TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

OPINION | Why Pinoys don't bring their 'bad habits' abroad, Part 1 of 2 12-May-15, 11:18 AM | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., InterAksyon.com

OPINION | A Great Injustice: Illegal waste from Canada and the Basel Convention 13-May-15, 11:02 AM | Richard Gutierrez, executive director, BAN Toxics

EDITORIAL | The Parable of the Rohingyas 20-May-15, 2:24 PM | InterAksyon.com

BUSINESS NEWS

APEC Trade ministers to work on adoption of Boracay action agenda to globalize micro, small firms APEC Trade ministers to work on adoption of Boracay action agenda to globalize micro, small firms Trade ministers of the 21 APEC member economies will discuss this weekend the Philippines' priorities on continuing initiatives to globalize micro, small and medium enterprises…

BDO ADVISORY | No banking service three hours Sunday morning, May 24 owing to  maintenance job BDO ADVISORY | No banking service three hours Sunday morning, May 24 owing to maintenance job BDO Unibank (BDO) has announced it will do its routine preventive maintenance activity between 4 A.M. and 7:30 A.M. on Sunday, May 24, as part…

Pasay court issues TRO on CAAP suspension of Skyjet Pasay court issues TRO on CAAP suspension of Skyjet A Pasay City court has issued a 20-day Temporary Restraining Order on the suspension order issued May 15 by the Civil Aviation Authority of the…

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COCKTALES | SMC brings in expats as it revs up telecoms play vs Globe and Smart 2:56 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | SMC brings in expats as it revs up telecoms play vs Globe and SmartSan Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang has imported two expats to revive the conglomerate's flagging telecom venture, ahead of an announced January 2016 launch to crack the Smart and Globe duopoly in the mobile and broadband fronts.

OPINION | History repeating: Rohingya and the Vietnamese, the Philippines and the ASEAN 'community' 1:48 pm | Hoi Trinh, VOICE OPINION | History repeating: Rohingya and the Vietnamese, the Philippines and the ASEAN \There is a plaque located at a school rebuilt in Yolanda-hit Ormoc and financed by former Vietnamese refugees. It reads: 'May we shelter you as you sheltered us in our times of need.' Might the Rohingya be given the same chance?

JESSICA ZAFRA | Mad Max returns to explain the 21st century 1:10 am | JESSICA ZAFRA JESSICA ZAFRA | Mad Max returns to explain the 21st centuryIn Mad Max: Fury Road, the road warrior's triumphant return to the screen, the earth is a hot, dry wasteland whose resources are available only to the powerful; and a crazy dictator who doles out water to the hungry promises his soldiers that if they die in his cause, they'll go straight to heaven.

'AMBA-DOY' | Remembering the 'People's Diplomat', Domingo Lucenario Jr. 11:21 pm | Lourdes M. Fernandez, InterAksyon.com \The DFA holds a memorial service for its ambassador to Pakistan Doy Lucenario, and mines the best stories of one of its finest: a man who combined creative genius with courage, and true mercy and compassion.

COCKTALES | Looming wedding seals Aboitiz-Ayala partnership 10:09 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Looming wedding seals Aboitiz-Ayala partnershipFrom being called the Ayalas of Cebu, the Aboitizes will soon become an extended part of the Ayala family with the coming marriage of Endika Aboitiz's son Danel with Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala's daughter Mariana.

OPINION | A Great Injustice: Illegal waste from Canada and the Basel Convention 11:02 am | Richard Gutierrez, executive director, BAN Toxics OPINION | A Great Injustice: Illegal waste from Canada and the Basel ConventionFilipinos are crying foul over the illegal waste export from Canada that has been festering in the port of Manila for over 700 days.

TRIBUTE | Diplomat and public servant exemplar: Ambassador Doy Lucenario 8:43 am | Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com TRIBUTE | Diplomat and public servant exemplar: Ambassador Doy LucenarioAfter the shock of the news of his death, my Facebook newsfeed had a lot of posts thanking him for his service. Indeed, he had been an exemplary diplomat, bridging people and ideas, and a true public servant, going beyond the call of duty. A happy worker. Salamat, Amba Doy. Salamat sa lahat.

OPINION | Why Pinoys don't bring their 'bad habits' abroad, Part 1 of 2 11:18 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., InterAksyon.com OPINION | Why Pinoys don\Why do Filipinos behave better when they're abroad? Cesar Polvorosa Jr., who teaches at a university in Canada, provides some of the answers that may make us follow rules and not resort to shortcuts here at home.

ESSAY | We are all stakeholders of our oceans and seas 5:09 pm | Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace Philippines ESSAY | We are all stakeholders of our oceans and seasWe are continually losing our unique national heritage at an alarming rate: reclamation projects still get ECCs but destroy sea grasses, corals, and critical coastal ecosystems; dynamite fishing continues; and worst of all, many of us treat our seas as one giant garbage bin.

COCKTALES | How taipans pay themselves, their children and their executives 3:19 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | How taipans pay themselves, their children and their executivesTaipans, and first-generation entrepreneurs of whatever racial origins, generally pay themselves and their children below, way below, market rates.

OPINION | Prisons experts defend resigned BuCor chief Bucayu, list suggestions for replacement 1:06 pm | Dr. Clarke Jones and Dr. Raymund E. Narag, InterAksyon.com OPINION | Prisons experts defend resigned BuCor chief Bucayu, list suggestions for replacementAs most previous directors have not had a working knowledge of correctional management, they have had to learn on the job. Some realized belatedly that prisons are not barracks or garrisons, and their clients are not so-called 'criminals' or 'militants' that require rehabilitation.

COMMENTARY | If Filipinos ran New York, Central Park would be full of malls 12:11 pm | Jorge Mojarro, InterAksyon.com COMMENTARY | If Filipinos ran New York, Central Park would be full of mallsLooking at Google Maps, anyone can observe that the percentage of space devoted to parks in Metro Manila or Cebu is ridiculously small compared to the cities of Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, or even Kuala Lumpur.

COCKTALES | And the highest paid Philippine executives are... 7:25 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | And the highest paid Philippine executives are...Metro Pacific Investments chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan suffered a 15-percent drop in his Hong Kong-based compensation last year, reducing his 2014 package from HK-parent First Pacific to US$8.5 million (about P380 million.)