• Iraq PM warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday, June 23, he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At least 16 people were killed and around 30 injured when the cache, owned… ... more
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  • FULL TEXT: Glenda Gloria on Rappler’s 2018 Free Media ...
      MANILA, Philippines – On Friday, June 22, Rappler received the 2018 Free Media Pioneer award from the International Press Institute (IPI) during award ceremonies held in Abuja, Nigeria.  The IPI established the Free Media Pioneer award in 1996 to recognize innovation in journalism that has promoted access and quality in… ... more
    Rappler2 hours ago
  • [OPINYON] Tayo nang maglaro ng Chinese barter
      Hindi ko alam kung paanong naging Chinese ang larong Chinese garter, o iyong larong may goma o garter na nakabanat, hawak o nakatali sa katawan ng dalawang bata, at niluluksuhang pataas nang pataas ng mga paslit na contortionist, babae man o lalaki. Hindi ko rin alam kung talagang… ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • Macron backs sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants
    PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron came out on Saturday, June 23, in support of  financial sanctions against EU countries which refuse to accept migrants. "We can not have countries that benefit hugely from EU solidarity and claim national self-interest when it comes to the issue of migrants," he… ... more
    Rappler11 hours ago
  • Brazil’s top court cancels ruling on Lula release
    SAO PAULO, Brazil – Brazil's Supreme Court has cancelled a ruling set for Tuesday on an appeal by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed from prison while he attempts to overturn his corruption sentence. Lula, 72, has been behind bars since April after being convicted of… ... more
    Rappler11 hours ago
  • Lukaku, Hazard power Belgium to brink of World Cup last 16
        MOSCOW, Russia – Romelu Lukaku drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts on Saturday, June 23, scoring twice as Belgium moved to the brink of the last 16 after a 5-2 romp against Tunisia. The victory leaves the Red Devils on top… ... more
    Rappler11 hours ago
  • Vatican jails Italian priest for child porn
    VATICAN CITY – A Vatican court on Saturday, June 23, jailed for 5 years an Italian priest who worked as a diplomat for the Holy See's Washington embassy, for possessing and sharing child pornography. Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleaded guilty on Friday, the opening day of the court hearing ,… ... more
    Rappler11 hours ago
  • P4.6 million illegal drugs seized in 3 Cebu barangays
    ANTI-narcotics operatives seized P4.6 million worth of illegal drugs in separate operations on Tuesday, April 17, in three villages in Cebu City. At 9:30 p.m., the joint personnel of Special Operations Unit (SOU) 5 caught Mark Albano Abella in a drug bust in Sitio Sampaguita, Barangay Tejero and they seized… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • Roque on Australian nun's arrest: 'Apologies are i...
    THE government is slated to issue an apology for detaining Sister Patricia Fox, a 71-year-old Australian missionary accused of engaging in "political activities and anti-government demonstrations," Malacañang said Wednesday, April 18. A day after justifying the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) arrest order against Fox, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. admitted… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • Construction of Negros First Animal Hub at Panaad in questio...
    THE ongoing construction of Negros First Animal Hub at the Panaad Park and Stadium allegedly did not undergo the bidding process. It does not even have any purchase order. In a document obtained by SunStar Bacolod on April 17, I Watch Negros Occidental Inc. told the members of the Provincial… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • 46 families flee after San Carlos clash
    A TOTAL of 46 families and 224 individuals were evacuated from two villages in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, after members of the 79th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army engaged in a firefight with suspected communist rebels in Barangay Guadalupe on April 16. Inspector Charmae De Paz, public… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • NPA claims wake shooting in Isabela
    THE Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People's Army (NPA) claimed the shooting incident in Barangay Bulad, Isabela town, that resulted in the death of three persons, including a retired soldier and policeman. The NPA claimed that the retired soldier and policeman were their only targets. The NPA also admitted… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • PCSO awaits court order on Globaltech closure
    THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is waiting for the release of the court order to completely stop the operation of Peryahan ng Bayan by Globaltech Mobile Online Corporation in Burgos-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City. Retired Marine Major Manuel Fraginal, chief of the Nationwide Inter-Brach Security Monitoring of the PCSO, said… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • Police, Army deny circulation of 'CNN personalities...
    THE Philippine Army and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) denied ordering the circulation of posters that bear the faces of more than 60 personalities who were allegedly insurgents in Moises Padilla town. Brigadier General Eliezer Losañes, commanding officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army based… ... more
    Sunstar2 months ago
  • Palace to UNHRC: We’re already on it
    Malacañang assured that the government is not just sitting on the cases involving the deaths under President Duterte's bloody drug war. ... more
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  • Bringing Back Manila’s Glory
    No other city in the country captivates the foremost writer and journalist, National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, but Manila. ... more
    MB10 hours ago
  • DTI finds overpriced basic goods; firms may face up to P1-M ...
    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) warned all establishments that administrative fine of up to P1 million shall be imposed on firms committing any illegal act of price manipulation, specifically profiteering after it found 85 counts of pricing over suggested retail prices (SRPs). ... more
    MB10 hours ago
  • PNP to continue street operations despite criticisms
    The Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue to implement its street operations amid intense criticisms following the death of an arrested night idler in a Quezon City police jail and President Duterte's statement that he did not order the arrest of the so-called “tambay.� ... more
    MB10 hours ago
  • Public warned against floods, landslides in next 2 to 3 days
    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned the public against flashfloods and landslides in the next two to three days due to light to moderate to at times heavy rains from thunderstorms in high-risk areas in the entire country. ... more
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  • VP reaches out anew to remote Palawan town
    Strong-willed as she is, Vice President Leni Robredo took a 13-hour boat ride again to visit Agutaya, a fifth-class island municipality in northern Palawan. ... more
    MB13 hours ago
  • De Vera warns public against ‘false news’ about free hig...
    Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Officer-in-Charge J. Prospero De Vera III warned the public against “misconceptions� and “false news� regarding the free higher education law implemented this year. ... more
    MB15 hours ago
  • De Lima urges gov’t to enforce mechanism promoting sustain...
    Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima has urged the Duterte administration to enforce mechanism that would promote sustainable fishing grounds off Zambales province and improve the plight of Filipino fishermen. ... more
    MB15 hours ago
  • Gatchalian asks: Is there still hope for PCOO?
    Only a week has passed but the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is faced with yet another social media blunder when it erroneously referred to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian as "Winston Gatchalian". ... more
    MB15 hours ago
  • LOOK: This Chic Hair Salon in Mandaluyong Will Help You Achi...
    Summer might have ended but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the sunshine with us! Specifically, with our hair. After my previous hair adventure in red, I decided to keep the blinding mop on my head that is my hair. People who love doing things with their hair would understand… ... more
    WhenInManila14 hours ago
  • Break The Internet: K-Fans Rally Behind Their Favorite K-Gro...
    Let’s be honest, you’ve been bitten by the K-bug too! Though there are multiple categories for the Teen’s Choice, the nominations with K-stars are the one that is ultimately trending. It is a testament to the popularity of our favorite K-groups that are making waves not just in the Philippines… ... more
    WhenInManila24 hours ago
  • This Steakhouse Only Serves USDA Prime Black Angus and Angus...
    Photos by Elena Salazar and Christian Haw Got a celebration coming up? Need a break from a stressful week? Or are you just craving for a fancy lunch? Whatever the reason, it’ll be worth your while to drop everything to experience a world-class steak lunch at Wolfgang Steak House. Does… ... more
    WhenInManila1 day ago
  • This Defunct Diner in Malate During the 80s Resembles Popâ...
    Did you know that decades before the world, including the Filipino youth, got hooked on Netflix’s mystery series Riverdale, there was a restaurant in Manila you could hang out in that looked like the heart of Riverdale, Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe? Rosie’s Diner (1989), Photo Courtesy: Jim Reese Rosie’s Diner once… ... more
    WhenInManila1 day ago
  • 10 Other Ways You Can Eat Lechon
    Article by: Giorgia Ocampo Danga You enter the room and you see her there lying down waiting for you. Her caramel-tone skin that would crack with every bite; her juicy, perfectly roasted meat paired with that good old liver sauce… to die for! Lechon is the star of the Pinoy’s dining… ... more
    WhenInManila1 day ago
  • What are Veneers and How Can They Benefit You?
    Let’s face it: whether we like it or not, people tend to be superficial; that’s why first impressions matter. The way you look and the way you carry yourself both play a part in both professional and social situations. As such, it is very important to take care of your… ... more
    WhenInManila1 day ago
  • Bongbong’s cheating claim is fake news – lawma...
    Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice yesterday branded as “fake news� the claim of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong� Marcos Jr. that he was cheated of victory in the 2016 elections. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • CIDG nabs man for illegal recruitment
    A suspected illegal recruiter who allegedly duped six people of P480,000 by promising non-existent jobs in Japan was arrested in Pasay City on Friday. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • Two boys killed by guard
    Two minors who entered the compound of a construction supply firm in Quezon City were shot dead by a security guard of the establishment on Friday. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • P21.2 million cocaine seized in Quezon
    Four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of P21.2 million were seized in a drug bust in Infanta, Quezon on Friday. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • Makati stops 21 construction projects
    The city government of Makati has halted the construction of at least 21 structures for failing to comply with the National Building Code of the Philippines, an official said yesterday. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • CA affirms guilty verdict vs ex-actor
    The Court of Appeals (CA) recently affirmed a Pasig City court’s ruling convicting former actor and congressman Dennis Roldan of kidnapping a three-year-old Chinese-Filipino boy in 2005. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • 5 nabbed for P1.2 million marijuana
    Five suspected drug dealers were arrested and P1.2 million worth of marijuana leaves were seized in two sting operations in Quezon City on Friday. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • QC cops round up 341 ‘offenders’
    A total of 341 persons were rounded up in Quezon City since Friday for allegedly violating ordinances and other laws. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • Family arrested for kids’ cyber sex in Malabon
    Three children were rescued in Malabon Friday night from their family, who allegedly used them for child pornography. ... more
    Philstar11 hours ago
  • Saudi women driving ban ends
    By Anuj CHOPRA -Agence France-Presse Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The move, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the… ... more
    Politics25 mins ago
  • Na-trauma sa nanay! Duterte sensitive about spanking kids af...
    President Rodrigo Duterte is sensitive about spanking children as a form of discipline because his mother, Soledad, used corporal punishment on him as a kid. In a speech in Davao City Friday (June 22), Duterte joked that his mother may be a descendant of the Romans who beat Jesus Christ… ... more
    Politics12 hours ago
  • Mon Lopez douses Nikki Coseteng’s expose on weak steel: Sh...
    Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has reiterated that there should no longer be any safety issue on the use of quenched and tempered (QT) steel for the construction of high-rise buildings. Lopez made the statement to trade reporters in a text message on Friday, as former senator Nikki Coseteng brought up… ... more
    Politics12 hours ago
  • Bakit niyo pinasa ito? Duterte wonders why San Beda gave law...
    President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Senator Leila de Lima anew as he recalled their word war over the rice smuggling controversy in 2014. In a speech in Davao City Friday (June 22), Duterte slammed De Lima for criticizing him over his threat to kill alleged rice smuggler David… ... more
    Politics13 hours ago
  • Started from Seiko, now it’s IWC: Duterte flaunts luxury w...
    President Rodrigo Duterte may be fond of dressing casually, but don’t let his looks fool you because the watch on his wrist may be worth millions of pesos. Duterte on Friday (June 22) casually mentioned he is wearing a luxury watch when he was speaking at the National Information and… ... more
    Politics13 hours ago
  • Duterte explains preference for appointing men: Mapapasubo b...
    President Rodrigo Duterte “dislikes” appointing women to government post because he thinks there are certain jobs they just aren’t cut out to do. In a speech in Davao City Friday (June 22), Duterte explained why he prefers appointing men over women. “Sabi ayaw ko ng babae, ayaw ko talaga ng… ... more
    Politics13 hours ago
  • Oopsie! PCOO not alone in messing up Win Gatchalian’s...
    By Xave Gregorio The Presidential Communications Operations Office may have caught the ire of Senator Sherwin “Winâ€� Gatchalian for butchering his name, but the government agency is not alone in rechristening him as “Winston Gatchalian.â€� Politiko, the Manila Times and Manila Standard have previously swapped Sherwin for Winston in articles.… ... more
    Politics14 hours ago
  • Duterte Signs Balik Scientist Act To Bolster Research, Devâ...
    President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program which aims to support the participation of Filipino science, technology or innovation experts in the country’s research and development initiatives. Known as the “Balik Scientist Actâ€�, the law was signed by Duterte on June 15 as recognition that… ... more
    PageOne2 days ago
  • FVR Recalls Pinoy Soldiers’ Heroism During Korean War
    On the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Korean War on Monday (June 25), former president Fidel V. Ramos, a veteran of the Korean War, recalled the bravery and heroism of the Filipino soldiers who fought against all odds the combined Chinese and North Korean forces. The Philippines was… ... more
    PageOne2 days ago
  • Duterte Appoints New CA Justice
    President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA). Duterte signed the appointment paper of Gonzaga on June 19, replacing Romeo Barza who was designated by Duterte as presiding justice of the appellate court in December last year. Prior to her appointment, Gonzaga… ... more
    PageOne2 days ago
  • Esperon Meets US Counterpart, Reaffirms PH-US Security Allia...
    National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., for the first time on Friday (Philippine Time), met with his American counterpart John Bolton, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. said. During the meeting, the 2 officials reaffirmed both countries’ commitment to their security alliance. Esperon, for his part, expressed Manila’s gratitude for… ... more
    PageOne2 days ago
  • DepEd Hesitant On Proposed Mandatory Drug Test For 10 Year O...
    The Department of Education (DepEd) is hesitant about allowing learners aged 10 years old undergo mandatory drug testing as proposed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). “Hindi pa kami kumbinsido na 10 years old. Kasi ang 10 years old na exposure namin sa curriculum sa pagturo ng mga bata… ... more
    PageOne2 days ago
  • Here Are Things You Need To Know About The PH Mental Health ...
    The Philippines rejoices for taking a huge step towards the awareness and importance of Mental Health. President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed the Republic Act No. 11036 which is considered to also be the “Philippine Mental Health Act”. The proposed law was to adopt a mental health system in the country.… ... more
    PageOne2 days ago
  • BIGBANG’s Seungri Calls Out Jessica In Front Of An Entire ...
    Jessica Jung did not stand a chance the moment Seungri was left in charge of the party.   He was performing a set at Chanel’s pop-up store opening in Seoul with fellow celebrities present in the audience. A post shared by Lee seung ri… ... more
    Koreaboo4 hours ago
  • Tiffany Says She Will Be Back To Promote With Girls’ ...
    An interview with Billboard brought SONEs hope for a Girls’ Generation reunion pretty soon.    Tiffany became a free agent after leaving SM Entertainment last year, but it seems like her commitment to return to the group is a given.    She gave a positive response when asked… ... more
    Koreaboo7 hours ago
  • Yang Hyun Suk Says BLACKPINK Will Release More Songs And Hav...
    An interview with Yang Hyun Suk got fans hoping for more promotions from YG Entertainment’s girl group BLACKPINK.    The agency constantly receives complaints from fans about the slow releases from their artists with BLACKPINK recently having a one year break prior this comeback.    Yang Hyun Suk,… ... more
    Koreaboo8 hours ago
  • How Much It Costs To Collect Every Single Official TWICE Mer...
    Top girl group TWICE debuted less than three years ago, but they’ve already released a ton of merchandise. Here’s just about all of the official TWICE merchandise that’s been released so far, with estimated retail prices included:  *For items without a retail price, estimated market price is included   The… ... more
    Koreaboo10 hours ago
  • 5 Things That Make Korean Girls See Male Friends As Boyfrien...
    Can friendship exist between a guy and a girl? Maybe. That one close “namsachin (남사친)”, or a guy who is just a friend, by your side is actually one of two things: A male friend that’s just a friend, or a great big romance potential. Koreans think these five things… ... more
    Koreaboo12 hours ago
  • Korean Teens Reveal The Best Ways To Make Friends In Korea
    1. Be Loyal Your browser does not support video. “You don’t need looks, you don’t need popularity, you don’t need anything else. You only need loyalty. I’ve been learning my lessons these days…”   2. Be Firm Your browser does not support video. “It’s important not to be too nice…… ... more
    Koreaboo12 hours ago
  • The True Reason Behind TWICE Sana’s Viral Success
    TWICE’s Sana has gone viral on several occasions, making her one of the most recognizable faces in K-Pop around the world. Your browser does not support video.   Of course, Sana is known for her legendary “Shy Shy Shy” line from TWICE’s national hit “Cheer Up.” The cutest “shashasha”… ... more
    Koreaboo13 hours ago
  • Stalemate divides Albay health office
    LEGAZPI CITY: There is an impasse at the Albay provincial health office (PHO) with two officials seating concurrently as head of the office. Nathaniel Rempillo was designated as provincial health officer in 2014 during the incumbency of then governor now 2nd districts Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda but Albay Gov. Al… ... more
    Manilatimes10 hours ago
  • Pangasinan PNP chief warns vs abuses in Oplan RODY
    LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN: The provincial police director here warned all policemen in the police stations of four cities and 44 municipalities against any irregularities in the implementation of Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youth (Oplan RODY) operations or face punishment. Senior Supt. Ronald Oliver-Lee said the “anti-tambayâ€� (anti-loiterer and bystander)… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • 3 BIFF in Liguasan marsh surrender to Army
    SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO: Three members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) operating in Liguasan marsh surrendered with their firearms to the Philippine Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade (602IB). Capt. Arvin Encinas, 6th Infantry Division spokesman told The Manila Times that the BIFF rebels, who first surrendered to Col. Alfredo… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Former radio reporter nabbed with shabu
    A former radio reporter, labeled as high-value target (HVT) for drugs, was arrested with shabu and marijuana by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Tarlac City late on Friday. Evangelino Dizon, known as Jing Dizon and former reporter for DZTC and DZRH AM radio, was arrested by… ... more
    Manilatimes11 hours ago
  • Bacolod hospital to close down
    BACOLOD CITY: A private hospital in Bacolod City will cease operations effective June 30 after the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) denied its application for continuous accreditation as a Level 2 health provider. A letter of Lourdes Diocson, regional director of PhilHealth in Region 6 (Western Visayas), addressed to Dr. Reynold Wong, medical… ... more
    Manilatimes1 day ago
  • ICRC extends help to 5,000 displaced people
    Displaced for more than a year since the five-month conflict in Marawi City, many families in south-eastern parts of Lanao del Sur continue to struggle from lack of food and other necessities. The absence of a stable income and capital for small businesses forced many who were traders before the… ... more
    Manilatimes1 day ago