MEL STA.MARIA | A hard look at the benefits from Duterte China trip, risks of its embrace Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 12:03 AM | ATTY. MEL STA. MARIA
LEADER OR BLUFFER? | How the President can send the Americans packing as early as April 15, 2017 Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 12:02 PM | Walden Bello*, Special to InterAksyon.com
COCKTALES | Manila's glitterati form a new social club for select 600 Fri, Oct 21, 2016, 8:27 AM | Victor C. Agustin
MARIE YUVIENCO | Oops, I Won't Do It Again Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 12:28 PM | Marie Yuvienco
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BREAKING NEWS as of Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 9:37 AM CHEERS AND TEARS | Fishermen freed by Somali pirates, including Pinoy crew, arrive in Kenya More than 100 inmates escape Haiti prison, one guard dead: official Aboitiz Equity expanding presence in Southeast Asia; sets P58-B capex for 2017 Jungle migrants urged to 'give up British dream' MEL STA.MARIA | A hard look at the benefits from Duterte China trip, risks of its embrace Chile's embattled Bachelet put to test in local polls MOU on Chinese investment in Global Gateway project in Sangley signed WASHED ASHORE | Cache of suspected shabu found half buried in Dingalan DSWD sets priority typhoon relief assistance to the poor NUPL: Mauled driver contacted by cops without benefit of legal counsel 'GETTYSBURG ADDRESS' | Trump lays out plan for first 100 days WATCH | Impossible Foods serves up a yo-this-is-impressive lab-grown burger AT&T strikes $108.7B deal to buy Time Warner WATCH | Somali pirates free 26 fishermen, including Pinoy crew, held for nearly five years Russia accuses US-led coalition of 'war crimes' in Iraq
Aboitiz Equity expanding presence in Southeast Asia; sets P58-B capex for 2017 Philippine conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) is aggressively expanding its food business to five geographic markets in Southeast Asia while gearing up to enter…
MOU on Chinese investment in Global Gateway project in Sangley signed A Philippine company and a Chinese construction and dredging firm have signed an agreement covering a Chinese investment into the ambitious development project in Sangley,…
AT&T strikes $108.7B deal to buy Time Warner AT&T announces a deal worth $108.7 billion to buy Time Warner that would create a powerhouse with control over a vast array of media and…
Duterte's Brunei visit to boost Philippines' Halal industry PSEi, PH peso down on positive news from US Trade Sec. Lopez 'clarifies' Duterte comments, says trade ties with US to stay SEC: no further action needed for Liberty Telecom's tender offer Marcventuers Mining ‘in full and active operation’ - Alcantara China commits more than US$9B for Philippine development, drug rehab China lifts travel advisories against Philippines
MEL STA.MARIA | EJK, our economy, and the International Criminal Court 10:21 pm | Mel Sta. Maria The killings must stop. We cannot just stand idly by and watch human life become more expendable day by day. EJK cannot be justified under the pretense that the 'nanlabans' are less human than we are. The moment we start thinking this way, we become dehumanized ourselves.
COCKTALES | Prietos take home P15B from Shakey's sellout as Po empire grows to P80B 6:33 am | Victor C.Agustin With the Shakey's takeover and the chain's planned listing, the Po family will increase to three their publicly-listed companies, Arthaland and Century Pacific Food being the other two, with a combined market value of over P80 billion.
LEADER OR BLUFFER? | How the President can send the Americans packing as early as April 15, 2017 12:02 pm | Walden Bello*, Special to InterAksyon.com Since VFA is an executive agreement, Duterte does not need Congress' approval for his action. If the president wants the United States out of the Philippines by, say, April 15, 2017, he can simply give written notice to Washington by October 15.
COCKTALES | Christmas comes early for Metrobank chair, 7-Eleven president 11:22 am | Victor C. Agustin If you see Metrobank chairman Arthur Ty and 7-Eleven president Jose Victor Paterno glowing with multi-million smiles these days, it is because Christmas came early for those two lucky chaps via deals in the stock market.
MEL STA.MARIA | Diplomacy, the President and damaging possibilities for the Philippines 8:26 pm | Atty. Mel Sta. Maria A person running for the highest position of the land ought to know what he/she is getting into and, if elected to the presidency, must fully understand its multifarious responsibilities.
MARIE YUVIENCO | Oops, I Won't Do It Again 12:28 pm | Marie Yuvienco There is an art to saying sorry, and in terms of role models, you cannot do better than the President of the Republic.
MEL STA. MARIA | Understanding President Duterte, Germany, Israel and our Diplomatic Corps 11:34 am | Mel Sta. Maria The President should have been circumspect in his statements, controlled in his delivery, and intuitive as to their nuances and repercussions. Having said that, it was honorable for the President to later "apologize deeply and profoundly to the Jewish" people.
COCKTALES | Price war engulfs Mindanao as Petron undercuts gypsy sellers 8:59 am | Victor C. Agustin At P6 to P8 cheaper per liter for 'bote bote' than the pump prices, one need not be an economist to divine where the consumer herd headed to for their next top up.
JESSICA ZAFRA | Obituary for the formerly brilliant 1:40 pm | Jessica Zafra For a long time I have felt like a child whose beloved parent has dementia. I have watched as the sharp, shining intellect I had admired and respected was corrupted, dulled, and reduced to smearing excrement on the walls.
COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte 7:22 am | Victor C. Agustin In Manila, the thankless job of clarifying the local version of Trump - correction, Rodrigo Duterte is graphically and verbally more ballistic than The Donald - has been added to the Cabinet members' checklist of chores. Consider what Perfecto Yasay, Ben Diokno and Carlos Domnguez had to do.
COCKTALES | Forced Ayala Alabangate opening highlights minefields for Tugade plan 8:21 am | Victor C. Agustin In a preview of the uncivil war that could be sparked by government's plan to open gated subdivisions for traffic relief, check out Ayala Alabang. To ease traffic to and from the 700-hectare enclave, the village board, backed by barangay brawn, built and forced open a new gate to Daang Hari.
MEL STA. MARIA | Let's Pray for the President 6:35 pm | Mel Sta. Maria I have never recently prayed for this country harder than in these present times. God help and guide our President, the country and all of us, for his future success or failure may also be our own.
MARIE YUVIENCO | Rody Duterte and The Supremes 12:16 pm | Marie Yuvienco If everything goes according to plan, President Duterte will have the opportunity to appoint 12 – yes, 12 – Supreme Court justices.