SC stops ‘No Bio, No Boto’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the Commission on Electionsfrom implementing its order disallowing voters without biometrics to vote. Acording to a reliable aource of The Manila Times, the justices decided to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the … Read more »

Get Rody to rumble, the mobile app game

You can now help “Rodrigo Duterte” get rid of criminals and other lawless elements – at least, in a mobile game. Game developer Argene Tanyong of KulitGames has created a mobile application for the Android platform named “Go Duterte.” “Get … Read more »

World leaders open climate summit

LE BOURGET, France: World leaders opened an historic summit in the French capital on Monday aimed at ending decades of political gridlock and forging an elusive agreement to avert calamitous global warming. The leaders kicked off 12 days of negotiations … Read more »


Robredo argues against incumbents using their posts for political gains An incumbent Vice President of the country should perform the duties required of that position instead of promoting any personal dream of becoming President while still in office, Camarines Sur … Read more »

Can Duterte run? Comelec sets D-Day

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is giving high priority to the issue of the validity of the substitution of former PDP-Laban presidential candidate Martin Diño by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The PDP-Laban on Monday proclaimed Duterte as its official … Read more »

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Administration’s amateurish assessment of ISIS threat

THERE is no seriousness in the way the Aquino Administration is addressing the threat to our country and people posed by Daesh. This is the name mainstream Arab Muslims use to refer to the jihadists and Islamic extremists who call themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The BS Aquino crowd’s cavalier approach to the Daesh threat... Read more »


Growling Tigers, Tams clash in deciding Game 3

University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) will be going all-out in the deciding Game 3 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 78 men’s basketball best-of-three championship series today at the Mall of Asia … Read more »


Aquino: Try ‘bayanihan’ against climate change

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has called on world leaders to adopt the “bayanihan” method in their collective effort in combating effects of climate change, saying no individual nation, regardless of its wealth, can adjust to this destructive global phenomenon on … Read more »

PH wants ‘truly just solution’ to sea row

The Philippines has called for a “truly just solution” to China’s claims to disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as an international tribunal wrapped up five days of hearings on the issue. “We view China as … Read more »

Govt urged to maximize agricultural credit fund

The Department of Agriculture (DA) should maximize use of a P1-billion fund intended to help small farmers and fishermen obtain credit and allow them to procure needed materials and equipment to earn and provide for their family’s daily needs, Vice … Read more »

Poe decries P1B hike in govt utility bills

IF the government wants the people to heed its call to save energy and water, it should serve as an example by seriously cutting down its utility bill spending by reducing consumption, Sen. Grace Poe said on Tuesday. Poe issued … Read more »

LPG prices up

OIL companies have increased prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). In separate advisories, Petron Corp. and Eastern Petroleum Corp. said they raised LPG prices by P2.80 per kilogram (kg) or P30.80 for an 11-kilogram LPG tank. At the same time, … Read more »

Paseo de Roxas reopens to traffic

The one-way traffic scheme along the stretch of Paseo de Roxas Avenue in Makati City from the corner of Makati Avenue to Buendia Avenue has been lifted. Paseo de Roxas was recently closed to traffic following an accident last Friday … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Giving back thru football

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, is now practiced even by concerned groups that remotely resemble multinational corporations, or MNCs, the first business enterprises to partner for the most part with marginalized communities in many parts of the world to prove … Read more »

Fossil fuel divestment may leave PH in the dark

MUCH of the discussion that will be taking place at the global climate summit in Paris this week and next is likely to turn out to be a lot of hot air. There is at least one climate-related initiative that … Read more »

Death and apology

IN the run up to 2016, two words have been often mentioned: death and apology. These two words have been cited as the reason why certain quarters do not want to support a candidate because death of a family member … Read more »

The United States of Contradictions

WASHINGTON, DC: With election year less than a month away, American politics is caught up in tensions, ironies, and a certain amount of sheer madness. On the one hand: The US economy is a marvel, driven forward by technological innovation, … Read more »

Generational warfare, anyone?

WASHINGTON, DC: An enduring puzzle of our politics is why there isn’t more generational conflict. By all rights, younger Americans should be resentful. Not only have they been tossed into the worst economy since the 1930s, but there’s an informal … Read more »

Bridging the gap

“The gap between the country’s rich and poor is widening, with high-earning individuals enjoying significantly faster growth in incomes compared with people from the middle- and low-income classes.” This is according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). In the … Read more »

Realization in Philippine swimming

(Last part) Many were surprised when I wrote in my last column that Universality Places were meant for Unqualified Athletes. Yes, that is true in the case of swimming. No Filipino swimmer made the Olympic qualifying time (OQT) during the … Read more »

Betting on Alterra

JOSE MARIA ESPIRITU, a reader of The Manila Times, wrote to share the story of his luck a few weeks ago when he sold his RPL shares. The three letter-acronym stands for iRipple, which has since been renamed Alterra Capital … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Difference between arbitrary detention and unlawful arrest

Dear PAO, We want to ask for clarification about the difference between the crime of arbitrary detention and illegal arrest. My neighbor was arrested and detained by our barangay (village) officials for unspecified reason. As a concerned citizen, I find … Read more »