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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…

What Ninoy Aquino
would have said

What would then Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. have said to the Filipino people on Aug. 21, 1983, the day he arrived in the country after a three-year stay in the US? Below is the late senator’s undelivered speech in…

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…

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…

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.”…

SolGen Jardeleza
named SC justice

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as the new Supreme Court Associate Justice. …

Cakes in Makati
overpriced too

More alleged overpriced projects in Makati City, including the cost of cakes, were bared during a Senate hearing on Wednesday by one of the complainants against City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay.…

Jackie Chan visits
jailed son

Superstar Jackie Chan has arrived in Beijing to see his son as the world waits to see how the anti-drug ambassador would react to the arrest of his son Jaycee on drug charges. …

New species
of tarsier found

International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. …

‘Integrity issue’
raised vs SolGen

Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza may have committed a “grave mistake” in his handling of the Philippine case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal when he directed the government’s international lawyers to exclude…

Cha-cha to lift
foreign equity limits

The biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino through a constitutional amendment are his principal allies in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon. …

Get on with pork
probe–Estrada

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday blasted Sen. Teofisto Guingona III for his reluctance to resume hearings on the pork barrel controversy, saying it seemed after all that the latter was only after “cheap publicity” instead of the truth.…

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