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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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


  • Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  • Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Name names, Lacson told
  • Ukraine FM: We are ready to fight Russia
  • Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  • Sports

  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • NLEX roars to 7th D-League win
  • Lifestyle

  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Denims that keep you cool–literally
  • 10 essential summer skin savers
  • Here’s your visual guide to all things cool, hot in summer fashion
  • Entertainment

  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • OMB exec’s assurance: We work 24/7
  • Business

  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Gaming stocks gain, PSEi eases on profit-taking
  • Cebu Pacific flew 3.74M passengers as of March
  • Corporate bonds sweeteners
  • Professionals in the family business
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
  • Career diplomat is new PH consul general in Los Angeles
  • US4GG: Aquino should ask Obama for TPS approval, drone technology
  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • Marketplace