COCKTALES | Tambunting patriarch wins estate feud with daughters over New York condo 6:31 pm | Victor Agustin COCKTALES | Tambunting patriarch wins estate feud with daughters over New York condoPawnshop magnate Jose 'Joseling' Tambunting Sr. has won the first round of a trans-Pacific court battle with his daughters over the ownership of a New York condo.

OPED | King Abdullah paved the way for stronger cooperation in labor, employment 4:42 pm | Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz OPED | King Abdullah paved the way for stronger cooperation in labor, employmentIt was during the reign of King Abdullah that Saudi Arabia expanded reforms to protect the interests of overseas workers, especially OFWs.

JESSICA ZAFRA | In olden times, when grammar ruled 10:47 am | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | In olden times, when grammar ruledBack in the days of TODAY, respected journalists fought over a capital letter. They cared about words and proper usage. Little did I know that it was the beginning of the end of an era. Atrocious grammar and misspelling have become the norm, and complaining is considered elitist and quaint.

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | No, Mareng Winnie, Metro Manila is not the 'paborito'; it is the 'tagasalo' 2:59 pm | Benjamin de la Pena BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | No, Mareng Winnie, Metro Manila is not the \Are Metro Manilans the 'paborito'? Does the rest of the country pay for the megacity? No. The opposite is true.

COCKTALES | Cruz Marcelo Tenefrancia, The Firm resume talks as CMT buys court time 11:26 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Cruz Marcelo Tenefrancia, The Firm resume talks as CMT buys court timeCMT and the surviving Villaraza & Angangco group have resumed negotiations, according to the industry chatter, prompting CMT external counsel Arno Sanidad to change legal tack from seeking a 72-hour restraining order to postponing the next hearing for the reconnection of CMT's utilities.

FULL HOMILY | Pope Francis calls on Filipinos to be 'outstanding missionaries' in Asia 3:56 pm | InterAksyon.com FULL HOMILY | Pope Francis calls on Filipinos to be \Here is the full transcript of Pope Francis' homily at the Mass held at Luneta, Manila, on Sunday, January 18, Feast of the Sto. Nino.

FULL TRANSCRIPT | Pope Francis' address to the Filipino youth: 'You lack only one thing...' 1:42 pm | InterAksyon.com FULL TRANSCRIPT | Pope Francis\Here is the full text of the translated address of Pope Francis to the youth of the Philippines. He counsels them to learn to weep, to avoid being 'young museums' who have information and technology on hand but don't know what to do with them, and to let the poor 'evangelize' them.

#DearPopeFrancis | Thank you for siding with poor, championing life of dignity for all 11:17 pm | Campaign for A Life of Dignity for All #DearPopeFrancis | Thank you for siding with poor, championing life of dignity for allA network of civil society groups engaged in various issues has united toward a Campaign for A Life of Dignity for All. In this letter to Pope Francis, the network tells the public of their work and thanks the Pontiff for his support to their cause fighting poverty and inequality.

MEL STA. MARIA | The Pope's heart, and PNoy's mind: One is with us, the other is out of touch 11:38 am | Atty. Mel Sta. Maria MEL STA. MARIA | The Pope\We are ecstatic and moved that the leader of billions of Catholics around the world found time to visit us. That singular message would have been enough for us to convey - but obviously not for President Aquino.

COCKTALES | Romualdez shakes up the Standard before return to Makati 9:35 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Romualdez shakes up the Standard before return to MakatiThe sharp-suited mining magnate Benjamin Philip Romualdez apparently knows how to wield and use a management ax. In one fell swoop, the Manila Standard on Monday morning fired over 20 personnel on the spot, with two dozen more out on the field or still on holiday told to no longer return.

ESSAY | Welcoming the Successor of Peter to the Philippines 6:13 pm | Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila ESSAY | Welcoming the Successor of Peter to the PhilippinesPope Francis comes to us as one like us, or in his own words 'as a regular human being,' a sinner who has experienced God's mercy. His simple words and gestures will make Jesus and the Church more accessible to Filipinos. We await the Successor of Peter: a brother, a father and a friend.

Oil kings: The House of Saud's uncertain future 4:42 am | Mohamad Bazzi, Reuters Oil kings: The House of Saud\In his annual 'state-of-the-kingdom' address on Jan. 6, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah hoped to reassure the world that his country is prepared to absorb the economic shock of plummeting oil prices and to deal with the worsening conflict in its two neighbors, Iraq and Yemen.

JESSICA ZAFRA | The Devil in the Philippines 1:43 am | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | The Devil in the PhilippinesWriting in 1886, Isabelo de los Reyes doesn't openly criticize the Spanish priests who lorded it over the indios. Instead, De los Reyes quotes from the chronicles of Spanish missionaries on the demonio, duende, sirena and kapre they encountered in these islands.