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Another Montemaria shrine rising in Batangas City


The ambitious project to build a Marian shrine with an 88-meter-tall statue of the Virgin Mary—taller than the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro—was initially a joint venture between Catholic priest Fernando Suarez and a private holdings company in Batangas City.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,On Target,Regions | Read More »

Radical measures to fight crime


Why is Davao City practically crime-free? Because the city government has a “Big Brother” method of watching over its citizens in public places.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Security guards and scandalous parties


When a robbery gang struck at a jewelry store inside  SM North Edsa in Quezon City, mall customers ran for their lives.   Among those who allegedly ran away from the crime scene were security guards who were supposed to apprehend the robbers.   Now, how can the management of SM malls  throughout the country [...]

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino’s TV talk on DAP brilliant move


President Noy’s televised address to the nation Wednesday night in defense of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was a superb way of reaching the people.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Metro,On Target | Read More »

P200-B lost to smugglers each year


The government loses P200 billion to smugglers every year, according to Jesus Lim Arranza, chair of the antismuggling committee of the Federation of Philippine Industries Inc., a nongovernment organization.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

A true leader


Fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were probably laughing their heads off at the news that a bemedalled Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Leonardo Peña, was demoted in rank following an ambush of elite troops that left many of his soldiers dead.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Erap seems vindicated


Former actor Joseph “Erap” Estrada was sworn in as mayor of Manila amid pomp and splendor becoming a man of glitz.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Unthinkable depravity


Mario Antonio, one of three labor officials linked to a sex scandal in the Middle East, has appealed to the public not to prejudge him and wait instead for the results of the investigation being conducted by the labor department and Department of Foreign Affairs.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

DOLE, DFA officials are hypocrites!


Labor and foreign affairs officials are shedding tears over beleaguered overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East who are fed to the wolves by some Philippine embassy officials who should be helping them.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

How easily voters forget


Five days have passed since we held our automated election on May 13. But only six winners in the senatorial race have been proclaimed, while the counting of votes in many city, town and provinces are not yet over.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Our twisted system of justice


Former police Senior Supt. Cezar Mancao is an example of our twisted system of justice: From a principal witness in a twin murder case to an accused in the same case.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

A grave injustice


Four officers and two enlisted men are detained at the Philippine Navy camp in Fort Bonifacio for a crime most of their Navy comrades believe they never committed.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Malaysia should dialogue with the Sultan


There’s no way the Sultan of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram, will heed President Noy’s appeal for him to order his men in Sabah to come home so the standoff could be resolved peacefully.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


  • Anti-gay demo in Ethiopia cancelled
  • Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US
  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine
  • Philippine eagle rescued by Army turned over to DENR
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
  • Sports

  • Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games
  • Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  • Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover
  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Entertainment

  • Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or
  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Business

  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
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