FOLLOW the money and see where it goes. 

That quote from the Broadway musical Hamilton cannot be more appropriate than in the situation surrounding Chinese gambling tycoon Jack Lam.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II recently dropped a bombshell when he announced the government’s decision to allow Lam to return to the country – under certain conditions.

Lam has been on the run since the arrest of over 1,316 illegal Chinese workers allegedly working in an online gambling outfit inside his Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino last year.


Lam on a Comeback Trail?

Following allegations – made by Aguirre…



HEALTH is wealth, but for some companies, this might not hold true since for them, money, more than health, defines their wealth.

Companies are expected to be socially responsible to their stakeholders, environment and the society as a whole.

Commonly known as corporate social responsibility or CSR, the practice is a vital part in ensuring the success of a company.

It encompasses a wide variety of ways – from donating a portion of company’s proceeds to charity to volunteerism to practicing ethical labor practices.

But in the light of the recent events, some companies think that hundreds of million-peso public…

Read more: CRIMINAL?


The signs of efforts to oust President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte are getting clearer every passing day.  

Where these are coming from and who are behind these moves is anybody’s guess but intelligent speculations point to motivations coming from the United States of America (USA). 

Deliberate and well-orchestrated stories coming out in respected media show that the Philippine President is now subject of a well-planned, well-funded and elaborate propaganda, capitalizing on the President’s own lapses in dealing with mass media. 

The mind conditioning has started in planting the seeds of doubt on Filipinos over the President’s competence to…

Read more: CIA PLOT?


THE next 12 months of Pres. Duterte’s administration will be most crucial and a test to Malacanang’s propaganda and communications machinery in the battle for public acceptance and support.

There are reasons to believe, though, that President Duterte and his allies in Congress were anticipating this media war.


P2.7-B Budget

That explains why the Office of Press Secretary Martin Andanar got over P2.7-Billion this year, reportedly several times higher than the regular budget for a year given to this office during previous administrations.

Sources inside Malacanang, though, insist that this P2.7-Billion regular budget given to Andanar was…



By James Veloso and Rosemarie Señora

FULL of surprises .That in three words would best describe the year 2016.

There is no doubt however that the biggest surprise of 2016 is President Rodrigo Duterte’s landslide victory in the May elections over his more established rivals and the subsequent controversies he generated spiked by his acerbic statements and stands on various issues.

Even social media giant Facebook has listed President Duterte and the Philippine presidential elections as among the most talked about topics in the world in 2016.

In our final issue for this year, OpinYon’s Board of Editors has decided…

Read more: 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

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