Jardeleza appointed to SC

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, beating the constitutional deadline for the President to fill up a vacancy at the court. Jardeleza’s appointment came exactly a day … Read more »

Jardeleza appointed to SC
‘Manila Times’ lauded by crime watchdog
Makati building may have been overpriced – Mayor

‘Manila Times’ lauded by crime watchdog

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) cited The Manila Times and one of its reporters for their contributions in the fight against criminals and corrupt public officials. The Manila Times Executive Editor Francis “Klink” Ang received the award from … Read more »

Palace: Keep spirit of Ninoy’s martyrdom alive

Malacañang on Wednesday called on Filipinos to remember the martyrdom of opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., and asked that young people–who may not have been born yet when he was assassinated in 1983–to follow the model that he set. … Read more »

The role of the press in nation building

(Speech delivered before the faculty and students of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 August 2014 on the occasion of its 80th Founding Anniversary.) I have accepted your invitation to speak before you today with great trepidation. And as … Read more »

Head of Rotary International visiting Manila

The president of Rotary International will meet with President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Vice President Jejomar Binay during his visit to Manila beginning Thursday. While here, Gary C.K. Huang will lead a series of events aimed to highlight the organization’s … Read more »

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‘Noynoying’ about ISIS caliphate in Mindanao?

Are the Philippine military and national police “Noynoying”—or being lackadaisical—about news that some Moros have pledged allegiance to the Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and joined the campaign to make the Caliphate succeed in ruling the whole world? One of our Mindanao correspondents, Mohammed I. Saadudin, has filed a... Read more »


Blue Eagles drop UE, snatch solo lead

Ateneo de Manila University survived University of the East (UE), 78-73, to grab the solo lead in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. … Read more »

From our Readers

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Cory appointed Binay as OIC of Makati with the blessings of her Elite compadres the Ayalas & Lopezes. he will still be under the clutches of the... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

What has been happening in the four years of BS Aquino administration is all of treachery or betrayal of public trust. His campaign promises mostly... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

Our present government is like a ship with a Skipper on the bridge looking forward to the vast ocean ahead. Let us first describe the ship which is... Read more »

Binay: Stop pushing Aquino to extend term

Dapat pa bang paniwalaan ang mga panukala nitong mga Senador at Congressmen na tumanggap ng 50 million pesos additional funds na suhol galing sa... Read more »

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Why they are not charged of corruption, if what the author is saying is true…or is he or she just plain against Pres. Aquino’s administration.... Read more »


PNP extends validity of gun license license

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has extended for another year the validity of firearm licenses that are due to expire this year, a senior police official said on Wednesday. The director of the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO), Chief … Read more »

Militants vow fight vs Aquino’s Cha-cha bid

SANLAKAS, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Partido Lakas ng Masa and other militant groups on Wednesday said they will take to the streets to stop a reported bid of President Benigno Aquino 3rd for Charter change (Cha-cha) that will pave the … Read more »

Philpost to upgrade paper postal IDentification card

THE Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) will upgrade the postal ID card from a paper to a plastic biometric card with additional security features. The PhilPost marketing head, Enrique Tagle, on Wednesday said Postmaster General Ma. Josefina Dela Cruz had signed … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary


Philippines and the demographic dividend

DEMOGRAPHIC-DATA20140821First of two parts FOR today, as a respite for weary and frustrated citizens like me, I will shift focus from BS Aquino’s nowhere presidency and the corrupt houses of Congress, to something more positive and hopeful in our national life. All the negativity in national governance today is leading many of us, judging by the letters being received by this paper and this writer, to thoughts of desperate measures and final solutions. As with Tom Paine, these are times that try men’s... Read more »

Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D.

Convert the LRT/MRT into a real mass transport solution

Last week’s accident at the Taft station of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (Yellow line) was a reminder of the sorry state of mass transport in Metro Manila. While the Department of Transportation and Communication’s (DOTC) investigation pointed to … Read more »


Lessons learned from Sheikh Rashid of Dubai

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that … Read more »



Ramon Bautista was being his playful comedic self when he told the crowd at Davao’s Kadayawan celebration: “Tama! Ang daming hipon ditto sa Davao, awraaaayt!” On the youtube videos, it ain’t clear what the context of that hirit was. What … Read more »

Thelma Dumpit-Murillo

Life after Yolanda

In November 2013, about 50,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) were severely displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda, according to data obtained from the DTI regional offices. Up until today, life is still far from normal for the victims of … Read more »

David Ignatius

Mulling a Ukraine policy

ASPEN, Colorado: At the public kickoff of a discussion here about US policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

Tackling jobless growth

I doubt I am the only person who noticed the incongruity of the two banner headlines in Tuesday’s edition of this paper. On the front page, this: “300,000 more Pinoys jobless – SWS survey.” Right next to it was a … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Impairment of right to travel

Dear PAO, My brother-in-law ran off with his former girlfriend, leaving my sister and their 6-month-old daughter without a single centavo. We believe that they will migrate to Singapore. My sister has been hearing rumors about my brother-in-law’s illicit affairs, … Read more »