ARCHBISHOP Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila endorses the appeal for help from the people of the Parish of San Pablo Apostol in Magsaysay Village, Tondo. They need funds for the construction of their parish church. San Pablo Apostol Parish … Read more »

THE government decided on the fare increases for LRT1, LRT2 and the MRT 3 with lightning speed—then never wavered from that decision. The protesters raised very good points in the legal petitions to stop the fare increases but the points … Read more »

Binay backs GMA, Enrile house arrest

VICE President Jejomar Binay on Saturday railed at the prosecution panel’s rejection of the proposed house arrest instead of regular detention for the sickly Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and former President now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, calling it a … Read more »

Palace rejects tax break for Pacquiao

Malacañang on Saturday said granting special tax privileges to world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao at this time will only raise more questions and should be deferred for further consultation with the internal revenue bureau. Reacting to … Read more »

Fire prevention month opening salvo: Thousands left homeless in QC, Pasig

ON the eve of the fire prevention month of March, two fire incidents gutted hundreds of houses in Quezon City and Pasig, leaving thousands of people homeless. Reports said one firefighter was injured while more than 1, 000 families lost … Read more »

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

MOSCOW: Western leaders on Saturday condemned the drive-by shooting of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, as he was walking across a bridge near the Kremlin. US President Barack Obama decried the “brutal” and … Read more »

5th Day govt-Abu Sayyaf clashes raise death toll to 26

The government military assault on alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) positions in Sulu province entered its fifth day, raising the death toll to 26 with 10 more rebels killed on Friday, belated reports from the Armed Forces of the Philippines … Read more »

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Comforting words about BBL

FILIPINOS should insist that any law passed by Congress giving the MILF the mini-constitution for their desired Bangsamoro autonomous region or substate must clearly comply with our Constitution. There have been many reasons to warn our lawmakers that they should ignore BS Aquino’s pleas for them to pass the BBL as soon as possible and to be... Read more »

The Sunday Times Magazine

Filipino pride in Hong Kong Disneyland

“There is magic in you, you’ve got to share! Just hear it in my song, you’ll find your light there!” HONG KONG: There was an overwhelming sense of Filipino pride at the launch of Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest campaign, “Find … Read more »


Keep graduation rites simple, schools told

THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday reminded all public schools to make graduation ceremonies simple and inexpensive for students while following the prescribed theme. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said this year’s graduation rites will focus on the theme “Saktong … Read more »

Biazon rejects Aquino resign calls

FORMER Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief and now Muntinlupa City Rep. Rodolfo Biazon said he will not join calls for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino 3rd even if he is approached by his colleagues in the military. … Read more »

Cavite vice governor ‘shot’ in the chest

CAVITE Vice Governor Jolo Revilla was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday morning. According to Governor Juanito Victor Remulla, the young Revilla was rushed to the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa … Read more »

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 »

Analysis & Commentary

Fr. Shay Cullen

What is Fair Trade all about?

JUAN and Maria de la Costa are a poor farmer couple living with three children in the mountains of Zambales, 140 kilometers north of Manila. They have lived in poverty making a living from planting vegetables, honey and gathering mango … Read more »


The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

WASHINGTON, DC: A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the “right to enrich.” It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of … Read more »



CALLING it ironic would be an understatement. On the day of the EDSA Revolution Anniversary, the President talked about democracy and freedom, compassion and love. That same day, rallyists who had taken the time to get permits and were told … Read more »

Fr. James Mctavish Fmvd

Listen to Him and be transfigured

[2nd Sunday of Lent – The Transfiguration, March 1, 2015.] THE Transfiguration, recounted by St Mark in today’s Gospel, served to strengthen the weak hearts and drooping knees of Peter, James and John. They were led to a high mountain … Read more »

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 »


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 »

Legal Advice

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Correct birth records at local registrar’s office

Dear PAO, My brother has a problem with his birth certificate. His gender was recorded as female although he was born male. He was born in Manila but he is already living and working in the province. Because of this, … Read more »