EDITORIAL — Recantations

All 10 suspects accused of carrying out the massacre on March 4 that left then Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo and nine others dead at his home in Pamplona town have recanted their statements......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 10th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Present realities

Is the Philippines ready for divorce?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 1 min. ago

EDITORIAL - A matter of enforcement

If the government wants to keep e-tricycles and e-bikes off national roads and highways, it should strictly enforce the ban on such vehicles, whether gas-powered or electric......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2024

EDITORIAL — ‘Very rotten’

A process has long been in place for the approval of the national budget. Malacañang, through the Department of Budget and Management, submits its proposed national expenditure program to Congress, and both chambers deliberate on the NEP to come up with their respective versions of the budget bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2024

Editorial: Revisit snake encounters

Editorial: Revisit snake encounters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Safer internetfor children

Apart from national security and the need to protect government information networks, there is another reason to boost capabilities for fighting cyber threats: protecting children from sexual predators......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

EDITORIAL — Finally, a world-class airport?

The Philippines was one of the first countries in Asia to have a modern airport......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Compromised data

The Department of Education is verifying reports that its information system has been breached, with a hacker claiming to have harvested 750 gigabytes so far of DepEd data including banking details and information on students and teachers. Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard took down yesterday its account on X, formerly Twitter, after its tweets were wiped out......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Ash Wednesday tragedy

Religious devotion turned to tragedy yesterday after a portion of the balcony of a church in Bulacan came crashing down, hitting people attending Ash Wednesday mass......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Roadmap for the maritime industry

In an archipelago of 7,641 islands, development of a maritime industry has been a necessity since pre-colonial times......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Disruptive threats

Schools suspended classes and work was disrupted in government agencies that were hit by bomb threats yesterday in Metro Manila, several provinces in Luzon and in Cebu......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2024

EDITORIAL — Pandering

There’s a reason for the existence of the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Secessionist aspirations

After initially ignoring the call for Mindanao secession aired by his predecessor, President Marcos said it was “anchored on a false premise” and is a “sheer constitutional travesty.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024


There was good news on the eve of the Lunar New Year: a baby boy and an older girl were pulled out of the rubble buried under mud yesterday in the landslide-hit Barangay Masara in the town of Maco, Davao de Oro......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Underperformers

In yet another reminder of the crisis in Philippine education, the Senate was informed this week that only one government-run high school in Metro Manila obtained the minimum proficiency level in the latest Program for International Student Assessment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2024

EDITORIAL — Deepfakes in the 2025 polls

In the 2022 general elections, advocates for clean and honest polls lamented the widespread use of digital technology for spreading misinformation and disinformation to influence the vote......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2024


The government believes “total victory” over communist rebels is possible this year, according to Jonathan Malaya, the assistant director general for strategic communications of the National Security Council......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2024

EDITORIAL — Love scammers

With the approach of the day of hearts, government agencies led by the Philippine National Police, the Department of Information and Communications Technology and the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center are warning the public against love scams......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2024

EDITORIAL — Advanced persistent threat

Cybersecurity experts have been warning about the threat for some time now: hacking of government websites, with the attacks originating from foreign countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2024

Editorial: ‘Where are the CCTVs?’

Editorial: ‘Where are the CCTVs?’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

EDITORIAL - Another animal pestilence

Even as the hog industry is still grappling with African swine fever, another threat to livestock is on the horizon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2024