LANDSCAPE By GEMMA CRUZ ARANETA In a few days, I will launch my new book, a collection of articles about the conquest of the Philippines by the USA, published in this very space during the last 13 y
METRO CORNER By ERIK ESPINA Fundamental attributes of a state are people, territory, government, and sovereignty or independence. When an established country-state consensually joins other independe
The Philippine government is prepared to provide legal assistance to the Filipina arrested for alleged drug trafficking in Malaysia amid concerns she might just be an “innocent courier."
MEDIUM RARE By JULLIE Y. DAZA My friends hate me when I tell them Duterte the orator is no great shakes whereas Duterte the performer who goes off-script is engagingly playful, sarcastic, dead-serio
As may be expected in a speech to Congress, President Duterte last Monday asked it to enact a number of measures to help the administration carry on its reform program in the next three years. Among t
OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT By DIWA C. GUINIGUNDO Last week, we discussed the Philippines’ active efforts to break out of the middle-income trap through a virtuous cycle of prosperity and greater produc
The World Bank announced Wednesday it was deploying another $300 million in crisis aid for DR Congo to help contain the Ebola outbreak.
Belgium and the Netherlands recorded their highest ever temperatures as a European heatwave neared its peak on Wednesday, impacting rail transport and prompting a spike in drownings as people took to
A member of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) reported to be a bomber was arrested in a joint law enforcement operation by the Army’s 44th Infantry Battalion and Philippine National Police in Brgy Bangkaw-bang
In an interview with ANC, Senator Risa Hontiveros fires back at President Duterte for his sexist remarks during his 4th State of the Nation on Monday.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade met with Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra to discuss how to address immigration issues in the airports.
To educate its personnel on different disaster preparedness skills and protocols, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday led the celebration of the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM)
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has stressed that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are key factors in ensuring the stability of the city’s economy.
A couple found to be members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel was arrested in Quezon City on Tuesday for alleged obstruction of justice and illegal possessi
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has set her sight on beefing up the city’s Migrant Resource Center (MRC) to complement the planned creation of the Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOF) as pushed by
Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian said that President Duterte reminded all local government officials to follow the national government policies, especially about fast release of documents, corrupt
Senator Joel Villanueva on Wednesday criticized the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for its belated concerns on the proposed Security of Tenure law.
Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has filed the first legislative measure proposing amendments of certain provisions of the 1987 Constitution, saying that reforms to the Charter have become im
The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday expressed gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for marking the passage of a new Salary Standardization Law (SSL) as an urgent action for the 18th Con
The Makabayan bloc believes that Charter change (Cha-cha) remains the pet and “biggest” project of the Duterte administration this 18th Congress.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso encouraged businesses in the nation’s capital to prioritize Manileños when hiring new workers.
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