At the rate President B. S. Aquino 3rd is rushing Congress, against all known standards of decency, to create an Is-lamic enclave in Mindanao for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the swarm of pork-driven legislators supporting the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (Babala) could soon outnumber the… Read more »

Weapon of choice: Left, MILF fighter. Note his T-shirt indicating “Basic Military Training Course” under the National Guard Command, Central Committee. Right, recruitment video of ISIS.

“Allah is our objective, the Qur’an is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, Jihad is our way, and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”—From a handbook of the Egypt-based Islamist… Read more »

‘LTO dupes car owners’

New license plates lack security features THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the supplier of the supposedly “smart” license plates allegedly duped millions of vehicle owners into believing that the new plates contained security and safety features. Eduard Fereira told … Read more »


Group to file raps against QC judge over port case

Judge Bernelito Fernandez of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 79 is facing investigation by the Supreme Court (SC) over allegations that he received money from businessman Reghis Romero 2nd in exchange for issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) … Read more »

Bongbong to senators: Resist BBL pressure

SEN. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday called on his colleagues in the Senate to be brave and resist political pressure in deciding the fate of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Marcos made the call as he bewailed that passage … Read more »

China using wealth to gain more ‘power’

CHINA’s massive reclamation projects in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) could have been averted had the United States took a serious look and immediate action on a position paper delivered by former Philippine Navy chief Alexander Pama at … Read more »

Quake could cripple Metro Manila

Earthquake drills and disaster preparations will continue in Metro Manila because these are necessary to better equip the people and to minimize the impact of a big quake that may shut down the country’s premier region, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio … Read more »

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Editorial

Criminal stupidity at the DSWD

JUST when we thought no misstep of our government could ever appall us anymore, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted last week that up to P165 million in cash donations for Typhoon Yolanda relief and recovery efforts are still gathering dust in DSWD bank accounts, because the donors failed to identify... Read more »


Sports

Hobbled James helps push Hawks to brink of elimination

CLEVELAND: LeBron James played through a myriad of injuries on Sunday (Monday in Manila) as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. James recorded his first … Read more »

Nation

DOJ chief: Duterte liable for murder

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday said murder charges can be filed against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for admitting his links to the Davao Death Squad (DDS) believed to be behind extrajudicial killings in the city. “Killing is … Read more »

Group sees new power rate hike

An independent consumer group on Monday warned that “unusual” price movements at the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) can trigger another power price spike. The group cited data from WESM showing that the maximum daily market clearing prices on May … Read more »

Vacate homes, quake faults ‘residents’ told

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday advised people living in buildings and houses sitting on the Valley Fault System (VFS) to move out because they have a very small chance of surviving a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. … Read more »

1,246 schools to hike tuition

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has allowed more than 1,000 private schools nationwide to increase their tuition and other school fees for school year 2015-2016. Initial figures obtained from the DepEd on Monday showed that out of the 1,556 private … Read more »

Binay ‘pals’ vow to attend Senate probe

ELEVEN individuals who were cited for contempt and ordered arrested by the Senate last week made commitments to attend the inquiry into allegations of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday. According to Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd, Erlinda Chong, … Read more »

Roxas still tops PNoy’s presidential list

Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, who in 2009 set his Malacañang ambitions aside to give way to then Sen. Benigno Aquino 3rd whose popularity soared after the death of his mother, continues to reap the “goodwill” he sowed. Despite an almost … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Pinoy farmers at IFEX

THE IFEX show at SMX was at its usual best. The best products from the Philippines come out of their export vans and display themselves to the trade buyers, importers, and the general public (usually on the last day) at … Read more »

Public investors have nothing to do with Tiu’s wealth

AS the securities industry regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is tasked to protect the investing public. But it seems the overpopulated commission did not have the courage to save Greenery Holdings Inc., being a listed and public company, … Read more »

Prejudice and the Christian Filipino nation

THE Philippines has been touted as the only Christian nation in the Asia Pacific region. Within the Philippine Catholic Church, hopes are often reposed that Christianization of the entire region might occur through its missionary activi-ty. Personally, as I stand … Read more »

Citizen Poe

LET’S start from the end. Senator Grace Poe has emerged as the front-runner candidate for presidency in 2016. Even President BS Aquino 3d met her – and not the VP. Obviously, to President Aquino, VIP muna, bago VP. And with … Read more »

Forgotten forever?

TWO years ago, the Court of Appeals set free a female drug suspect who languished in jail for more than five years without a case filed against her because some people in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philippine … Read more »

Malacañang suppresses mining town’s complaints

Poor residents, barangay and town officials, as well as environmental advocates, over the weekend deplored the national government’s inaction on the illegal and excessive mining that has ravaged the environment and aggra-vated the indigenous community of Tubay, Agusan del Norte. … Read more »

SCAMPER: Everything can happen with the right questions

THERE’S an elderly woman at an airline ticket counter: “No window seat, please. I don’t want my new hairdo messed up.” I remembered this sometime last week when I did an informal survey of corporate managers who claimed they knew … Read more »

The children of the garbage pit

CEBU: The little girl and her friend were sleeping on the pavement along the street in Fuente district, Cebu, in front of a 7/11 that Easter Sunday night April 5, 2015. They had been begging for food in a city … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Deed of donation can be revoked

Dear PAO, My brother is already 59 years old and until now he has not married, neither does he have any child. He mentioned that he wants to donate the house and lot that he was able to purchase in … Read more »