February 21, 2018, 10:32 am
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Stubborn Chinese poachers

May 14, 2014
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The Chinese nationals caught poaching in Palawan were charged with violation of Republic Act 8550, the Fisheries Code, Section 87 (Poaching) in Philippine waters, and Section 97 or fishing or taking rare, threatened endangered species, and of RA 9147, the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection or Act. These are serious charges but the men insist that they were fishing legally in Chinese waters, the Half-moon Shoal. The men refused to have a lawyer from the Public Attorney’s Office and were recommended bail of P30,000 each, P40,000 each for violation of Sections 87 and 97. Although a representative of the Chinese Embassy was present, they did not provide their own legal counsel. The hard evidence points to their gross violation – their vessel and 350 sea turtles in their possession. They are deemed illegal entrants and will not be allowed to leave the country, but most likely will not spend jail time here.

China and the sea dispute

May 08, 2014
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Mr. President Obama, thank you for the honesty but you might have worsened the situation.

Holy Week travel woes

April 23, 2014
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Traffic during Holy Week is usually not heavy which is why Filipinos choose to go their provinces as they know for certain that it’s going to be a smooth ride.

A culture of corruption

April 22, 2014
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THE country’s vulnerability and tolerance to a culture of corruption cannot be more evident than the alleged P 10 billion pork barrel scam that has implicated at least three senators.


April 07, 2014
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I’m not a fan of activism but when I saw Akbayan group in news yelling at Chinese embassy and shouting  “West Philippine Sea is ours and China do you know how to measure” made me realize that we as   Filipinos have a role to play and that is to fight and protect our territory and sovereignty.

Remembering Ramon Magsaysay

by NESTOR MATA on March 17, 2014
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TODAY marks the 57th death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay.

Yes to Peace

February 13, 2014
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 “Operation Darkhorse” or the offensive against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was successful. Many BIFF members were flushed out, but the military says this doesn’t mean it has been defeated. 

Clarification on recruiter’s f

January 21, 2014
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 I am writing in response to the January 15 article published by Malaya entitled “OFW hiring in Taiwan difficult.” In the article, MECO Chairman Amadeo Perez was quoted saying that “there are instances when Taiwanese brokers demand ‘under-the-table’ fees of as much as P50,000 one time fee.”

PopCom clarification

December 20, 2013
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This is to clarify and provide additional information on an article published in Malaya last Friday (Page 2, “Popcom told: Explain how P122M RH, sex-ed funds were spent”).

Pacquiao, the morale booster

November 29, 2013
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We Filipinos rejoice at Pambansang Kamao’s winning over his opponent Bam Rios yesterday, and his promise to visit Tacloban City when he arrives from Macau. For a while, the typhoon victims’ spirits were lifted as their eyes remained glued to a big TV screen set-up for them as well as for the volunteers as Manny Pacquiao proved himself a world champion once again.


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Column of the Day

There should be no comparison of Marcos, Duterte press freedom

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 21,2018
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The cats of BGC

By ABIGAIL VALTE | February 20, 2018
‘If we can’t find it in ourselves to have a little compassion for defenseless animals, how can we find it in ourselves to care for fellow humans?’