The wisdom of divided government

Even the Holy Bible counsels it and sings its virtues. At a time when our president seeks to erase every wall of separation between the three branches of government, and make the executive indisputably supreme; when Congress doesn’t appear to … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

Time to do a survey: Should Aquino run again?

There are also those [texting me] saying that the best way for us to continue on the straight path, is for me to continue leading. I cannot dismiss these suggestions from people with open minds and sincerely wishing to do … Read more »

Palace pushes lifestyle checks on all officials

MALACAÑANG on Monday said all government officials should be subjected to lifestyle checks to ensure that they live within their means and are not involved in any wrongdoing. “Lifestyle check [covers] all government officials. In one way or another, [we] … Read more »

Binay skips TV address, visits storm victims

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday set aside his personal concerns to give priority to victims of Typhoon Luis. Instead of addressing allegations of graft and corruption hurled by his critics, Binay flew to Cagayan and Isabela to assess the … Read more »

To Aquino, worsening traffic a sign of progress

TO President Benigno Aquino 3rd, the worsening traffic condition in the country should not cause distress because it is a sign of economic progress. During his meeting with members of the Filipino community in Spain on Sunday, the President said … Read more »

PVAO, Veterans hospital, George Dewey Wellness Center sign pact

War veterans are now assured of proper and better medical care and treatment after the George Dewey Medical and Wellness Center, a private hospital under the supervision of The Manila Times College Subic Inc., recently inked a memorandum of agreement … Read more »

Deaths from ferry sinking rise to 6

THE Philippine Navy has recovered three more bodies believed to have come from the sunken MV Maharlika 2, bringing to six the total number of fatalities from the incident that was caused by Typhoon Luis. Navy Public Affairs Office chief … Read more »

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Hail to the fans

The Philippines has received FIBA’s first-ever Most Valuable Fan Best Country Award. The country earned the plaudits from the governing body of world basketball, thanks to the Filipino fans’ huge presence in the social media. “This ultimate and innovative digital experience provided basketball fans from around the world with a platform on... Read more »


San Joaquin terminal to increase number of ferry customers — mmda

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino on Tuesday is optimistic  that more people will avail of the Pasig River Ferry Service with the opening of the San Joaquin station in Pasig City. Tolentino said at least five ferry boats … Read more »

Actor Crawford pleads not guilty of malicious mischief

TELEVISION host and singer Billy Crawford on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the malicious mischief and two counts of disobedience to a person or agent in authority charges in connection with the police station brawl more than a week ago. … Read more »

Makati opens day care center

MAKATI City has opened two day care centers to provide supplemental parental care for young children of working parents who are unable to hire a nanny to look after them while they are at work. Established through the Day Care … Read more »

army to hold medical mission in Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Division and the Brotherhood Operation Surgical Services (BOSS) will conduct free cataract and cleft lip and palate operation in Mindanao. Bel Yenko, president of the Alpha Phi Omega, Southern Zamboanga Alumni Association and … Read more »

Iloilo City prepares relocation of informal settlers

ILOIO CITY: The city government here is preparing a 1.2 hectare site in Barangay Sambag in Jaro district as permanent homes to informal settlers. Wilredo Jurilla, chief of the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office, said  each family is allotted … Read more »

QC to honor outstanding villages

VILLAGES in Quezon City will be honored for their outstanding contribution to the city’s social, political, cultural and     economic growth during the “Husay Balangay” awards ceremony on September 21 at the Quezon Memorial Circle. The 10 categories to be contested … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Ben D. Kritz

A good idea from Cayetano and a depressing one from DPWH

Although he has spent many of his recent working hours peacocking in what is almost certain to be a completely irrelevant hearing about a municipal building in one city, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano remembered that he is, in … Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Great presidents can anoint successors. Middling presidents can’t

Lula (Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva) of Brazil is the perfect example of a well-loved, well-appreciated former president. After term limits ended his presidency, Brazilian voters gave him a great gift: voting for his anointed presidential candidate, his former chief … Read more »

Atty. Dodo Dulay

Who will protect Filipinos from crime syndicates inside the PNP?

There are criminal syndicates within the Philippine National Police (PNP). That’s an undeniable fact. The involvement of low-level to high-ranking policemen in a number of highly publicized crimes merely confirms what many ordinary Filipinos have known all along. What is … Read more »


The PCOS accuracy requirement

Comelec prescribed an accuracy rate of 99.995 percent as a response to the requirement of the Election Automation Law that the automated election system perform accurately. This was included in the technical specifications of the PCOS enumerated in the Request … Read more »

Ma. Lourdes N. Tiquia

Politics, Boss & the 23%

Two columns ago, I covered convergence and politics then politics and neuromarketing in the hope that doing so would refocus the kind of political communications we can have come 2016. It was not meant only for my colleagues in the … Read more »

Dennis L. Berino DBA

Employee stock ownership as an instrument of inclusive growth

Our country has experienced continuous economic growth since the start of the millennium and this can be directly measured in terms of GNP expansion from 2000 up to the second half of 2014. The country’s per capita and household incomes … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Protecting rights, interests of working children in mass media

Dear PAO, Lately, I noticed the rise of popularity and exposure of children and teenagers in mass media. I believe these young people are happy with their work and their rights and interests are protected. But I am curious about … Read more »