‘I have no grudge’

Enrile at peace with self, sees vindication (Editor’s note: Shortly after his release on bail from more than a year of detention on charges of graft and plunder involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), 91-year-old Senator Juan Ponce Enrile … Read more »

From Edsa hero to jailbird to free man

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile had been arrested twice—in 1990 and 2001—on rebellion charges before his latest detention on charges of graft and plunder in 2014. In last year’s cases, the EDSA 1986 hero and former Senate President has been accused … Read more »

Martial law atrocities died with Marcos – Binay

The atrocities committed under the Martial law regime will not prevent Vice President Jejomar Binay from accepting Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as his running mate if the latter will agree to run for vice president in 2016. Binay noted … Read more »

Aquino OKs 2 new LRT projects

Five new projects in transportation and energy costing around P131.4 billion, including the construction of two new railways, were approved by President Benigno Aquino 3rd in a bid to stimulate economic development in growth areas, Malacañang said on Saturday. The … Read more »

Curry to Gilas: Play with a lot of heart

Golden State Warriors’ combo guard Stephen Curry told Gilas Pilipinas to play with a lot of heart in every game and learn the process. Curry, 27, visited Manila as guest of the Under Armour Road Show held at the Mall … Read more »

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The violence of some INC members

SOME unpleasant happenings went unnoticed and almost unreported by media in the excitement of the 5-day Iglesia ni Cristo protest that ended on Monday, August 31. This was the assault on a photo-journalist, the rough treatment of a reporter who tried to help the assaulted cameramen, and the harassment of some motorists by some members of the... Read more »


Gilas thumps formidable USA team

Alaska’s Calvin Abueva powered Gilas Pilipinas’ slim 78-74 win over USA-Select Overtake in the 37th William Jones Cup at the Xin Zhuang University Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday. Abueva finished with 20 points plus nine rebounds and four steals. … Read more »


No need for traffic czar – Palace

Malacañang shot down proposals to appoint a traffic czar who will oversee efforts to unclog streets in Metro Manila, saying that inter-agency efforts are enough to ease road congestion. According to Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., Cabinet Secretary Jose … Read more »

ASEAN ministers tackle food security

Sixteen ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will visit the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on September 12 to strengthen agricultural cooperation and ensure food security across the region. The visit is part of the 37th meeting … Read more »

Boosting trade in services key to inclusive growth

Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are working to ease barriers to trade in services that have the potential to contribute to inclusive growth in the region, an APEC official said Saturday. Secretariat Executive Director Dr. Allan E. … Read more »

UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

BONN: Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts. The all-too-real prospect of climate catastrophe on a horizon of … Read more »

4 top Taguig drug traffickers jailed

Four of Taguig’s 10 most wanted illegal drug suspects are now behind bars following their arrest in a drug buy-bust operation Friday night. The suspects were identified as Bag Malay alias Boy Macuto, 25; Jeffrey Espeleta, 35; Rodolfo Alvarez Jr., … Read more »

Unaccompanied luggage yield disassembled firearms

Airport authorities confiscated a black trolley bag that was being transferred to Manila from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates after they found it contained two disassembled firearms. The authorities found two .44 caliber revolver, two pieces barrel cleaner, and a … Read more »

Analysis & Commentary

The refugees are our responsibility

THE large numbers of war refugees and poverty stricken migrants pouring into Europe is a matter for immediate concern and action. But it should be concern and action primarily for the displaced and suffering refugees and those fleeing sub-human conditions … Read more »

While De Lima was partying

WHERE is Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima? One cannot help but see her, happy face smiling, waving the L sign in front of that crowd in Cebu. One cannot help but see her dancing the “Macarena,” enjoying … Read more »

Serving Jesus in silence

I like St. Joseph very much. He is a strong man of silence. On my desk I have a statue of St. Joseph sleeping. While sleeping he looks after the Church. Yes, he can do it! We know that. When … Read more »

Vince Robles is alive and well!

IN my column yesterday, I killed MABINI’s Vince Robles, who called me, to say that my report on his demise was grossly exaggerated. A brother, not he, had passed on. When told of the departure last Tuesday, I remarked, “Kaya … Read more »

We will pay a price for moving people

ABOUT once every generation, some photographer will capture an image that instantly defines what the world really is. Earlier this week, the image was that of a small boy—his name, we are told was Aylan, and he was just three … Read more »

Netanyahu’s next step

WASHINGTON.D.C.: What does Israel do now that President Obama has won the congressional votes needed to implement an Iran nuclear agreement that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as “a stunning historic mistake”? This was always the danger of Netanyahu’s unyielding … Read more »

The use of the prepositions ‘in’ and ‘at’ in American English

AN English teacher in Iran, Farhad H., recently sent me e-mail asking this very interesting question about preposition usage: “I often have difficulty when it comes to the difference between the prepositions ‘in’ and ‘at.’ For example, which one of … Read more »

A close encounter with Derek Ramsey

At a recent media gathering on August 12 at the Makati Shangri-La Ballroom, I came face to face with Derek Ramsey—plus his toned arms, chiseled abs and almost perfect body. I discovered that the secret to this is not a … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Illegitimate children can demand financial support

Dear PAO, I am an illegitimate child and studying in a public school. My father recognized me as his daughter; however, he does not support me in my education and other financial needs. On the other hand, I see that … Read more »