Remember the brash macho saying, which drove women up the wall and helped to ignite the feminist movement? It claimed that “when a woman says “No”, she could mean “Yes.” ‘tis said that this bogus wisdom has led to many … Read more »

After weeks of accusations in prime time and front page news, Vice-President Jejomar Binay appeared on ABS-CBN’s cable news channel ANC on Tuesday night in an even-handed interview with Lynda Jumilla. The VP denied allegations of corruption in the construction … Read more »

‘Pemberton unaware Laude a transgender’

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton did not know that Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was a transgender when they met for the first time on October 11, 2014 at a disco bar in Olongapo City, Zambales, a witness told the Senate on Wednesday.

According to Mark Clarence Gelviro alias “Barbie,” Read more »

US keeps custody of Pemberton

Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, was detained in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Wednesday, but the US Embassy maintained that the US keeps custody of the US Marine. Armed Forces of the … Read more »

Trillanes wanted me to pin down Binay – Tiu

CHINESE-Filipino businessman Antonio Tiu said Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th had pressured him to pin down Vice President Jejomar Binay and threatened to use various government agencies to go after him and his businesses if he refused. Tiu added that he … Read more »

Lacson considering resigning as rehab czar

Former senator Panfilo Lacson and now Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) has admitted that he is thinking of resigning because of his frustrations with the limited power granted him as rehab czar. He described himself as “a superman … Read more »

San Beda sweeps finals series for 5th straight NCAA crown

SAN Beda College on Wednesday captured its fifth straight title in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball with an 89-70 romp over Arellano University at The Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City (Metro Manila). Filipino-Australian Anthony Semerad, … Read more »

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Secretary Petilla should be fired

WE know President Aquino will never do it. But we are writing this editorial just the same to put this matter on record: the Secretary of the Department of Energy lied to the people, attempted to create a panic, and tried to mislead the Congress of the Philippines into performing an act of abuse of power and authority by giving the President... Read more »


Malaysia holds on to Filipino scammer

DESPITE the Malaysian government refusal to extradite Manuel Amalilio to the Philippines, the Department of Justice (DOJ) still plans to appeal to Kuala Lumpur to hand over to Manila the man allegedly behind the P12-billion Aman Futures pyramiding scam. Amalilio … Read more »

Some govt agencies doing poor job–Binay

VICE President Jejomar Binay scored the poor performance of some government agencies and said several sectors in the government have failed in delivering basic services to the people. “Four years into this administration, several sectors have fallen embarrassingly short on … Read more »

New PNU president sought

MAJORITY of faculty of state-owned Philippine Normal University (PNU) in Manila wanted to replace their president based on a survey conducted by the PNU faculty union last month. Dr. Jose Ocampo, vice president of PNU faculty union, on Wednesday said … Read more »

MMDA gears up for All Saints’ Day

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will deploy 2,400 personnel in preparation for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week. Assistant General Manager for Operations Emerson Carlos on Wednesday said “Oplan Kaluluwa 2014” will be activated on October 27. … Read more »

Govt to tap radio groups in anti-crime drive

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is planning to tap amateur radio groups to help reduce the number of petty crimes in Metro Manila. Presiding over a meeting in Camp Crame on Wednesday, Interior Secretary Secretary Manuel “Mar” … Read more »

Quarantine doctors lack defense against viruses

Despite their readiness, Bureau of Quarantine doctors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday admitted that they lack personal protective equipment against deadly viruses. “The complete suit, [as a defense against such viruses, for example], is so expensive. … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Karen Kunawicz

‘Dracula Untold’

What some ‘Thrones’ actors do on break I know, I know, it only got 23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. And the story didn’t look exciting. But I had several reasons for going anyway: 1. It’s goth and it’s October. 2. … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

Too big to fail, Pinoy-style

Although it was not surprising that it was drowned out by the tiresome noise about what passes for current events here, there was at least one piece of very good news yesterday: Banks considered systemically important to the economy will … Read more »

Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D.

Manufactured crisis?

At the hearing of the House Committee on Energy Committee last Monday, Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Director Irma Exconde presented the updated Luzon Supply-Demand Outlook and revealed that the supposed shortage in power supply in 2015 is but a … Read more »


The City Beautiful Movement and importance of breathing spaces

I was invited to be the guest speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) last October 14 to speak on Daniel Burnham’s Plan for Manila, and on our firm’s rehabilitation and restoration of the Army and Navy Club in … Read more »


Just Jennifer

It’s been painful, hearing about, and watching the story of, Jennifer Laude’s murder unfold. It is sad enough that there is a murder of any person in the hands of Americans brought onto these shores on “legal business.” But to … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Globe insiders’ advantage over the public

IN FAIRNESS to Globe Telecommunications Inc., it is not the only company to have issued preferred shares priced differently and sold at much lower prices to insiders. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) adopted a similar strategy to comply with … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Forcing women to stay single on the job illegal

Dear PAO, I’m wondering if my employer can legally require me to hold off my plans to get married based on an alleged provision in my employment contract requiring me to remain single as long as I am employed in … Read more »