UNA is wrong on its “lazy” tag. PNoy works hard to transfer more wealth to the wealthy. Mr. Aquino is a president with a selective mind-set and orientation. And the accusation leveled at him by the UNA – that he … Read more »

When President Aquino entered office in July 2010, there was big talk in the crony press about ”Aquinomics,” as though the country had lucked into an economic wunderkind in the mold of John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman. It was … Read more »

Ferry yields more bodies

Search continues for 5 as death toll reaches 41 ORMOC CITY: The death toll from the ferry disaster rose to 41 Friday as rescuers brought more bodies ashore to anguished families, including 10-year-old survivor Gilbert de la Cruz who wailed … Read more »

6.1 quake rocks Surigao

A strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Surigao City on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. A magnitude 3.2 aftershock was also felt later in the afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the undersea quake struck … Read more »

Powerhouse PH team off to arbitration hearing

MANILA is sending its “big guns” to The Hague in The Netherlands where the UN arbitral tribunal will hear oral arguments on the nation’s petition to invalidate China’s 9-dash line claim to the South China Sea. While the legal panel … Read more »

Petilla finally out of DOE

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla finally relinquished his post two months after handing over his resignation, Petilla quit in March and his was supposed to leave in April. He, however, extended his stay and earlier in June he said he … Read more »

‘Being a Marcos is a blessing not a curse’ – Bongbong

SEN. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. doesn’t consider being the son of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos as a curse. In fact, he sees it as an advantage in case he decides to run for a higher position in 2016. “I … Read more »

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Discourse on Torre, Rizal gone off track

The discourse about the Torre de Manila condominium being an unsightly backdrop to the Rizal Monument has gone off track and on to laughable levels. Recently at a House committee hearing, Rep. Amado Bagatsing of Manila suggested that the issue may be resolved by turning around Dr. Rizal’s statue. Not only would this remove the supposed... Read more »


Belmonte rules out Binay impeachment

There is no brewing impeachment move against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. said on Saturday. Belmonte issued the statement amid claims by the Binay camp that an impeachment complaint will be filed against the vice president before … Read more »

UNA blasts de Lima

A STALWART of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) criticized Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for being too involved in the case of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay who was recently suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman … Read more »

LP prefers Grace

THE Liberal Party (LP) prefers Sen. Grace Poe as the running mate of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas 2nd because it will ensure the continuance of reforms initiated by President Benigno Aquino 3rd, Calo¬ocan Rep. Edgar “Egay” Erice said on Saturday. … Read more »

AFP prepares troops for disaster

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) continues to train soldiers on disaster readiness as part of the country’s preparation for the possible shifting of the West Valley Fault that may trigger a powerful earthquake, a military official said over … Read more »

World must cut pollution to save marine life, study warns

MIAMI: If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world’s oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said. Keeping global average temperatures within two degrees … Read more »

Parañaque OKs passport renewal project

The Parañaque City government has coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs for the implementation of a mobile passport service project for one day in August. The project aims to cater to the needs of locals and residents in nearby … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Slavery is still with us

Slavery saturates society. It is present in the clothes and food we buy which are made with slave-like labor. These products are soaked with the sweat and suffering of their victims. They are for sale in the high street shops, … Read more »

The state of AWA 2

The last column discussed the travesty of the Artists Welfare Protection and Information Act, as sponsored by Senator Grace Poe in the Senate, and as pushed by the Artist Welfare Project Inc. (AWPI). We began with letter (a) of its … Read more »

Never-ending lies and corruption at DPWH & DoTC

Part II IN his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28 last year, President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd proudly proclaimed the amazing accomplishments of his favorite Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH). In particular, he cited the … Read more »

Drink and be merry?

MANY lawmakers may not be drunk with power but a number definitely gets drunk while in power. As one once said: “Many lawmakers don’t drink–they get drunk.” A congressman narrated how he was complimented by an awed person with the … Read more »

Is it grammatical to use ‘respective memorandum’ in court decisions?

THIS very interesting grammar question was e-mailed to me recently by a senior citizen and triathlon enthusiast who calls himself Tritorns: “I am a practicing lawyer. I have read many court decisions that alternately use the word ‘memorandum’ or ‘memoranda’ … Read more »

Do you still do emails and chat by phone?

Are you still using your landline or mobile phone to connect with friends, here and abroad? And in the process incur huge telephone bills? “Telephones are so last century,” says Tony Bingham, president of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). … Read more »

Marina’s Mejia gets his due

IT should have been just a terribly unlucky coincidence that the head of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), Administrator Maximo Mejia, was out of the country on the day a local ferry met with tragedy just off the port of … Read more »

Seeing a better future

It was day of celebration for budding optometrists when Essilor, a leader in ophthalmic lenses, launched the Philippines’ first Sight Center in the Philippines at the Manila Central University (MCU). Featuring the most advanced technology in optical studies and vision … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Annulment of marriage does not void children’s legitimate status

Dear PAO, I was born a year after my parents got married. Unfortunately, they separated, and now my father is in the process of nullifying their marriage. He claims that my mother is psychologically incapacitated. I just want to know … Read more »