Aquino’s isolation is now complete

It’s time for him to say, so long, farewell, goodbye and good night. Not that its word is more precious than that of other papers, but when the New York Times joins the call for President Aquino to “gracefully step … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

A loose, steaming pile of GDP

When the term of President B.S. Aquino 3rd comes to its long-awaited end, whenever that is, one of the remarkable economic achievements his Administration will legitimately be able to claim is to have rendered GDP growth completely irrelevant as a … Read more »

Aquino will not seek second term

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday admitted consulting some people about a proposal to amend the Constitution but made it clear he is not interested in seeking another term. In an interview with Bombo Radyo, Aquino said he looks forward … Read more »

Sereno: SC won’t get back at President
Economic growth gains pace to 6.4%

Seamen sent home $5.5B in remittances this year

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Friday said it expects Filipino sailors aboard foreign merchant ships to send home via bank wire a record $5.5 billion this year, mainly on account of increased deployment to Europe. “A … Read more »

MRT 3 officials should try riding train – Poe

IN order to understand better the current situation of the Metro Rail Transit 3, Sen. Grace Poe rode an MRT 3 coach on Friday and just like everybody else she, too, experienced how difficult it was to get a ride … Read more »

OFWs from Libya prefer working abroad than in PH

Available jobs in the Philippines appear to be not so enticing to some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were r5ecently repatriated from Libya as majority of them are still seeking high-paying jobs abroad despite risks to their lives there. In … Read more »

Ombudsman: Govt on target in prosecuting PDAF scammers

The Office of the Ombudsman is on target in prosecuting those who allegedly pocketed kickbacks from the P10 billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales made the declaration on Friday prior to her presentation … Read more »

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Preparedness against biological threats

THE Philippines and the United States co-chaired an important workshop with an incredibly unwieldy name from August 26 to August 28 here in Manila. The Asean Regional Forum’s (ARF) Cross-Sectoral Security Cooperation on Bio-Preparedness and Disaster Response Workshop brought together 150 professionals in public health, defense, law... Read more »


Gilas Pilipinas faces Croatia in FIBA World Cup opener

GILAS Pilipinas will begin its campaign in the 2014 Federation Inter national Basketball Association (FIBA) World Cup by battling the tough Croatian squad in Group B today at the 7,127-seater Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Seville, Spain. The tournament runs … Read more »

From our Readers

Senate is not self-destructing

We write to shed light on certain issues raised by Rigoberto Tiglao in his August 25, 2014 article titled “Senate is self-destructing.” While we... Read more »

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 »

Life & Times

Coconut water invades after-work party

Every once in a while, we need a breather to keep our sanity in check. The long hours spent in the office and the demands of our job sometimes lead to an unintentional burnout. Eventually, our health will creep up … Read more »


Postponed plunder pre-trial meets to cost Enrile dearly

The Sandiganbayan’s Third Division would start imposing a fine each time that pre-trial conferences in the plunder case against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and his co-accused are postponed. The fine will range from P3,000 to P5,000 depending on how many … Read more »

Media given online access to SC unsigned resolutions

THE Supreme Court (SC), in a minute resolution dated July 22, 2014, ordered its IT personnel to upload its unsigned extended resolutions to its website. The uploading means that the media can now access all minute resolutions released by the … Read more »

Police now must give public copy of report on complaints

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said all police stations are now required to furnish a complainant a copy of the incident report on his complaint. According to the PNP chief information officer, Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, complainants should always … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Rick B. Ramos

Passport processing and the Filipino global diaspora

Last Thursday, I renewed my passport which was due to expire in October 2014. One of my daughters, who is handling the renewal of our family visas for the United States, thought that my passport was valid until 2015. However, … Read more »

Efren Danao

Promised info on the DAP gone with the wind?

On July 25, 2014, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad promised to give the Senate Committee on Finance a list of impounded funds per government agency pooled for the Disbursement Acceleration Program, and the status of the projects or programs where … Read more »

Jose A. Carillo

How ‘mine’ functions as pronoun, adjective, or determiner

This interesting grammar question was posted in Jose Carillo’s English Forum recently by John Johnson, a new member based in Russia: “There is no doubt that ‘mine’ is a pronoun in ‘She is an old acquaintance of mine.’ But I … Read more »


The importance of history

WASHINGTON, DC: The monumental tapestry triptych by Marc Chagall, hanging in the State Hall of the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, hints at some of the artist’s own memories, including from his childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. But these float among images … Read more »


Development challenge Of globalization

This phenomenon that we call globalization, if properly harnessed and managed, can drive the engine of sustained economic growth and real development in this new century. Development must create a modern but humane society, and raise the quality of life … Read more »

Moje Ramos-Aquino, Fpm

Bataan is a one-stop destination for tourists

Bataan has lots to offer local and foreign tourists. It is transforming itself into a university town, a center for political, economic social and cultural interaction in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2020. I barely recognized Balanga City. I was there … Read more »

Legal Advice

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‘No Trespassing’ sign enough warning vs illegal entry

Dear PAO, What case can I file against the persons who entered my fenced vacant lot without my permission? I live in another town and I don’t have a caretaker in that lot so we just fenced it with barbed … Read more »