FRANCISCO S. TATAD

Will Cardinal Chito and Archbishop Soc talk to Aquino?

The “urgent call for national transformation,” unleashed from the National Transformation Council’s groundbreaking assembly in Lipa on Wednesday, has to alter first the quality and conduct of the debate on the common good before it can alter anything else. If … Read more »

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

Mar Roxas is Kompre’s organizer and puppet master

Earning their keep: ‘Kompre’ convenors Karina Constantino-David and Alberto Lim claiming they are not pro-Aquino but pro-reforms. They are among the highest paid Aquino officials. Inset: Reportedly the puppet master Roxas. (*Average annual 2012-2013. Source: COA)

The gall of President Aquino and his cohorts to think that they can fool the nation so easily. To create a false picture that Mr. Aquino still has civil society support, it set up a pseudo-association, the “Koalisyon ng Mamamayan … Read more »

Aquino will not seek second term

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday admitted consulting some people about a proposal to amend the Constitution but made it clear he is not interested in seeking another term. In an interview with Bombo Radyo, Aquino said he looks forward … Read more »

NBA STAR IN LEGAZPI
Sereno: SC won’t get back at President
Economic growth gains pace to 6.4%

Sereno: SC won’t get back at President

Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno on Thursday said the Supreme Court (SC) will not retaliate against Malacanang despite repeated attacks by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on the judiciary after the High Court ruled that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is unconstitutional. … Read more »

Sy remains PH’s richest

MALL magnate Henry Sy remains the Philippine’s richest man, with an estimated net worth of $12.7 billion, according to Forbes magazine. The second richest is Asia Brewery and Fortune Tobacco owner Lucio Tan, whose net worth was placed at $6.1 billion. … Read more »

Aquino sees conviction of 3 senators in pork scam

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd wants nothing less than the conviction of all suspects, including lawmakers, who are involved in the P10 billion pork barrel scam case, stressing that the success of his administration’s anti-corruption efforts will hinge on having the … Read more »

China reclamation only fuels sea tensions, says President

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday assailed China’s ongoing “reclamation” project in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) which, he said, could only heighten tensions in the disputed territory. “We receive many intelligence [reports] indicating that what we call … Read more »

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Editorial

Evils of contractualization seen in MRT case

WE agree completely with our Policy Peek columnist, former senator Ernesto Herrera. He recently wrote: “If you need any more proof that contractualization is not just bad for workers but also bad for business because it makes services suffer then just look at the recent Metro Rail Transit (MRT) accident.” “The two drivers involved in... Read more »


From our Readers

Senate is not self-destructing

We write to shed light on certain issues raised by Rigoberto Tiglao in his August 25, 2014 article titled “Senate is self-destructing.” While we... Read more »

Hyatt 10 oath: “Survive and survive together”

Cory appointed Binay as OIC of Makati with the blessings of her Elite compadres the Ayalas & Lopezes. he will still be under the clutches of the... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

What has been happening in the four years of BS Aquino administration is all of treachery or betrayal of public trust. His campaign promises mostly... Read more »

Delusion on ‘reforms’ of Aquino presidency

Our present government is like a ship with a Skipper on the bridge looking forward to the vast ocean ahead. Let us first describe the ship which is... Read more »

Binay: Stop pushing Aquino to extend term

Dapat pa bang paniwalaan ang mga panukala nitong mga Senador at Congressmen na tumanggap ng 50 million pesos additional funds na suhol galing sa... Read more »

Nation

Roxas: DILG budget not a 2016 kitty

SECRETARY Manuel Roxas 2nd of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is willing to give up the proposed P5.6-billion budget for grassroots infrastructure projects that an opposition lawmaker claims is his campaign kitty. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Rep. … Read more »

Imported ceramic tiles poorly inspected

MORE than 50 percent of the ceramic tiles and plywood being shipped to the Philippines have no Philippine Standard (PS) or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) marks, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said … Read more »

Justice department okays permanent anti-drug unit

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has received the green light to create a permanent unit for operations against illegal drugs, a memorandum from the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Wednesday. In its letter to the PNP, the department said … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

Emeterio Sd. Perez

Foreigners’ take from PLDT’s earnings tops $1B

WHEN it comes to the distribution of cash dividend, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) is, undoubtedly, the most generous. It is so generous that its previous year’s net profit would not be enough to cover the amount needed … Read more »

Rene Saguisag

Deus ex machina and nuke plants

Augusts ago, Noynoy Aquino could have been a goner, thanks to a failed coup. Deus ex machina saw to it that he survived. The same explanation for his ascension to the presidency, after which Jojobama Binay, Alan Peter, Miriam, Bongbong, … Read more »

Ej Lopez

Still on term extension, new Solicitor General

“WE are still in the process of consulting our ‘Bosses,’” so the statement goes from the people who are “clingy” to the president. In truth and in fact, they see the real threat of being out of grace the moment … Read more »

Ed C. Tolentino

Of ice bucket challenges and ‘Iron Horse’

The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” was destined to be a hit from the moment Hollywood celebrities started doing it. However, lost in the frenzy created by the challenge is the purpose behind the undertaking. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, … Read more »

Karen Kunawicz

Finally back in Sin City

When Sin City came out in 2005, I totally warmed up to it. Did a repeat viewing and got the special edition DVD. There were so many things for me to embrace about the film: it was the movie version … Read more »

Giovanni Tapang, Ph.D.

People’s Initiative by the numbers

Last Saturday, I was at the Mariners Hotel in Cebu City attending the People’s Congress on the People’s Initiative to Abolish Pork Barrel together with over a thousand other delegates. The historic convergence of church people from different faiths, artists, … Read more »

Legal Advice

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No crime committed by custodian’s sibling over ‘stolen’ certificate of title

Dear PAO, My parents are gone and being the oldest child, my siblings agreed that I will be the custodian of all certificates of title of their pieces of property. One of our siblings, however, who is so greedy, got … Read more »