EDITORIAL - The ICC steps in

Over a year after suspending a preliminary examination of the brutal war on drugs in the Philippines, the International Criminal Court has decided to proceed with a full-blown investigation......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 27th, 2023

Japan steps up in its global role

In the early 70s, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger mistakenly believed that as China grew in wealth on the back of the free trade system, the communist nation would abandon its Maoist principles and embrace western values......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 41 min. ago

EDITORIAL - Present realities

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

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 41 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

Catholic church steps up vocation initiatives to recruit more priests, nuns

Catholic church steps up vocation initiatives to recruit more priests, nuns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated 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

CHED wants more underprivileged students in SUCs

The Commission on Higher Education will recommend steps to state universities and colleges on how to run their student admissions in a way that guarantees greater access to students from underprivileged families......»»

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

PH boxers taking ‘goods steps’ in qualifying for Paris Olympics

Golden wins by Nesthy Petecio, Rogen Ladon, Aira Villegas, and Hergie Bacyadan in Spain highlight the Filipino boxers' bid to qualify for the Paris Olympics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024

Philippines to take cue from Fed policy

Ahead of the policy meeting next week, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is likely to follow the steps of the US Federal Reserve as to when high borrowing costs can finally take a breather......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 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

‘Golden Triangle ring still a threat’

The Chinese-run Golden Triangle syndicate remains a threat, but the government is taking steps to reduce its influence in the country, anti-narcotics officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2024