March 21, 2023 5:31 AM PhST



Severino C. Samonte

Completion of Mindanao Ave. Extension seen under PBBM admin

There is bright hope that the long-delayed Mindanao Avenue Extension from the North Luzon Expressway-Mindanao Avenue Toll Plaza in Ugong, Valenzuela City to Gen. Luis Street in Barangay Caybiga, Novaliches, North Caloocan City may finally be completed under the "Build Better More" Program of...


Atty. Gilberto Lauengco, J.D.

Neurodivergence in PH: The fight for awareness, inclusivity

“We should celebrate neurodiversity – the world would be poorer and life duller if we were all the same.” – Neil Milliken“In a culture that believes great minds think alike, people whose brains work differently are often ignored or excluded.” – unknown...


Joe Zaldarriaga

More players needed to lower ride-hailing fares

When ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines merged with its sole competitor Uber Philippines five years ago, there have been several criticisms about how the merger resulted in fewer choices for the commuting public as well as higher fares squeezing their pockets.Last year, online news outlets reported...


Herman Tiu Laurel

Anti-war songs and betrayals

In his speech to the Russian nation, which is the equivalent of the State-of-the-Union Address in the US or State of the Nation Address in the Philippines, President Putin justified the war as the defense of the very existence of the Russian motherland while castigating the civilizational decay of...


Edwin Cordevilla

PBBM visit deepens friendship, cooperation with Japan

When the leaders of the Pearl of the Orient and the Land of the Rising Sun meet, what’s the likely outcome?The Philippines and Japan have been through good times and bad times in equal measure throughout history. The convergence of common interests and shared experiences through thick and thin...


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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