Month: May 2023

GLITCH HITS DEGAMO MURDER CASE AS 4 SUSPECTS RECANT; Remulla, prosecutors play down turnabout; Teves still in hiding

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief   MANILA – Four of the 10 former soldiers charged in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and nine others in the family compound in  Pamplona town have recanted their testimonies in what…

Comelec firm on plans for online voting for overseas voters in 2025

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is firm on its plans to introduce Internet or online voting for overseas voters in the May 2025 polls. Comelec chairperson George Erwin Garcia said the poll body has been “deeply exploring” the details…

VP Sara Duterte pushes for educational reforms, peacebuilding

MALABON CITY –Vice President and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte continues to display all-around leadership with efforts for reforms in the education sector, peacebuilding and entrepreneurship. The Vice President was keynote speaker during the  “Tambobong Indakan Festival” in Malabon…

Coco Martin, Julia Montes finally admit they’re in a relationship

Now it can be told, actor Coco Martin and Filipino German actress Julia Montes are in a relationship. The couple made the confirmation after years of speculation, ABS-CBN said in a report. After more than a decade of avoiding to…

Kathryn Bernardo nominated as Outstanding Asian Star in Seoul International Drama Awards

Filipino screen superstar Kathryn Bernardo is adding yet another feather to her cap, as she was announced  as one of the international nominees of the 2023 Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA). Kathryn is nominated in the Outstanding Asian Stars category,…

NBI FILES MULTIPLE MURDER, OTHER CHARGES VS TEVES; Negros solon’s passport maybe canceled after filing of raps

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief MANILA – After almost three months since the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and nine others in March in their Pamplona town compound, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed multiple murders, multiple attempted…

Ex-President Arroyo replaced as House Senior Deputy Speaker over alleged coup plot

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda QUEZON CITY – The House of Representatives has elected Pampanga Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales, Jr. the Senior Deputy Speaker, replacing former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In a statement, House Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe said…

MELANDREW T. VELASCO: SMC initiatives to fuel agricultural growth

As a country that is basically agricultural, I am troubled by reports of continued imports of agricultural products—crops, poultry and meat included. How I wish by this time we have addressed the problems confronting the agricultural sector embedded for generations….

HEALTH & WEALTH: Get ‘Laughter for Good Health’ and 2 more books for the price of one

As book author, columnist and active Evangelist, I was encouraged to receive many orders of our latest global bestseller “LAUGHTER FOR GOOD HEALTH” subtitled “Humorous Anecdotes and Stories on Cooking, Events, Families, History and Personalities.” “LAUGHTER FOR GOOD HEALTH,” which…

As I See It: A Tale of Twin Lies

As a citizen, I’m bothered by latest developments happening in the political arena these days. In fact, I am wondering why our leaders have the nerve to tell a lie, own it and then refuse to resign! It is really…