A “free and equal vote” has become the primary right—and duty—of democratic citizenship. In the age of the common man, restrictions on universal suffrage may pass only by force or stealth. So that governments put much effort in trying to … Read more »

Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD

God created us because he loves stories When the great Rabbi Israel Baal Shem-Tov saw misfortune threatening the Jews, it was his custom to go into a certain part of the forest to meditate. There he would light a fire, … Read more »

‘Mario’ cuts off roads

STORM Mario (international name: Fung-Wong) not only left dozens of communities under water since it dumped record rainfall on Friday, it also washed out numerous roads in Metro Manila and in several provinces, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Based on an initial executive summary report, the DPWH on Saturday said at least 26 road sections were closed… Read more »


Massive clean-up starts as floods subside

Thousands of people displaced by floods triggered by tropical storm Mario (Fung-Wong) returned to their mud-caked homes on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster rose and damage to infrastructure unfolded. “We have no choice but to come back. … Read more »

Tennis win gives PH a bright start in Asiad

INCHEON, South Korea: The Philippines started its campaign in the 2014 Asian Games on a bright note as the men’s tennis team blanked Mongolia 3-0 on Saturday at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here. Filipino-American Ruben Gonzales Jr. posted a 6-3, … Read more »

Aquino sees $2.3-billion investments from Europe

President Benigno Aquino 3rd said his trip to Europe has been successful partly because of the additional investment inflows to the Philippines. In a briefing with Filipino journalists in Berlin, Germany, which was aired over state radio station Radio ng … Read more »

Public, not critics, will judge Binay – lawmaker

Vice President Jejomar Binay will be judged by the people, not by his critics who have implicated him to alleged graft and corruption when he was still mayor of Makati City, Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian of Valenzuela City said on Saturday. … Read more »

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Editorial

Pro-UK Scots win independence referendum

The Scots who want to preserve the United Kingdom won in a historic referendum that would have destroyed the union had the pro-Independence campaign won. Scotland has been a member of the UK for three hundred years. It is economically vital to the UK, not only because of the Scots’ contribution to the kingdom’s productivity as a people, as... Read more »


Nation

AMLC eyes casino high rollers’ transactions

AWARE that casinos may be used as conduits for money laundering since  such firms undertake transactions similar to financial institutions, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) backed proposals to subject casino players and their transactions under its scrutiny. Kabataan party list … Read more »

Help flood victims – Tagle

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday appealed to Filipinos who were not affected by floods to extend assistance to victims of storm Mario. “Kami ay nananalangin na kayo ay mapanatiling safe sa lahat ng mga panganib ito po … Read more »

DSWD provides assistance to Mayon evacuees

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released P6.6 million to the province of Albay to help meet the needs of evacuees who fled their homes to avoid the danger posed by the impending explosion of Mayon volcano. … Read more »

P 3.5m shabu seized from Lucena top drug suspect

CAMP G. NAKAR, Lucena City: ANTI-drug operatives in Quezon province seized an estimated P3.5 million worth of suspected shabu in a drug sting operation over the weekend. P/Senior Superintendent Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Quezon Police Provincial Office (QPPO) chief identified the … Read more »

Ambushed trader names killer before dying

San Pedro, Laguna: POLICE are hot on the trail of a tricycle driver who was tagged by a gun dealer as his assailant, a few minutes before he died after being waylaid along San Vicente Road, Brgy. San Vicente this … Read more »

Two rebels killed in Surigao clash

TWO alleged rebels were killed and one soldier was wounded in two separate clashes between government troops and communist insurgents in Surigao del Sur and Iloilo on Friday, military reports said over the weekend. Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo, said elements … Read more »

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Analysis & Commentary

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Europe had nothing to offer to Mr. Aquino except its own misery

As he traveled across the European continent, President Aquino told people back home that he was on a fruitful trip of economic significance. The man on the street, who had seen the ancientness and grandeur of Paris and Madrid on … Read more »

Fr. James Mctavish Fmvd

No one hired us

[25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A, Sept 21, 2014, Isa 55:6-9/Ps 145:2-3/8-9/17-18/Phil 1:20c-24 27a/Matt 20:1-16a] There is a well known verse  from the Old Testament that runs, “God ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our … Read more »

Rick B. Ramos

Tribute to Guillermo ‘Gem’ Carague

I was reminded of paying a tribute to former Secretary of the Department of Budget & Management (DBM) and Chairman of the Commission on Audit (CoA) Guillermo “Gem” N. Carague when I was fixing my files and came across an … Read more »

Efren Danao

Bravo, Rep. Toby Tiangco!

Navotas Rep. Tobias “Toby”  Tiangco performed a great service Wednesday when he held his ground for the submission by Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad of the detailed use of the so-called Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). People who want accountability and … Read more »

Jose A. Carillo

We can count as many as 23 auxiliary verbs in English

How many auxiliary verbs are there in English? A South African member of Jose Carillo’s English Forum who goes by the username Spelling thought there are only three, namely “do,” “be,” and “have,” and believing this to be the case, … Read more »

Lauro L. Baja

Waltzing Philippine foreign policy

The Philippine Ambassadors Foundation (PAFI) has recently been seized with activities concerning the first pillar of Philippine foreign policy i.e., the protection and promotion of the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. We organized a roundtable on the Comprehensive Agreement on … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Provisions under flexible work schedule

Dear PAO, I have been solely taking care of my three children since my husband abandoned us for another woman in 2012. I come to work late most of the time because I still need to prepare my kids before … Read more »