FRANCISCO S. TATAD

A moral revolution in Russia

MOSCOW: Despite geopolitical problems in a number of fronts, Russia has tried to steal a march on the West in the area of family life and marriage, which have increasingly become major global concerns. Officially atheist from the 1917 revolution … Read more »

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

Seek truth from facts

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“The truth shall set us all free,” President Aquino quoted the Bible to argue against allegations that the Senate investigation into the alleged overpricing of Makati City Hall II building was really his private demolition project against Vice President Jejomar … Read more »

‘Luis’ sinks ferry, 3 dead

HUGE waves whipped up by Typhoon Luis sank a passenger and cargo ferry off the coast of Southern Leyte late on Saturday. Government officials said three persons died and three went missing when MV Maharlika 2 capsized six nautical miles … Read more »


Aquino to discuss sea row with Spanish king, PM

President Benigno Aquino 3rdwill discuss various issues, including developments in the dispute at the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) when he meets with King Felipe VI and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today, Malacanang said on Sunday. Among the … Read more »

Binay to go on live TV to answer raps

VICE President Jejomar Binay will answer on Monday the accusations hurled against him and his family by their critics who claimed that the construction of the Makati City Hall Building 2 was grossly overpriced and was tainted by corruption. Binay … Read more »

Philippines deports Canadian preacher, says he’s security risk

A Canadian Islamic preacher detained for being a security threat in the Philippines was flown back to Canada after agreeing to be deported, the Immigration bureau said on Sunday. Jamaican-born Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was returned to Canada late on … Read more »

Palace backs lifestyle check on police officials

Malacañang on Sunday backed Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd plan to conduct lifestyle checks on officials and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Roxas made the proposal after some police officers were involved recently in criminal activities. Among these … Read more »

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Editorial

Pray for the conversion of DILG’s Sec. Roxas

MANY have called for the resignation of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas because he has proved to be as inept at his job as his boss, the President. Rogue cops—not only the usual ones who extort money from innocent people but also high-ranking officers—have been seen to be kidnappers, enforcers and protectors... Read more »


Nation

Jinggoy fights transfer to BJMP cell

MILF, ASG rebels’ presence cited Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada maintained his stand against the prosecution’s move to transfer him to an ordinary jail under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), saying the jail there holds members of the … Read more »

Thousands of students march against hazing

Thousands of college students braved strong wind and rain on Sunday to join the Walk for Peace in Manila to show their solidarity against hazing and other types of violence happening inside educational institutions. The short 3.4-kilometer walk from Qurino … Read more »

Extra powers alone won’t solve energy woes–senator

Aside from emergency powers that President Benigno Aquino 3rd is seeking from Congress, there are other solutions available to help the government address a looming energy shortage that is expected to hit the country next year, a senator said on … Read more »

Rein in Meralco rates, ERC urged

The Quezon City Council has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to strictly exercise its regulatory powers to reduce the cost of electricity imposed on consumers by power firms led by the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco). In a resolution introduced … Read more »

Passport processing back to normal–DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday assured the public that it has addressed technical concerns that caused a breakdown in passport production the past week. In a statement, the department admitted that technical problems caused a massive delay … Read more »

Malinao journalism book reprinted

The National Book Store has announced the second printing of the book, Feature, Editorial and Opinion Writing, by Alito L. Malinao. The book is now available in all National Book Store outlets throughout the country. First published in 2008, the … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Aboitiz taps P9.6-B treasury shares to raise funds

Computed at Friday’s closing price of P708 per share, his newly acquired AC shares have a market value of P31.5 million, giving Ablaza a paper gain of P19.8 million. On Sept. 3, 2014, Arthur R. Tan, also an AC senior … Read more »

Crispin R. Aranda

US visas for October: Balot, PNoy?

October is the January of US Immigration—an important date to know if you have an approved US Family-sponsored or Employment-based petition. In a manner of speaking, when the petition is filed, an egg is laid. Then the incubation period begins. … Read more »

Tita Valderama

Treat ‘em rogue cops rough

Almost a year ago, two rookie police officers were charged before the National Police Commission (Napolcom) for harassing executives of a small Makati-based business office by disguising as inspectors from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The newbies in the … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

Napolcom: Inefficient and most corrupt agency?

The Philippine National Police (PNP) was absolutely right in blaming the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on Friday over its snail paced action in terminating two police officers, accused in a robbery-holdup incident in 2012. The policemen were also involved two … Read more »

Reylito A.H. Elbo

Murphy’s Law: if anything can go wrong, it’s your fault

I WAS terribly disappointed. Was it me or some people? I tried hard not to blame others. After all, I’m fully responsible. Or maybe I expected too much of others. Last Friday was an important day. I had an important … Read more »

Fr. Shay Cullen

Saving and healing the jailed children of poverty

Ricardo, 13, was squatting at the corner of an overcrowded cell, his head was resting on his knees and his hands covered his head. He was hiding his child-like face. It was a defensive posture for self-protection. He was a … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Two options in effecting ejectment of a lessee

Dear PAO, I want to know what action I can file against my lessee so I can eject them from the commercial space they leased from me. We have a renewable lease contract for three years that ended two months … Read more »