MILF commanders restive

Ground commanders of theMoro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are becoming more impatient and frustrated over the delay in the submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to Congress that they believe will also delay the establishment of a Bangsamoro … Read more »


Rule of law ensures trade in key sea lane – EU expert

Catherine Ashton, head of foreign policy of the European Union (EU), on Tuesday highlighted the importance of the rule of law in ensuring the safe passage of goods in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “The oceans and seas … Read more »

Aquino has not made dent on poverty – analyst

DESPITE the litany of achievements that he enumerated in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, President Benigno Aquino 3rd has not been able to significantly lower the country’s poverty level, according to Ramon Casiple, a political analyst. … Read more »

Malacañang orders quick inventory of DAP projects

MALACAÑANG has ordered a quick inventory of all projects funded under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to determine how much supplemental budget it would ask from Congress. The directive to all government agencies that benefited from the DAP came … Read more »

President is no martyr – bishop

President Benigno Aquino 3rd was criticized for parroting his father, Benigno Aquino Jr., in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, when he said that the Filipino is worth dying for. Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said Aquino should … Read more »

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Editorial

Miracles in Malacañang?

All the bad things that can be said about the State of the Nation Address and the President himself and his closest co-rulers of our country have, it seems, been said in the newspapers, the talk shows of non-coopted networks and in the social media. Youth and workers’ groups marched and demonstrated. The Congress’ Ladies in Peach walked out... Read more »


From our Readers

Eid ul Fitr messages

From the British Ambassador British Ambassador to the Philippine Asif Ahmad sent the following warm wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid ul... Read more »

About Tiglao’s Screw Meralco column

Sent by Carlos Baldago to Rigoberto Tiglao on July 21, 2014: I have been to Nuvali, the Ayala owned private residence in Laguna. As of yesterday,... Read more »

Rigoberto Tiglao’s reply to Carlos Baldago on July 21, 2014 at 10:47 am:

My mistake. I’ve seen only Nuvali’s outer edges (to the wakeboard area) — especially since Nuvali security guards are so strict as if they own... Read more »

Sent to Rigoberto Tiglao by Carlos Baldago July 22, 2014

Subject: Screw Meralco Your observation on Meralco made me think that all government-approved franchises/licenses to private sector to operate and... Read more »

Former Speaker Fuentebella’s lawyer corrects Columnist Ronquillo

We write on behalf of our client, former Speaker Arnulfo P. Fuentebella, concerning Mr. Marlen V. Ronquillo’s distorted and myopic presentation of... Read more »

Sports

Bulldogs battle Falcons for solo lead

National University (NU) guns for solo lead when it tackles Adamson University today in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 men’s basketball tournament At the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Bulldogs-Soaring Falcons match is … Read more »

Nation

Aquino irked with CJ’s push for Audit chief as SC justice

PRESIDENT Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd is annoyed with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Aranal-Sereno for pitching for Commission on Audit chief Gracia Pulido-Tan for a vacant seat in the Supreme Court (SC). According to a well-placed source of The Manila Times, … Read more »

NFA importations harm consumers – rice network

The Rice Watch and Action Network (R1) on Tuesday criticized President Benigno Aquino 3rd for declaring more rice importations by the National Food Authority (NFA), saying that this form of consumer protection is a “dangerous precedent.” “To import more rice … Read more »

DPWH: P63B for Mindanao infrastructure

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday disclosed that it is setting aside P63 billion for infrastructure projects that will help improve roads and boost tourism in Mindanao in southern Philippines. In a phone interview on Tuesday, … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

Aquino damaged, prostituted our democratic institutions

Marcos and Aquino: Both hijacked our democratic institutions.Strip Benigno S. Aquino 3rd of his daang-matuwid rhetoric, and he emerges as the worst president, along with the dictator Marcos. Both captured or tried to capture our democratic institutions. Both had rhetorical skills and catchy slogans: “This nation will be great again” for Marcos; “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” for Aquino. Marcos abolished or lorded over our democratic institutions when he imposed his one-man rule in 1972, when the Philippines was touted as the exemplar of... Read more »

FR. RANHILIO CALLANGAN AQUINO

My concerns with the state of our nation

I am concerned that the Department of Energy has admitted that our power reserves are thin, and one major breakdown will set off dreadful power outages. We have had rotating brown-outs already as far north as in Tuguegarao City and … Read more »

Efren Danao

PNoy in Never Never Land

Our congressmen and senators gave President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino 3rd (The Last?) a prolonged standing ovation even before he could start his State of the Nation Address (SONA). They saw nothing wrong in his hijacking of their inherent power … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

Aquino’s last years: Reality check after the SONA

First the good news: In his penultimate State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino 3rd wisely desisted from another lambasting of the Supreme Court’s unanimous and widely applauded decision declaring the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional for misdeclaring savings, transferring … Read more »

GUS LAGMAN

Transparency

I really don’t get it! Despite all the compelling reasons why they should not, the Comelec still entertains the use of PCOS and other automated precinct-counting technologies. Let me enumerate just three of these compelling reasons. First, these technologies violate … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

Gen. Valmoria should be replaced

It’s been almost a week now since the rampant illegal gambling operations in Metro Manila were exposed in this column, yet the chief of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) has not lifted a finger to shut it down. … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

REJOICE. CAT will make you richer by P27.46M

THE title of this piece is addressed to Manuel Dimaculangan. It will soon be time for him to celebrate because his ownership of 301,792 shares in Central Azucarera de Tarlac Inc. (CAT) will make him a multi-millionaire many times over. … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Realty acquired on installment: Buyer’s rights

Dear PAO, I bought a house and lot on installment. What are my rights in case I defaulted in paying my monthly amortizations or in case of cancelation of my contract of sale? MVP Dear MVP, The rights afforded to … Read more »