October 20, 2017, 7:58 am
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Need and greed

September 25, 2017
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‘As in other tall tales, the Marcos gold will be exploited to the hilt by rogue individuals and con men looking for victims among the poor, whose weaknesses include both pressing need and inherent greed.’

Barangay appointments

September 22, 2017
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‘Village officials should flesh out their constitutional mandate of serving as apolitical leaders. The sad reality is that they have become local mendicants in the service of whoever is in power at city hall or municipal hall.’

Day of protest

September 21, 2017
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‘President Duterte did a master stroke of hijacking today’s martial law anniversary with the declaration of a national day of protest.’

Frats and hazing

September 20, 2017
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‘Time to implement the Lina law on hazing to the fullest. We hope the police, the prosecutors and the courts are listening.’

Bleak investment picture

September 19, 2017
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‘While numerous big-ticket projects are available in the country, foreign businessmen are cautious and very discerning where they will invest.’


September 18, 2017
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‘Jinggoy’s high regard for the law is expected because he is actually a chip off the old block. Former President Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada, now mayor of Manila, has shown   that he is one president who will respect the legal process.’

The trains again

September 15, 2017
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‘This irregular purchase made by the former administration has left us holding the proverbial bag and we are not even sure on how to proceed from here.’

Human rights in focus

September 14, 2017
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‘Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan noted that in case the House and the Senate are convened as one body, the senators would be easily be outnumbered.’

Permanently safe

September 13, 2017
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‘The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll showed that the number of Filipinos who became victims of crimes dropped to a record low during the second quarter of 2017.’

Issue of confidence

September 12, 2017
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‘The church was just giving sanctuary to the witness and five other companions. And it is apparent that in the matter of personal security, the father distrusts the government…’


Front Page

Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’