Napoles lists over 100 pork-tainted solons

More than a hundred lawmakers were estimated to be among those involved in the pork barrel scam, based on former senator Panfilo Lacson’s statement that their number was enough to constitute a quorum. Lacson made the statement to reporters a … Read more »

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Making Napoles state witness would mean acquittal – Justice

Justice Seretary Leila de Lima did not seem to know the implications of what she was getting into when she talked businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles into ratting on senators and other personalities implicated in the pork barrel scam, a justice said … Read more »

Napoles’ surgery reveals pre-cancerous cyst – doctors

THE private doctors of Janet Lim-Napoles declared her hysterectomy on Wednesday “successful” after they found a pre-cancerous lump from her uterus. The alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam was placed under the knife at around 8 a.m. … Read more »

Vitangcol to file charges against Czech ambassador

METRO Rail Transit (MRT) General Manager Al Vitangcol on Wednesday said he will file charges against Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar for linking him to a $30-million extort try on a Czech company interested in supplying additional train … Read more »

China, rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

BEIJING: China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which … Read more »

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Turning Napoles around

Just last February, President Benigno Aquino 3rd was emphatic in rejecting the possibility of Janet Napoles turning into a state witness. The way the President explained it, Napoles’ level of guilt in the pork barrel scheme case the government was building had not been clearly established. Before an accused could cross over to the prosecution... Read more »

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China, rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

BEIJING: China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which … Read more »

China tops Aquino, Obama agenda

Defense cooperation, including China’s incursions into Philippine territory, will  be on top of the agenda when United States President Barack Obama meets with President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Wednesday said the two … Read more »

DOLE offers 115, 384 jobs on Labor Day

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will offer 115,384 jobs nationwide on May 1, 2014 or Labor Day. In a statement, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Wednesday the department will simultaneously conduct 65 job fairs in 16 regions. … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary


Mar Roxas missed Wharton’s total leadership program

At the Wharton School of Business, where  Mar Roxas matriculated for his bachelor’s degree, they  have a full-fledged Wharton Leadership Program which offers courses and workshops in leadership development, work-life integration, and a course called “Total leadership.” Regrettably, interior and local government secretary Mar Roxas did not stay at Wharton long enough to benefit from the highly successful program, which has won notices from the New York Times, Ford Motor Company and... Read more »

Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D.

Oyster Bay, US presence and its impact on the environment

A few kilometers away from the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan lies Ulugan Bay. According to a UNESCO study, it is home to around 15% of the mangrove forests of the Philippines with “extensive natural, biological … Read more »


Mar and the world’s worst airport

I’ve kept trying to figure out when it was that I stopped giving Mar Roxas the benefit of the doubt. I think about it now in relation to the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club incident, where the Department of Interior … Read more »

Jose V. Romero

RH law loses a lot of teeth

Thanks to the highest court the RH Law was somewhat defanged and will not have the same impact as Roe vs. Wade. Even as it broke the moral barrier in this country its social, political and economic impact will not … Read more »


The architecture of faith

“Domus mea domus orationis vocabitur (My house  shall be called a house of prayer).” — Matthew 21:13 WE have been habituated to make God a central part of our lives, and most of our important life events like christenings, weddings, … Read more »

Peter Cariño

Pacquiao-Marquez 5

It looks like Manny Pacquiao will not hang up his gloves yet, and boxing writers have been generating names of his next opponents, like Juan Manuel Marquez. There were a lot of debates heading into the fourth Pacquiao-Marquez held on … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

Adapting to life in the End Times

Part one of two AT the end of last month, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” which draws the basic conclusion that efforts to reverse or … Read more »

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The conditions of a mortgage

Dear PAO, We have a small lot back in our province in the name of my parents. When my mother became sick, my father entered into a contract with our neighbor wherein in exchange for an amount of money that … 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 »