Duterte has other ‘hidden assets’

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte also has several undeclared property assets aside from his unreported millions of pesos in bank deposits, Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th told the public on Friday. In an interview with reporters covering the Senate on Friday, … Read more »

Corona dies of cardiac arrest

Marcos Jr. describes the High Court’s ex-chief a ‘victim of selective justice’ Former Chief Justice Renato Corona passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest at the Medical City Hospital in Pasig City (Metro Manila) at 1:48 a.m. on Friday. He … Read more »

‘Impeach me and I’ll shut down Congress’

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he will close down Congress if he would face impeachment attempts as President. Duterte gave the warning in reaction to Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th’s pronouncement that the tough-talking mayor could be impeached … Read more »

Marcos thanks INC for backing his VP bid

DAET CITY, Camarines Norte: Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday thanked the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) for its support of his candidacy. Reports that Marcos has been endorsed by the INC after … Read more »

PacMan now a political heavyweight

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna: Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao smiles as he soaks up the sounds of adoring fans screaming his name, their cheers heralding a new career as one of the Philippines’ most powerful politicians. After winning his farewell fight … Read more »

Other stories >>


Government must wipe out the Abu Sayyaf Group

WE have been sharing the grief of the family and friends of Canadian citizen John Ridsdel, savagely murdered on Monday by his Abu Sayyaf Group abductors after being held hostage for six months. We also strongly agree with the strong statement of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said, “This was an act of cold-blooded murder and... Read more »


Trail Blazers sink Clippers in six games

LOS ANGELES: The Portland Trail Blazers closed out the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers in six games on Friday night, while the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat both lived to fight another day. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 … Read more »


Water discoloration traced to manganese

THE Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has admitted that the water it distributes in the southern part of Metro Manila was contaminated with high level of manganese. Despite the problem, which might affect the health of their users, Maynilad made the … Read more »

Donors turn over 30 kindergarten classrooms

THE Aboitiz Foundation, in partnership with the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation, on Friday turned over a total of 30 fully furnished kindergarten classrooms to the Department of Education (DepEd), as part of the foundations’ … Read more »

Army deploys 158 new lieutenants

THE Philippine Army announced on Friday the deployment of 158 new lieutenants to the field units in line with its regular deployment program of new officers. Col. Benjamin Hao, Army spokesman said more or less 30 percent of the officers … Read more »

‘P750 wage increase correct’

AN independent research group on Friday came to defend the demand of the workers of Marikina City to raise their daily take home pay by P750, stressing that the businessmen can afford to give such amount and still continue to … Read more »

Duterte to copy ‘good programs’ of Pnoy

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he will not hesitate to continue the good programs initiated by President Benigno Aquino 3rd and former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo if the projects would help the country’s further improvement. In … Read more »

Workers demand P750 daily minimum wage

LESS than a week before this year’s commemoration of Labor Day, workers from the Marikina East Labor Association (MELA) on Thursday staged a protest action in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to press for a P750 … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Non-transparency intentional: Through the looking glass darkly

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, Rodrigo Duterte is shying away from challenges of Sen. Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay to sign a waiver that would authorize the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to open his … Read more »

Duterte bares lack of sincerity in vow against corruption

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to go strong against graft and corruption if elected President remains just an empty election promise with his refusal to sign a waiver on the secrecy of his reported bank accounts containing P211 million. … Read more »

Seeking fresh water in times of climate change crisis

“Water is a far more pressing problem than climate change. Even if climate wouldn’t change, we have a water problem and this water problem is much more urgent…..” Peter Brabeck AT the dawn of the 21st century, it was touted … Read more »

The world according to Trump

WASHINGTON, DC: Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven’t had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. As … Read more »

The two grammatical situations that need a comma before ‘and’

In response to my column last week, “No, we shouldn’t ever stop learning English grammar,” reader Gerson Palomo posted this question on punctuation usage: “What I learned from school is that the comma (,) should not be placed before the … Read more »

Pooled fund investment strategies

“You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.” —Peter Lynch The most popular investment tool for beginners is usually the pooled … Read more »

Communities with vastly contrasting ecology, amenities

I  LIVE in Sta. Mesa, Manila—at the very center of Metro Manila—where there is never a dull moment. Recently, I had the opportunity to enjoy a “staycation” at an exclusive and posh village in the south of the metropolis. I … Read more »

Duterte the discontinuous

RODRIGO DUTERTE, who proudly wears his misanthropy like a special needs grade-schooler wears his medal for perfect attendance, probably does not give a flaming damn that most of the business leaders he addressed earlier this week at the Makati Business … Read more »

Editor's Pick

How long must we put up with Grace Poe’s lies?

The last debate The third and final presidential debate came through at the Phinma University in Dagupan, Pangasinan last Sunday, with no major hits or misses on the part of any of the candidates. There were no wild missiles as … Read more »

Duterte’s barbarism and Poe‘s dishonesty are brother and sister

Rodrigo Duterte’s sadistic comment on rape matches in mischief and gravity the serial dishonesty of Grace Poe. One seems more scandalous than the other. In fact, they have the same effect of corroding the moral fiber (strength of character) of … Read more »

The worst of Aquino’s crimes: His lynch mob vs. Corona in 2012

Today marks the anniversary of the day of one of our Republic’s greatest infamies. That few people realize it is another demonstration that indeed, we Filipinos have very short political memories, one of the biggest reasons why we have failed in nation building.

On May 29, 2012 the Senate removed the Chief Justice of the… Read more »

Legal Advice

Persida Acosta

Labor benefits of a solo parent

Dear PAO, I am the middle child and I have two siblings. My elder sister has a mental disability while my younger sister is still in high school. Our father left us when we were still very young. So, I … Read more »