February 8, 2023 6:46 PM PhST



Atty. Gilberto Lauengco, J.D.

Support gap for adults with autism

“Disability only becomes a tragedy when society fails to provide the things needed to lead one’s daily life.” - Judith HeumannRecently, four lawmakers filed House Bill 6743 or the Monthly Subsidy for Parents of Children with Disability Act. The bill seeks to push for a monthly...


Joe Zaldarriaga

Intensify efforts on tourism

The tourism industry is a known key contributor to the Philippine economy. In fact, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas recognizes this sector as one of the biggest contributors to local employment.In 2019, the tourism industry was accounted for 5.7 million jobs, representing 13.6 percent of the...


Herman Tiu Laurel

Anti-war Luftballons

Reuters Fact Check on Feb. 4, 2023 headlined on its news side the very important and clarificatory news, “Fact Check – HBAL617 balloon tracker online is from US company Aerostar, not China” which shoots down the sensationalized false story of US mainstream media that it was a...


Severino C. Samonte

Unsung battle at Novaliches bridge in 1945 liberation of Manila

Starting the first week of this month, several cities or local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila will be celebrating the 78th anniversary of their liberation from Japanese rule in 1945.As the former town of Novaliches was erased from the country’s map in 1903 or 120 years ago, very...


Edwin Cordevilla

Maharlika fund will ensure a better future for all Filipinos

Is the Maharlika Investment Fund an idea whose time has come?This administration thinks so, and therefore wants to pull out all the stops to make it a reality. As things now stand, the MIF is still a work-in-progress. That’s because the Senate has yet to examine the key provisions of the bill...


Director III Lee Ann Pattugalan

Global Media Congress: Shaping the Future of the Media Industry

Aptly themed “Shaping the Future of the Media Industry," this year’s Global Media Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi from Nov. 15 to 17, 2022.The international event, organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and the Emirates News Agency (WAM), one of the partner...

Is RSF’s press freedom index a joke?

By Atty. Perry SolisPRESS freedom is alive and well in the Philippines despite the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) release of its annual World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) putting the country in an unenviable position of no. 147 under what it called a new methodology, down from 138 last year.According...

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