January 16, 2018, 11:24 pm
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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…’

Funds for killing

September 11, 2017
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‘President Duterte has mentioned Cotabato City as the next probable flashpoint of military confrontation after the Islamic City of Marawi.’

Senate woes

September 08, 2017
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‘The Senate leadership should wrap up this zarzuela and produce a committee report   worth the time that they spent.’

Trillanes’ moment

September 07, 2017
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‘Today’s hearing promises to be Senator Trillanes’ shining or damning moment. Paolo Duterte and Carpio should also take this opportunity to clear their names.’

Concern over Pyongyang

September 06, 2017
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‘Americans are very much alarmed because their president, Donald Trump, relishes being on war footing every day.’

MILF’s dilemma

September 05, 2017
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‘An ominous sign of things to come for this bill, the MILF noted that the draft BBL was not listed among the administration’s priority measures.’


Front Page

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.’