For Manny Pacquiao and for our nation, it’s important to remember that this time of disappointment over his defeat in “the fight of the century” is a test of character and good sense. Defeat, when faced sensibly and harnessed properly, … Read more »

What if Gilbert Cojuangco Teodoro, not his cousin Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino 3rd, had been elected president in 2010? Many Filipinos increasingly disappointed, if not exasperated with Aquino, wonder how it might have been if “Gibo” Teodoro had won, as … Read more »

Usman ‘double-crossed’

Authorities and leaders of Muslim communities on Monday confirmed reports that Abdul Basit Usman, the suspected bomb expert who carries a $1-million bounty on his head, was killed in a gunbattle in Maguindanao. But as to who pulled the trigger … Read more »

Dean Andy to lead poll body

From running after and safeguarding recovered ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses, lawyer Andres “Andy” Bautista will now have a new mission—to hold credible elections in 2016. Bautista on Monday relinquished his post as chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good … Read more »

SWS: More Pinoys prefer peace with MILF

Months after the infamous Mamasapano incident, many Filipinos still believe that talking peace rather than waging a war is a “more effective” way of dealing with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from … Read more »

Pacquiao told: Go back to work

Boxer-turned-congressman Manny Pacquiao should head home and get back to work, his colleague in Congress said on Monday, a day after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao, who represents the lone district of Sarangani in the House of Representatives, … Read more »

Undefeated Mayweather wins bout, fails to win hearts

LAS VEGAS: For all that Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it’s not in his make-up to lose, there’s one fight he just can’t seem to win. Mayweather burnished his perfect ring record and reputation as a consummate craftsman with a 12-round … Read more »

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Hype of the century

BEFORE anything, we believe that Floyd Mayweather deserves to be congratulated for winning against Manny Pacquiao. But unlike the billing, it was no “fight of the century.” Hype seems to be more appropriate in describing it. No one should fault Mayweather for his style of boxing. He played to his strengths, a style that has earned him the... Read more »


Clay title delights Murray, not lederhosen

MUNICH, Germany: Andy Murray was delighted to become the first Briton to win a clay-court title for 39 years on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in Munich—even if the accompanying lederhosen were a little snug. The 27-year-old claimed the first clay-court … Read more »


K-to-12 displaces 25,000 school staff

ABOUT 25,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel are set to be displaced by the full implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program, a report from the government’s education cluster stated Monday. In the report submitted by Department of Education … Read more »

‘Don’t water down BBL, please’

MALACAñANG on Sunday appealed to lawmakers to avoid passing a “watered down” version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying while amendments may be made, they should not dampen the spirit of the proposed law. “We respect the processes in … Read more »

Unauthorized benefits paid sans Palace okay

The DBP Data Center Inc. (DCI) made payments totaling P1.984 million for additional benefits or incentives without required approval of the Office of the President, state auditors said. In a 2014 audit report on DBP Data Center Inc., a wholly-owned … Read more »

Court of Appeals justices inhibit from bribery probe

Justices composing the Court of Appeals Ethics Committee have inhibited from investigating bribery accusations of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th against two CA magistrates who are handling a case of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. CA Justices Jose Reyes … Read more »

Taguig bettor bags P39-million lottery pot

A lotto bettor from Taguig City (Metro Manila) was added to the country’s roster of instant millionaires. This bettor bagged the P39.2-million jackpot prize in the Lotto 6/42 draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). According to the office … Read more »

Petilla in limbo over his resignation status

Resigned Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is set to meet with President Benigno Aquino 3rd this week to iron out issues and get update on the status of his resignation. Petilla over  the weekend said he would be seeking clarification … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Orlando Cruz who?

“Nakakabading naman yan,” a presumably straight actor said in a recent edition of a hugely popular sitcom where members of the cast alternately bend genders to the apparent delight of even many among and arguably still homophobic Filipinos. The scene … Read more »

Rethinking biofuels

IT is still a counterintuitive idea to many, particularly here in the climactically challenged Philippines, but there is a growing body of informed opinion that pressing for the increased use of biofuels is the wrong response to combating climate change. … Read more »

Not just another holiday

LABOR Day has come and gone. While many people think of Labor Day as just another holiday, the occasion is meant to honor the contributions of working men and women to the growth and prosperity of our nation. What workers … Read more »

Halt BBL until MILF proves sincerity

BOSTON: War or peace. That basically sums up Malacañang’s story line to sway public and congressional opinion in favor of the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Perhaps this explains why government peace panel chairman Miriam Ferrer, chief Moro … Read more »

Cheap shot

SUNDAY was not a good day for Filipinos worldwide with the unanimous decision rendered by the judges to a fight dubbed as the “Fight of the Century” that went the distance. The Mayweather-Pacman fight was expensive, the hype was too … Read more »


WHEN I moved to my pad several years ago, I neither had a television set nor a telephone line. The idea was for me to have more time for reading and listening to music. So instead of buying a TV … Read more »

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Dad may go free for beating up man with carnal knowledge of his daughter

Dear PAO, My brother had a dispute with his neighbor. He always had a suspicion that his neighbor was flirting with his daughter, a minor. One day, he caught his neighbor having sex with her. He was not able to … Read more »