MEL STA.MARIA | Senate’s FOI bill bears self-negating provisions 11-Mar-14, 12:18 PM | ATTY. MEL STA.MARIA
BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | How to fix Metro Manila: Let's start with housing 27-Feb-14, 12:30 PM | Benjamin de la Pena
COCKTALES | Ramon Ang's Eagle tarred in trademark tussle with Lafarge 10-Mar-14, 3:46 PM | Victor C. Agustin
SEN. JOKER ASKS PNOY: Fight historical amnesia, recall police general in human rights claims board 23-Feb-14, 11:09 AM | Senator Joker Arroyo
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BREAKING NEWS as of 23-Apr-14, 2:40 PM 'MAY QUORUM' | Napoles' draft affidavit names much more than 3 senators - Ping BIR loses tax case against online brokerage COL Financial Vista Land redeems majority of dollar-denominated debt LTFRB suspends permits of 42 Victory Liner buses after fatal accident Napoles undergoes surgery - PNP US judge orders full disclosure on CIA secret prisons in trial of US warship bombing suspect Rebels were all over municipio, some openly manning traffic before Cagayan mayor slay Despite lack of reforms, US delivering combat helicopters to Egypt Laguna rebels threaten attacks over arrest of Andrea Rosal, deny Ka Roger's daughter an NPA officer With their hands, divers feel for corpses in cold, dark holds of sunken Korean ferry One-third of Canadians experienced child abuse - study Civil Service suspends BIR employee for not filing SALN Pirates seize 3 Indonesian crewmen from Singapore tanker off Malaysia FISH CONDOS, ANUYUN? Alternative fish shelter introduced in Cebu after Yolanda coral destruction SOUTH CHINA SEA PACT MOVING FORWARD? Chinese, ASEAN execs vow to enhance maritime cooperation
BIR loses tax case against online brokerage COL Financial The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has lost a tax case against COL Financial Group Inc.
Vista Land redeems majority of dollar-denominated debt Holders of most of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc's dollar-denominated notes have tendered the Villar-led real estate firm's IOUs in exchange for cash.
LTFRB suspends permits of 42 Victory Liner buses after fatal accident The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has barred 42 buses of Victory Liner from plying after a deadly accident in Olongapo last Monday.
Civil Service suspends BIR employee for not filing SALN Better work conditions at call centers soon? DOLE, IT-BPAP to ink 2-year voluntary action plan Philex, environmental biz group link up for 'Pusong Luntian Eco-Forum' EARTH DAY | Citi Philippines volunteers take pointers from poor community in Manila Laguna genset distributor bags P47M contract to supply Napocor's Catanduanes operations Disaster fund similar to Chiang Mai Initiative needed in Asia -- ADB report Two-year interest rate drops after DBCC keeps inflation targets
ANALYSIS | What does it mean for the region? World cuts military spending but not Asia 9:09 am | John Feffer, Inter Press Service For the second year in a row, the world is spending a little less on the military. Asia, however, has failed to get the memo. The region is spending more at a time when many others are spending less.
JOY IN LONELINESS | Soc Villegas shares bittersweet happiness of priesthood 10:06 am | Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas Nurturing a mystical experience with God; forging and keeping deep and lasting friendships; and living a life of integrity are three ways by which priests can be happy, shares Archbishop Soc Villegas, CBCP president.
MARIE YUVIENCO | Condom and Gomorrah: The RH law and the family, according to the SC 1:07 pm | Marie Yuvienco I am disheartened that should I adopt as a single parent, I am not considered a family. Neither are gays and lesbians, or couples who cohabit happily without marriage. I never realized till now how six words can say so little yet hurt so much.
COCKTALES | Market set to crown tuna/corned beef king as newest billionaire 2:39 pm | Victor C. Agustin The country's one percent will crown its newest member next month in the person of Ricardo Po Sr., the 82-year-old patriarch of Century Pacific Food Inc., manufacturer of the country's best-selling tuna and corned beef brands.
FOCUS | Ma's pro-China drive hits trouble as Taiwan students come of age 5:30 pm | Benjamin Yeh, Agence France-Presse The last time Taiwanese students mobilized en masse, they brought about an end to decades of martial rule. Now, they are scenting victory in a new battle for the island's soul as they repel government plans to embrace China ever closer.
MEL STA.MARIA | Chief Justice Sereno's dissent on RH decision rightly protects women 10:04 am | ATTY. MEL STA. MARIA Rendering Section 23 [a[ [i ] unconstitutional is gender-bias against women. This is so because of the reality that only the woman bears and carries a child and, in doing so, she is the one at risk in terms of her health and indeed her life.
COCKTALES | SGV-EY, ex-chair suing each other over partnership benefits 5:54 am | Victor C. Agustin Accounting giant SGV-Ernst & Young and its former chairman David Balangue are suing each other over partnership expenses and retirement benefits, according to the auditorial chatter reverberating through the sleep-deprived profession this tax-deadline season.
STATEMENT | Makati Business Club backs Supreme Court ruling on RH Law 5:17 pm | InterAksyon.com The Makati Business Club commends the Supreme Court for upholding the constitutionality of RA 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act.
FINE LINE BETWEEN CONSCIENCE, INTOLERANCE | What does SC ruling on RH law mean for women? 7:31 am | Carolina Ruiz Austria, InterAksyon.com Carolina Ruiz Austria is a feminist lawyer. Here, she dissects the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health law.
ARAW NG KAGITINGAN | How to honor Bataan heroes? Don't pander to Japanese, resist Chinese bullying 9:24 am | Jose Antonio Custodio, InterAksyon.com Today is Araw ng Kagitingan. Previously, this is the day we honor the heroism of those who fell in Bataan. How do we do that? Historian Jose Antonio Custodio has some suggestions.
MEL STA.MARIA | A women's rights advocate's initial take on SC decision on RH Law 6:40 am | ATTY. MEL STA.MARIA The Reproductive Health Law was generally considered not unconstitutional. However, a number of provisions were considered unconstitutional. Here are some initial thoughts from Atty. Ampy Sta.Maria, Director of the Women's Desk of the Ateneo Human Rights Center.
COCKTALES | Mandarin may cut Makati lease short, transfer to The Fort 7:55 am | Victor C Agustin, InterAksyon.com The Hong Kong-based parent of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and landlord Ayala Land are in advanced state of negotiations to cut short the luxury hotel's property lease, according to the increased industry chatter from Makati and Hong Kong.
JESSICA ZAFRA | A love letter to libraries and readers 1:45 pm | Jessica Zafra The book is a mere 92 pages, but it's not skimpy: it contains an entire life that seems small on the outside, but is really large and contains multitudes. 'The Library of Unrequited Love' reminds us of some basic truths of the human condition: If you're a reader, you are never truly alone.