The vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has warned the nation of war should the Congress fail to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL or “Babala”), which seeks to create a separate “political entity” for the MILF—a “separatist state or substate,” in the view of an increasing number of Filipinos. This was promptly followed by a similar statement… Read more »

In 1972, Marcos demanded that all Muslims give up their arms.  Above is the result of that colossal error.

I applaud the National Historical Commission for resisting President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s pressure to declare the Jabidah hoax as real. However, the NHC’s claim, enshrined in the marker for a “Mindanao Garden of Peace” on Corregidor that the “reports of … Read more »

‘DFA misleading public’

No mention of Sabah but diplomatic note singles out North Borneo The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) was misleading the public when it said Sabah was not part of a note verbale that the Philippine government sent recently to Malaysia, … Read more »

Aquino to inspect transport hubs

President Benigno Aquino 3rd will be visiting major transportation hubs in Metro Manila and Batangas on Wednesday to check security arrangements for the influx of travelers this Holy Week. Malacanang spokesman Edwin Lacerida confirmed Aquino’s inspection tour as he reminded … Read more »

De Lima, Peña told to explain TRO defiance

The 6th Division of the Court of Appeals Sixth Division on Tuesday ordered Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Makati City Vice Mayor Romulo Peña to explain within three days why they should not be cited for contempt for stopping … Read more »

Storm heading for PH gains strength

  Authorities in Eastern Visayas and Southern Luzon were advised on Tuesday to “stand guard” and be ready for a possible stormy Easter as Typhoon Maysak continues to intensify as it approaches the Philippines. In a statement issued on Tuesday, … Read more »

DFA mum on China’s aerial drills off Batanes

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday refused to comment on reports that Chinese military aircraft conducted drills over waters off Batanes early this week. The drills were part of Beijing’s first aerial exercises over the western Pacific Ocean … Read more »

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How do you carry your cross?

IT’s Holy Wednesday—midway between the beginning of Holy Week on Palm Sunday and the end of the Holy Week and the Lenten season on Easter Sunday. To be a Christian who lives his faith authentically—and not just enjoying day in and day out the comfort of belonging to our Church—one must take seriously the Lord’s admonition to the... Read more »


Palace: 2016 elections will push through

Malacañang on Tuesday debunked the specter of a “No-el” or “No elections” scenario raised by election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, who warned that the 2016 polls may not push through if the Supreme Court (SC) will scrap the negotiated contract with … Read more »

Breathing new life into the old city

The Intramuros Administration (IA) has embarked on a multi-year program to improve the historic heart of Manila with nearly P2 billion worth of restoration work to be implemented this year, a top official said. IA Administrator Marco Antonio Sardillo 3rd … Read more »

Pinoy killed, 3 others injured in Libya attack

ZAWIYAH, Libya: A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said. Three other Filipino oil workers were wounded in Sunday’s … Read more »

Where’s the cash? Lawmakers deny BBL bribe

Allies of President Benigno Aquino 3rd in Congress denied receiving cash in exchange for their vote to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Representatives Ben Evardone of Eastern Samar and Edgar Erice of Caloocan City said it is not in … Read more »

DFA warns against bogus job offers

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has advised the public against bogus placement agencies offering Filipinos displaced from jobs in Libya with opportunities to work in Malta and the United Kingdom. Citing reports from the Philippine Embassy in Rome, the … Read more »

Jinggoy seeks medical examination

Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is asking the Sandiganbayan permit him to undergo medical examination at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City (Metro Manila) this week as he complained that the pain in his left shoulder has become unbearable. … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Generosity begins at home

AYALA Corp. and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) are two of the biggest public companies listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. The numbers show how big they really are if they are judged by the generosity they extend to … Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

When Mr. Aquino talks of reforms and obstructionism, don’t take him seriously

Had Mr. Aquino lived in the 12th century, he would have been a perfect recruit for the tenacious, unwavering soldiers of the Inquisition, that relentless war against the ungodly heathens. From Day One of his office till now, there is … Read more »


In search of transparency

In the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCOC) hearing last March 19, 2015 at the Senate, the writer asked a simple but critical question about the forthcoming 2016 national and local elections, “How will Comelec make the PCOS count transparent?” Acting … Read more »


Against divorce #WomensMonth2015

Second of two parts That is how little they think of Catholics apparently. It’s how badly they’ve taught their own flock about marriage and relationships. Whose fault is that? Responding to modernity When in fact the other option is to … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo


Apparently, quite a number of President Noynoy’s cronies are still following the trail of the old “crooked path,” particularly at the Department of National Defense (DND). One crony who is a fixture at Camp Aguinaldo is a contractor called “Jo … Read more »


Colonialism, how did the PH benefit?

AN old sound-bite from President Ramos goes something like, “the British ruled us for just two years . . . it may have been better if they had stayed longer.” Indeed, for two years from 1762-1764, the British had a … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Second wife can file bigamy case vs her own husband

Dear PAO, I’ve been married to my husband for almost a decade already. These past few months have been really rough for both us. We are having arguments regularly and to make matters worse, I have been hearing allegations that … Read more »