SONA 2014

Binays face
plunder case

A group of Makati City residents on Tuesday brought plunder and graft charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and 23 others over the alleged “unconscionable overpricing” in the construction of an 11-story parking building that the city government supposedly built for P1.56 billion.


Gov’t didn’t see
the disappeared

It has been seven years since Edita Burgos’ son, farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, was abducted in Quezon City, and despite losing hope that she will find justice under the Aquino administration, she continues to draw strength from family and friends.


Airlines cancel
Israel flights

Major US, European and Canadian airlines canceled flights to and from Israel on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv.


P800M DAP funds
to fix Palace, etc.

Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang.


Mabini still sounds
painfully familiar

Apolinario Mabini (1864-1903) has been reduced by textbook history into two simplistic titles: “Sublime Paralytic” and “Brains of the Revolution.” These meaningless titles do not do justice to the hero’s life and legacy.


Slum-born is new
Indonesian leader

The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has convincingly won Indonesia’s closely fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed on Tuesday.


All show, no play

The Last Home Stand All-Star Charity event took on a disastrous twist Tuesday night when what was initially scheduled as a match between the Gilas Pilipinas basketball squad and a group of NBA All Stars turned into a glorified training camp after the visiting players were barred from suiting up.


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