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Lifestyle checks up for Binay, Purisima

Lifestyle check is again in vogue. Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said he and his family were open to a lifestyle check “anytime,” as he declared that his political foes had intensified their vilification campaign by rehashing graft…

Top execs remember martial law

Branded as communist subversives by the military during the dark days of martial law and thrown in jail for organizing and leading campaigns to topple the hated dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, these three executives have since moved on and now…

Nick Joaquin: ‘Those who displayed an enjoyable recklessness’

Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having…

DPWH puts bid-rigging employees in freezer

An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects. …

UP students to Abad: We won’t apologize

So who manhandled who? The University of the Philippines student group accused of mobbing Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad after a forum on the Disbursement Acceleration Program last week said on Monday that it was their members who were pushed…

Aegis apologizes for anti-PH video

The mother company of Aegis Malaysia on Monday said it did not approve the controversial video that promoted Malaysia but criticized the Philippines as an investment destination.…

FM kin not giving up on hero’s burial

The family of former president Ferdinand Marcos is still hopeful that President Benigno Aquino III will have a change of heart and allow the burial of the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.…

Brawl erupts in EAC-Mapua game

A bench-clearing brawl broke and stopped the game between Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua in the NCAA Season 90 men's basketball tournament Monday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.…

Multiple raps filed vs PNP Chief

A consumer rights group filed plunder, graft and indirect bribery charges against the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima on Monday. …

Pastor’s kin wants his ashes, sons

Still reeling from the painful loss of their son, Enzo Pastor’s parents are asking for their last links to the slain car racer—his ashes and his two sons. …

In UAE, PH maid faces adultery rap

A Filipina domestic helper was slapped with an adultery charge Sunday after giving birth at the bathroom of her employer’s home in Al-Nouf, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates last week. …

Carmina urges BIR: Explain taxes

Actress-TV host Carmina Villarroel is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a more extensive information campaign about everything there is to know about taxes.…

I wanted to exact revenge vs Marcos

An eye for an eye. President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday admitted that he had thought of exacting revenge against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his “ilk” after his father, Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., was assassinated on…

Screenwriter Ricky Lee lived 3 lives in detention

“It was not a time to put off doing good. What I saw, repeatedly, were people helping others as the need arose—now, this very minute; today, not tomorrow, because we could be dead tonight. That’s how detention during martial law…

Most unsafe in military safe house

Like a bad dream, his ordeal in a military safe house 30 years ago keeps coming back to Michael Morden’s mind. Those who say that the Philippines was better off during martial law do not know anything about what happened…

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