The battle between President Benigno Aquino 3rd and the Catholic bishops —  which is what our national politics and public life have now come to – will not be decided by a faceoff of cassock vs. tanks at EDSA, as … Read more »

Oxfam has informed us that the wealth of the [richest] 1 percent of the world population has almost reached that of the remaining 99 percent. The growing inequality jeopardizes both the efficiency and the stability of our societies . . … Read more »

Students vent SAF cover-up outrage

THOUSANDS of students from various colleges and universities across the country walked out of their classes on Friday in a massive show of nationwide outrage against President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s attempt to cover up his involvement in the Mamasapano operation. … Read more »


La Trinidad launches Strawberry Festival 2015

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: As the Baguio Flower Festival heats up, the nearby capital town of Benguet also launched its Strawberry Festival 2015. Set to open in the first week of March, just as Baguio’s Panagbenga is winding down,  the Strawberry … Read more »

Luisita farmers can help solve H food woes– UN

President Benigno Aquino 3rd can help make farmer-beneficiaries in his family-owned Hacienda Luisita become productive so they can help solve the country’s food security problems, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, said on Friday. … Read more »

Hollande visits town destroyed by Yolanda

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar: French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world’s strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit. Hollande … Read more »

AMLC denies probing Binay bank accounts

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Friday denied that it is being used by Malacañang to probe the alleged hidden wealth of Vice President Jejomar Binay. Vencent Salido, AMLC officer-in-charge, said the agency will never allow itself to be used … Read more »

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Editorial

Stop listening to Aquino, Deles, Ferrer. Listen to Senator Escudero

ALL indications show that the man is mentally, psychologically, psychiatrically, even emotionally, handicapped.  He should step down or be ousted. And it looks like the two women BS Aquino has chosen to be the captains of the Philippine Republic’s team in dealing with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have been working against our side.... Read more »


Life & Times

‘Armida’: A biography

Armida Siguion-Reyna, one of Philippine arts and culture’s finest women, launch her highly anticipated biography on February 24 at Whitespace, Makati City. The launching of Siguion-Reyna’s biography aptly titled, Armida: Unfinished Memoir, served as a celebration in honor of her … Read more »

Nation

Oil price rollback seen next week

Prices of petroleum products are expected to fall next week after three consecutive weeks of increases. Fuel prices are projected to retreat due to the softening of imported fuel prices. Industry sources said the reduction in pump prices could be … Read more »

Ayala Bridge rehab faces delay

THE rehabilitation works on Ayala Bridge in Manila, scheduled for March this year, may not push ahead. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)  gave this warning, citing the absence of a traffic management plan by the Department of Public Works … Read more »

Full govt control of MRT sought

The government should have full control of the management and ownership of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 to effectively address the issues plaguing the rail system, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said. Bello made the call a day before the … Read more »

Binay calls for more urban public space

Vice President and housing czar Jejomar C. Binay on Friday urged local government executives to develop more public space, saying that “more open spaces mean better people’s lives.” “The challenge is upon us to protect and improve on existing public … Read more »

AFP, PNP urged to withdraw their support to Aquino

A FORMER military official on Thursday called on active military and police officials to withdraw their support to President Benigno Aquino 3rd for the botched police operation in Mindanao that killed 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force. … Read more »

DOJ indicts car racer wife, lover

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted the wife of international car racer Enzo Pastor and her lover for allegedly masterminding Enzo’s murder on June 12, 2014. Dahlia Pastor and her alleged lover Domingo “Sandy” De Guzman have been charged … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Rick B. Ramos

Resignation of B. S. Aquino 3rd?

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino  3rd must take full responsibility for the slaughter of the Special Action Force (SAF) troops on Jan 25,  in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. He must be held accountable for the savage massacre of the 44 SAF commandos by … Read more »

JOSE V. ROMERO JR., PHD.

Contextualizing the AFP stand-down in Mamasapano

First of two parts LIKE the proverbial angel that held the hand of Abraham as he was about to strike his son Isaac with his sword, somebody up there held the hand of the AFP that prevented it to use … Read more »

EFREN L. DANAO

The truth, and nothing but….?

IN the parallel world, after a growing demand from an outraged populace, the President reluctantly met the press to answer questions about a massacre that had bedeviled his administration. Here’s the transcript of that presscon. Reporter 1: Mr. President, why … Read more »

Jose A. Carillo

Clarifying a questionable notion about the proper use of “each”

I’D like to take up a very common word that I myself trip over sometimes because of a notion that got stuck in my mind from way back as pretty well standard and logical. That word is “each,” and that … Read more »

Moje Ramos-Aquino, Fpm

Wi-Tribe: A case study of how not to treat customers

Last Wednesday, my internet connection suddenly went kaput. I turned the Wi-Tribe equipment on and off several times but to no avail. Also, my high school classmate, Fey Teniente-Villaflor, was already knocking on my door, very eager for us to … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

TMO’s faulty memory

MOST of the public probably missed the news, but consumers were handed a minor moral victory at the end of last month when the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) slapped Therma Mobile Inc. (TMO) with a P234.9-million fine for withholding … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Rules in the apprehension of drunk and drugged drivers

Dear PAO, I am a concerned citizen and I recently heard that there is a new law against drunk driving. I was wondering how this law works. I frequently drive in Metro Manila and I am worried that abusive and … Read more »