MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 3:37 PM | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria
COCKTALES | Gina Lopez buries Ramon Ang's Manila Bay reclamation project Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 7:50 AM | Victor C. Agustin
COMMENTARY | Koreans' murder by cops indicates ‘breakdown of rule of law’ under Duterte Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 8:53 AM | Phelim Kine, deputy director, Human Rights Watch Asia Division
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BREAKING NEWS as of Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 3:29 PM Lacson to probe DDS existence; HRW urges UN to investigate Duterte's war on drugs WATCH | Good coffee at P900 (US$18) per cup – in Brooklyn, that is 'NUMERO UNONG KRIMINAL' | De Lima to Pinoys: Stand up vs Duterte, it's time for another EDSA PRESIDENTS DAY NOT | Thousands of anti-Trump protesters cry 'not my president' Global arms sales reach highest level since end of Cold War: study EU welcomes nomination of members of Bangsamoro Transition Commission DENR Chief Lopez stands by call to shut mines as review begins China wields stick with North Korea, but is still pushing for talks Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport No hard feelings, says Speaker's wife as congressional spouses move office out of Batasan 'Right to peace' | Move quickly to prevent more bloodshed, experts tell government and MILF From 21 ‘heinous offenses’, House whittles down to 3 the crimes to be covered by death penalty COMELEAK REDUX | NPC probing another large scale data breach at Comelec Oil firms to hike prices of gasoline, kerosene on Tuesday UNPRECEDENTED FEAT | Andanar unites unorganized Senate reporters
Global arms sales reach highest level since end of Cold War: study Global arms trade in the last five years has reached its highest point since the end of the Cold War, with the United States remaining…
DENR Chief Lopez stands by call to shut mines as review begins Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Lopez said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's…
Oil firms to hike prices of gasoline, kerosene on Tuesday Oil companies will increase gasoline prices by P0.25 per liter and kerosene prices by P0.15 per liter effective on Tuesday (Feb. 21).
Jack Ma's Ant Financial invests in Globe Telecom's Mynt Kraft withdraws $143-B offer to merge with Unilever BSP chief conferred Oustanding Achievement Award by HK's FinanceAsia With copper exports halted by new mining rules row, Freeport Indonesia CEO quits LRT Line 2 Extension won't be completed till 2019 URC, Vitasoy Group in joint venture Peso slides to more than 10-year low vs US dollar; PSEi finishes in the red
REFLECT, PRAY, ACT | Cardinal Tagle invites faithful amid moves to restore the death penalty 1:35 pm | Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila There is a danger that the death penalty might legitimize the use of violence to deal with every wrongdoing. We affirm that victims of crimes need justice and healing. An honest and upright judicial and penal system assures the victims and society of protection and renewal.
COCKTALES | Guam tightens up against Filipino workers 9:18 am | Victor C. Agustin Skilled Filipino workers already in labor-short Guam are being shown the door, with their replacements from the Philippines unable to obtain work visas.
MEL STA.MARIA | Duterte’s useless fight against the Catholic Church 11:58 am | Mel Sta. Maria Even if he uses the vast influence of his office to alienate all of the faithful against the Catholic Church, President Duterte will surely fail. His joke on starting an 'Iglesia ni Duterte' may be a better alternative.
COCKTALES | PAL spending $90M to replace video-less sardine seats in A330s 8:04 am | Victor C. Agustin Philippine Airlines is spending $6 million per aircraft to rip out and upgrade the sardine-seating configuration in the economy section of all its 15 almost new Airbus A330-300 planes.
COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% 10:06 am | Victor C. Agustin The iconic Japanese household and apparel company plans to slash retail prices by 20 percent and expand its local offerings to boost flagging sales.
MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law 3:37 pm | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria That the President can declare martial law even outside the textual parameters set by the 1987 Freedom Constitution is a seriously wrong understanding of our Constitution that could lead to the destruction of our democratic way of life.
COCKTALES | Gina Lopez buries Ramon Ang's Manila Bay reclamation project 7:50 am | Victor C. Agustin The controversial plan of San Miguel president Ramon S. Ang to build either a new city or an airport from the waters of Manila Bay had been scuttled for good by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.
COMMENTARY | Koreans' murder by cops indicates ‘breakdown of rule of law’ under Duterte 8:53 am | Phelim Kine, deputy director, Human Rights Watch Asia Division The killing by Philippine police of a South Korean businessman is an ominous indicator of the breakdown of rule of law under President Rodrigo Duterte.
COMMENTARY | Redefining the Liberal Party’s role in Philippine society 2:11 pm | Senator Francis N. Pangilinan, president, LP We need to go to the grassroots, engage with the marginalized sectors, and become a genuine people's party. We need people to inspire our young people, including the so-called millennials, to become more pro-active citizens willing to collectively shape a kinder tomorrow.
COCKTALES | New Pacifica owners distance selves from Yuchengco, Romero 12:29 pm | Victor C. Agustin The new majority owners of the shell company Pacifica, the Yu/Dato group, clarifies that they are neither lawyers of, or partners of, Congressman Mikee Romero.
COCKTALES | PowerBooks, Avant shut down flagship Greenbelt branches 7:26 am | Victor C. Agustin Two flagship Greenbelt 4 tenants, PowerBooks and Avant, have shut down their branches during the New Year holidays along with three other neighboring shops, all apparently victims of the tougher retail environment.
MARIE YUVIENCO | ORO, PERRO, MATA 9:40 pm | Marie Yuvienco The recipient of the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence for about five minutes, the film Oro is gaining word-of-mouth for all the wrong reasons.
COCKTALES | Romero unloads stake in shell company to partners 9:34 am | Victor C. Agustin New party-list congressman Mikee Romero has sold his shareholdings within a listed shell company, Pacifica, to his own lawyers-partners.