News Flash

July 30, 2015, Thursday
  • Solgen says Manila City Gov’t violated ordinance when it granted zoning & building permits to Torre de Manila’s builders. 2 hours ago |
  • Solgen Florin Hilbay blames Manila City government for the construction of Torre de Manila. 2 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman perpetually bars Ex-ARMM Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan from holding public office. 2 hours ago |
  • Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio named new Quezon City Police District Chief. 2 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas’ campaign will be backed by government’s machinery. 2 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas is not a threat to his presidential bid. 2 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a school in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. 2 hours ago |
  • Malacanang says the 2016 national budget has no pork barrel allocation. 2 hours ago |
  • DOJ files case against the importer of trash from Canada. 2 hours ago |
  • Alma Moreno and Princess Jacel Kiram to run under UNA’s senatorial slate. 2 hours ago |
  • Binay says he has yet to complete his UNA senatorial slate. 2 hours ago |
  • Mar Roxas visits graves of Roxases at Manila North Cemetery prior to Aquino’s pres’l endorsement. 2 hours ago |
  • Tolentino thanks gov’t agencies, private sector & media for their participation in metrowide earthquake drill. 7 hours ago |
  • MMDA’s night-time earthquake drill to be held in Pasig City on Thursday. 7 hours ago |
  • MMDA’s metrowide earthquake drill ended at 12:20 noon Thursday. 7 hours ago |
  • MMDA & Makati gov’t give Makati earthquake drill an ‘almost perfect’ 9 out of 10 success rating. 7 hours ago |
  • Marikina 161 Rescuers hope gov’t personnel & people will remember the quake drill in case of an actual tremor. 7 hours ago |
  • NDRRMC Exec. Dir. Alexander Pama notes gov’t agencies’ response to quake drill was very quick. 7 hours ago |
  • MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino declares the metrowide earthquake drill a success. 9 hours ago |
  • Arrest warrant sent to U.S. Embassy for Fil-Am Jonathan Viane who is suspect in a woman’s brutal slay in Olongapo City. 9 hours ago |
  • 133 Filipino soldiers who served as U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti return to the Philippines. 9 hours ago |
  • Sen. Grace Poe not surprised that Pres. Aquino picked Mar Roxas as LP’s standard bearer. 9 hours ago |
  • House Minority Bloc to hold ‘Kontra-SONA’ next week. 9 hours ago |
  • China conducts military drill in South China Sea. 9 hours ago |
  • Agusan del Norte experiences rotational blackouts. 9 hours ago |
  • Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo not ready to run for the vice presidency in 2016. 9 hours ago |
  • MMDA’s earthquake drill all over Metro Manila happens at 10:30 am Thursday. 9 hours ago |
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  • Simulation

    Simulation

    At  10:30  this morning, local government units in Metro Manila and other places in the country will pretend that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake is happening. Residents have been encouraged to drop, cover and hold while the quake is going on, estimated to be at around 45 seconds. Alarms will be sounded....
  • The Little President

    The Little President

    THE ‘Little President’ is a term politicos normally use to refer to the Executive Secretary but after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his tiresome two-hour State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA)  Monday, the appellation could just as well be applied to him. From start to finish, the...
  • Ain’t seen nothing

    Ain’t seen nothing

    President Benigno Aquino III, who delivered his sixth – and thankfully his last – State-of-the-Nation Address  on Monday  spoke for two full hours without telling the people anything new. Those who expected him to communicate better, and more honestly, at the start of his final year in...
  • Things we will not hear

    Things we will not hear

    IF there is one thing the last five years have taught us, it is that President Aquino is a creature of habit. At every opportunity to address the Filipino people, he will talk up the achievements of his administration, blame others for his failures, and denigrate his critics and political opponents. That is...
  • A faith shaken

    A faith shaken

    It is unfortunate what is happening to the family behind the millions-strong Iglesia ni Cristo. In a strange and sudden twist of events, we heard one morning that the head of the religious sect had expelled his own mother and his own brother from the congregation. Eduardo Manalo did this supposedly because...

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Simulation

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SimulationAt  10:30  this morning, local government units in Metro Manila and other places in the country will pretend that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake is...

Moving on

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Moving onYou may remember Roselle Nacino, the young widow of PO2 Nicky Nacino, one of the 44 Special Action Force commandos killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January...

A lousy speech

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A lousy speechThat was the lousiest State-of-the-Nation Address I have ever heard. To begin with, the President showed disrespect to his listeners by speaking for more than two...

Insulting the Fallen 44

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Insulting the Fallen 44A FOREIGN businessman I met recently asked me why there are so many columnists in national broadsheets.

Traffic gridlock

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Traffic gridlockThe 101st anniversary celebration of the Iglesia ni Cristo last July 27 along the North Luzon Expressway created a traffic gridlock that frayed the nerves of the...

Only the ‘good news’

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Only the ‘good news’President Aquino’s sixth and final State of the Nation Address last Monday epitomized what every yellow administration is known for: passing the buck when...

Rating Aquino’s 5-year performance

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Rating Aquino’s 5-year performanceRating the performance of a chief executive who has yet to complete his term of office can be done in an objective, reasonably scientific way--with the use of...

Failocracy (07/30/2015)

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The Little President

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The Little PresidentTHE ‘Little President’ is a term politicos normally use to refer to the Executive Secretary but after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his...

All about the money

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All about the moneyIt’s all about the money, still. No wonder the members of Congress were hell-bent on applauding more often than the President could dissolve into fits of...

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