Marcos continues ban on e-sabong operations

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has ordered the continued suspension of online cockfighting operations in the Philippines, known as e-sabong, citing the need to protect public morals and safety. “There is an urgent need to reiterate the continued suspension of all e-sabong operations nationwide, clarify the scope of existing regulations and direct relevant agencies to […]

Why we resist the suspension of fuel taxes and the reversal of other hard reforms

The latest Pulse Asia Survey poll on the public’s most pressing concerns reveals that inflation is the most urgent issue among Filipinos (57%), followed by other economic issues such as workers’ incomes (46%), poverty (33%), and jobs (29%)1. The data show how highly concerned most of us are about the uncertainties of post-COVID recovery and […]

PBA slapped Abueva with one-game suspension, P10,000 fine for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on Tuesday slapped Magnolia’s Calvin Abueva with a one-game suspension and P10,000 fine for his “unsportsmanlike conduct” in the Hotshots’ Manila Clasico duel with Barangay Ginebra last Sunday. Mr. Abueva, according to commissioner Willie Marcial, was penalized for “spitting” on the floor in the said match, where he was thrown […]

POC lifts 90-day suspension of PATAFA and the persona non grata tag on Philip Juico

THERE is now peace on the Philippine sports front now. The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has withdrawn its 90-day suspension on the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and the persona non grata tag on the latter’s president Philip Ella Juico during its emergency executive board meeting on Monday. It both came in the […]

SC seeks to unclog dockets

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday released an order amending its rules to unclog case dockets and speed up the judicial system. Under the order dated May 4, the fully court will now act only on administrative cases penalized with more than two years of suspension or a fine of more than P100,000. It used […]