration is all of treachery or betrayal of public trust. His campaign promises mostly... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

Our present government is like a ship with a Skipper on the bridge looking forward to the vast ocean ahead. Let us first describe the ship which is... Read more »

Binay: Stop pushing Aquino to extend term

Dapat pa bang paniwalaan ang mga panukala nitong mga Senador at Congressmen na tumanggap ng 50 million pesos additional funds na suhol galing sa... Read more »

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Why they are not charged of corruption, if what the author is saying is true…or is he or she just plain against Pres. Aquino’s administration.... Read more »


Spare Senate in demolition job vs us – Binays

Allegedly overpriced cakes for senior citizens were just an icing on the cake on the perceived demolition job against the Binay family and the Senate leadership should not allow the institution to be used by some people Joey Salgado, spokesman … Read more »

Senator : Jail players in NorthRail train fiasco

SAYING those behind the botched multimillion-dollar NorthRail project should be in jail, a senator has asked the Finance Department to update the Senate on the legal efforts of the government to hold accountable those responsible for the fiasco. During last … Read more »

458 more OFWs back from Libya

At least 458 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from war-torn Libya arrived in two batches at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Thursday. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said t the OFWs were flown back home in … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary


His powerful son has done nothing to solve his murder

August 21, 1983: After 31 years, murders still unsolvedYesterday was the 31st anniversary of the assassination of our national martyr, Ninoy Aquino, and again, photos of his son President Aquino with his sisters praying before the hero’s grave hog newspapers’ front pages. Ninoy’s murder on August 21, 1983 was an event that changed the course of Philippine history. I am still astounded at how its masterminds and conspirators were so daring and precise in their execution of the deed as to kill him in broad daylight. If the killers’... Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

Aquino’s real score: The poor are not better off

Last of three parts Despite the appalling amounts of smuggling and misappapriation cited earlier in this article, if Filipinos are doing fine, then maybe the scams are not so bad. Is the nation, especially the poor, better off under Aquino? … Read more »

Rene Saguisag

Criminalizing policy differences

Goodbye Raul Ilustre Goco. I first met him in Dallas in the summer of 1967. We met some well-scrubbed All-American Yellow Roses of Texas – ain’t they purty! One of them howled when wife Marietta came. “Raowuuuul, I didn’t know … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

Several NIA contractors in hot water

Seven contractors in cahoots with several National Irrigation Administration (NIA) officials have been charged by the Philippine National Police (PNP) with violating R.A. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act at the Office of the Ombudsman. The PNP Criminal Investigation … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

4 FirstPac firms opt to distribute $502-M cash dividends instead of stock

THE four listed companies that are closely identified with Indonesian-controlled First Pacific Co. Ltd. would rather distribute cash instead of stock dividend that in the first six months of 2014 alone, they distributed to stockholders cash dividends totaling P54.273 billion, … Read more »

Ej Lopez

On JDF, local growth and UAAP

THE unrelenting “stubborn attitude” being displayed by some lawmakers in their insistence to probe the Judicial Development Fund (JDF), despite the Supreme Court’s autonomous status, is obviously due to political gratitude. The groups that insist on probing the JDF, even … Read more »

Karen Kunawicz

What If I love Rocket more than Turtles or Expendables

The Expendables 3 opened two Wednesdays ago and Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened last Friday. But because Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was just super, I decided to go watch it again—but this time at the IMAX. I … Read more »

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Mandatory for companies to act on sexual harassment of employees

Dear PAO, I filed a complaint against my office senior trainer for sexual harassment with the Human Relations Department of our company. About two months have passed and I still have not heard anything from my employers about my complaint, … Read more »