Bangsamoro draft law submitted to Aquino

The final version of a proposed law seeking to create a new autonomous Bangasa Moro government in Mindanao has been submitted to President Benigno Aquino 3rd, Malacañang said on Thursday. Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte confirmed that the draft of … Read more »

Saying it with flowers
Ninoy would have scolded Noynoy for Cha-cha – lawmaker
Binay offended by Senate probe

‘Jardeleza should stay away from DAP, Luisita cases’

NEWLY appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza should show delicadeza (good taste) by inhibiting himself from the cases he handled for the government and the family of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, including petitions concerning Hacienda Luisita and San Miguel … Read more »

Seven agreements up for signing at Asean meeting

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven agreements on economic integration initiatives will be signed at the upcoming 46th Asean Economic Ministers’ (AEM) meeting, said the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. Among the agreements, Mustafa added, was the Asean … Read more »

Ninoy would have scolded Noynoy for Cha-cha – lawmaker

IF Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. were alive today, he would have given President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd a tongue-lashing for considering extending his term beyond 2016, according to Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list. “Ninoy fought against the dictatorship…fired … Read more »

The role of the press in nation building

Edward Bernays, one of the most influential pioneers of PR in America and double nephew of Sigmund Freud, said that PR deals with reality, not images. In his definition, “Public Relations was about fashioning and projecting credible rendition of reality.” … Read more »

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Asean a paper tiger when it comes to China

A snappy comment made by Manila Times reader Dominador D. Canastra about our August 15 news “PH action plan gets cold shoulder in Asean talks” will most likely come true. Mr. Canastra wrote: “If things go on like this for 30 more years, in 2044, the Asean countries in Indochina—except Vietnam—will all become provinces or at least... Read more »


Streaking McIlroy struggles, American Van Pelt grabs lead

PARAMUS: Top-ranked Rory McIlroy’s bid to become only the fifth player to win four consecutive PGA events started poorly on Thursday (Friday in Manila) at the Barclays while American Bo Van Pelt took the lead. McIlroy, coming off major victories … 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 »

Life & Times

A sweet trip down memory lane

PEANUT butter is one sweet staple in almost every household. While some enjoy it with a thick slice of white bread, others prefer it with their smoothie, or simply licking it off a spoon. But a unique peanut butter creation … Read more »


Forego field trips if they are too risky – CHEd

RECOGNIZING that learning outside the classroom is an essential part of the learning process and personal development for students, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Friday still reminded higher education institutions (HEIs) to ensure the safety of their students … Read more »

Court okays Euro trip for Mike Arroyo

The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division has allowed Jose Miguel Arroyo, husband of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to travel to Europe for possible stem cell treatment. Mr. Arroyo, a lawyer, had to seek the permission of the anti-graft court since he has … Read more »

Spare Senate in demolition job vs us – Binays

Allegedly overpriced cakes for senior citizens were just an icing on the cake on the perceived demolition job against the Binay family and the Senate leadership should not allow the institution to be used by some people Joey Salgado, spokesman … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary


His powerful son has done nothing to solve his murder

August 21, 1983: After 31 years, murders still unsolvedYesterday was the 31st anniversary of the assassination of our national martyr, Ninoy Aquino, and again, photos of his son President Aquino with his sisters praying before the hero’s grave hog newspapers’ front pages. Ninoy’s murder on August 21, 1983 was an event that changed the course of Philippine history. I am still astounded at how its masterminds and conspirators were so daring and precise in their execution of the deed as to kill him in broad daylight. If the killers’... Read more »

Moje Ramos-Aquino, Fpm

Baler could be another Maui if…

BALER is similar to Maui in many respects. They both have beautiful waterfalls, rock formation, board walks, mountains, beaches, surfing waves and maybe others. Maui has its centuries-old giant banyan tree while Maria Aurora has its huge balete tree. And that … Read more »

Becky Garcia

Sophia is now a lady

The coming-of-age party of talented Sophia Ricafort Climaco, granddaughter of Commissioner Nona Saldana and Benny Ricafort, on August 10 was celebrated at the very popular and plush Salon de Ning of The Peninsula Hotel in Makati City. A business management … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

Aquino’s real score: The poor are not better off

Last of three parts Despite the appalling amounts of smuggling and misappapriation cited earlier in this article, if Filipinos are doing fine, then maybe the scams are not so bad. Is the nation, especially the poor, better off under Aquino? … Read more »

Rene Saguisag

Criminalizing policy differences

Goodbye Raul Ilustre Goco. I first met him in Dallas in the summer of 1967. We met some well-scrubbed All-American Yellow Roses of Texas – ain’t they purty! One of them howled when wife Marietta came. “Raowuuuul, I didn’t know … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

Several NIA contractors in hot water

Seven contractors in cahoots with several National Irrigation Administration (NIA) officials have been charged by the Philippine National Police (PNP) with violating R.A. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act at the Office of the Ombudsman. The PNP Criminal Investigation … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

4 FirstPac firms opt to distribute $502-M cash dividends instead of stock

THE four listed companies that are closely identified with Indonesian-controlled First Pacific Co. Ltd. would rather distribute cash instead of stock dividend that in the first six months of 2014 alone, they distributed to stockholders cash dividends totaling P54.273 billion, … Read more »

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Illegitimate child entitled to share from father’s inheritance

Dear PAO, I have a daughter with my ex-boyfriend. My ex-boyfriend acknowledged our daughter as his child and he even signed my daughter’s birth certificate. I recently found out, however, that my ex-boyfriend already passed away and that he left … Read more »