• ‘Do not test Israel’s resolve,’ Netanyahu ...
    MUNICH, Germany – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday, February 18, over aggressions by Iran and its "proxies" in Syria, saying he would not allow them to "put a noose of terror around our neck." Calling it "a message to the tyrants of Tehran," ... ... more
    Rappler8 hours ago
  • Extension of low pressure area to affect Caraga, Davao
    What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will affect the eastern part of Mindanao on Monday,… ... more
    Rappler8 hours ago
  • Calvin Abueva included in 14-man Gilas pool flying to Austra...
    MANILA, Philippines – Calvin Abueva's chances of seeing action for Gilas Pilipinas in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers of the 2019 World Cup just got higher. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes announced on Twitter Sunday night, February 18, that Abueva is part of the 14-man ... more
    Rappler9 hours ago
  • Russia succeeding in sowing US discord – Trump
    WASHINGTON, United States – President Donald Trump, hitting out at the probes and congressional hearings into Russian election meddling , said Sunday, February 18 that Moscow is succeeding beyond its "wildest dreams" if its intention is to sow discord within the United States. "They are laughing their asses ... more
    Rappler10 hours ago
  • Alab Pilipinas sends Formosa Dreamers to their 12th straight...
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas cruised to their 8th straight win over cellar-dwellers Formosa Dreamers in the ASEAN Basketball League, 117-93, on Sunday, February 18, at the Santa Rosa City Sports Complex. Alab survived the physical last two minutes of the game as Christopher Sumalinog picked… ... more
    Rappler10 hours ago
  • PLDT plans broadband expansion by 2020
    MANILA, Philippines – Listed telecommunications giant PLDT Incorporated aims to expand its "ultrafast" broadband coverage to 6 million homes nationwide by 2020. To improve its services, PLDT said in a statement on Sunday, February 18, that it has been installing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities and upgrading its existing copper-based network through hybrid technologies that… ... more
    Rappler10 hours ago
  • IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis turns 33 with ’90s-themed birth...
    MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis celebrated her 33rd birthday on Saturday, February 17, with family and friends at an events place in Makati City. The '90s-themed party saw movies, music, and elements from the era such as Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, Backstreet Boys hits, Janet Jackson songs, and colorful… ... more
    Rappler10 hours ago
  • Mati delegates ate leftover food; Davao mayor calls for prob...
    THE 38 Davao Region Athletic Association delegates of Mati City, Davao Oriental, who were rushed to the hospital after suffering from upset stomach and loose bowel movement were served leftover food, an initial investigation into the incident showed. Thus, Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio called for an immediate investigation on… ... more
    Sunstar11 hours ago
  • Vice mayor: Davao ready for SK, barangay elections
    THE local government of Davao City is ready anytime for the holding of the Commission on Elections’ simultaneous barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14, 2018, an official said. "I think wala namang postponement and I think that the City Government is very much ready to make sure that… ... more
    Sunstar11 hours ago
  • 1st gov't-initiated convention for communicators kicks ...
    AROUND 1,500 participants are expected at today's start of the National Information Convention 2018 at the SMX Convention Center SM Lanang Premier, the first ever such convention initiated by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) of the Office of the President. ... more
    Sunstar11 hours ago
  • Anti-CPD professionals give 95% vote for repeal
    AN ONLINE survey set up by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) on its Facebook page on February 16 and set to end on the 20th is gathering a near unanimous vote for the repeal of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016, otherwise known as the Trillanes Law (RA… ... more
    Sunstar11 hours ago
  • Man kills brother in Daanbantayan, Cebu
    A MAN was killed by his younger brother on Sunday afternoon, February 18, in Sitio Badiang, Barangay Tinubdan, Daanbantayan town, Cebu. Police identified the victim as Ursesio "Boy" Linabog Sr., who succumbed to wounds in the neck. The suspect, Nonito, was arrested after the incident. He was reportedly drunk at… ... more
    Sunstar11 hours ago
  • Pawnshop exec losses P3 million to robbers
    AN ASSISTANT manager of a pawnshop lost P3 million to robbers in Pagadian City on Saturday afternoon, February 17. Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer said the robbery-hold up victim was identified as Graham Nash Villagonzalo Tati, assistant manager of Palawan Express. The robbery-hold up occurred… ... more
    Sunstar12 hours ago
  • Local achievers award nomination ends February 19
    THE 2018 Local Achievers Award will continue to accept nominations until Monday, February 19. Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said the nomination period has been extended to encourage the participation and recognition of exceptional Zamboangueños in different fields and expertise. Salazar said the 2018 Local Achievers Award… ... more
    Sunstar12 hours ago
  • Bong Go faces Senate probe today
    Malacañang expressed confidence yesterday that Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong� Go will face today’s Senate inquiry into the P15.5-billion frigate project of the government with nothing but the truth in order to silence allegations that he tried to meddle in the deal. ... more
    MB8 hours ago
  • China’s military buildup won’t stop US Navy pa...
    ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines — United States (US) forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,â€� said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth US aircraft carrier brimming with F/A-18… ... more
    MB8 hours ago
  • 92 more Davao schools sports meet delegates fall ill
    By Yas D. Ocampo DAVAO CITY — A day after 38 members, mostly student-athletes, of the Mati, Davao Oriental contingent fell ill reportedly due to food poisoning, 92 delegates from Tagum City also complained of stomach pain and fits of vomiting Sunday night. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, Central 911… ... more
    MB8 hours ago
  • TRAIN cash subsidy guidelines
    The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has expedited the formulation of guidelines for the distribution of cash subsidy that will help cushion the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law on poor families ... more
    MB10 hours ago
  • More Kuwait OFWs return; TESDA assures assistance
    One hundred seventy-seven overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait, household service workers, were repatriated and arrived in Manila Sunday. ... more
    MB10 hours ago
  • Robredo urges Congress to deem ‘urgent’ measures ensurin...
    Vice President Leni Robredo strongly believes the "urgent" need for Congress to look into measures that will ensure the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). ... more
    MB15 hours ago
  • UST expels 8 law students for alleged involvement in ‘Atio...
    In a statement released by the Varsitarian, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) confirmed that the Committee tasked to investigate the hazing death of freshman law student Horacio Castillo III has issued its first resolution finding eight law students guilty of violating the Code of Conduct and Discipline and imposing… ... more
    MB15 hours ago
  • US Navy in South China Sea, Western Pacific to keep seas fre...
    The Public Affairs chief of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) yesterday reiterated that their presence in the South China Sea and the Western Pacific is meant to keep the seas free and commerce moving freely in the area. ... more
    MB15 hours ago
  • Bato rejects ‘tanim-baril’ suspicions in PNP dr...
    Director General Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), justified the usual post-operation scenario of anti-drugs operations as he rejected insinuations of ‘tanim-baril’ (planting of guns) on slain drug suspects). ... more
    MB16 hours ago
  • 5 Things to Love About City Chef PH
    Words and photos by Lisa Marie David (@lisaaaadavid)Most of us understand the struggle of having to prepare one’s meal (not to mention the dreadful cleaning-up process after) or choosing among tons of fast-food chains and diners just to satisfy our gastronomic needs. After a long day of hustle from work… ... more
    WhenInManila4 hours ago
  • INSPIRING: This former chainsmoker saved over Php 45,000 sin...
    Habits are hard to break, especially bad ones. A popular saying goes that it takes 21 days to break a habit, but only determination and discipline would get you far. For the case of Paulo Bautista, he wanted to end his journey with smoking. It was a struggle, but he… ... more
    WhenInManila9 hours ago
  • LOOK: International and Local 90s Bands Came Together for an...
    Words by Jerika Danielle Clemente Photos by Verna Sevilla, Eunick Nobe, and Lisa Marie David Graphics by Mari Lorica * Migraine. Set You Free. Kisapmata. Out of My League. Charmed Life. Everything You Want. Best In Me. Do these song titles ring a bell? And a bell that probably brings you back to a nostalgic trip… ... more
    WhenInManila9 hours ago
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Lucy Torres narrates love story with husband ...
    Stories as beautiful as this make us believe in the power of true love. After years of marriage and a lovely child, Lucy Torres-Gomez recalls one of the beautiful moments she had with her husband before they became a couple. She took it on her Instagram a photo of her… ... more
    WhenInManila10 hours ago
  • 5 Reasons Why Masasa Beach Should Be Your Next Vacation Geta...
    Tucked in the small island of Tingloy, Masasa Beach is a pure paradise just two hours away from the city. Masasa may not be your typical Boracay beach that is full of life during the night though, but that’s what makes it perfect. Here are five of the… ... more
    WhenInManila10 hours ago
  • WOW: This photographer shows how you don’t need a huge bud...
    Creativity and cleverness can definitely take you places and allow you to produce the same results as to how professional services can render. A classic example is budding photographer Kircy Alegre Tan who shared before and after photos of his photo shoot with a friend outdoors. Choosing a “cluttered location”,… ... more
    WhenInManila10 hours ago
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  • 2 Major Events To Highlight Chinese New Year In Manila
    Two major events will highlight the celebration of Chinese New Year in Manila this week. According to Naida Angping, chairman of the Chinatown Development Council, the highlights of the annual festivity would be the countdown with extravagant fireworks display and grand parade to be held on Thursday and Friday, respectively… ... more
    PageOne4 days ago
  • PH Commitment On SCS Claims Unwavering: DFA
    Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday reiterated the Duterte administration’s “unwavering” commitment to protect the country’s claim in the disputed territories in the South China Sea, as he defended public silence when developments and issues surface on the sea lane. A day after the 2nd… ... more
    PageOne4 days ago
  • BSP Hikes Offering For 7-Day, 14-Day TDF
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) hiked the offering for its seven-day and 14-day Term Deposit Facilities (TDFs) for the auction on Feb. 21, 2017 following the strong appetite this week. Data released by the central bank showed that offering for the shortest-tenor TDF next week was hiked to PHP50… ... more
    PageOne4 days ago
  • DOLE Issues Pay Rules For Chinese New Year Holiday
    Private sector employees who will report to work on Friday which was declared as special non-working holiday in the celebration of Chinese New Year, are entitled to receive additional 30 percent of their daily rate, on the first eight hours of work for that day. “For work done during the… ... more
    PageOne4 days ago
  • DA Rolls Out ‘Bigas Ng Masa’ Affordable Rice Program
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) set its “Bigas ng Masa” affordable rice program rolling on Wednesday, initially launching it in Quezon City and shortly farming it out to its regional offices nationwide. To make it more accessible to more Filipinos, the DA said Bigas ng Masa outlets can be set… ... more
    PageOne4 days ago
  • Several Fishes Found Dead At The Bamboo Dive Site In Panglao...
    Panglao, Bohol offers one of the best diving spot in the Philippines. They also offer over house dive in an exciting wall dive, which is covered with precious colorful hard and soft corals. Divers can find different kinds of fishes here in this island why most of the visitors call… ... more
    PageOne5 days ago
  • Soldier killed, 2 wounded in Sulu clash with Sayyaf
    ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf bandits killed a Philippine Army soldier and wounded two others in a firefight in Patikul, Sulu as government forces were pursuing the abductors of a government engineer snatched by armed men on Wednesday. The Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) did not report the fighting but security sources… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Bataan bishop likens OFWs’ life to Season of Lent
    BALANGA CITY, Bataan: The chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on the Care of Migrants and itinerant People (CBCP–ECMI) on Sunday likened the life of overseas Filipino workers to the Season of Lent. “It is like Jesus journeying to the desert but not only for… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Military steps up operations after foiled Basilan hijacking
    SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Maritime units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Zamboanga City area stepped up theiroperations to scour the waters off Basilan island after a foiled hijacking of a local cargo vessel last Friday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), said a… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Negros Occidental broadcaster attacked
    BACOLOD CITY: A radio broadcaster of Muews Radio 104.7 FM in Talisay City, Negros Occidental was attacked after his program allegedly by two city hall employees identified with the mayor. Ronnie Azue, a correspondent for Panay News and former president of Negros Press Club (NPC), was assaulted on Friday night… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Bulacan water project ‘ahead of time’
    THE first phase of the P24.4-billion Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project (BBWSP) which is expected to be completed in October, is proceeding ahead of schedule, listed conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said in a statement. The first stage is targeted for completion by October and the second stage by April… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Rules set on Baguio’s Mines View Park dog photo shoot
    BAGUIO CITY: The City government set rules on dog photo shoot activities at the Mines View Park to ensure safety of park goers and animals used in the trade. Mayor Mauricio Domogan said recent reports showed an alarming record of biting, grasping, scuffing and scratching of park goers by dogs… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago