Remember the brash macho saying, which drove women up the wall and helped to ignite the feminist movement? It claimed that “when a woman says “No”, she could mean “Yes.” ‘tis said that this bogus wisdom has led to many … Read more »

After weeks of accusations in prime time and front page news, Vice-President Jejomar Binay appeared on ABS-CBN’s cable news channel ANC on Tuesday night in an even-handed interview with Lynda Jumilla. The VP denied allegations of corruption in the construction … Read more »

Revilla firm used in money laundering

A company owned by Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado Revilla, wife of detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., was used to launder money that may have come from the latter’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel, an official of … Read more »

US vows justice for Laude

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said the US will follow the rule of law and the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) in seeking justice for the death of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. In an interview on the television … Read more »

UNA blasts Trillanes, Cayetano for peddling lies

THE United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) took potshots at two pro-administration senators for allowing their resource person to peddle lies in the Senate to demolish Vice President Jejomar Binay. Lawyer JV Bautista, UNA interim secretary general, said Senators Alan Peter Cayetano … Read more »

VFA review under way – de Lima

The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), which was pushed into the spotlight after the killing of a Filipino transgender and the naming of a US Marine as a suspect, is under review by the executive department, according to Justice Secretary Leila … Read more »

Abuse of foreign maids in Emirates deplored

Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said on Thursday. Human Rights Watch called on the UAE to … Read more »

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Secretary Petilla should be fired

WE know President Aquino will never do it. But we are writing this editorial just the same to put this matter on record: the Secretary of the Department of Energy lied to the people, attempted to create a panic, and tried to mislead the Congress of the Philippines into performing an act of abuse of power and authority by giving the President... Read more »


Pacquiao, Guiao support larger coverage of athletes’ incentives

Lawmakers world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and professional basketball coach Joseller Guiao on Thursday rallied behind the bill that will expand the coverage of incentives for winning Olympians. This was announced by Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list, the author … Read more »


Malaysia holds on to Filipino scammer

DESPITE the Malaysian government refusal to extradite Manuel Amalilio to the Philippines, the Department of Justice (DOJ) still plans to appeal to Kuala Lumpur to hand over to Manila the man allegedly behind the P12-billion Aman Futures pyramiding scam. Amalilio … Read more »

Some govt agencies doing poor job–Binay

VICE President Jejomar Binay scored the poor performance of some government agencies and said several sectors in the government have failed in delivering basic services to the people. “Four years into this administration, several sectors have fallen embarrassingly short on … Read more »

New PNU president sought

MAJORITY of faculty of state-owned Philippine Normal University (PNU) in Manila wanted to replace their president based on a survey conducted by the PNU faculty union last month. Dr. Jose Ocampo, vice president of PNU faculty union, on Wednesday said … Read more »

MMDA gears up for All Saints’ Day

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will deploy 2,400 personnel in preparation for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week. Assistant General Manager for Operations Emerson Carlos on Wednesday said “Oplan Kaluluwa 2014” will be activated on October 27. … Read more »

Govt to tap radio groups in anti-crime drive

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is planning to tap amateur radio groups to help reduce the number of petty crimes in Metro Manila. Presiding over a meeting in Camp Crame on Wednesday, Interior Secretary Secretary Manuel “Mar” … Read more »

Quarantine doctors lack defense against viruses

Despite their readiness, Bureau of Quarantine doctors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday admitted that they lack personal protective equipment against deadly viruses. “The complete suit, [as a defense against such viruses, for example], is so expensive. … Read more »


Analysis & Commentary

Ma. Isabel Ongpin

We are losing our jusi and piña heritage to China

There certainly is a trend among many private individuals, fashion designers, and business establishments engaged in clothes and fashion to look for and use native materials. This is particularly felicitous for our hand-woven industry which offers unique, varied and fine … Read more »

Rene Saguisag

The PBA and the NCAA

Last Tuesday, I joined the Bedan family in installing the President Fidel V. Ramos Resource Center in Mendiola by so naming a facility after him. He’s 86 but he still jumped on stage as he did in Edsa’86. After the … Read more »

Erwin Tulfo

Another hocus-pocus bidding at nia?

A subcontractor came to my office last week to report another alleged irregularity in the bidding of a P10-million irrigation project in Laguna recently. The contractor, a woman, who asked not to be identified anymore, said the hocus-pocus started when … Read more »

Ed C. Tolentino

Donaire Jr. gets the axe

When Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters defeated Daulis Prescott in December 2012 to win the regular version of the World Boxing Association’s featherweight (126 pounds) title and became Jamaica’s 10th world boxing champion, the government of Jamaica rewarded him with a … Read more »

Karen Kunawicz

‘Dracula Untold’

What some ‘Thrones’ actors do on break I know, I know, it only got 23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. And the story didn’t look exciting. But I had several reasons for going anyway: 1. It’s goth and it’s October. 2. … Read more »

Ben D. Kritz

Too big to fail, Pinoy-style

Although it was not surprising that it was drowned out by the tiresome noise about what passes for current events here, there was at least one piece of very good news yesterday: Banks considered systemically important to the economy will … Read more »

Legal Advice

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Forcing women to stay single on the job illegal

Dear PAO, I’m wondering if my employer can legally require me to hold off my plans to get married based on an alleged provision in my employment contract requiring me to remain single as long as I am employed in … Read more »