At the rate President B. S. Aquino 3rd is rushing Congress, against all known standards of decency, to create an Is-lamic enclave in Mindanao for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the swarm of pork-driven legislators supporting the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (Babala) could soon outnumber the… Read more »

Weapon of choice: Left, MILF fighter. Note his T-shirt indicating “Basic Military Training Course” under the National Guard Command, Central Committee. Right, recruitment video of ISIS.

“Allah is our objective, the Qur’an is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, Jihad is our way, and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”—From a handbook of the Egypt-based Islamist… Read more »

‘LTO dupes car owners’

New license plates lack security features THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the supplier of the supposedly “smart” license plates allegedly duped millions of vehicle owners into believing that the new plates contained security and safety features. Eduard Fereira told … Read more »


Group to file raps against QC judge over port case

Judge Bernelito Fernandez of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 79 is facing investigation by the Supreme Court (SC) over allegations that he received money from businessman Reghis Romero 2nd in exchange for issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) … Read more »

Bongbong to senators: Resist BBL pressure

SEN. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday called on his colleagues in the Senate to be brave and resist political pressure in deciding the fate of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Marcos made the call as he bewailed that passage … Read more »

China using wealth to gain more ‘power’

CHINA’s massive reclamation projects in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) could have been averted had the United States took a serious look and immediate action on a position paper delivered by former Philippine Navy chief Alexander Pama at … Read more »

Quake could cripple Metro Manila

Earthquake drills and disaster preparations will continue in Metro Manila because these are necessary to better equip the people and to minimize the impact of a big quake that may shut down the country’s premier region, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio … Read more »

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Editorial

Criminal stupidity at the DSWD

JUST when we thought no misstep of our government could ever appall us anymore, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted last week that up to P165 million in cash donations for Typhoon Yolanda relief and recovery efforts are still gathering dust in DSWD bank accounts, because the donors failed to identify... Read more »


Sports

JRU mourns death of young player

The Jose Rizal University (JRU) community and the JRU Light Bombers are mourning untimely demise of high school basketball player Carl Jimwell Servillon according to the school’s athletic director Paul Supan. The 17-year old Servillon passed away on Sunday at … Read more »

Nation

House BBL version ‘worse’ than Palace’s

THE House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law did not only retain Malacanang’s version of the proposed BBL but it further made the law more problematic, according to Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. At the same time, … Read more »

UST’s Lumina Pandit: Turning every page of history

“Like living creatures, with the passing of years, books age, too. Let us be gentle with old age for we, too, like old books, are destined to grow old.” This beautiful imagery from Fr. Angel Aparicio, O.P., prefect of libraries … Read more »

Phase-out of old trucks starts

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a resolution implementing a policy regarding the “Non-Confirmation Year” (NCY) provisions in decisions approving applications for truck-for-hire (TH) services. Under the NCY policy, trucks that are 26 years old will … Read more »

DFA to assist Pinay on Dubai death row

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday said the Philippine Embassy in Dubai will be assisting a Filipina who had been meted the death penalty there in appealing her case. Charles Jose, Foreign Affairs spokesman, confirmed in a text … Read more »

WTO chief hails PH growth

Boracay, Aklan: World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on Saturday lauded the Philippines for its continuing economic progress, noting such growth helped propagate world trade. “The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in the region — thanks … Read more »

House OKs nat’l ID measure

The proposed National ID System law, which gathers all personal information of a person in one card, was passed last week by the House of Representatives. However, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the measure poses security threats to citizens. … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Public investors have nothing to do with Tiu’s wealth

AS the securities industry regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is tasked to protect the investing public. But it seems the overpopulated commission did not have the courage to save Greenery Holdings Inc., being a listed and public company, … Read more »

Prejudice and the Christian Filipino nation

THE Philippines has been touted as the only Christian nation in the Asia Pacific region. Within the Philippine Catholic Church, hopes are often reposed that Christianization of the entire region might occur through its missionary activi-ty. Personally, as I stand … Read more »

Citizen Poe

LET’S start from the end. Senator Grace Poe has emerged as the front-runner candidate for presidency in 2016. Even President BS Aquino 3d met her – and not the VP. Obviously, to President Aquino, VIP muna, bago VP. And with … Read more »

Forgotten forever?

TWO years ago, the Court of Appeals set free a female drug suspect who languished in jail for more than five years without a case filed against her because some people in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philippine … Read more »

Malacañang suppresses mining town’s complaints

Poor residents, barangay and town officials, as well as environmental advocates, over the weekend deplored the national government’s inaction on the illegal and excessive mining that has ravaged the environment and aggra-vated the indigenous community of Tubay, Agusan del Norte. … Read more »

SCAMPER: Everything can happen with the right questions

THERE’S an elderly woman at an airline ticket counter: “No window seat, please. I don’t want my new hairdo messed up.” I remembered this sometime last week when I did an informal survey of corporate managers who claimed they knew … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Patience a must as resolving complaints takes time

Dear PAO, I am thinking of filing a complaint against my employer before the Department of Labor and Employment for illegal dismissal as well as over money claims because of non-payment of my last pay and certain benefits. I just … Read more »