• Today's Headlines

    Analysis and Commentary

    Today's Headlines Photos

    Santiago: ‘Lover of the law’

    0

    HER resume is as kilometric as her legal ruminations on the Senate floor. Born on June 15, 1945 in Iloilo City to a Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge and college dean, and the eldest of seven children, Miriam Defensor-Santiago showed her intellect at a young age, graduating valedictorian in grade…

    The country we have become

    3

    We should reflect long and hard on the events that happened last Wednesday at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, for they capture in a nutshell the country we appear to have become, and the utter ineffectiveness of government to set things right at the country‘s principal penitentiary. We thought…

    Abus in cahoots with drug lords, says military

    0

    THE terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) is in cahoots with drug lords and is responsible for proliferation of illegal drugs in the ZamBaSulta area, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Thursday. Zambasulta is made up of the provinces of Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in southern Mindanao.…

    Narrower current account surplus a good sign – BSP

    0

    ‘It reflects a growing economy’ A NARROWING current account surplus isn’t bad at all since it indicates an actively growing economy, according to a central bank official. “The current account is still positive at about $800 million” this year. “Next year, we expect this to be lower than $5 billion,”…

    NCAA Final 4 action explodes today

    0

    San Beda College and Arellano University are on a hunt for an automatic finals berth when they clash against their respective foes today in the Final Four opener of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 92 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Red…

    Halep books place in WTA Finals at Wuhan

    0

    WUHAN, China: World No.5 Simona Halep downed Madison Keys in the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open Thursday to book her place in the elite season-end WTA Final for the third consecutive year. Big serving Keys took an early lead in the first set, breaking the Romanian’s serve twice, but was…

    Chasing Gonzalez

    0

    The feeling is comparable to what a treasure hunter feels when he opens the chest and sees nothing much in it. Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes gave up his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight (108 lbs.) title to move up to flyweight (112 lbs.) and go after the marquee names in…

    Ceres La Salle crushes struggling Laos in UFL

    0

    Ceres-La Salle FC routed Laos FC, 8-0, on Wednesday in the 2016 United Football League (UFL) at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Malate, Manila. Oladipo Babsola Okunaiya drew the first blood for Ceres-La Salle after converting a goal from Adrian Gallardo Valdez’s assist in the 15th minute. Stephan Markus…

    UFC 20 years ago and beyond

    0

    About 20 years ago, a friend of mine who was into the martial arts training lent me a videotape of the Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) 4 that was staged in December 16, 1994. At the time, the Internet was virtually non-existent (at least in the Philippines) and very few households…

    Perlas shines in SEABA Women’s Championship

    0

    Perlas Pilipinas moved up to 3-0 in the SEABA Women’s Championship after yet another blowout win, this time against Vietnam, 134-56, at the Bukit Sendirit Stadium in Malacca on Thursday night. Perlas limited Vietnam to only eight points in the first quarter before dropping 41 in the second quarter en…

    More areas around Mayon drying up

    0

    LEGAZPI CITY: More cities and towns around the restive Mount Mayon are suffering from severe water shortage and water resources are drying up, Willian Sabater, chief sanitary engineer of the Albay provincial health office, told The Manila Times. Sabater said water resources were reported to be drying up in the…

    In Bali’s deaf village of Bengkala, silence is golden

    0

    BENGKALA, Indonesia: Balinese women dressed in gold bodices danced to rhythmic drumming while waving fans as men in purple outfits sat cross legged around them, jiggling their arms and chanting. It appeared to be just another show on the Indonesian resort island, known for its ancient culture and rituals, but…

    Diamonds are forever

    1

    A diamond is deemed to play an important part in and celebrating love, what with its interminable beauty signifying forever. Prized and pricey, however, not everyone could really afford this delicate stone to express love—that is until gemmologists learned to culture diamonds in a laboratory, bringing the cost of this…

    No special someone for Pia Wurtzbach as she turns 27

    0

    Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took a little time off from her queenly duties in New York City to celebrate her birthday with family and friends here in the Philippines. Wurtzbach returned to Manila on September 24 and was feted in several gatherings for her 27th birthday. The first was…

    Audi PH unveils all-new A4

    0

    The latest premium executive sedan from Ingolstadt is now here The all-new Audi A4 has finally arrived in the country with PGA Cars, the official distributor of Audi cars in the Philippines, officially unveiling the new-generation premium executive sedan last week. The all-new A4, now with the B9 platform, is…

    Diamonds are forever

    1

    A diamond is deemed to play an important part in and celebrating love, what with its interminable beauty signifying forever. Prized and pricey, however, not everyone could really afford this delicate stone to express love—that is until gemmologists learned to culture diamonds in a laboratory, bringing the cost of this…

    Daphne Oseña-Paez on making tough and loving choices in life

    0

    Since she made her mark on Philippine television in the 1990s as a news reporter for ABS-CBN, eventually finding her niche as television host-cum-producer for a string of successful lifestyle programs, Daphne Oseña-Paez has established herself as a woman of substance, grace and style in the public eye. Away from…