LP should drop Grace – Drilon

SENATE President Franklin Drilon wants the Liberal Party (LP) to stop courting Senator Grace Poe to team up with Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, saying all efforts to convince her to run for Vice President is useless because she … Read more »

From Edsa hero to jailbird to free man

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile had been arrested twice—in 1990 and 2001—on rebellion charges before his latest detention on charges of graft and plunder in 2014. In last year’s cases, the EDSA 1986 hero and former Senate President has been accused … Read more »

Martial law atrocities died with Marcos – Binay

The atrocities committed under the Martial law regime will not prevent Vice President Jejomar Binay from accepting Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as his running mate if the latter will agree to run for vice president in 2016. Binay noted … Read more »

Aquino OKs 2 new LRT projects

Five new projects in transportation and energy costing around P131.4 billion, including the construction of two new railways, were approved by President Benigno Aquino 3rd in a bid to stimulate economic development in growth areas, Malacañang said on Saturday. The … Read more »

Curry to Gilas: Play with a lot of heart

Golden State Warriors’ combo guard Stephen Curry told Gilas Pilipinas to play with a lot of heart in every game and learn the process. Curry, 27, visited Manila as guest of the Under Armour Road Show held at the Mall … Read more »

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Strategy to mitigate Philippine assassinations

WE call attention today to a proposed initiative, which sought the Times’ support for the launching of a strategy and program to stop the epidemic of assassinations that has plagued the Philippines for several years now. It seems that the proposal has been thoughtfully researched and professionally developed. It addresses an acute and urgent... Read more »


Gilas thumps formidable USA team

Alaska’s Calvin Abueva powered Gilas Pilipinas’ slim 78-74 win over USA-Select Overtake in the 37th William Jones Cup at the Xin Zhuang University Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday. Abueva finished with 20 points plus nine rebounds and four steals. … Read more »

Show Times

Get ‘Starstruck’ all over again on GMA Network

“Dream. Believe. Survive again.” Starstruck, the well-loved, most-admired, and most-credible original artista search on television, is back and is all set to discover the next “Ultimate Survivors” beginning September 7 on GMA Network. The new season is hosted by GMA … Read more »


No need for traffic czar – Palace

Malacañang shot down proposals to appoint a traffic czar who will oversee efforts to unclog streets in Metro Manila, saying that inter-agency efforts are enough to ease road congestion. According to Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., Cabinet Secretary Jose … Read more »

ASEAN ministers tackle food security

Sixteen ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will visit the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on September 12 to strengthen agricultural cooperation and ensure food security across the region. The visit is part of the 37th meeting … Read more »

Boosting trade in services key to inclusive growth

Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are working to ease barriers to trade in services that have the potential to contribute to inclusive growth in the region, an APEC official said Saturday. Secretariat Executive Director Dr. Allan E. … Read more »

UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

BONN: Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts. The all-too-real prospect of climate catastrophe on a horizon of … Read more »

4 top Taguig drug traffickers jailed

Four of Taguig’s 10 most wanted illegal drug suspects are now behind bars following their arrest in a drug buy-bust operation Friday night. The suspects were identified as Bag Malay alias Boy Macuto, 25; Jeffrey Espeleta, 35; Rodolfo Alvarez Jr., … Read more »

Unaccompanied luggage yield disassembled firearms

Airport authorities confiscated a black trolley bag that was being transferred to Manila from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates after they found it contained two disassembled firearms. The authorities found two .44 caliber revolver, two pieces barrel cleaner, and a … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Vince Robles is alive and well!

IN my column yesterday, I killed MABINI’s Vince Robles, who called me, to say that my report on his demise was grossly exaggerated. A brother, not he, had passed on. When told of the departure last Tuesday, I remarked, “Kaya … Read more »

We will pay a price for moving people

ABOUT once every generation, some photographer will capture an image that instantly defines what the world really is. Earlier this week, the image was that of a small boy—his name, we are told was Aylan, and he was just three … Read more »

Netanyahu’s next step

WASHINGTON.D.C.: What does Israel do now that President Obama has won the congressional votes needed to implement an Iran nuclear agreement that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as “a stunning historic mistake”? This was always the danger of Netanyahu’s unyielding … Read more »

The use of the prepositions ‘in’ and ‘at’ in American English

AN English teacher in Iran, Farhad H., recently sent me e-mail asking this very interesting question about preposition usage: “I often have difficulty when it comes to the difference between the prepositions ‘in’ and ‘at.’ For example, which one of … Read more »

A close encounter with Derek Ramsey

At a recent media gathering on August 12 at the Makati Shangri-La Ballroom, I came face to face with Derek Ramsey—plus his toned arms, chiseled abs and almost perfect body. I discovered that the secret to this is not a … Read more »

Foreigners dump P39-B stocks in 1 week

The numbers presented here may be confusing. That can’t be avoided because the numbers are necessary for raising the questions that may not be answered here but by the investing public. The answer lies with those who invest their hard-earned … Read more »

Not ampaw or chickenhouse government

JASON DAY has again won big (and small). All the foreign reports identify him as an Aussie. Period. Some local bladders hyphenate and call him a Fil-Aussie. I do not think it comes from him. It would be nice if … Read more »

Laotian Magsaysay awardee

ONE of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay awardees should find her equivalent in the Philippines, preferably in Mindanao. Madame Kommaly Chanthavong, originally a descendant of traditional weavers of Laos, (her grandmother and her mother), has amid the Vietnam war and its … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Illegitimate children can demand financial support

Dear PAO, I am an illegitimate child and studying in a public school. My father recognized me as his daughter; however, he does not support me in my education and other financial needs. On the other hand, I see that … Read more »