‘CJ has ill-gotten wealth’

By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) – A key member of President Aquino’s Cabinet said yesterday the government has evidence to prove that Chief Justice Renato Corona has ill-gotten wealth that could not have been acquired with his salary in the judiciary, and the evidence would be presented Read more »

Population to hit 97.6 million in 2012

By Sheila Crisostomo, The Philippine Star – The country’s population is projected to increase from 95.8 million to 97.6 million this year, the government said yesterday.

‘Even Marcos could not ban firecrackers’

By Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Local fireworks makers said yesterday that the plan to impose a total ban on the use of firecrackers at home during New Year’s Eve would likely fail and benefit only illegal manufacturers. “It is too much. Even (former President Read more »

Ferdinand Topacio and Adolf Hitler

BY CHAY F. HOFILEÑA MANILA, Philippines – Ferdinand Topacio, the controversial lawyer of the Arroyos, caused a stir over Twitter and Facebook recently – not over his clients, but over a painting prominently displayed in his office. It isn’t that of the former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo or even the incumbent Read more »

$30m for NAIA I facelift

By Manolo B. Jara – MANILA: Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino ordered the release of $30 million to implement a major facelift and transform the country’s rundown premier airport into a world class facility, a top Malacanang official reported on Monday. Secretary Florencio Abad of the Department of Budget Read more »

Happy New Year to All!

MANILA, Philippines — Thank God for the New Year! Significantly ushered in by the recent celebration of the Birth of the Child Jesus, it gives us a fresh sense of hope. It gives us the opportunity to start anew, drawing inspiration from the triumphs experienced and discerning lessons from Read more »