MILF fighters aided Abu Sayyaf – military

Malacañang is yet to begin reviewing the draft of the law that seeks to establish peace through a Bangsamoro region in Mindanao, but some kinks have emerged as members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have reportedly aided Abu … Read more »

MILF claims Military violated truce

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the military violated the ceasefire agreement between the government and the rebel group when soldiers attacked MILF forces last week in Basilan that led to the death of three fighters. The … Read more »

‘Heed the risen Lord’

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called on the Catholic faithful to “heed the Risen Lord” as the Christian world celebrates Easter. “I call on all Christians, especially the lay faithful to heed the Risen Lord who sends us to … Read more »

Obama to bolster US ‘rebalance’ to Asia

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension. Obama is scheduled to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, and will … Read more »

Bodies found in submerged Korean ferry

JINDO, South Korea: The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers on Saturday finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies … Read more »

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Holy Week not just a ‘religious interlude’

IT’s the last four days of Lent 2014. Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), then it’s Good Friday and Holy Saturday (when Christendom is in vigil, waiting for the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus and the Great Joy of Easter). We invite readers to reflect on the following thoughts of St. Josemaria Escriva, the “saint of the... Read more »

From our Readers

On ‘300,000 Filipinos in US face deportation’

When will we all get along with each other in this world, when Jesus comes back?? Everyone comes to America because our economy is better than their... Read more »

On ‘Camp sharing’

Translated by Publisher/Editor from Tagalog comment: Why are militant groups yakity-yaking when they are not doing anything to help our... Read more »

On “A costly national disgrace”

Time was in the island famous for it’s white beach, as soon as dusk came then hundreds of thousands of “kabogs” (giant flying foxes, fruit... Read more »

On ‘The best place to visit this Holy Week?’

When you have to visit your conscience, you must really be in deep trouble. Usually it’s your conscience that visits you. When you have not had... Read more »

On ‘SC ruling on RH law entrenches Catholic dogma’

“Mainstream” and “more” are not scientific terms. They do not convey scientific truthfulness. Truth does not bend to democracy. It is... Read more »

Inside News

Bodies found in submerged Korean ferry

JINDO, South Korea: The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers on Saturday finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies … Read more »

P6B fake goods seized in Q1

THE government seized a record P6.2 billion worth of fake goods in the first quarter of this year, according to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). The amount is P1.6 billion shy of the P7.8 billion counterfeit products … Read more »

Pacquiao camp denies BIR’s claim of P2.65B tax debt

THE camp of Manny Pacquiao on Saturday denied the claim of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) that he has accumulated tax debts amounting to P2.65 billion since 2008. A highly reliable source in the Pacquiao camp, who refused to … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Rigoberto Tiglao

‘America’s colonial burden’

Henri Matisse’s The Manila Shawl (1891)(2nd of two parts on the book “Asia’s Cauldron”) As when an outsider criticizes a member of your family or clan, it hurts when a foreigner pillories one’s country, as Robert D. Kaplan did the Philippines in his book “Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific (2014: Random Publishing House).” We, or at least our brains, after all, are still basically unchanged from what we were just five thousand years ago, when the tribe was everything for us, and... Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

They murder promdi journalists, don’t they

If there is one thread that links the murders (again and again and again) of media workers in the country, this is it: the victims are from the provinces. The murdered media workers, this is the sad story, submitted work … Read more »

Efren Danao

Agony in the Holy Week – and beyond

There will be many flagellants during this Holy Week. How I wish some high Malacañang officials would be among them. Should this be so, I sure would want to be among the first to give them a good whipping. My … Read more »


Of fruits and trees

We like to say it, and we like to say it often: the fruit does not fall far from the tree. It is a phrase we throw around to intervene in the narrative of political dynasties that reigns in this … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

Palm and cloak, bread and wine, thorn and nail

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. — The Gospel of Saint John (3:16) MANY people are content with a … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

Fake NGO linked to Forbes contractor

The Senate’s Blue Ribbon Committee should really start looking into other foundations or non-government organizations (NGOs) linked to “ghost” projects. Based on a report of the Commission on Audit (COA), there were 82 bogus foundations or fake NGOs that benefited … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

The majority’s power over independent directors

THE battle for proxies in the election of members of the board of listed companies is long gone. In the absence of an intense fight for a board seat, majority stockholders simply choose more nominees than their holdings would allow … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Recognition of foreign judgment

Dear PAO, I am an overseas Filipino worker who was previously married to an African in his home country. We got a divorce there and he gave me the divorce papers since he said he wanted me out of his … Read more »


No employer-employee relationship for agents on commission

In 1989, a labor union filed a petition with a sewing machine company to be the sole and exclusive bargaining agent that represents the company’s collectors. The company refused to recognize the labor union, explaining that the union members were … Read more »