For Manny Pacquiao and for our nation, it’s important to remember that this time of disappointment over his defeat in “the fight of the century” is a test of character and good sense. Defeat, when faced sensibly and harnessed properly, … Read more »

What if Gilbert Cojuangco Teodoro, not his cousin Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino 3rd, had been elected president in 2010? Many Filipinos increasingly disappointed, if not exasperated with Aquino, wonder how it might have been if “Gibo” Teodoro had won, as … Read more »

Floyd dances to victory

Unanimous decision booed by pro-Pacquiao Las Vegas crowd

LAS VEGAS: Floyd Mayweather turned the ring into a dance floor on his way to a unanimous decision over a frustrated Manny Pacquiao here on Saturday (Sunday, Philippine time) to win the richest fight … Read more »

Beijing insincere in offer to US

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday accused China of being insincere in its offer to the United States to use its reclaimed islands in the contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Amid growing international concerns about its … Read more »

DFA chief to go on medical leave

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario will soon be taking a leave of absence from his duties as he is scheduled to undergo a medical procedure abroad. Charles Jose, Foreign Affairs spokesman, confirmed in a news briefing on Monday that … Read more »

Chinese yields shabu worth P16 million

A Chinese was arrested by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) through its District Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Group (DAID-SOTG) and seized from him P16 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust last Sunday night. QCPD Director Chief Supt. Joel … Read more »

‘I thought I won’ – Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS: A devastated Manny Pacquiao insisted he believed he had beaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. despite judges awarding a unanimous points win to his opponent in the richest fight in history on Saturday (Sunday, Philippine time) . Pacquiao, 36, said … Read more »

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Hype of the century

BEFORE anything, we believe that Floyd Mayweather deserves to be congratulated for winning against Manny Pacquiao. But unlike the billing, it was no “fight of the century.” Hype seems to be more appropriate in describing it. No one should fault Mayweather for his style of boxing. He played to his strengths, a style that has earned him the... Read more »


Mayweather’s win signals death of boxing

Though his defensive scoring style allowed Floyd Mayweather Jr. to beat Manny Pacquiao on Sunday via unanimous decision, many boxing aficionados believe that the unbeaten American’s hit-and-run tactics could spell the death of boxing. Boxing fans that’ve paid thousands of … Read more »

Life & Times

CRP launches ‘Road to Paris’ campaign

Global project to rally countries behind ‘emissions reductions agreement’ THE Climate Reality Project (CRP) announced its Road to Paris effort recently, a major international campaign that will bring together citizens, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, and NGOs to galvanize climate action … Read more »


K-to-12 displaces 25,000 school staff

ABOUT 25,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel are set to be displaced by the full implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program, a report from the government’s education cluster stated Monday. In the report submitted by Department of Education … Read more »

‘Don’t water down BBL, please’

MALACAñANG on Sunday appealed to lawmakers to avoid passing a “watered down” version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying while amendments may be made, they should not dampen the spirit of the proposed law. “We respect the processes in … Read more »

Unauthorized benefits paid sans Palace okay

The DBP Data Center Inc. (DCI) made payments totaling P1.984 million for additional benefits or incentives without required approval of the Office of the President, state auditors said. In a 2014 audit report on DBP Data Center Inc., a wholly-owned … Read more »

Court of Appeals justices inhibit from bribery probe

Justices composing the Court of Appeals Ethics Committee have inhibited from investigating bribery accusations of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th against two CA magistrates who are handling a case of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. CA Justices Jose Reyes … Read more »

Taguig bettor bags P39-million lottery pot

A lotto bettor from Taguig City (Metro Manila) was added to the country’s roster of instant millionaires. This bettor bagged the P39.2-million jackpot prize in the Lotto 6/42 draw of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). According to the office … Read more »

Petilla in limbo over his resignation status

Resigned Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is set to meet with President Benigno Aquino 3rd this week to iron out issues and get update on the status of his resignation. Petilla over  the weekend said he would be seeking clarification … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Not just another holiday

LABOR Day has come and gone. While many people think of Labor Day as just another holiday, the occasion is meant to honor the contributions of working men and women to the growth and prosperity of our nation. What workers … Read more »

Halt BBL until MILF proves sincerity

BOSTON: War or peace. That basically sums up Malacañang’s story line to sway public and congressional opinion in favor of the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Perhaps this explains why government peace panel chairman Miriam Ferrer, chief Moro … Read more »

Cheap shot

SUNDAY was not a good day for Filipinos worldwide with the unanimous decision rendered by the judges to a fight dubbed as the “Fight of the Century” that went the distance. The Mayweather-Pacman fight was expensive, the hype was too … Read more »

The locavores for slow food

IT was a whirlwind of a weekend at Madrid Fusion Manila. For three days at lunch, curators, chefs and foodies converged at the meeting rooms 7 and 8 of SMX—otherwise known as the ASP lounge—to partake of the country’s best … Read more »

Iran now shows interest in Mideast peace

NEW YORK: US and Iranian officials have been insisting the last several years that they wanted to resolve the nuclear issue before discussing the sectarian wars that are raging across the Middle East. Not anymore. As the battles have escalated … Read more »

Real journalism vs realities on the ground

DIGITAL technology has made it easy for one to claim being a journalist. You just need a smart phone with good Internet signal and you can already break the news about something via Twitter or Facebook. You can create a … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Dad may go free for beating up man with carnal knowledge of his daughter

Dear PAO, My brother had a dispute with his neighbor. He always had a suspicion that his neighbor was flirting with his daughter, a minor. One day, he caught his neighbor having sex with her. He was not able to … Read more »