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House approves Con-Ass resolution

By WENDELL VIGILIA | January 17, 2018
THE House of Representatives last night approved the concurrent resolution seeking to convene the House and the Senate into a constituent assembly (con-ass) to introduce amendments to the Constitution.


TNT tests Blackwater resolve

By MICHAEL JUGADO | January 17,2018
BIDDING to prove it belongs among the elite teams, Blackwater tries to hurdle another acid test when it battles TNT tonight in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.



Without limits

By CATA SALAZAR-DE JESUS | January 15,2018
My first sighting of Tito Jake Macasaet was in Boracay — when his children, Allen and Bib, were celebrating their 20th wedding  anniversary. He was happily munching on his merienda at the resort we were all booked in. He was resplendent in his beach tee and signature wide smile. Tita Karen was within his hearing distance, like couples unwittingly but habitually are, after being knit together by decades of “cohabitation,” as some of my happily-married friends call it. 

Special Features

Financial inclusion improves

January 15,2018
In comparison with our Asean peers, the Philippines was generally in the middle group in terms of number of financial institutions and ATMs per 10,000 adults. The country ranked highly in terms indicators per 100 square kilometers, indicating smaller distance to the nearest branch or ATM. In terms of usage, the number of deposit accounts per 10,000 adults in the Philippines was lower than most of our peers except Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar

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Column of the Day

The real chilling effect

By ABIGAIL VALTE | January 17,2018
‘Even the half-blind can see the pattern of coercion and elimination employed against those believed to be critical of the Mr. Duterte’s moves.’

Opinion of the Day

Despite corporate questions, Rappler case is a press freedom issue

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | January 17, 2018
‘The decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to void the registration of Rappler as a media entity is a press freedom issue.’