MEL STA. MARIA | Burying Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani violates the law Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 8:25 AM | Mel Sta. Maria
EDITORIAL | Manlaban... sa extrajudicial killings Fri, Aug 5, 2016, 4:55 PM | InterAksyon
COCKTALES | Palace editors censor Duterte's 'gay' jab vs US envoy Mon, Aug 8, 2016, 12:47 PM | Victor C. Agustin, InterAksyon.com
OPINION | A Flawed Strategy and How to Rectify it: Aquino, Duterte, and the West Philippine Sea Tue, Jul 19, 2016, 9:59 AM | Walden Bello (special to InterAksyon.com)
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BREAKING NEWS as of Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 4:22 PM Bank lending continues to grow in August Opposition to showing of 'de Lima sex video' gains ground India claims it hit Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions Poe bares elements of an excellent FOI Act; DND, AFP, PNP support bill Outsourcing industry: business as usual, while answering questions of anxious investors Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over US 9/11 law COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte Pentagon chief stresses 'ironclad' US alliance with Philippines WATCH | PNP-CIDG examining CCTV footage of ‘riot’ inside NBP: DOJ Martin Diño is new chairman of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Philippines, Vietnam agree to level up bilateral trade LIKE MRT3 | 1 dead, 100 hurt as New Jersey train crashes into station wall House Speaker: tax reforms to face tough scrutiny MMDA to apply ‘discipline with compassion’ on sidewalk vendors DOH alarmed over the increase of HIV cases in Caraga region
Bank lending continues to grow in August Outstanding loans of commercial banks, net of reverse repurchase (RRP) placements with the BSP, grew by 17.3 percent in August from 17.7 percent in July,…
Outsourcing industry: business as usual, while answering questions of anxious investors It's business as usual for the outsourcing industry, even if clients and investors are asking questions about the developments in the Philippines, in the wake…
COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte In Manila, the thankless job of clarifying the local version of Trump - correction, Rodrigo Duterte is graphically and verbally more ballistic than The Donald…
Philippines, Vietnam agree to level up bilateral trade House Speaker: tax reforms to face tough scrutiny Peso seen to take a reprieve on oil price rebound Diokno nixes US hand in weakening peso, says market behavior logical Peso slide pushing up power generation charge, may impact Oct. rates OPEC members okay surprise oil output cut BSP exec says Philippine peso remains strong amid depreciation
MEL STA.MARIA: Ominous stifling of dissent 11:48 am | Mel Sta. Maria We all stand to suffer if there is no genuine dissent; if there is no balance among the institutions in charge of checking each other's powers.
COMMENTARY | SDG Year 1: Maintaining the momentum 8:31 am | David Nabarro, special adviser to the UN secretary general The SDGs have created a common purpose for the well-being of coming generations and for a planet that is fit for the future. This is why we have seen a fast, strong, and even urgent shift from all sectors toward more sustainable practices and policies.
DE LIMA SPEECH | Alan wrong in saying I ruined PHL image; Gordon right for Justice panel job 5:30 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Leila De Lima on Tuesday 'congratulated' Senator Cayetano for paving the way for her ouster as chairman of the Senate Justice panel, but reminded him it was the rash of killings in the Duterte-championed war on drugs that is ruining the country's international image, not her.
COMMENTARY | Saving our Ship: A global response to refugees and migrants 8:00 am | Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary general 'Us' versus 'them' is a timeless if irresponsible unifier, used throughout history to obscure our common humanity by those with dangerously self-serving interests.
COCKTALES | DOH frisks Sanofi's P3B dengue contract OK'd by Aquino govt 8:33 am | Victor C Agustin Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is subjecting the P3-billion Dengvaxia dengue vaccine contract between the Aquino government and Sanofi Pasteur to under another round of medical review.
COCKTALES | Pilipinas Shell loses P5.7-B tax case ahead of P30-B roadshow 6:41 am | Victor C. Agustin Pilipinas Shell has lost a P5.7-billion tax case filed against it by the Arroyo administration, upsetting a P30-billion initial public offering that the petroleum company plans to launch by next month.
MEL STA. MARIA | The press will continue to be critical of President Duterte 7:32 am | Mel Sta. Maria It may be best for President Duterte to always remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: 'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.'
COMMENTARY | How do you solve a problem like Duterte … and other ‘colorful’ guys? 11:16 am | John Lloyd, Reuters Soon after the Filipino president's election in May, he made clear that he was not going to be the usual close-to-America leader to which Filipinos are accustomed. “I will,” he said, 'be charting a [new] course [for the Philippines] on its own and will not be dependent on the United States.'
COCKTALES | Babuyan at bastusan: Panelo again blames media for Duterte's Obama outburst 12:07 pm | Victor C. Agustin Presidential Legal Counsel and former Duterte spokesman Salvador Panelo took the Yasay road, that the press had wrongly reported Duterte's unfortunate tirade against Obama.
COCKTALES | Ortigas is getting a Westin upgrade 7:49 am | Victor C. Agustin Robinsons Land's Luxuria division has started pre-selling The Residences at The Westin, the first condominium project in Southeast Asia that will be managed by the US chain, along with a new adjoining hotel.
MARIE YUVIENCO | Ambiguous definitions 12:10 am | MARIE YUVIENCO If President Marcos' burial inside Fort Bonifacio is going to continue to divide this country, then the simplest solution, I think, would be to rename the cemetery and stop calling it the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Remove the 'bayani' altogether and replace it with something else.
COCKTALES | Metrobank chair gets P2B windfall for 50th birthday 8:25 am | Victor C. Agustin Metrobank chairman Arthur Ty celebrates his birthday this month with a P2-billion windfall from selloff of some of his shares of company stocks.
MEL STA.MARIA | When 'invited' by the police, do not go 3:45 pm | MEL STA.MARIA The police 'list' - the basis of the 'invitation' - is nothing more than a witch-hunt-register. It is not the result of the findings of a judge (required of a warrant of arrest) but a disclosure of an alleged informant, who could be unknown and whose-say-so may be suspect, borne out of a grudge.