De Castro to new lawyers: Hard work, not politics, will get you ahead

Inquirer.net 06/01/2018

“RELY solely on your work’s merit to get ahead.” Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro relayed this message to 1,724 successful Bar examinees in her speech during their oath-taking ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)…

Politics blocking BRT

Editorial 05/28/2018

By all means let Cebu City Hall implement the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project if only to provide its residents a viable alternative mass transport option while the national government deliberates on its so-called “basket of solutions”…

Money politics in Barangay and SK Elections

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/21/2018

People are still talking about the recently concluded barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections and how the political exercise has become a case for money politics even among the young, with very few exceptions. Vote buying, intimidation and…

Death and politics

Editorial 05/18/2018

As we extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of Barangay Duljo-Fatima on the passing of their newly elected Chairman Ricardo Joel Ycong, we also pay attention to it as a sign that those in power should…

NBI-7 to conduct parallel investigation on Loot ambush

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/17/2018

The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) is conducting a parallel investigation on the ambush of Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot and members of his family at Barangay Maya port last Sunday, May 10. NBI-7 Director…

Malaysia king to pardon Anwar, paving way for return to politics

AFP 05/11/2018

Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ibrahim immediately, the country’s newly installed prime minister said Friday, paving the way for the jailed leader to return to politics and potentially become premier. It was the latest dramatic…

MEDIAMEN IN POLITICS: ‘Hitting two birds with one stone’

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 05/10/2018

Philippine politics has gradually transformed into an open arena for even more competitive individuals who aim for better governance. It has become more open to women and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) politicians and even media…

Disclosure of ‘narco-list tantamount to partisan politics

Jessa Mae Sotto and Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/27/2018

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) believes that publicizing the names of incumbent barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs is one way to empower voters to choose their candidates wisely for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang…

‘No partisan politics for foreigners’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/16/2018

An official of a European Union (EU) political party who was deported after arriving in Cebu last Sunday voiced alarm over the Duterte administration’s hostility towards critics of its war on illegal drugs. “We are with you.…

Davide accepts Magpale’s decision to quit politics

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/15/2018

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III is now looking for another running mate who has the same competence as Vice Governor Agnes Magpale after she announced that she has no plans of being re-elected in the next local…

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