Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe. Thomas answered him, My Lord and my God! Jesus said to him, … Read more »

UNA is wrong on its “lazy” tag. PNoy works hard to transfer more wealth to the wealthy. Mr. Aquino is a president with a selective mind-set and orientation. And the accusation leveled at him by the UNA – that he … Read more »

Rains, floods kill 6

Mindanao reels from weeks of heavy downpour At least six people were been killed after weeks of heavy rains and floods in parts of Mindanao, disaster management officials said on Saturday. The fatalities were from Zamboanga Sibugay, South Cotabato, Sarangani … Read more »

Ferry owner, crew face murder raps

Police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 59 dead in Ormoc City in Southern Leyte, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday over the sinking … Read more »

Manila expects to win arbitral case

The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, including a major part of the West Philippine Sea a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday. … Read more »

Couple married 75 years died in each other’s arms

SAN DIEGO, California: Few love stories can say that they began at the age of eight. But for Jeanette and Alexander Toczko, they couldn’t have imagined life any other way. What began as a childhood crush later bloomed into a … Read more »

Bagatsing ‘win’ solution made Erap, Palace laugh

IN a rare occasion, Malacañang and its erstwhile occupant—deposed president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada—have one thing in common to laugh at. Estrada and deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte on Saturday laughed off a proposal to rotate the Rizal Monument … Read more »

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Discourse on Torre, Rizal gone off track

The discourse about the Torre de Manila condominium being an unsightly backdrop to the Rizal Monument has gone off track and on to laughable levels. Recently at a House committee hearing, Rep. Amado Bagatsing of Manila suggested that the issue may be resolved by turning around Dr. Rizal’s statue. Not only would this remove the supposed... Read more »


Travis powers Alaska into finals

Import Romeo Travis scored the crucial three-point shot allowing Alaska to win 82-77 over the Star Hotshots in Game Three of best-of-five semifinals and book a finals berth in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum … Read more »


Probe ‘synthetic rice,’ super body urged

THE government should immediately convene the Food Safety Regulation     Coordinating Board (FSRCB) to be able to map out plans on how to combat the entry not only of “synthetic rice” but also of other unsafe food into the market, … Read more »

Hybrid polls in ‘harmony’ with automated system

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) would not be violating Republic Act 9669 or the automated election system (AES) law if it decided to conduct the 2016 elections using the proposed hybrid polling system, according to a lawmaker. While the hybrid … Read more »

Shell demobilizing Pandacan oil depot

OIL giant Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. has given up its fight to retain its oil facilities in Pandacan, Manila. Pilipinas Shell country president Ed Chua over the weekend said the company has started demobilization of its Pandacan depot. Chua added … Read more »

Group seeks full enforcement of mobility law for disabled

Members of Call Center Philippines (CCP) have called on the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) for full implementation of a law making easier for disabled commuters to travel to their respective Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offices. According to CCP … Read more »

Belmonte rules out Binay impeachment

There is no brewing impeachment move against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. said on Saturday. Belmonte issued the statement amid claims by the Binay camp that an impeachment complaint will be filed against the vice president before … Read more »

UNA blasts de Lima

A STALWART of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) criticized Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for being too involved in the case of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay who was recently suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Slavery is still with us

Slavery saturates society. It is present in the clothes and food we buy which are made with slave-like labor. These products are soaked with the sweat and suffering of their victims. They are for sale in the high street shops, … Read more »

The state of AWA 2

The last column discussed the travesty of the Artists Welfare Protection and Information Act, as sponsored by Senator Grace Poe in the Senate, and as pushed by the Artist Welfare Project Inc. (AWPI). We began with letter (a) of its … Read more »

Never-ending lies and corruption at DPWH & DoTC

Part II IN his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28 last year, President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd proudly proclaimed the amazing accomplishments of his favorite Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH). In particular, he cited the … Read more »

Drink and be merry?

MANY lawmakers may not be drunk with power but a number definitely gets drunk while in power. As one once said: “Many lawmakers don’t drink–they get drunk.” A congressman narrated how he was complimented by an awed person with the … Read more »

Is it grammatical to use ‘respective memorandum’ in court decisions?

THIS very interesting grammar question was e-mailed to me recently by a senior citizen and triathlon enthusiast who calls himself Tritorns: “I am a practicing lawyer. I have read many court decisions that alternately use the word ‘memorandum’ or ‘memoranda’ … Read more »

Do you still do emails and chat by phone?

Are you still using your landline or mobile phone to connect with friends, here and abroad? And in the process incur huge telephone bills? “Telephones are so last century,” says Tony Bingham, president of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). … Read more »

Marina’s Mejia gets his due

IT should have been just a terribly unlucky coincidence that the head of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), Administrator Maximo Mejia, was out of the country on the day a local ferry met with tragedy just off the port of … Read more »

Seeing a better future

It was day of celebration for budding optometrists when Essilor, a leader in ophthalmic lenses, launched the Philippines’ first Sight Center in the Philippines at the Manila Central University (MCU). Featuring the most advanced technology in optical studies and vision … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Judicial declaration of nullity of marriage necessary

Dear PAO, My sister married my brother-in-law in 2002. Their marriage was pretty much simple and peaceful until my sister learned that my brother-in-law was already married in Catanduanes, and that marriage is subsisting up to now. My sister demanded … Read more »