Bishop demands Aquino apology

A Catholic bishop has demanded an apology from President Benigno Aquino 3rd over the “dirty dancing” incident at the recent birthday party of a congressman from the Liberal Party (LP), which Aquino heads. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo on Sunday … Read more »

It’s final: Leni is Mar’s VP

SHE has said yes. Camarines Sur. Rep. Leni Robredo has formally agreed to run as the Liberal Party’s (LP) vice presidential bet in next year’s elections and the group will officially announce its full slate in Club Filipino today. According … Read more »

Pope defends marriage as he opens family synod

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Sunday defended marriage and heterosexual couples as he opened a synod on the family overshadowed by a challenge to Vatican orthodoxy by a gay priest. During a mass to mark the three-week meeting of Roman … Read more »

El Niño to leave 1M agri workers jobless

AT least one million workers in the agricultural sector stand to lose their jobs in the coming months as an intense El Niño threatens to lay waste large tracts of agricultural lands in several provinces, the Trade Union Congress of … Read more »

Arrested Pinay bomb-maker a runaway maid

MALACAÑANG on Sunday said the government will be giving legal aid to the Filipina who was arrested in Saudi Arabia allegedly for making explosives for suicide attacks. Reports said the Filipina, identified as Lady Gioi Aban Bali Nang, ran away … Read more »

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The real reason the LP stag party offends us

WE have exercised circumspection in offering our views on the now-infamous “stag party” put on by Liberal Party officials in Laguna last week, because everyone—except, naturally, the parties involved —has reacted to the story just as they should have reacted, with horrified outrage. There is, of course, no justification for employing... Read more »


SC’s Leonen questions ‘leakages’ to the ‘Times’

The most junior magistrate of the  Supreme Court (SC) has questioned his colleagues and raised before the en banc the issue of “leakages” to The Manila Times. According to a well-placed source in the High Court, Leonen, in one of … Read more »

Search for 71 missing fishermen continues

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: The Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard are combing the West Phi¬lip¬pine Sea (South China Sea) in search of 71 fishermen from Panga¬sinan on board 16 different fishing boats that went missing after tropical storm … Read more »

Cap on legal fees for seamen’s labor claims awaits Aquino OK

The proposed Seafarers Protection Act is up for approval of President Benigno Aquino 3rd after the House of Representatives adopted the Senate version of the bill. Under the proposed measure, total legal fees that may be charged to seafarers who … Read more »

Bullets can never be amulets, OFWs told

BALANGA CITY: Bishop Ruperto Santos of the diocese of Balanga on Sunday cautioned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against carrying bullets to serve as amulets. “Bullets will never be lucky charms or amulets because anything that intends to harm or inflict … Read more »

Oil firms seen hiking pump prices

OIL firms are expected to raise prices of gasoline and kerosene this week and lower those of diesel, which is primarily used by public utility jeepneys or PUJs. According to sources, gasoline prices are expected to be increased by 10 … Read more »

Solon wants large-scale agricultural smuggling declared economic sabotage

A lawmaker is seeking to declare large-scale agricultural smuggling a form of economic sabotage and prescribe penalties for those who commit such crime. Rep. Delphine Gan Lee of Agri party-list said her proposal aims to deter and prevent individuals from … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Gatchalians still way behind the Lopezes

CERTAIN politicians have been talking about running in next year’s national elections, and one can only imagine how much they will be spending next year in hopping from island to island to make sure their campaign covers a significant area … Read more »

Catholic education and the poor

The Annual Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) is probably the most impressive of educators’ conferences in the Philippines, and arguably among the most impressive in the world. This year’s 3,357 delegates representing some 1,400 Catholic … Read more »

The dangers of ‘Heneral Luna’

A friend of mine, another historian, and I the other day were discussing what it is we think underpins people’s broad, laudatory acclaim for the movie “Heneral Luna.” Leaving aside my baseline satisfaction with and gratitude for anything that stimulates … Read more »

True and false in visa applications

THE truth will set you free. False. At least not all the time. Or the more appropriate answer is, “It depends” especially in migration or visa applications. Maricar’s fiancée or K-1 visa application at the US Embassy in Manila is … Read more »

Reject those twerking jerks

It was a disgusting show, to say the least. Liberal Party (LP) leaders should not have wasted time “investigating” those jerks who gyrated with scantily clad women dancers after a mass oath-taking ceremony in Laguna. If those men just took … Read more »

Will Leni do the twerk?

All the more Camarines Sur Rep. Leny Robredo would have a difficult time acceding to the demand of the Liberal Party to be 2016 standard-bearer Mar Roxas’ running mate in the wake of the “LP sex dance scandal.” Self-righteous Noynoy … Read more »

Why women are better at managing people than men

FOR years, I’ve fantasized on getting enough evidence to prove the differing aptitude and interest between male and female managers in giving the best possible service to their employees. It’s an inevitable talk in people management. If you treat your … Read more »

Take a bow Gilas

A heartbroken nation must now welcome back its warriors after a gallant stand against a formidable foe. Gilas marched into China equipped with a fighting heart and a burning desire to fulfill a dream shared by millions. They almost slayed … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Pinay can remarry only after RTC recognizes her foreign divorce

Dear PAO, I married Sasaki in Japan on June 14, 2010. Our relationship turned sour because my husband displayed unbearable attitude and constantly abused me. These caused our disagreements. In the year 2013, Sasaki divorced me and married another girl. … Read more »