MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 3:37 PM | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria
COCKTALES | Gina Lopez buries Ramon Ang's Manila Bay reclamation project Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 7:50 AM | Victor C. Agustin
COMMENTARY | Koreans' murder by cops indicates ‘breakdown of rule of law’ under Duterte Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 8:53 AM | Phelim Kine, deputy director, Human Rights Watch Asia Division
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BREAKING NEWS as of Sun, Feb 26, 2017, 6:49 AM Noynoy on 31st EDSA anniversary: Remember the past so as not to repeat it; do more, too Duterte's opponents turn EDSA commemoration into protest march 2 suspected Maute men killed, another captured in Lanao del Norte Mindanao groups call for peace talk resumption, release of POWS Court schedules deposition of Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia - lawyers Activist groups to stage nationwide transport strike Monday vs jeepney phase-out European Liberals to seek EU action vs De Lima arrest, worsening rights situation 2 alleged Maute Group members slain in Iligan, 2 Mamasapano suspects nabbed in Maguindanao WALL BRAWL | Defiant Mexico warns of retaliation vs US border tax ‘NOBODY’S GOING TO MESS WITH US’ | Combative Trump vows ‘greatest military buildup’ News organizations barred from White House briefing Deadly US heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years - study IS car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria Malaysia warns N. Korea envoy: quit lying or face expulsion 'Mother of lumad' | Crusading Manobo chieftain, 92, gets Tandang Sora Award from UP
WALL BRAWL | Defiant Mexico warns of retaliation vs US border tax An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax…
Philippine Stock Exchange nets P701 million in 2016 The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) on Friday said its profit surged by 3 percent to P701.54 million in 2016 on the back of higher…
Peso ends week flat at P50.21 as PSEi succumbs to profit-taking The Philippine peso finished the week flat at P50.21 from P50.22 Thursday, partly due to the dollar's retreat following US President Donald Trump's comment that…
COCKTALES | Manny Villar finds a money machine in the business of death Oil futures rise after report shows drop in stockpiles PSEi up anew; peso little changed amid dovish Fed outlook Matching session touts opportunities for both Japan, PH businesses Chinese commerce minister abruptly postpones PH trip: sources Upbeat Wall Street boost PSEi; peso little changed vs US dollar Trade, investment growth boost EU-ASEAN ties to historic high - EU ambassador
COCKTALES | Mainland China to reclaim new island in Manila Bay with PH's open arms 7:30 am | Victor C. Agustin A mainland China group, backed by Chinese government money, is reclaiming a new island right in Manila Bay and, unlike in the contested South China Sea, is being welcomed by top Philippine officials with wide, open arms.
LEGAL OPINION | Can NDFP consultants be rearrested with JASIG termination? 7:25 am | Edre Olalia, president National Union of People\'s Lawyers and NDFP legal consultant The effectivity of the termination of the JASIG takes effect only after 30 days from receipt by the NDFP of the notice of termination. The 30 days grace period has not yet lapsed.
COCKTALES | Partnership row bedevils pro-Duterte film about Muslim-Catholic conflict 9:14 am | Victor C. Agustin A partnership row is threatening to swamp the financial fortunes of Across the Crescent Moon, the pro-Duterte film about a Muslim cop and his Catholic wife caught in the religious and criminal conflicts besetting the country.
COCKTALES | Davao-coco levy row proves taxing even to a few justices 7:59 am | Victor C Agustin The continuing litigation between the Davao City government and the San Miguel Corp. shareholding companies over the latter's tax status is also fracturing the Court of Tax Appeals.
REFLECT, PRAY, ACT | Cardinal Tagle invites faithful amid moves to restore the death penalty 1:35 pm | Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila There is a danger that the death penalty might legitimize the use of violence to deal with every wrongdoing. We affirm that victims of crimes need justice and healing. An honest and upright judicial and penal system assures the victims and society of protection and renewal.
COCKTALES | Guam tightens up against Filipino workers 9:18 am | Victor C. Agustin Skilled Filipino workers already in labor-short Guam are being shown the door, with their replacements from the Philippines unable to obtain work visas.
MEL STA.MARIA | Duterte’s useless fight against the Catholic Church 11:58 am | Mel Sta. Maria Even if he uses the vast influence of his office to alienate all of the faithful against the Catholic Church, President Duterte will surely fail. His joke on starting an 'Iglesia ni Duterte' may be a better alternative.
COCKTALES | PAL spending $90M to replace video-less sardine seats in A330s 8:04 am | Victor C. Agustin Philippine Airlines is spending $6 million per aircraft to rip out and upgrade the sardine-seating configuration in the economy section of all its 15 almost new Airbus A330-300 planes.
COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% 10:06 am | Victor C. Agustin The iconic Japanese household and apparel company plans to slash retail prices by 20 percent and expand its local offerings to boost flagging sales.
MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law 3:37 pm | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria That the President can declare martial law even outside the textual parameters set by the 1987 Freedom Constitution is a seriously wrong understanding of our Constitution that could lead to the destruction of our democratic way of life.
COCKTALES | Gina Lopez buries Ramon Ang's Manila Bay reclamation project 7:50 am | Victor C. Agustin The controversial plan of San Miguel president Ramon S. Ang to build either a new city or an airport from the waters of Manila Bay had been scuttled for good by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.
COMMENTARY | Koreans' murder by cops indicates ‘breakdown of rule of law’ under Duterte 8:53 am | Phelim Kine, deputy director, Human Rights Watch Asia Division The killing by Philippine police of a South Korean businessman is an ominous indicator of the breakdown of rule of law under President Rodrigo Duterte.
COMMENTARY | Redefining the Liberal Party’s role in Philippine society 2:11 pm | Senator Francis N. Pangilinan, president, LP We need to go to the grassroots, engage with the marginalized sectors, and become a genuine people's party. We need people to inspire our young people, including the so-called millennials, to become more pro-active citizens willing to collectively shape a kinder tomorrow.