In the apparent hope of stopping the trial by publicity being waged against him by Senators Antonio Trillanes 4th, Alan Peter Cayetano and Aquilino Pimentel 3rd at the Senate blue ribbon committee, Vice President Jejomar Binay last week met with … Read more »

It seems like it. Vice President Jejomar Binay is way ahead in the voter-preference polls with 69 percent, against Mar Roxas’ 29 percent, while his trust ratings —despite the all-out demolition drive against him by Senator Antonio Trillanes and the … Read more »

Soldiers seize 2 Sayyaf camps

THE military captured two camps of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Patikul, Sulu, on Sunday after the rebels were forced to withdraw to evade soldiers who were pursuing them. The first camp found in Kabuntakas Village can accommodate 100 … Read more »

Will US marine suspect face prosecutor?

It is up to Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of a transgender last week, to decide if he will attend the preliminary investigation of the Olongapo City Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, the US Embassy … Read more »

IBP scores senators’ ‘abuse of power’

A legal expert and a respected political analyst on Sunday scored some members of the Senate for “abusing” their power to investigate which, according to them, results in “wastage of public funds” and in some instances violates jurisprudence on the … Read more »

Walters dethrones Donaire

LOS ANGELES: Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round on Sunday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple … Read more »

Impeach-Aquino raps in House doomed

The House of Representatives will formally dismiss impeachment complaints against. President Benigno Aquino 3rd in a plenary session this week, according to Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. of Iloilo. Tupas, chairman of the House justice panel, made the statement after the … Read more »

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Parliamentarians against corruption

THE plunge to the bottom of the image of Filipino lawmakers has made Filipinos more cynical about the government as a whole and politicians in general. Of the two major national parties in our country during the post WW II period, the Liberal Party, more than the Nacionalista Party, was always the more corrupt in the eyes of our people. It was... Read more »


Court junks GMA plea to dismiss damage suit

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has failed in her bid for dismissal of a damage suit filed against her by 43 health workers who four years ago were suspected and detained as members of the New People’s Army (NPA). A … Read more »

CoA: Boy Scouts workers insurance covered wrongly

State auditors have reported that Boy Scouts of the Philippines employees’ life and retirement insurance in 2013 were covered by the Social Security System (SSS), instead of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), which they said was contrary to the … Read more »

Unhappy car buyer to test Lemon Law

It will now be a test case in Philippine courts for the Lemon Law after a complaint was filed against the manufacturer and dealer of a brand-new car that was alleged by its buyer to be defective. A notice issued … Read more »

Election lawyer scores one for fellow senior citizens

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued an opinion that the 20 percent discount granted to senior citizens under Republic Act 9994 is “over and above” the discounts offered and sold by an establishment to their clients under … Read more »

QC mayor commends honest employee

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista has commended for honesty Mario Payanay, a contractual employee assigned with the QC general services department, who returned an undetermined amount of cash and some important documents to its rightful owner, who turned out to … Read more »

Palace backs DOJ probe on Binay

MALACAÑANG is supporting the plan of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to investigate Vice President Jejomar Binay following allegations of corruption in the conti-nuing Senate blue ribbon sub-committee investigation. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there was nothing personal in … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Globe makes public pay higher for non-voting preferred shares

IF a small stockholder, who is among the much abused public, wants to take part in the election of the members of the board of a listed company, he or she has to buy common shares on the open market … Read more »

Ricardo Saludo

The Synod: Divorce, gays and other hot potatoes

THE great values of marriage and the Christian family correspond to the search that distinguishes human existence even in a time marked by individualism and hedonism. It is necessary to accept people in their concrete being, to know how to … Read more »

Crispin R. Aranda

Will OFWs bring Ebola as pasalubong?

DALLAS, TEXAS: Work abroad at your own risk. That is the clear message of the Philippine government to Overseas Filipino Workers. Two days ago, Philippine President B. S. Aquino said that “Filipinos in Ebola-hit countries might have to be brought … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

VFA more important than the welfare of Filipinos?

How many more of our women should be raped? Or homosexuals and trasngenders in this country beaten to death before the government realizes the Philippines is at the losing end of the Visiting Forces Agreement with America. This is the … Read more »

Reylito A.H. Elbo

Absolute advantage: The strategy of learning and unlearning

SOMETIMES we don’t know the difference between what we need and what we want. We want so much money, but God gives us what we truly need and much better – a closely-knit family, a healthy mind and heart, a … Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

The LP is squarely behind the MRT 3 mess

THOSE who know about dates and chronology of events know too well that the genesis of the MRT 3’s slide to hell began in earnest in 2012. That was the year a group of LP operatives mostly from Pangasinan incorporated … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Successful land buy-back depends on how property was foreclosed

Dear PAO, Nine months ago, my land was foreclosed and auctioned off after I failed to pay my outstanding loan. I wanted to recover my property so I raised the money to pay my outstanding obligation, but the buyer refuses … Read more »