FRANCISCO S. TATAD

The ‘revolution’ begins in Batangas

After the widely advertised anti-pork rally in Manila bombed on Monday, when the purported “one million people’s march” turned into an ill-disguised pro-Aquino shindig, we need now to turn and listen more to what Pope Francis calls, “the peripheries.” There is where we could be learning more about the real issues that go beyond President B. S. Aquino 3rd’s “pork”. From Cebu last Saturday, we heard fresh and stronger drums against the “pork,” which kept on coming back like the cat with nine lives, despite the Supreme Court ruling declaring it null and void.... Read more »

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

‘Kompre’ convenor David, a highly paid Aquino official

Kompre-mised? Kompre convenor David in a GSIS annual report photo with the board of trustees, and the pension fund’s chairman Daniel Lacson. Insets, David presiding over the Kompre event, and GSIS income.

If there were “fake reformists” President Aquino harangued and warned against, they’re probably at the phony “Koalisyon ng Mamamayan Para sa Reporma” (Kompre). Kompre was “launched” on the day of the August 25 anti-pork barrel demonstration, which became an anti-Aquino rally attended by the entire spectrum of political activism, from Church leaders to Leftist organizations. Read more »

Comelec slams door on Aquino term extension

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday shot down plans to amend the Constitution to pave the way for President Benigno Aquino 3rd to extend his term beyond 2016, saying there is no more time to tinker with the Charter. … Read more »


Pacquiao to train Chinese boxers

CHINA has asked Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao to train Chinese boxers as Beijing expressed its determination to develop professional boxers to make a mark in the global boxing arena. Pacquiao has accepted the challenge and will be shuttling from … Read more »

Dagupan broadcaster survives gun attack

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan: A veteran radio commentator was shot and wounded by a lone gunman while on his way home in Barangay Pantal here on Tuesday. Orlando “Orly” Navarro, 55, also the officer-in-charge and station manager of dwIZ 89.3 News … Read more »

Pinoy drowns while saving boy in Canada

A FILIPINO who has lived in Canada for more than 20 years is being called a hero in his community in Ottawa after he died while trying to save his neighbor’s 12-year-old son on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). A report … Read more »

Impeach raps sufficient in form – House

The House justice committee on Tuesday found the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno 3rd sufficient in form. The panel, headed by Rep. Niel Tupas, Jr. of Iloilo, accepted the complaints through three separate votings even if the first impeachment … Read more »

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Editorial

Transparency paramount? Then Comelec should junk PCOS machines

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Saturday again avowed that to him and his fellow commissioners, transparency is paramount. To achieve transparency, he said the poll body would invite observers who can give the best inputs while preparations for the 2016 national elections are being done and decisions are being weighed as to the most... Read more »


From our Readers

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Cory appointed Binay as OIC of Makati with the blessings of her Elite compadres the Ayalas & Lopezes. he will still be under the clutches of the... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

What has been happening in the four years of BS Aquino administration is all of treachery or betrayal of public trust. His campaign promises mostly... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

Our present government is like a ship with a Skipper on the bridge looking forward to the vast ocean ahead. Let us first describe the ship which is... Read more »

Binay: Stop pushing Aquino to extend term

Dapat pa bang paniwalaan ang mga panukala nitong mga Senador at Congressmen na tumanggap ng 50 million pesos additional funds na suhol galing sa... Read more »

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Why they are not charged of corruption, if what the author is saying is true…or is he or she just plain against Pres. Aquino’s administration.... Read more »

Nation

Aquino takes bullet for Abad, delos Reyes

They may be under fire from President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s allies but Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes are not going anywhere. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., in a news conference on Tuesday, said … Read more »

Pinoys safe from OFWs home from Ebola states

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday assured that Filipinos repatriated from Ebola-hit countries in West Africa will not threaten the health and security of the public here. Charles Jose, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said in a news briefing that … Read more »

Jinggoy wants Justiniano out of prosecution panel

Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is asking the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to disqualify Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano from the panel of government lawyers handling the plunder case against him. Estrada is accused of amassing P183 million in kickbacks by pouring his … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Efren Danao

16th Congress fit to be razed to the ground

The 16th Congress was barely four-months old when I dubbed it the worst since 1987. I would have gladly eaten crow but so far, I haven’t been proven wrong. The House of the 16th Congress was no different from its … Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Rep. Erice sucks up to the powers that be. Caloocan goes national

At the defunct Times Journal, a martial law paper, two irrepressible reporters filed stories totally oblivious of the martial law context they were in. Maning Coles and Rey “Klek Klek” Navarrete wrote their stories without fear or favor. They never … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

Filipinos need to abide by the law, not amend it

Ah, you shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fatlings; but you do not feed the sheep. You have not … Read more »

LITO AVERIA

ICT and Competitiveness

The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) 2014 (http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-information-technology-report-2014) is out. The GITR 2014 assesses an economy’s networked readiness based on a number of indicators grouped into the following: • Political and regulatory environment, and business and innovation environment • Readiness … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

If government neglects OFWs, who will take care of them?

BECAUSE of an interruption that Due Diligencer cannot ignore, the distribution of cash dividends declared by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., as promised in Monday’s piece, will have to wait. Instead, it is giving today’s space to an overseas Filipino … Read more »

Mike Wootton

Let’s not get too nationalistic . . . Foreigners create decent jobs

I WOULD be the first to admit that what I am going to say next may well be just a product of my imagination, but . . . is there a growing antipathy against foreigners in the Philippines, I wonder? … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Wife can have husband’s mistress removed as insurance beneficiary

Dear PAO, I recently found out that my husband made his mistress a beneficiary in his life insurance policy. I think this is wrong and totally unfair, considering that they have been enjoying our family home for the past 20 … Read more »