Mar’s low ratings worry LP

SENATE President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the consistently poor showing of Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, presidential candidate of the Liberal Party (LP), is a concern, but he expressed confidence that the ratings of the former Interior secretary will improve … Read more »

Binay woos Laguna

Vice President Jejomar Binay took his campaign to Laguna province on Wednesday and again vowed to ease the burden of workers who he said are being taxed heavily. Binay’s first stop was Barangay Landayan in San Pedro. He visited the … Read more »

Marcos revives ‘Solid North’

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. revived the so-called “Solid North” as he took his campaign to Ilocos Sur after his kickoff rally in Ilocos Norte. The senator on Wednesday won the support of Ilocos Sur officials, … Read more »

China reports first Zika case

BEIJING: China confirmed its first imported case of Zika late Tuesday, Xinhua reported, as fears mount over the fast-spreading virus that has been linked to severe birth defects mostly in Latin America. Few cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been … Read more »

Swindler ordered arrested anew

A notorious con man who had been previously arrested for skipping his arraignment in a Caloocan City (Metro Manila) court was ordered arrested again for repeating his offense that drew the ire of the judge handling his case. Judge Ma. … Read more »

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Asean integration hits snag

ONE of the seemingly positive outcomes of the Asean Tourism Forum 2016 that was held last month here in Manila was an agreement among the 10-member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to work toward developing an “Asean visa,” a collective visa that would streamline travel among the Asean countries, benefiting both visitors to... Read more »


BSP warns public vs spurious bank

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday warned the public not to do business with Global Investment Bank or GIB Philippines Bank Ltd. (GIB or GPBL), which has not been authorized to operate as a bank in the Philippines. … Read more »

Asean-US summit to tackle sea row

LEADERS of Asian countries will tackle the rising tensions in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) at the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations-US summit to be held at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California next week. President Benigno … Read more »

DOLE enhances program for displaced OFWs

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it will provide “improved and comprehensive” services for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Middle East and South Korea who may lose their jobs because of the oil price slump or … Read more »

Govt braces for 1M OFWs facing job loss

The Philippine government is fully prepared in helping the more than one million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who would be displaced in the Middle East and South Korea. This was assured by Gerry Rubio, head of the Department of Labor … Read more »

Go on a date with Bongbong this Valentine’s

For those who have always wan-ted a date with vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. may finally get their wish come true this Valentine’s season. Posted in his official Facebook page (, anyone can win a lunch date … Read more »

Lotto jackpot prize now P105 million

The jackpot prize in Super Lotto 6/49 draw for Thursday of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has climbed to P105 million. This came about after nobody won in last Tuesday’s draw with a jackpot prize of P98.3 million. PCSO … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

JPE’s inconsistencies and EDSA ’86

Hearing and seeing Lady Gaga last Monday in the Super Bowl singing the Star-Spangled Banner, was a thrill beyond compare. At halftime, Fil-Am Bruno Mars performed memorably. TY, Lady Gaga and Bruno, and welcome later this month (but the MOA … Read more »

Toward public transport solutions

It is time to think out of the box regarding our transport problems, particularly the carrying capacity of EDSA which is way overburdened. The Department of Science and Technology has come up with a hybrid bus/train that uses rails that … Read more »

Grading student outcomes using rubrics

HAVING written on grading systems focused on letter marks, we take up the topic of rubrics. A rubric is a facility or tool which helps us arrive at what grade or mark we shall give to a student for a … Read more »

‘Progressive’ and ‘conservative’ have become meaningless terms in 2016

Nineties throwbacks seem to be everywhere these days: low unemployment, a Bush and a Clinton running for office, friends from “Full House” and “X-Files” entering our living rooms again. And now identity politics are back, too. In this election, as … Read more »

Lazy legislature, half-baked laws

IF I was obliged to pick just one point I’d like our business section audience to take away from this week’s special report on the water rate dispute, it is how glaringly insufficient the enabling law for water privatization is. … Read more »

Green Architecture for Filipinos

GREEN buildings do not necessarily cost more to build, and any higher first costs are usually removed through lower operating cost. While a piecemeal approach to sustainable design may increase total project costs, integrated design leads to decrease net cost, … Read more »

US millennials love Bernie Sanders–and his socialism

DEPLOYING Lena didn’t work. Neither did shout-outs from Beyoncé, Kim, Ilana and Abbi, Ariana, Katy, Demi or either of the Amys. Hillary Clinton’s squad of celebrity surrogates, stumpers and endorsers (surnamed Dunham, Knowles-Carter, Kardashian West, Glazer, Jacobson, Grande, Perry, Lovato, … Read more »

The Philippine radical Left: Hello, Carmma

MANUEL “MAR” ROXAS 2ND and his godfather now sitting lamely in Malacañang are nonchalant about, on the one hand, and dismissive of survey results, on the other, showing Mar trailing behind Sen. Grace Poe or Vice President Jejomar Binay. The … Read more »

Legal Advice

Ex-boyfriends covered by RA 9262

Dear Pao, I broke up with my boyfriend last December 2015. I hate him so much because he chose a married woman over me. I cannot avoid seeing him because we live in the same barangay and their house is … Read more »