Remember the brash macho saying, which drove women up the wall and helped to ignite the feminist movement? It claimed that “when a woman says “No”, she could mean “Yes.” ‘tis said that this bogus wisdom has led to many … Read more »

After weeks of accusations in prime time and front page news, Vice-President Jejomar Binay appeared on ABS-CBN’s cable news channel ANC on Tuesday night in an even-handed interview with Lynda Jumilla. The VP denied allegations of corruption in the construction … Read more »

‘Pemberton unaware Laude a transgender’

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton did not know that Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was a transgender when they met for the first time on October 11, 2014 at a disco bar in Olongapo City, Zambales, a witness told the Senate … Read more »

US keeps custody of Pemberton

Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, was detained in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Wednesday, but the US Embassy maintained that the US keeps custody of the US Marine. Armed Forces of the … Read more »

Trillanes wanted me to pin down Binay – Tiu

CHINESE-Filipino businessman Antonio Tiu said Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th had pressured him to pin down Vice President Jejomar Binay and threatened to use various government agencies to go after him and his businesses if he refused. Tiu added that he … Read more »

Lacson considering resigning as rehab czar

Former senator Panfilo Lacson and now Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) has admitted that he is thinking of resigning because of his frustrations with the limited power granted him as rehab czar. He described himself as “a superman … Read more »

San Beda sweeps finals series for 5th straight NCAA crown

SAN Beda College on Wednesday captured its fifth straight title in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball with an 89-70 romp over Arellano University at The Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City (Metro Manila). Filipino-Australian Anthony Semerad, … Read more »

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Secretary Petilla should be fired

WE know President Aquino will never do it. But we are writing this editorial just the same to put this matter on record: the Secretary of the Department of Energy lied to the people, attempted to create a panic, and tried to mislead the Congress of the Philippines into performing an act of abuse of power and authority by giving the President... Read more »


San Beda sweeps series for 5th straight NCAA crown

SAN Beda College on Wednesday captured its fifth straight title in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball with an 89-70 romp over Arellano University at The Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. Fil-Australian Anthony Semerad, Baser Amer, … Read more »


Quarantine doctors lack defense against viruses

Despite their readiness, Bureau of Quarantine doctors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday admitted that they lack personal protective equipment against deadly viruses. “The complete suit, [as a defense against such viruses, for example], is so expensive. … Read more »

Research institute prepared to battle Ebola virus—DOH

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s National Reference Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, is now more prepared to respond to threat of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday. “Having … Read more »

SC affirms ouster of Justice Ong

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday stuck to its previous ruling in sacking Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong in view of his links to businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, alleged architect of the P10-billion pork barrel scam. During their deliberations, majority of … Read more »

Manila’s most wanted nabbed

AUTHORITIES on Monday arrested Manila’s No. 10 most wanted in his home in Tondo. Emerson Rodriguez, 23, of 1973 Daang Bakal, Dagupan Street did not resist when he was arrested by police with two warrants of arrest. Rodriguez was facing … Read more »

CA stops payment of ‘text’ refund

AN order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for telecommunication firms to refund their subscribers some P7 billion for allegedly excessive short message service (SMS) or text charges has again been stopped by the Court of Appeals (CA). In a … Read more »

Future ‘Times’ college in Europe takes first step

THE Manila Times College and The Manila Times College of Subic signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Mission Driven International last October 12 in Rome, Italy, as a first step in establishing The Manila Times College in Europe or … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Ben D. Kritz

Too big to fail, Pinoy-style

Although it was not surprising that it was drowned out by the tiresome noise about what passes for current events here, there was at least one piece of very good news yesterday: Banks considered systemically important to the economy will … Read more »

Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D.

Manufactured crisis?

At the hearing of the House Committee on Energy Committee last Monday, Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Director Irma Exconde presented the updated Luzon Supply-Demand Outlook and revealed that the supposed shortage in power supply in 2015 is but a … Read more »


The City Beautiful Movement and importance of breathing spaces

I was invited to be the guest speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) last October 14 to speak on Daniel Burnham’s Plan for Manila, and on our firm’s rehabilitation and restoration of the Army and Navy Club in … Read more »


Just Jennifer

It’s been painful, hearing about, and watching the story of, Jennifer Laude’s murder unfold. It is sad enough that there is a murder of any person in the hands of Americans brought onto these shores on “legal business.” But to … Read more »

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Globe insiders’ advantage over the public

IN FAIRNESS to Globe Telecommunications Inc., it is not the only company to have issued preferred shares priced differently and sold at much lower prices to insiders. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) adopted a similar strategy to comply with … Read more »

Marlen V. Ronquillo

Any middling president can post 6 to 7% GDP growth

The business pages of Oct. 16 carried two stories – seemingly routine – but nonetheless retold the grandest stories of this generation. The first said that the OFW remittances for an eight-month period ending August totaled $15.5 billion. The second … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Joint wills prohibited by law

Dear PAO, My wife and I are already of old age and in preparation for our eventual demise, we deem it proper to address this inevitable event by preparing our last will and testament. Because of this, my wife and … Read more »