By Tina Arceo-Dumlao-Biz Features Editor
When “Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit (Christimas Is Here)”—that exuberant tune so expressive of the spirit of Christmas that is as familiar to Filipinos as the national anthem—begins to be heard over the radio in September, you know that the long Christmas season for which the Philippines is known has begun.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Five years after the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, the trial of the suspected killers has made private prosecutor Gilbert Andres realize the systematic weaknesses of the Philippine judicial system.
By Germelina Lacorte
Its rust-red boom neatly folded, the yellow backhoe that crunched the vehicles and bodies of 58 people, most of them media workers, in what is now called the Maguindanao massacre stands idle in the evidence yard of a police compound here.
By Nancy C. Carvajal and Jerome Aning
, TJ Burgonio
Former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado is not fleeing or abandoning the Senate inquiry into the allegedly corrupt activities in Makati involving Vice President Jejomar Binay, according to two senators.
By Niña P. Calleja
You need not feel sorry for the members of the Philippine peacekeeping contingent now quarantined on Caballo Island after their stint in Ebola-stricken Liberia. In fact, they will have a beach party this weekend.