Napoles ready to tell all

She gave nothing but evasive answers when she was grilled by senators in November last year, but this time, Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged brains of the pork barrel scam, is ready to tell all, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima … Read more »

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Napoles ready to tell all
The Manila Times College signs deal with Indonesia’s Esa Unggul University


THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday extended indefinitely the temporary restraining order it issued against Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) over the collection of the record power rate increase of P4.15 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). In their en banc session in Baguio … Read more »

Jinggoy smells something fishy

SENATORS implicated in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam on Tuesday said they are not bothered by the supposed plan of Janet Lim-Napoles to spill the beans but warned Justice Secretary Leila de Lima not to pressure the businesswoman into implicating … Read more »

The Manila Times College signs deal with Indonesia’s Esa Unggul University

THE Manila Times College (TMTC) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Esa Unggul University (EUU) in Indonesia for the international students exchange program (ISEP) and dual-degree program. Under the agreement, EUU and TMTC will facilitate the … Read more »

‘Gigi can’t be a state witness’

LAWYER Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, he former aide of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile who is facing plunder charges in connection with the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam, can no longer qualify as a state witness since she has denied … Read more »

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Thank you, Supreme Court, for extending TRO vs. Meralco

ONCE more the Supreme Court has ruled to serve the greater need of the nation and the people. The Supremes on Tuesday extended indefinitely the temporary restraining order (TRO) it had issued against Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to stop it from collecting an outrageous and unprecedented power rate increase of P4.15 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The... Read more »

From our Readers

On ‘300,000 Filipinos in US face deportation’

When will we all get along with each other in this world, when Jesus comes back?? Everyone comes to America because our economy is better than their... Read more »

On ‘Camp sharing’

Translated by Publisher/Editor from Tagalog comment: Why are militant groups yakity-yaking when they are not doing anything to help our... Read more »

On “A costly national disgrace”

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On ‘The best place to visit this Holy Week?’

When you have to visit your conscience, you must really be in deep trouble. Usually it’s your conscience that visits you. When you have not had... Read more »

On ‘SC ruling on RH law entrenches Catholic dogma’

“Mainstream” and “more” are not scientific terms. They do not convey scientific truthfulness. Truth does not bend to democracy. It is... Read more »

Inside News

High Court stops BIR’s new tax scheme vs. lawyers

Good news for lawyers, bad news for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday granted a petition of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to stop the implementation of a regulation issued by the … Read more »

Bangsamoro not an Islamic state – Bacani

THE government on Tuesday said the Bangsamoro entity that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will not be a separate Islamic state. According to peace panel member Senen Bacani, who attended a public forum in Lanao Del … Read more »

SC upholds ruling on cybercrime law

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday made final its decision on Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 when it junked all appeals asking the tribunal to reconsider its ruling. During the court’s en banc deliberations … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Rigoberto Tiglao

RH law ruling, the writing on the wall

RH20140423(Second of two parts) As I explained in my column on Monday, the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Reproductive Law, rather than a victory for President Aquino, is not only a calamitous defeat for this administration. Perhaps more seriously, it also portends the High Court’s rejection of his two other policy monsters—the Disbursement Acceleration Program and the pact with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The consequences of the Court’s declaration that these two major actions of... Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

In 2016, voters may clamor for a Pinoy Widodo

Indonesia is the largest and most populous country in the Malay world, a trinity of countries that used to be grouped under the Maphilindo (Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia). Despite the racial bond and the fact that we are physically a smaller … Read more »

Efren Danao

How the Senate has fallen!

The Senate will hold only its 66th session day in 287 calendar days when it resumes its regular session on May 5. This means that this legislative body has spent more days on recess than on the floor, 221-66. If … Read more »


Heritage questions

A trip to Ilocos Norte (or anywhere for that matter) wouldn’t be complete without visiting heritage and historical sites. Sometimes these means nothing but statue installations to mark historical moments like the blood compact monument in Tagbilaran Bohol, or the … Read more »


The murder of Roget’s Thesaurus: Gene finds an old Agatha Christie tome

WASHINGTON, DC : When I was a teenager, I loved murder mysteries from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, particularly those by Agatha Christie. Until recently, I thought I had read everything Dame Agatha had ever written featuring her idiosyncratic Belgian … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

PH Embassy in Italy under fire from OFWs

ROME: When I and my family were on the way to our hotel from the airport, our Filipino driver recited a litany of complaints against the Philippine Embassy here. Foremost of these complaints is the removal of their middle names … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Inconsistencies, contradictions in SEC ruling on stock option plans

IT is about time that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also adopt for itself and its officials the policy of transparency that it wants companies listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange to strictly observe for the sake of the … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Educational support for an adult child

Dear PAO, Can I still ask support from my father even if I am no longer a minor? I’m still single but unemployed. My parents are not married to each other. I want to finish a degree in college but … Read more »


No employer-employee relationship for agents on commission

In 1989, a labor union filed a petition with a sewing machine company to be the sole and exclusive bargaining agent that represents the company’s collectors. The company refused to recognize the labor union, explaining that the union members were … Read more »