Remembering Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr.

Makati building:
CoA sees red flags

The Commission on Audit will conduct a special audit of the construction of an allegedly overpriced P2.3-billion Makati City parking building, with COA Chair Grace Pulido-Tan noting “red flags” such as the division of the project into several phases and questioning the quick award of the contracts.


Ninoy Aquino’s 7
acts of defiance

Six acts of defiance, one of which ended in the death of a man, sparked a seventh, which started the rebirth of a democracy.


Photos, memories
by Ed Santiago

For 41 years, photographs on this page were stashed in a sealed envelope that occupied a place of honor among his “chaotic” files—a vast collection of black-and-whites, his life’s work.


Militants hit
SolGen app’tment

No rave reviews here. Only President Aquino’s allies said former Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, who had sued the government to get the post, would serve the Philippines well despite dropping an island from the country’s claim in its territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea.


I used to scour
dump for ‘tingga’

She didn’t finish grade school, but movie icon Nora Aunor has long made it to the honor roll in the eyes of fans, including star-struck public school teachers in Quezon City.


Pacquiao gets
tax reprieve

The Supreme Court stopped the Court of Tax Appeals from collecting P3 billion cash bond to P4 billion surety bond from boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee in exchange for lifting of warrant of distraint and levy and garnishment by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.


Jardeleza seen as
Aquino’s spy in SC

A partylist lawmaker characterized the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza to the Supreme Court as another attempt by the Aquino administration to undermine the high court's independence “this time from the inside.”


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