‘Even 7.5% growth will not create enough jobs’

Unemployment is bound to persist even if the economy proves resilient enough to hit the highest target growth rate this year, given the huge number of jobless adults in the country, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on … Read more »

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Amending Charter will be difficult – lawmaker

Unemployment rate traced to weak agri sector

THE number of jobless Filipinos may continue to rise over the years because the government has failed to encourage investments in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors or even inspire support for small enterprises that could have absorbed workers, especially in … Read more »

Amending Charter will be difficult – lawmaker

President Benigno Aquino 3rd has not given any orders to his allies in Congress to start the process of Charter change but some of his supporters at the House of Representatives have begun considering simultaneous amendments to some of the … Read more »

Pope seeks UN action to stop violence in Iraq

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis has called for collective action through the United Nations to “stop unjust aggression” in Iraq, in an implicit criticism of unilateral US air strikes there. The pope, speaking to reporters aboard his flight back … Read more »

Jardeleza back in shortlist for High Court post

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday granted a petition of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza to be included in the shortlist of nominees for the vacant position in the High Court. The tribunal’s decision dealt a blow to Chief Justice Lourdes … Read more »

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Editorial

The clamor is against PNoy’s 2nd term plot

Obviously scripted was the declamation of Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas proposing that moves be taken to heed the people’s clamor to get President Benigno Aquino 3rd to rule our country for another term. There was no clamor outside Mr. Roxas’ head. And also obviously scripted was the response of the President, “Yes, I... Read more »


From our Readers

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 »

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Why they are not charged of corruption, if what the author is saying is true…or is he or she just plain against Pres. Aquino’s administration.... Read more »

Nation

Binays’ foes groom Palace ally as Makati acting mayor

THE ruling Liberal Party (LP) and its ally, the Nacionalista Party (NP), are allegedly conniving to suspend Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay and the entire city council in connection with the allegedly anomalous construction of the Makati City Hall … Read more »

Harassment, Revilla says of his 90-day suspension

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. said his 90-day suspension ordered by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan over a P224-million plunder case that he is facing in connection with the pork barrel scam was only meant to harass him. In a seven-page … Read more »

Rice groups standing by embattled grains trader

RICE trader Jojo Soliman, who filed a P15-million extortion case against National Food Authority Administrator Arthur Juan and his special assistant, lawyer Patricia “Peegee” Galang, has gained support from various groups in the grains industry and from some NFA personnel. … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

Wag the Dog, Aquino style

Again, Aquino’s anti-China card in a newspaper’s banner headine. Inset: Movie poster of that film.That phrase, of course, is the truncated version of that English idiomatic expression, “the tail wagging the dog,” meaning the less important or subsidiary factor, person, or thing dominating a situation—an absurd reversal of roles. The term assumed a slightly different and more popular meaning through the 1997 movie with that title in which a US president’s spin doctor (Robert de Niro) fabricates a non-existent war in some obscure European nation, with the help of a movie director... Read more »

Alice Bustos-Orosa

Living simply

A week ago, my colleagues and I flew to post-Yolanda Tacloban as part of our work with an international aid organization. Weeks prior to arranging our trip, the only information we had about the disaster-stricken prov–ince was mostly gathered from … Read more »

GUS LAGMAN

Transparent and credible election system

AS part of the National Science and Technology Week, held at the SMX on July 24-28, 2014, the Comelec [Commission on Elections] Advisory Council (CAC) organized a Technology Fair, inviting vendors of automated election systems (AES) to present their solutions … Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Can Widodo help liberate the Asean region from dynasties?

Across the globe, whether in advanced democracies or in banana republics masquerading as democracies, there is one sustained narrative in politics: the rule of political dynasties, or, at the very least, the rule of leaders from entitled families. More so … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

The Real Score: Aquino’s unprecedented pork

Second of three parts Aquino-era smuggling, estimated at $19 billion a year based on IMF trade data, was not the only unprecedented scam abetted by this administration. Also at record levels and mostly uninvestigated by the government were the Priority … Read more »

Efren Danao

Program for the poor a poor program?

Sen. Bongbong Marcos and House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora are right—the Aquino administration should make a complete accounting of the gargantuan fund given to the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program administered by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). … Read more »

GEORGE-F.-WILL

Into a new void?

WASHINGTON, DC: This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry was nonplussed: “You just don’t … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Borrower owes lender over money debtor pays his creditor

Dear PAO, My friend who is indebted to a loan shark approached me one day and asked me to help him pay his debt. He told me that the interest is piling up and if he will not pay on … Read more »