DID THE PHILIPPINES GET ITS MONEY’S WORTH FOR THE APEC CONFERENCE?

President Benigno Aquino’s government continues to be criticized severely for budgeting 10 billion pesos to host this past week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Manila attended by 18 heads of states, including US President Barack Obama, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What concrete benefits did the…

MANNY PACQUIAO’S QUESTIONABLE BID TO BECOME SENATOR

PHOTO: Pacquiao wears No. 17 uniform in team that he coaches. Manny Pacquiao has certainly contributed much to the Philippines by being first and only eight-division world champion in boxing. His achievements in boxing are certainly unparalleled, and he undoubtedly put the Philippines on the world map of boxing. Unfortunately, his public service record as…

COMMENTARY: KIDNAP FOR RANSOM OF FOREIGNERS IN MINDANAO AND HOW TO BETTER RESOLVE THEM

Kidnappings for ransom in Mindanao, especially of foreign tourists, remains a big problem. The latest kidnappings on September 21 of two Canadians and one Norwegian and one Filipina at the Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort on Samal Island off Davao has dealt a major blow to Philippine tourism. Kidnappers — whether they are the notorious…

JOSEPH ESTRADA THREATENS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IF JOJO BINAY IS JAILED FOR PLUNDER

Some people don’t seem to get wiser even if they get older. Instead of getting wiser with age with presumed more knowledge and wisdom, they even get to be more mentally deranged and twisted, Manila city mayor Joseph Estrada, a former president, and Vice President Jojo Binay are cases in point. In an interview with…