Self-dealing of senators must be checked

October 5, 2015 11:24 pm

WE join Buhay Party List Rep. Lito Atienza in calling attention to the anomalous situation, where a sitting senator can repeatedly run for election to a higher office, and yet return to the Senate once he or she is beaten in a free and fair balloting.

We have seen this phenomenon several times over the past decade. And we will see it repeated this coming 2016 election, unless we stop the practice at the ballot box and unless Congress passes a law stopping it.

The anomaly consists of this: In the 1980s, the now defunct Batasang Pambansa passed Batasang Pambansa No….

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The real reason the LP stag party offends us

October 4, 2015 9:10 pm

WE have exercised circumspection in offering our views on the now-infamous “stag party” put on by Liberal Party officials in Laguna last week, because everyone—except, naturally, the parties involved —has reacted to the story just as they should have reacted, … Read more »

October to Filipinos

October 3, 2015 10:22 pm

FILIPINOS who value our relations with the People’s Republic of China as well as the Chinese on Taiwan should be aware that last October 1 was the People’s Republic’s national day, the 66th anniversary of its formal creation in 1949. … Read more »

Let’s put an end to child labor

October 3, 2015 2:37 am

IN a scathing report made public this week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) had nothing good to say about the Philippine government’s actions – or lack thereof – to eliminate child labor, particularly the most dangerous work children are exposed to … Read more »

Ombudsman must spare no one and recover all the DAP loot

October 1, 2015 11:34 pm

It’s premature for the nation to be satisfied by the decision of the Ombudsman to conduct a preliminary investigation of certain officials of the Aquino administration for wrongdoing in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). It is premature because Ombudsman Conchita … Read more »

It’s Elderly Filipinos Week

September 30, 2015 11:27 pm

IN the indigenous culture of our archipelago’s pre-Western Malays who became the Filipinos and in their later culture as the Christian Malays, the virtue of respect and care for elders has always been a mark of every person’s — and … Read more »

Mar Roxas: I don’t want to be your president

September 30, 2015 12:34 am

THAT is the only message we can draw from Mar Roxas’ disappointing remarks on Monday, in which he confirmed that he fully supports President BS Aquino 3rd’s ignorant, anti-people rejection of broad-based calls to reduce income taxes. Roxas even adopted … Read more »

Another alternate truth: Mamasapano staged?

September 28, 2015 10:48 pm

FIRST, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) put forward the alternative truth that aides of Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan, rather than the SAF commandos, killed the international terrorist. To their surprise, President Benigno Aquino 3rd bought the line and … Read more »

West reaches out to Iran as Syria strategy stumbles

September 27, 2015 10:35 pm

NEW YORK CITY: US and Western diplomats scrambled on Saturday to cobble together a diplomatic strategy to end the war in Syria, after the latest humiliating blow to their military plan. Secretary of State John Kerry and his European counterparts … Read more »

No US-China anti-cybercrime agreement reached

September 26, 2015 9:38 pm

THE People’s Daily ran a story last week by Liu Xin with the head “Cyber deal expected to halt disputes.” We pray the hopes come true but after the Obama-Xi summit on Friday it seems that prayers must continue. After … Read more »