The Holy and Triune God. What is specific to Christian belief is the person of Jesus and the event of his life, death and resurrection. In this particularity is rooted faith in the one and triune God, the feast we … Read more »

Legacy politicians can get elected in developed economies without robbing the voters of their right of suffrage. The reason is simple. Contending political parties offer opposing campaign planks that give voters a real choice on what kind of government and … Read more »

China: You’re ‘out of step’

US planes, ships to continue West PH Sea patrols

SINGAPORE: The United States on Saturday vowed to keep sending military aircraft and ships to disputed parts of the South China Sea including areas in the West Philippine Sea and called for an immediate halt to reclamation works by Beijing in the tense region. Read more »


Territory row could be ‘deadliest conflict’ ever

Malaysia’s defense minister on Saturday warned his counterparts that the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) conflict could become one of the deadliest conflicts the world has ever known, a Singaporean television news channel reported on Saturday. Addressing the annual … Read more »

Aquino may certify Moro Law as urgent, not because of SONA

Malacañang on Saturday denied that President Benigno Aquino 3rd was railroading the passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to score brownie points for his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July. In a radio interview, its deputy spokesman … Read more »

Pope: World needs mercy, love

VATICAN CITY: The Catholic Church shouldn’t be afraid of the great changes of the modern world, Pope Francis has said. Rather, the Church should embrace this “happy challenge” with a renewed language of love and mercy. For Pope Francis, what … Read more »

15 hurt in mosque attack

JOLO, Sulu: Fifteen people including 10 police officers and a 7-year-old child were wounded in an attack on a mosque at a police camp in Jolo, Sulu, officials said on Saturday. Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim early … Read more »

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Editorial

Happy assembly for teachers, students, parents and the nation

YESTERDAY morning’s K-to-12 Summit at the PICC (the Philippine International Convention Center) was a rare, happy assembly for teachers, students, parents and the nation. The only unhappy people were the demonstrators who were blocked by police when they tried to reach the entrance to the PICC to demand that implementation of the K-to-12 basic... Read more »


Sports

Defiant Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm

ZURICH: Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football. His challenger Prince Ali bin … Read more »

Show Times

‘Pre-Singin’ in Manila’s summer

There’s no stopping Grant Almirall, Bethany Dickson and Steven Van Wyk, the three lead actors of Singin’ in the Rain—one of the most watched and enjoyed theater productions from West End, London—in showing this side of the world what they’ve … Read more »

Nation

House raises SSS by P2,000 a month

Pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) are one step closer to a P2,000 pension increase. They may have to thank the House Committee on Government Enterprises and Privitization for approving House Bill 6748 or the Act Increasing Pensions and … Read more »

Quezon City Eye Center decries fraud allegations

The Quezon City Eye Center, a leading PhilHealth-accredited facility specializing in cataract surgery for the poor and senior citizens, has  decried insinuations that it was engaged in the filing of fraudulent claims in the cataract package of PhilHealth. Speaking for … Read more »

Fund raising drive for Duterte launched

COTABATO CITY: Tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte showed his soft side after learning that a fundraising campaign dubbed “Piso para sa Presidente” was launched to convince him to run for president next year. An Ulama presented Duterte a handwoven … Read more »

Asia-Pacific makes strides in curbing hunger – FAO

The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals’ hunger target of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015 but 490 million people in the region still suffer from chronic hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). … Read more »

Luistro to parents: Enrol kids early

EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro urged parents who were unable to enrol their children to show up early so that his agency will have ample time to fix their problems before classes start on June 1. “Please don’t surprise me. Tell … Read more »

Maynilad to hike rate in June

STARTING June 1, 2015, customers of Maynilad Water Services will pay more for their water consumption. Randy Estrellado, Maynilad’s chief financial officer, said the company will adjust tariff rate by 4.19 percent. The adjustment, approved by the Metropolitan Waterworks and … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

A tyrannical dictatorship in a fake democracy

In the world today we see a great struggle between those who have deeply held beliefs about the value and dignity of the human person and those who do not. Most people treasure their own survival, life and dignity and … Read more »

Still Mary Jane, now Jennifer

On May 29, a month since Mary Jane Veloso was granted a reprieve from execution in Indonesia, the Save Mary Jane Alliance gathered together to sound the call for continued vigilance with regard to the Veloso case. A month since, … Read more »

‘Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit’

[Holy Trinity, Year B, May 31, 2015 / Deut 4:32-34, 39-40 / Ps 33:4-5, 6+9, 18-19, 20+22 / Rom 8:14-17 / Matt 28:16-20] Today the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday. We have a God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. … Read more »

WPS and BBL: El Gamma Penumbra

This merry month of May, millions of Filipinos celebrated the triumph of EI Gamma Penumbra, this shadow play group from Batangas in the Asia Got Talent competition in Singapore. The Filipino dancers did it with imagination,grace and precision. Now, millions … Read more »

Iraq fades from existence

NEW YORK: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter did misspeak last week with remarks that caused a firestorm in both Washington and Baghdad. He explained the Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi by saying, “Iraqi forces showed no will to fight.” He … Read more »

Lessons from Australia

DURING my 30-day sojourn Down Under, I once commented to a Filipino friend living there that Australia is a place where you can “get tired” of all the open space with trees and vegetation in its cities and suburbs. There … Read more »

China’s coming crash?

WASHINGTON, DC:  It’s time to worry about China. On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Just what would constitute a “crash” is murky. Already, China’s sizzling rate of economic … Read more »

PNoy, defend LBM aka BBL at the Senate!

IF President BS Aquino The Last is really serious about breaking protocol and talk with senators about the Law on the Bangsa Moro (LBM), also known as Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), then he should be willing to make the Senate … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Correcting erroneous entries in birth certificate

Dear PAO, I want to file a petition for correction of entry in my birth certificate to correct my misspelled first name with the Office of the Local Civil Registrar. Since I don’t have money to pay for the filing … Read more »