A Time of Pruning. We are commanded today in the Gospel to bear much fruit as His disciples so that our lives might give glory to God. The followers of Jesus are known by their fruits, by their powerful witness … Read more »

OFW Mary Jane Veloso’s incarceration would have not stirred the nation’s conscience a bit if it were not for three things:  she might still face a firing squad despite the stay of her execution, she is in an Indonesian jail … Read more »

‘Watch Floyd’s elbows’

LAS VEGAS: Respected fight official Joe Cortez on Friday warned referee Kenny Bayless to keep his eye on Floyd Mayweather’s elbows when he clashes with Manny Pacquiao. Puerto Rico’s Cortez has refereed more than 170 world title fights, four of … Read more »

Floyd must beat Manny to secure legacy

Already one of the highest paid athletes in the world, undefeated American boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is assured of fortifying his position as the world’s top money-making sportsman when he clashes with his iconic Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao. Win … Read more »

Weigh-in shows Mayweather in trouble

LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Undefeated American champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who boasts of being The Best Ever, could be in big trouble on fight night, a physical conditioning expert who refused to be identified said today. The physical conditioning guru made … Read more »

‘Filipinos rooting for Pacquiao’

The Filipino people are all united behind boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao as he faces undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on Sunday (Philippine time), Malacañang said on Saturday. In a radio interview, deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte … Read more »

Could there be a rematch?

LAS VEGAS:  Bob Arum says it would be “cruel”, the television networks don’t even want to think about it (yet), Floyd Mayweather apparently won’t consider it and Manny Pacquiao won’t talk about it. A rematch. Yet as the so-called “Fight … Read more »

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Pacquiao unites the country once more

TODAY, Filipino boxing icon Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao will carry on his shoulders the weight of the whole nation when he squares off with undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is the biggest boxing bout so far in this century. Whenever Pacquiao fights, the whole nation almost stands still. During the bout almost no crime is committed, if... Read more »


Illegal drugs now a P200-B ‘industry’ in PH

THIS is alarming: Illegal drug trade in the Philippines is now a P200-billion “industry.” Jonathan Morales, a former agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said no less than the Anti-Money Laundering Council had confirmed that drug lords operating … Read more »

Govt verifying reports Usman wounded

The government is verifying reports that suspected Filipino bomber Basit Usman had been wounded in an encounter with Marines in Lanao area, Malacañang said on Saturday. In a radio interview, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said that they received reports … Read more »

Solon called ‘fat ass’ for defending Veloso’s mother

Kabataan party-list Terry Ridon came to the defense of Mary Jane Veloso’s mother who fired shots at the Aquino administration by claiming that it did nothing to save her daughter from death row. And the backlash came swiftly for Ridon: … Read more »

Bills against contractual labor ‘ignored’ in House

The House of Representatives apparently has been ignoring at least 18 pending bills that seek to stop massive contractualization of the country’s labor force. Based on congressional records, five of these measures that ban probationary employment exceeding six months from … Read more »

Comelec: Manual polls not an option

Going manual in the 2016 local and national elections is no longer an option, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) partly because time is not on its side. The poll body cited a recent Supreme Court (SC) decision that … Read more »

Teachers seek P16K monthly salary

PUBLIC school teachers under the banner of Alliance of Concerned Teachers on Friday joined Labor Day protests to call for a national minimum wage of P16,000 for both public and private sector workers. “The current minimum wage in the National … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

The migrant children of the desert crossing

EL PASO, Texas: Just a few kilometers on the outskirts of El Paso on the US border with the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, I lean against the long wire mesh fence that keeps out the flood of migrants and … Read more »

Remain united to me and you will be fruitful!

[5th Sunday of Easter, Year B, May 3, 2015 / Acts 9:26-31 / Ps 22:26-27, 28+30, 31-32 / 1 John 3:18-24 / John 15:1-8] In the Philippines there are many types of fruit: jackfruit, starfruit, bananas, melons, coconut and of … Read more »

Mary Jane and government spin

The upside of having this government spin the case of Mary Jane to make it look like they’ve been doing something all this time? The fact that it has pushed Migrante International to deal with it based on facts. Talbog … Read more »

Mesmerizing drums

The “Taiko Effect, Drums of Change” from Japan opened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) main theater with Aisaku Yokogawa, who has lived in our country for some time, charming listeners with explanatory remarks in Pilipino and English. … Read more »

You win and you learn

“DON’T worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”—John Steinbeck I don’t know about you but I absolutely detest losing. As a child, I found it difficult … Read more »

Good riddance

The manner of Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla’s resignation from his post was so funny, it almost made the guy likeable. Almost. On Wednesday at what turned out to be his last press briefing as the head of the DOE, … Read more »

Legal Advice

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A deed of self-adjudication is only valid if there is no other heir to the estate

Dear PAO, My mother raised my brothers and me all by herself. We are all adults now and I am the only one who has yet to start my own family. My father never married my mother, neither did he … Read more »