Power industry regulators voided yesterday the sharp hikes in electricity rates in December 2013 and in January this year, saying “market failure” in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) had pushed rates by more than half...
About 10 million vehicle owners have to shell out a one-time P450 fee to be able to get new registration plates from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) implements...
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. urged yesterday his colleagues in the House of Representatives to use the Lenten break to consult their constituents on the proposal to amend the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution.
More and more Chinese scholars are questioning Beijing’s claim to the entire South China Sea. Through monographs, university forums, and Chinese-language blogs they warn of China’s loss of repute should the territorial assertion prove baseless.
Barely 24 hours after the Senate approved on third and final reading the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, Malacañang declared yesterday President Benigno “Noy” Aquino III is not ready to certify this as urgent.
The more I listen to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigations on the “Pork Barrel Scam” the more I am reminded of the Jack Nicholson movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” especially after Ruby Tuason, an endangered specie of the stool pigeon type, flew the coop.
When we were young, my mother took me to watch a wonderful technicolor movie titled “Three Coins in the Fountain,” the theme song of which was by a group called the Four Aces. It was a hit among the youth at the time and I can still remember bits and pieces.
People keep asking me what my thoughts are about 2016. Some even ask with a sigh of resignation if Jojo Binay is inevitable. I tell them it is too early to make bold predictions. So many things could happen between now and 2016.
Unbeaten WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley recently said he hopes to dance his way through five more fights before hanging up his gloves without taking any chances in the ring. That means Bradley will avoid engaging an opponent or battling toe-to-toe because he’s risk-averse.
CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat
March 12, 2014 - 12:00am
I had intended to write about some important world international economic issues at this time. However, an event that happened some weeks ago lingered in my mind. The subject deserves commentary. It demonstrates an aspect of nation-building.