Binay supporter’s convoy bombed

Blast kills La Union lawmaker’s bodyguards AGOO, La Union: La Union Rep. Eufranio “Franny” Eriguel, a supporter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, escaped death by a whisker Saturday when a remote controlled bomb placed on a parked motorcycle exploded. The … Read more »

Explain cash stash, Duterte dared

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should face allegations that he has hidden wealth and explain how he got his billions because he has confused the public with his contradictory statements, Malacañang said on Saturday. Presidential Communications Undersecretary Manuel Quezon 3rd … Read more »

El Shaddai endorses Marcos

Lucena City: After reportedly getting the support of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), another religious group—the influential Catholic charismatic group El Shaddai of Bro. Mike Velarde — has endorsed the vice presidential bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Velarde … Read more »

China rejects HK port call by US carrier

WASHINGTON: China has denied the US aircraft carrier USS Stennis and accompanying naval vessels permission to make a port call in Hong Kong, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday (Saturday in Manila). It was not immediately known what prompted the Chinese … Read more »

Women leaders pick Poe

Stressing their desire to protect human rights enshrined in the Constitution, women leaders from different sectors threw their support behind Sen. Grace Poe, saying she is the kind of leader that the country needs. At a press event in Quezon … Read more »

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China angrier now than before but we must welcome US moves

THAT the People’s Republic China refused, on Friday, to allow the US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John Stennis to make a Hong Kong port call is a signal that our neighbor to the north with about one-fourth of the entire population of our planet is angrier than it was before with the United States – and perhaps the Philippines too – for... Read more »


Praise, but no raise, for workers

President Benigno Aquino 3rd lauded Filipino workers on the eve of Labor Day but made no announcements on a wage hike or non-monetary benefits. In his message, Aquino praised the Filipino workers for their hard work. “Saludo ang ating sambayanan … Read more »

Dragon boat rower missing after accident

One person is missing and feared dead after rowing practice by an amateur Dragon Boat team went awry in Manila, the coast guard said. The 22 members of the Alab Sagwan Pilipinas rowing team were practicing in Manila Bay before … Read more »

PNP absentee voting turnout rate low

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday said less than half of policemen who signed up for the absentee voting cast their votes. The PNP’s Public Information Office (PIO) on Saturday said that of the 363 police officers who registered, … Read more »

DILG vows support to anti-drug plan

INTERIOR Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento has assured the continuing support of his department and its attached agencies to the National Anti-Drug Plan of Action (NADPA) that President Benigno Aquino 3rd ordered implemented and institutionalized. NADPA is the blueprint that describes … Read more »

Fariñas, 22 Ilocos mayors back Roxas

LAOAG CITY: Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte led 22 of the province’s 23 mayors in endorsing the candidacy of Manuel “Mar” Roxas. However, they said they will support Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos instead of Roxas’ running mate, Rep. Leni … 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 »

Analysis & Commentary

The president God wants

Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not … Read more »

The cross Binay bears

Today is Labor Day. It is the day workers the world over glorify their tradition of revolutionary struggle while being themselves glorified as the one single impetus for achieving qualitative social change. Qualitative, because change from oppression and exploitation to … Read more »

Do voters have a screwed-up sense of presidential preference?

ADMINISTRATION candidate Mar Roxas, to the casual observer, says all the right things, cites seemingly unimpeachable figures and stats and promises a coherent way forward. During the last debate, answering a softball question from Senator Defensor-Santiago, he was even able … Read more »

A primer for Philippine politics

IT is election time and some say nothing ever changes in the Philippines. The candidates change but the social inequality remains. Candidates for the presidency this time range from two representing the rich elite, the daughter of a deceased movie … Read more »

#Eleksyon2016: The VP gambit

ONE of the more offensive, because arrogant, things I’ve seen on social media has nothing to do with Rodrigo Dutere’s foul mouth and lack of platform. It had everything to do with the Liberal Party. And no, not even about … Read more »

‘We will make our dwelling in you’

[6thSunday of Easter, Year C, 1 May 2016, Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6+8 / Rev 21:10-14, 22-23 / John 14:23-29] Have you ever been to a big church or cathedral? Maybe you have visited St Peter’s Basilica, … Read more »

My shtruggle

WASHINGTON, DC: I have a major apology to deliver here. It is particularly galling to me, and it’s going to get messy. There’s an oddity of spoken language that I first noticed around the beginning of the George W. Bush … Read more »


Today, the Manila Times inaugurates its Maritime page – another milestone for an industry which permeates every Filipino’s life – but most often taken for granted. Bringing the maritime industry closer to a broader audience on a weekly frequency has … 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

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When a marriage license is not needed

Dear PAO, My husband threatened to file for the nullity of our marriage. He claims that our marriage is invalid because we did not have a marriage license. I was only 18 years old at the time, he was 25 … Read more »