We cannot bring our commandos back to life. But we can honor them by bringing out the truth. The whole truth of how they died, why they died, and who are responsible. Every sorry and sordid little fact, every misstep, … Read more »

The following is the letter to the chairmen of the Senate and the House’s electoral reforms committees from Automated Elecion System Watch (AES Watch) asking that a public demonstration be allowed to shows he Smartmatic PCOS machines can easily be … Read more »

Poor planning doomed police

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday admitted that there were lapses in coordination of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Special Action Force (SAF) with the military during a deadly clash between government troops and separatist rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last Sunday. … Read more »

MILF still state ‘enemy’

THE 800-member Association of Generals and Flag Officers (AGFO) on Wednesday condemned the killing of 49 policemen on January 25 in Maguindanao, describing the incident as a “heinous, barbaric massacre” that cannot be justified under an ongoing peace process with … Read more »

Return kickbacks, Mercado dared

TO prove himself as a credible witness against Vice President Jejomar Binay, former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado should come out clean by declaring how much kickbacks he got from past onerous contracts and immediately return them to the … Read more »

Arrest order vs Mayor Binay upheld

THE Senate committee on rules on Wednesday upheld the arrest order for contempt issued by the Senate blue ribbon committee against Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. and five others. This effectively dismissed the question raised by Senate Minority … Read more »

Hold PCOS hacking demo, watchdog asks Congress

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) can use technology to undermine every Filipino’s right to vote with the aid of a hacked counting machine, and this is the surest way to kill democracy in the country. Under this rallying cry, the … Read more »

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AWOL Commander in Chief morally lied again. He should RESIGN

AS expected, President B.S. Aquino immorally lied to the nation again yesterday early evening when at last he addressed the nation about the massacre of the PNP-Special Action Force detachments in Mamsapano, Maguindanao. He had for four days been the AWOL Commander in Chief of the AFP and the PNP since the combined force of the BIFF army and... Read more »


Meralco rates to go up in Feb

Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said on Wednesday that power rates will increase in February. Meralco President Oscar Reyes said there are already indications for an upward movement of power rates for next month. One of the indicators, Reyes said, is … Read more »

Saleslady claims P16M lotto jackpot prize

A 31-year-old sales lady from Makati City became an instant millionaire after she bagged the P16 million jackpot prize in the Super Lotto 6/49 draw. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) acting chairman and General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd handed … Read more »

No inedible Thai rice entered PH – NFA

The National Food Authority (NFA) on Wednesday assured the public that no substandard rice from Thailand entered the country as part of the government-to-government rice procurement deal last year. To recall, Manila has imported about 500,000 metric tons (MT) of … Read more »

Revolutionize education system, says UMak head

THE president of the city-run University of Makati (UMak) has urged educators across the country not to fear change, even radical change in the country’s educational system such as the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program, saying this is needed … Read more »

North Luzon tollways integration pushed

The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority is coordinating with Manila North Tollways Corp. to speed up the integration of the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway ahead of the February 12 deadline set by Senate President … Read more »

Comelec waits on DILG to unseat Javier

After the Commission on Elections (Comelec) issued a writ of execution to oust incumbent Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier from his post, it is now up to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to serve it, said Comelec … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Ben D. Kritz

No peace in our time

As I write this, I can almost picture my editor frowning over it and muttering to herself, “This isn’t really a business column.” No, it isn’t. But I wish it was, because that would mean the extraordinarily horrifying circumstances of … Read more »



IN a country that knows of how one First Lady had once upon a time hidden the poor from view of international visitors, it was no surprise that we heard of how they were hidden – yet again – for … Read more »


Urban revitalization of 21st century cities

ONE of the great things of being in the professions of Architecture and Urban Planning is the ability to effect lasting, sustainable changes in the communities, towns, cities, and countries that we have worked in. Building cities is not an … Read more »

Conrad M. Cariño

Jones vs Johnson vs Cormier

After Jon Jones beat Daniel Cormier in a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light-heavyweight championship bout on January 3, 2015, fight fans kept their fingers crossed that the rematch between Jones and Alexander Gustafsson would finally push through. Cormier, who entered … Read more »

Alice Bustos-Orosa

Picturesque Sagada

We finally took the offer to rough it up in Sagada this weekend past. A village nestled in the heart of the Mountain Province, Sagada is a picturesque village even early missionaries have written about. The town can only be … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Salvador Laurel, the president Filipinos should have had

THE usual topics that appear in this space have to give way to a tribute, not to a businessman that would qualify this piece under Due Diligencer, but to a politician. The deviation is timely because today is the 11th … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Courts can compel father of illegitimate child to provide financial support

Dear PAO, I am a single mother with a four-year-old child who is now enrolled in school. I am really pressed for money. I want the father of my child to help defray school expenses. The child carries the father’s … Read more »