Arab visitor dies of suspected MERS

A Saudi national suspected of carrying the MERS virus (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus) has died while visiting the country, the health department said on Saturday. In a press briefing, Health Secretary Janette Garin said that while there were … Read more »

Gilas bows to host China

Gilas Pilipinas fought valiantly but lost to China 67-78 in the championship round of the 28th FIBA Asia Olympic qualifying tournament on Saturday at the Changsha Social Worker Gymnasium in Changsha, China It was the Philippines’ second consecutive silver medal … Read more »

Palace hopes for Gilas victory

Malacañang is hoping for the victory of Gilas Pilipinas against China in a finals duel in the FIBA Asia Championship scheduled late Saturday evening. In a radio interview, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said Malacañang is confident that Gilas Pilipinas … Read more »

Indon haze blankets Cebu

Cebu suffered its seventh straight day of haze on Saturday, the weather bureau said, as Southeast Asian countries battle pollution suspected to emanate from illegal fires on Indonesian plantations. Monsoon winds blowing northeast from the Indonesian blazes towards the direction … Read more »

Child labor: A problem ignored

Jojo is a 14 year-old student from Taguig City in Metro Manila. He is in Grade 8 in a public school in the city. Aside from being a student, Jojo works as a garbage collector. He said he was forced … Read more »

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October to Filipinos

FILIPINOS who value our relations with the People’s Republic of China as well as the Chinese on Taiwan should be aware that last October 1 was the People’s Republic’s national day, the 66th anniversary of its formal creation in 1949. Next Saturday October 10 is the 103rd anniversary of the formation in 1912 of the Republic of China (ROC) by... Read more »


SC’s Leonen questions ‘leakages’ to the ‘Times’

The most junior magistrate of the  Supreme Court (SC) has questioned his colleagues and raised before the en banc the issue of “leakages” to The Manila Times. According to a well-placed source in the High Court, Leonen, in one of … Read more »

Search for 71 missing fishermen continues

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: The Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard are combing the West Phi¬lip¬pine Sea (South China Sea) in search of 71 fishermen from Panga¬sinan on board 16 different fishing boats that went missing after tropical storm … Read more »

Cap on legal fees for seamen’s labor claims awaits Aquino OK

The proposed Seafarers Protection Act is up for approval of President Benigno Aquino 3rd after the House of Representatives adopted the Senate version of the bill. Under the proposed measure, total legal fees that may be charged to seafarers who … Read more »

Bullets can never be amulets, OFWs told

BALANGA CITY: Bishop Ruperto Santos of the diocese of Balanga on Sunday cautioned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against carrying bullets to serve as amulets. “Bullets will never be lucky charms or amulets because anything that intends to harm or inflict … Read more »

Oil firms seen hiking pump prices

OIL firms are expected to raise prices of gasoline and kerosene this week and lower those of diesel, which is primarily used by public utility jeepneys or PUJs. According to sources, gasoline prices are expected to be increased by 10 … Read more »

Solon wants large-scale agricultural smuggling declared economic sabotage

A lawmaker is seeking to declare large-scale agricultural smuggling a form of economic sabotage and prescribe penalties for those who commit such crime. Rep. Delphine Gan Lee of Agri party-list said her proposal aims to deter and prevent individuals from … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Take a bow Gilas

A heartbroken nation must now welcome back its warriors after a gallant stand against a formidable foe. Gilas marched into China equipped with a fighting heart and a burning desire to fulfill a dream shared by millions. They almost slayed … Read more »

Global justice to end human trafficking

Dublin, Ireland: The revelation here in Ireland of a human trafficking syndicate bringing young men and women into slave-like conditions from poverty in Romania has shocked police and public. The human trafficking ring was centered in Letterkenny, County Donegal, and … Read more »

What the Liberals can do

For campaign season, one has gotten used to celebrities going on stage with politicos, to singers and musicians becoming “the voice” of commissioned songs for political parties, to pomp and pageantry becoming part and parcel of political discourse. After all, … Read more »

The two shall become one to become three

[27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B,October 4, 2015 / Gen 2:18-24 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 / Heb 2:9-11 / Mark 10:2-16] A husband was talking to his wife. He said, “After putting up with you all these … Read more »

Asean environmental security concerns

The effects of extreme weather events caused by climate change are now felt all over the world – warmer temperature causing desertification and inadequate food supply; low lying areas inundated by rising seas; drought sparked conflicts over water supply as … Read more »

Enjoying the Heat

To be clear, I’m not a fan of the scorching temperatures that precede the dreadful downpour we’re all suffering these days. Lamentations of the sort are best discussed in our weekly “Green Revolution” page on Tuesdays. With today obviously a … Read more »

Clean, tasty, healthy plants for the table

I’ve always loved gardening ever since I was that young and spent my early childhood days in the farm of my Lolo Eugenio Fernandez in Daet, Camarines Norte. Here in Manila, all I could manage is a small garden in … Read more »

The Aquino govt still hasn’t learned how to use money

ON Thursday the Department of Finance released the monthly national budget balance data for August, posting a surplus of P15 billion and deficits in June and July of P72.7 billion and P32.2 billion, respectively. What that means in practical terms … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Pinay can remarry only after RTC recognizes her foreign divorce

Dear PAO, I married Sasaki in Japan on June 14, 2010. Our relationship turned sour because my husband displayed unbearable attitude and constantly abused me. These caused our disagreements. In the year 2013, Sasaki divorced me and married another girl. … Read more »