‘Gov, lawmakers in illegal drug trade’

AT least one provincial governor and some members of the House of Representatives are among government officials linked to illegal drug trade, according to former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Dionisio Santiago. In an exclusive interview at his … Read more »

Labor chief favors SSS pension hike

The entire Aquino Administration is not at all opposed to increasing the monthly pension of retired Social Security System (SSS) members. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is in favor of an across-the-board monthly pension hike of P500, not the P2,000 sought … Read more »

Invest in RE to cut power cost– Marcos

SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday said the next Administration must put in order the country’s energy policy to attract more foreign investors, particularly in renewable energy (RE) so as to effectively reduce power rates. Marcos, a vice presidential candidate … Read more »

Monkey business in New Year for China ‘school’

DONGYING, China: Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and … Read more »

NFL: America stops for Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, California: A perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl. More than 100 million households across … Read more »

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The ‘drug problem:’ Unserious political attention to a serious issue

IT has become fashionable, since the entry of Davao City Mayor and self-styled crime-buster Rodrigo Duterte into the presidential race, for politicians at all levels to liberally sprinkle their public comments with references to the “terrible” and “out of control” epidemic of illegal drug distribution and use, and the crimes that result... Read more »


PSL bets break 3 records in Tokyo Championship

TOKYO: Five more gold medals highlighted by three record-breaking feats marked the second day of the Philippine Swimming League’s campaign in the 2016 Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship on Monday at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool here. Eight-year-old Marc … Read more »


Robredo gets FVR’s nod

THE administration vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, Leni Robredo, has been endorsed by former President Fidel V. Ramos a day after she warned voters against the return of martial law. Robredo, running under the ruling Liberal Party (LP), … Read more »

Don’t trust Duterte, warns peasant group

PRESIDENTIAL candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should not be trusted at all since he could change his stand on any issue in just one day, the leftist farmers’ organization KilusangMagbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) warned on Monday after Duterte … Read more »

PNP promises ample security for poll bets

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it will ask political parties and candidates in the May 2016 elections to submit a list of places where they are planning to hold their political sorties. The campaign period officially kicks … Read more »

Gasoline to cost 70 centavos less

OIL companies are set to reduce prices of gasoline products by P0.70 per liter but will increase those of diesel products by an average of P0.95 per liter effective February 9 at 6 in the morning. The movement in world … Read more »

Misuari meets with 2,000 MNLF fighters

IN YET another show of force, some 2,000 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) joined a leadership assembly in Indanan, Sulu, in southern Mindanao presided by its elusive chairman Nur Misuari on Sunday. The whole-day assembly, according to … Read more »

Japan firm starts building 10 PCG vessels

JAPANESE shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corp. (JMU) has started assembling the first of the 10 new multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said. DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya attended … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Reading ownership disclosures

LISTED companies have three lists of stockholders posted on the website of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). These are the top 100 stockholders, or top 100, public ownership report (POR) and general information sheet (GIS). The first two are filed … Read more »

When an honest mistake is unacceptable

SENATOR Grace Poe and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City both faced disqualification from the May 9 presidential race because of “honest mistakes.” But a few days ago, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) panel allowed Duterte to pursue his bid … Read more »

Best of times, worst of times for RNs in the UK

THE UK needs nurses – badly, urgently as in yesterday – that’s on the “Best of Times” column. The National Health Service (NHS) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) confirm the nursing shortage, and threat to patient care for … Read more »

The future of mobility

As advisers to some of the most dynamic companies in the world, we, at Deloitte, make it a point to closely watch developments in different industries, primarily so we can help our clients prepare for, or anticipate, changes or disruptions … Read more »

The bogeyman called ‘minority president’

INVESTORS were reported to have expressed concern over a real possibility–that the new president will just get enough votes to win, in an election squeaker. Or, put simply, they are worried over the emergence of a “minority president” after the … Read more »

‘Spotlight’ on crimes against children

THERE is a time when the truth has to be revealed, when the secrecy of crimes can no longer be contained, denied and when the guilty must be held to account. History shows that secrecy and cover up, keep that … Read more »

The Lord is calling you!

[5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C, 7 Feb 2016 / Isa 6:1-2a, 3-8 / Ps 138:1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 7-8 / 1 Cor 15:1-11 / |Luke 5:1-11] WHAT do you think the call of God is like? Today Jesus calls … Read more »

#Eleksyon2016: The SSS pension hike

WHEN the President decided to reject the Social Security System (SSS) pension hike for senior citizens in mid-January, it seemed like a brave act of leadership. At least that’s how the Palace tried to spin it: look at this President, … Read more »

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Consented abduction: Girl, 14, leaves home for guy, 23

Dear PAO, My 14-year-old daughter left our home to be with her 23-year-old boyfriend. We have been very vocal to her that we are against their relationship, not only because of their age gap, but also because the guy does … Read more »