Arab visitor dies of suspected MERS

A Saudi national suspected of carrying the MERS virus (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus) has died while visiting the country, the health department said on Saturday. In a press briefing, Health Secretary Janette Garin said that while there were … Read more »

Gilas bows to host China

Gilas Pilipinas fought valiantly but lost to China 67-78 in the championship round of the 28th FIBA Asia Olympic qualifying tournament on Saturday at the Changsha Social Worker Gymnasium in Changsha, China It was the Philippines’ second consecutive silver medal … Read more »

Palace hopes for Gilas victory

Malacañang is hoping for the victory of Gilas Pilipinas against China in a finals duel in the FIBA Asia Championship scheduled late Saturday evening. In a radio interview, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said Malacañang is confident that Gilas Pilipinas … Read more »

Indon haze blankets Cebu

Cebu suffered its seventh straight day of haze on Saturday, the weather bureau said, as Southeast Asian countries battle pollution suspected to emanate from illegal fires on Indonesian plantations. Monsoon winds blowing northeast from the Indonesian blazes towards the direction … Read more »

Child labor: A problem ignored

Jojo is a 14 year-old student from Taguig City in Metro Manila. He is in Grade 8 in a public school in the city. Aside from being a student, Jojo works as a garbage collector. He said he was forced … Read more »

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October to Filipinos

FILIPINOS who value our relations with the People’s Republic of China as well as the Chinese on Taiwan should be aware that last October 1 was the People’s Republic’s national day, the 66th anniversary of its formal creation in 1949. Next Saturday October 10 is the 103rd anniversary of the formation in 1912 of the Republic of China (ROC) by... Read more »


Gilas bows to host China

Gilas Pilipinas fought valiantly but lost to China 67-78 in the championship round of the 28th FIBA Asia Olympic qualifying tournament on Saturday at the Changsha Social Worker Gymnasium in Changsha, China It was the Philippines’ second consecutive silver medal … Read more »


Don’t count Leni out – Belmonte

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo will be in for a tough fight next year because all of her opponents for the vice presidential race are senators, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Saturday. Belmonte, the vice chairman of the LP, however … Read more »

The two sides of cancer treatment

Being diagnosed with cancer is often likened to a death sentence, planting a sense of hopelessness among patients who sometimes turn to alternative medicine, hoping that it will boost their chances to lick the disease. Dr. Foo Kian Fong, an … Read more »

Binay lauds move to hike SUC budget

VICE President Jejomar Binay on Saturday lauded the bipartisan move in the House of Representative to increase the budget for state universities and colleges (SUCs). “As a product of the nation’s premier university, the Vice President is happy that our … Read more »

ASG gather kidnap victims in Sulu

ARMED men believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have taken their captives deeper into the forests of Sulu, according to a police intelligence report seen by The Manila Times. The report said the ASG is consolidating … Read more »

High-profile Korean deported

Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday deported a high-profile Korean national to face a robbery case in South Korea. Lee Sang Te was living in a private hotel and casino in Angeles, Pampanga for two years, before his arrest on … Read more »

36 persons arrested in anti-drug raids

Two pushers and 34 users of shabu were rounded up in simultaneous anti-drug abuse operations on Friday afternoon in Manila. The raid was conducted from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and covered hot spot areas. Confiscated were 100 grams of … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Global justice to end human trafficking

Dublin, Ireland: The revelation here in Ireland of a human trafficking syndicate bringing young men and women into slave-like conditions from poverty in Romania has shocked police and public. The human trafficking ring was centered in Letterkenny, County Donegal, and … Read more »

What the Liberals can do

For campaign season, one has gotten used to celebrities going on stage with politicos, to singers and musicians becoming “the voice” of commissioned songs for political parties, to pomp and pageantry becoming part and parcel of political discourse. After all, … Read more »

The two shall become one to become three

[27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B,October 4, 2015 / Gen 2:18-24 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 / Heb 2:9-11 / Mark 10:2-16] A husband was talking to his wife. He said, “After putting up with you all these … Read more »

Asean environmental security concerns

The effects of extreme weather events caused by climate change are now felt all over the world – warmer temperature causing desertification and inadequate food supply; low lying areas inundated by rising seas; drought sparked conflicts over water supply as … Read more »

Enjoying the Heat

To be clear, I’m not a fan of the scorching temperatures that precede the dreadful downpour we’re all suffering these days. Lamentations of the sort are best discussed in our weekly “Green Revolution” page on Tuesdays. With today obviously a … Read more »

Clean, tasty, healthy plants for the table

I’ve always loved gardening ever since I was that young and spent my early childhood days in the farm of my Lolo Eugenio Fernandez in Daet, Camarines Norte. Here in Manila, all I could manage is a small garden in … Read more »

The Aquino govt still hasn’t learned how to use money

ON Thursday the Department of Finance released the monthly national budget balance data for August, posting a surplus of P15 billion and deficits in June and July of P72.7 billion and P32.2 billion, respectively. What that means in practical terms … Read more »

Why no camp named after Luna?

The soul-stirring movie about the assassinated revolutionary hero Gen. Antonio Luna has also roused calls for the naming of a major military camp after him. We have Fort Bonifacio, Camp Crame, Camp Olivas, Camp Servillano Aquino, Camp Vicente Lim, and … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Convicts can apply for probation

Dear PAO, I am the complainant in a robbery case committed in my warehouse. Will the accused be imprisoned in case I refuse to make any settlement with him, and proceed with the trial? I heard that there is a … Read more »