UNA offering Gringo VP slot

Honasan asks for more time to think it over Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan 2nd looms as the fourth lawmaker from Bicol who will throw his hat into the vice presidential race in next year’s elections. This possibility came about after … Read more »

5th plunder rap filed vs Binay over BSP land deal

President Jejomar Binay and several other officials of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines are facing another plunder complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the allegedly anomalous sale of a BSP property in Makati City (Metro … Read more »

No poll law vs lewd shows

Chairman Andres Bautista of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said there is no provision in the Omnibus Election Code that prohibits lewd performances in election-related events. “The Ombibus Election Code has nothing on  obscenity, lewd or acts of … Read more »

More VP choices, better for voters

Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the announcement of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to join next year’s race for the vice presidency, saying having more candidates would be beneficial to voters. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the now five-way race … Read more »

‘Daang matuwid’ will not do Leni any good

CAMARINES Sur Rep. Leni Robredo may need to come up with other means to convince voters to vote for her in 2016 because banking on the so called “daang matuwid” (straight path) mantra of the Aquino administration will not do … Read more »

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Do not allow labor exploitation of students

TODAY we are obliged to pause our focus on the growing political carnival in the country to address a frankly appalling idea proposed in next year’s General Appropriations Act. In budget hearings in the House of Representatives last Friday, legislators turned their attention to a provision in the budget for state universities and colleges... Read more »


Villanueva declares senatorial bid

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva announced his bid for a Senate post during a gathering honoring scholars on Tuesday. His candidacy was endorsed by President Benigno Aquino 3rd. “May lakas po ako ng loob … Read more »

Devastation in PH bird paradise

BISLIG: Patches of tropical rainforest in the southern Philippines harbor some of the world’s rarest birds, but nature lovers toting long-lens cameras now share them with people wielding chainsaws, traps and torches. Hundreds of foreign and local tourists venture each … Read more »

DOJ panel to probe SAF ‘killers’

A panel of prosecutors will investigate the complaint filed against commanders and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and other Muslim fighters who mowed down dozens of police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao early this year. The panel composed … Read more »

5 persons monitored for MERS-Cov

FIVE individuals are under strict monitoring by the Department of Health (DOH) after showing symptoms of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Health Secretary Janette Garin said Tuesday. The five were part of a group who had close contact … Read more »

Transport group files graft rap vs LTFRB

Transport group Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization (ACTO) on Monday filed a complaint against the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Board Member Ronaldo Corpus before the Office of the Ombudsman. ACTO National President Efren De Luna filed graft … Read more »

Erap endorses INC’s Felix Manalo movie

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada is endorsing the Iglesia ni Cristo’s Felix Manalo movie that will be shown at 200 movie houses all over the country starting on Wednesday. “It was a beautiful movie. Very informative and inspiring,” the actor-politician … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Failed tender

TOSOH Corp. of Japan had wanted 100-percent ownership of Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. (MVC), but its tender to buy out the public who held 162.73 million MVC shares, or 25.777 percent, failed to attract sellers. In an acquisition report, the Japanese … Read more »


“Bayan o Sarili? The Nation or Myself?” is a question that every Filipino should ask this coming 2016 national and local elections (NLEs). The blockbuster movie Heneral Luna is not only reminding us of the patriotism and heroism of General … Read more »

Senator Poe will hit the Aquino administration and slam it hard

Senator Poe has spoken to demolish Mr. Aquino’s mantra of inclusive growth, though not in a brutal takedown. Because it was about policy, not a catfight, media failed to notice. The gains from 6.2 percent growth rate, she said in … Read more »

In Syria, Obama sees a yellow light

In the desperate fight against the Islamic State, the Pentagon has it all wrong. It has been using color coding to designate the eligibility of various Syrian rebel groups to receive American aid. According to The Wall Street Journal, some … Read more »

Muslims cry for representation

Without much fanfare amidst public outrage over the Liberal Party “sex dance orgy,” Camarines Sur Rep. Leny Robredo joined the melee for the May 2016 elections. In what Noynoy Aquino admitted will be a traditionally dirty campaigning, Robredo I’m sure … Read more »

Perverting the facts for political gain

A friend said to me the other day that nowadays he doesn’t know what to believe when he reads the news. Well, I think I can agree with that. Elections are coming up within a few months and the media … Read more »

Never giving up on Olympic gold

Where do the candidates for President and Vice President in the 2016 elections stand on the development of Philippine sports to Olympic level? On thin ice, most of them anyway not having made even motherhood statements on helping, say, Eric … Read more »

Bitcoin binned in Australia

Today’s ICYMI, because it’s one of my favorite topics: Bitcoin, the ultimate cynical expression of contempt for the concept of money, has apparently worn out its welcome in Australia, which at one time was considered a trailblazing market for the … Read more »

Legal Advice

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The obligations of a guarantor

Dear PAO, My mother signed as a co-maker in a loan. Can she be immediately made to pay by the creditor in case the debtor should fail to pay? AT Dear AT, The extent of the liability of your mother … Read more »