Before the ship of state drowns in all the trust and confidence being heaped by President BS Aquino on his non-performing and erring Cabinet members and agency chiefs, the country, for its own survival, should conduct a trust accounting on … Read more »

Is President Benigno Aquino 3rd finally cracking down on sleaze in his government? Now being probed for allegedly excessive wealth is Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima, Aquino’s former bodyguard during his mother’s presidency. Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio … Read more »

ISIS recruiters target Mindanao schools

SUPPORTERS of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have made schools and a university in Mindanao their hunting ground as they continue to recruit new members, according to an imam or high priest in a Cotabato mosque who was “invited” to join the jihadist group.

The imam told The Manila Times … Read more »

Binay still leads in Pulse Asia survey

Vice President Jejomar Binay remains the top presidential candidate for 2016 despite the 10 percent drop in his rating, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed. Binay’s voter preference rating dropped to 31 percent this month from 41 percent in June. … Read more »

HK protesters brace for fresh clashes

HONG KONG: The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands Monday, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections. In the … Read more »

4 policemen in EDSA robbery Purisima’s ‘brothers’

FOUR of the eight police officers involved in the EDSA kidnap and robbery early this month are also members of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines that is at present led by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan … Read more »

Abad handed out public funds with ‘complete abandon’ – Joker

Was Budget Secretary Florencio Abad trying to legitimize the distribution of additional allocation to some lawmakers in 2012 by secretly including the name of then-senator Joker Arroyo as among the recipients of monies from Malacañang that later turned out to … Read more »

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Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy

HONG KONG is in the grip of people power. Thousands of protesters have taken over the streets in Hong Kong’s financial hub, not by force but by sheer number. Their objective: shut down the city’s business engine and force the Chinese central government in Beijing to loosen its political hold on the semi-autonomous region. Police fired tear... Read more »


UAAP do-or-die semis explode today

It will be the moment of truth for defending champions De La Salle University Green Archers when they face the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws today in a sudden death semifinals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) … Read more »


Dengue cases in Makati drop

THE Makati Health Department (MHD) on Tuesday reported 80 dengue cases from January to August this year compared to 191 in the same period last year. Dr. Diana Jocelyn Vaño attributed to reduction in the sustained clean-up drive in villages … Read more »

Maynilad spends P238M for QC service improvement

THE Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is spending almost P238 million for pipe-laying projects designed to improve water services in Quezon City. The company will lay more than four kilometers of primary lines, ranging from three feet to five feet … Read more »

Bautista to deliver State of quezon City Address on October 7

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista will report on the various socio-economic gains and accomplishments of his administration in the past year during his State of the City Address on October 7. Bautista’s city address, to be delivered in time for … Read more »

Three fuel tankers explode in Manila

THREE loaded fuel tankers exploded on Tuesday morning inside the Petroleum Technology and Research Corp. in Santa Ana, Manila. Supt. Fernando Opelanio, commander of Santa Ana Police Station 6, said one of the tankers exploded while loading gas at about … Read more »

SC justice wants Justice Ong ‘double dead’

DESPITE Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong’s dismissal from the service with forfeiture of all retirement benefits and perpetual disqualification from holding government office, a Supreme Court (SC) justice has shown no mercy and wants him “double dead.” Apparently not one who … Read more »

House Energy panel: Extra powers for Aquino in order

The House of Representatives would still grant emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino 3rd to address the power shortage in summer 2015 even if it wants to probe first how much the shortage would be. Rep. Reynaldo Umali of Oriental … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Atty. Dodo Dulay

PNoy’s delusion of success

The “working visit” of PNoy to Europe and the United States lasting for almost two weeks turned out to be nothing more than a self-aggrandizing junket. And what better way to stretch the truth about his accomplishments – and enhance … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

Sensible power options for the hinterland

Already in the hotseat, thanks to the fashionable controversy created about its Torre de Manila condominium project, the DMCI Holdings conglomerate has incurred public ire with another of its endeavors, in this case, a proposal to replace a DMCI-operated 15-megawatt … Read more »

Ernesto F. Herrera

Help! Police! – Police! Help!

A joke goes that before, Filipinos, when they needed help, called for a policeman. But now, when they see a policeman, they call for help. This joke ended up being true. Just look at the way a lot of crimes … Read more »

Ma. Lourdes N. Tiquia

No spin zone!

Brands are running out of juice,” that is according to Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi in his book, “Love marks.” Roberts believes that love is what is needed to rescue brands. He asks, “What builds loyalty that goes … Read more »

Real Carpio So

Almost but not quite

IN recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on knowledge in organizations. This is evident in heightened interest in the cultivation of an organization’s capacity for information, competence, resources, capabilities, talent, learning, as well as the ability to mobilize … Read more »


Birthday musings

EVERY time my birthday comes, I tend to reflect on where I am now in what I do, in my advocacies, what else to aspire for, and what else to put in my bucket list. Business-wise, I love what we … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Exceptions to mother alone having custody of illegitimate child

Dear PAO, I had a baby with my girlfriend. I signed the birth certificate, but we have separated since then. We somehow share custody of the baby since I get her during weekdays and return her to her mother on … Read more »