In the apparent hope of stopping the trial by publicity being waged against him by Senators Antonio Trillanes 4th, Alan Peter Cayetano and Aquilino Pimentel 3rd at the Senate blue ribbon committee, Vice President Jejomar Binay last week met with … Read more »

It seems like it. Vice President Jejomar Binay is way ahead in the voter-preference polls with 69 percent, against Mar Roxas’ 29 percent, while his trust ratings —despite the all-out demolition drive against him by Senator Antonio Trillanes and the … Read more »

Yolanda rehab hangs

PALO, Leyte: Rehabilitation of areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda almost a year later has not lifted off in the absence of a master plan for recovery due to a lack of qualified structural engineers and bureaucratic red tape in regulatory

The Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, headed by Panfilo Lacson, submitted in August this year Read more »

Aquino rejects scrapping of VFA

PALO, Leyte: President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday shot down renewed calls to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States. In an interview, Aquino said the agreement should not be voided because of the … Read more »

Palace: No fabricated evidence vs Binay

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday said Malacañang will not allow anyone to “manufacture” evidence against Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay. Aquino added that he told Binay that he will be given fair treatment as the National Bureau of Investigation … Read more »

4 US Marine witnesses in Laude slay have left the country

The four American witnesses to the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City, Zambales, allegedly by an American serviceman have left the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said this … Read more »

Pinay teener is youngest ‘X Factor Australia’ titlist

FILIPINO teenager Marlisa Punzalan made the whole country proud after she was declared on Monday as the grand winner of “The X Factor” Australia. Punzalan, 15, became the youngest champion of the talent search that started in 2005. The young … Read more »

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Parliamentarians against corruption

THE plunge to the bottom of the image of Filipino lawmakers has made Filipinos more cynical about the government as a whole and politicians in general. Of the two major national parties in our country during the post WW II period, the Liberal Party, more than the Nacionalista Party, was always the more corrupt in the eyes of our people. It was... Read more »


SBC draws first blood in NCAA finals

POWERHOUSE San Beda College Red Lions took advantage of their vast championship experience to beat the Arellano University Chiefs, 74-66, on Monday in game one of the best-of-three titular series of the 90th National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors basketball tournament … Read more »


Public urged to look for alternative route

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Monday urged the public to take an alternative route to avoid traffic build-up in Magallanes (Makati City) as the Magallanes Interchange repair continues. The DPWH said the Metro Manila Development Authority … Read more »

Lawmaker’s house gutted by fire

THE house of Manila First District Rep. Benjamin “Atong” Asilo was among the 50 houses destroyed by a fire on Monday in Tondo. Some 150 families lost their houses in the blaze that started at 11:34 a.m. from the ground … Read more »

BFP gets emergency vehicles from Japan

THE Japanese government has donated 17 fire trucks and three ambulances to towns badly affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Officer-in-Charge Chief Supt. Carlito Romero and Japanese Charges d’affaires to the Philippines Tetsuro Amano signed the grant … Read more »

Court junks GMA plea to dismiss damage suit

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has failed in her bid for dismissal of a damage suit filed against her by 43 health workers who four years ago were suspected and detained as members of the New People’s Army (NPA). A … Read more »

CoA: Boy Scouts workers insurance covered wrongly

State auditors have reported that Boy Scouts of the Philippines employees’ life and retirement insurance in 2013 were covered by the Social Security System (SSS), instead of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), which they said was contrary to the … Read more »

Unhappy car buyer to test Lemon Law

It will now be a test case in Philippine courts for the Lemon Law after a complaint was filed against the manufacturer and dealer of a brand-new car that was alleged by its buyer to be defective. A notice issued … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Ernesto F. Herrera

Show them the money

The Philippines is one of the countries in the world that grapples with the dilemma of not having enough teachers due to low salaries, poor working conditions and the lack of protection from violence in times of conflicts. Since the … Read more »

Atty. Dodo Dulay

Shell’s 100 years of exploiting Filipinos

When a company makes billions of pesos in profit in the Philippines but intentionally refuses to obey the law requiring it to share its profits with Filipinos, isn’t that plain and simple exploitation? Well, that’s exactly what oil giant Shell … Read more »

Ma. Lourdes N. Tiquia

No short cuts

How would one level the playing field with the Aquino administration people actively endorsing their candidate hence loading the bases? The Aquino-endorsed candidate has the bureaucracy as machinery, taxpayers’ money for war chest and the Comelec as “panigurado”? Why do … Read more »


A true achievement under threat

LONDON: Looking back over the past quarter-century, it isn’t easy to name a Western policy that can truly be described as a success. The impact of Western development aid is debatable. Western interventions in the Middle East have been disastrous. … Read more »


Successful work and life integration

Thursday can either be a boon or a bane depending on the worker. It could simply mean having one more day of work before a much-awaited weekend or could also mean having to suffer another 24 hours of gloom and … Read more »


Heirloom what?

Why are people talking about heirloom in food? All of a sudden, we are promoting heirloom rice, heirloom tomatoes, heirloom eggplants. These plants were propagated using their own seeds. Like how Nature intended it to be. In modern times, seed … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Successful land buy-back depends on how property was foreclosed

Dear PAO, Nine months ago, my land was foreclosed and auctioned off after I failed to pay my outstanding loan. I wanted to recover my property so I raised the money to pay my outstanding obligation, but the buyer refuses … Read more »