• UN Security Council meets over Syria in remote Swedish farmh...
    BACKAKRA, Sweden – The UN Security Council met in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday, April 22, in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria. In a first for the Security Council, which normally holds its annual brainstorming… ... more
    Rappler41 mins ago
  • ‘No criminal suspicion’ in DJ Avicii’s dea...
    MUSCAT, Oman – A police source in Oman said on Saturday, April 21, that there was no suspicion of criminal activity after Swedish DJ superstar Avicii was found dead in the Gulf sultanate's capital Muscat. The 28-year-old's representative announced his death in a statement on Friday without specifying the cause,… ... more
    Rappler52 mins ago
  • Finals-bound FEU Lady Tams find a hero in Toni Rose Basas
      MANILA, Philippines – Toni Rose "Chinchin" Basas heard the call from head coach George Pascua and quickly acted on it.  Thanks to her 17-point outing, Basas turned out to be the "X-factor" in the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws' return to the finals after 9 seasons.  "Sabi ko… ... more
    Rappler2 hours ago
  • India gov’t approves death penalty for child rapists
    NEW DELHI, India – India's government on Saturday, April 21, approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults caused nationwide outrage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a cabinet meeting to pass the measure… ... more
    Rappler2 hours ago
  • Queen Elizabeth II marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth con...
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday, April 21, with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle,… ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • Actress Allison Mack charged with sex trafficking for cult-l...
    WASHINGTON DC, USA – An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say. Allison Mack, 35, who was arrested Friday, April… ... more
    Rappler3 hours ago
  • China carries out aircraft carrier drills in Pacific as Taiw...
    BEIJING, China – China has carried out aircraft carrier drills in the Pacific, its navy said on Saturday, April 21, ramping up tensions with Taiwan over its military exercises in the sensitive region. Beijing's sole aircraft carrier and two destroyer ships carried out "offensive and defensive drills to test their… ... more
    Rappler3 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
    Sunstar3 days 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
    Sunstar3 days 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
    Sunstar3 days 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
    Sunstar3 days 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
    Sunstar3 days 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
    Sunstar3 days 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
    Sunstar3 days ago
  • Maine Mendoza met Cole Sprouse and we think that these are t...
    We all know Maine Mendoza to be a very candid, very expressive star. And we know that Cole Sprouse is often the same (especially when bantering with his twin brother on Twitter). So the meeting of two great, weird minds is always a sight to behold! Good thing Maine had… ... more
    WhenInManila2 hours ago
  • Top 10 Avicii Songs Only True Fans Will Understand
    I broke into tears halfway through this article while browsing through his music and singing along. It brings me back to my college days back in 2013, the rise of electronic dance music. While there are plenty of DJs releasing their tracks as it began to influence pop music 5… ... more
    WhenInManila7 hours ago
  • The Boho Soul: Fashionable Pieces For The Free-Spirited Pina...
    With this year’s Coachella vibes still hovering around us, most of us already have our Instagram feeds filled with gorgeous OOTDs from our favorite celebrities and influencers. I would be lying if I said I didn’t think that the music festival brings out amazingly eye-catching style that’s worth leveling up your… ... more
    WhenInManila11 hours ago
  • Banahaw Spring: Say Hello to this New Bottled Water Manufact...
    In a world full of different beverages to quench one’s thirst, there’s nothing that can top the simplest and most powerful drink: water. But how often do you check if what you’re putting in your body is safe, of top quality, and has the right nutrients you really need? Banahaw… ... more
    WhenInManila11 hours ago
  • 4 Reasons to Attend the Annual BaliSpirit Festival
    “Inhale ‘I am’…exhale ‘Amazing’.â€� Ebony Smith’s main mantra in her “YOGA N DA HOODâ€� class was only one of many inspiring workshops available at this year’s BaliSpirit Festival, which took place from April 2-8 at its original location, the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts in Ubud. The 11th edition… ... more
    WhenInManila12 hours ago
  • LOOK: There’s a Game of Thrones-Inspired Cafe in Quezon Ci...
    Themed cafes are indeed popular these days. After all, a theme is a unique selling point and a good marketing strategy. Hopping on the bandwagon is Westeroast, one of the first Game of Thrones-inspired cafes in the Philippines, which opened its doors to the public last February 2018. (WATCH: What if… ... more
    WhenInManila13 hours ago
  • Too early to panic: Koko positive party mates will improve r...
    Senate President Koko Pimentel is certain that partymates lagging behind in surveys for the 2019 senatotial race will be able “catch up” once President Rodrigo Duterte openly campains for them. Majority in the top 12 “winnable” candidates in the 2019 mid-term, based on the recent Pulse Asia survey, came from… ... more
    Politics3 hours ago
  • Habulin ang may sala: Bam hopes BIR won’t harass small biz...
    Senator Bam Aquino is hoping that the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s move to intensify inspection of businesses to determine tax evaders will not be a “tool” for harassment and corruption. “We laud the BIR’s effort to go after tax evaders, but the agency should also guarantee that they will target… ... more
    Politics3 hours ago
  • Dapat maging choosy! Gordon urges Pinoys to vote wisely in b...
    Senator Richard Gordon on Saturday called on the electorate to be “discerning” in electing their local officials, new set or not, on May 14. The filing of certificates of candidacy (CoC) for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections ended on Saturday. Gordon said that barangay and SK officials serve… ... more
    Politics3 hours ago
  • Pirma lang ang kailangan: Find out the 7 guys who got gov’...
    Talent and connections are apparently not the only requirements for a person to be appointed to a government post nowadays. Under President Rodrigo Duterte, filing cases against officials of the Aquino administration also hold the key to a coveted appointment. A source told Politiko that at least seven persons have… ... more
    Politics3 hours ago
  • China carries out aircraft carrier drills in Pacific as Taiw...
    China has carried out aircraft carrier drills in the Pacific, its navy said Saturday, ramping up tensions with Taiwan over its military exercises in the sensitive region. Beijing’s sole aircraft carrier and two destroyer ships carried out “offensive and defensive drills to test their combat muscle” on Friday, China’s navy… ... more
    Politics3 hours ago
  • Pimentel asks: Isn’t removal through quo warranto unc...
    By Xave Gregorio Senate President Koko Pimentel posed a question which cast doubt on the constitutionality of the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno pending before the Supreme Court (SC). “Kung ang ending ng quo warranto ay pagtanggal sa serbisyo ng isang opisyal ng gobyerno… ... more
    Politics4 hours ago
  • Walang kadala-dala: US State Dep’t raises concern on drug ...
    Alleged extrajudicial killings and police impunity connected to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs remain to be the most important human rights concerns in the Philippines, according to a report by the US State Department. While the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices noted the government’s efforts to investigated… ... more
    Politics4 hours ago
  • ID Cards For Dengxavia Recipients In NCR Available Soon
    Recipients of the Dengvaxia vaccine in the Metro Manila would soon get their dengue immunization card soon in their schools, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) in the National Capital Region (NCR) said on Wednesday. During the “Mother Leaders/Mother Partners” forum in Quezon City, Roberto Belchez, head of… ... more
    PageOne1 day ago
  • 8 Major Bridges Linking Visayas, Luzon In The Works
    The Duterte administration plans to build eight major bridges with an estimated total cost of PHP269.19 billion to connect the islands of the Visayas and link them to Luzon, as part of the government’s massive infrastructure buildup and to create more jobs outside Metro Manila, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III… ... more
    PageOne1 day ago
  • Peso Remains Strong, Local Stocks Pull Back
    The Philippine peso continued to show strength against the US dollar Thursday amid alarming geopolitical developments overseas while the main stocks gauge dipped a day after recovering. The local currency finished the day’s trade at 52.10, which is slightly up from 52.07 in the previous day. But a trader said… ... more
    PageOne1 day ago
  • Anti-Smoking Group Seeks Higher Tax On Tobacco To Help Farme...
    An official of an anti-smoking advocacy group on Tuesday called on lawmakers to impose higher taxes on tobacco to further help farmers. “We are hoping that lawmakers, especially from the tobacco-producing regions, will consider increasing the tax rates for tobacco as this would mean more assistance for their constituents, particularly… ... more
    PageOne3 days ago
  • Lawmaker Proposes Reselling Of Seized Smuggled Rice
    A partylist lawmaker on Monday appealed to President Rodrigo R. Duterte to issue an executive order to donate the seized smuggled rice to the National Food Authority (NFA) and allow the agency to resell it at lower prices. AGRI Rep. Orestes Salon made the statement following reports that the Philippine… ... more
    PageOne4 days ago
  • 200 Filipinos, Including Infants, Depart From Kuwait Monday
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is repatriating a batch of 200 undocumented Filipinos, including 18 infants below two years old, on Monday (April 16, 2018) under the amnesty program granted by the Kuwaiti government for Filipinos. In an interview here at the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait, DFA Undersecretary Sarah… ... more
    PageOne5 days ago
  • This Senior Korean Couple Proves True Love Still Exists
    This senior couple’s beautiful love story sets the bar high for relationship goals and is all the proof you need that true love still exists.   They have been together for 65 years, but the wife suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and forgets everything about her husband every day.  … ... more
    Koreaboo9 hours ago
  • If You Talk Bad About Any Of These 5 People, The Entire Coun...
    In a country of 51 million people, South Koreans may not always be on the same page, unless you’re talking about these five individuals that is.   1. Lee Cook Jong Lee Cook Jong is in the spotlight right now because he’s in charge of the trauma care for… ... more
    Koreaboo10 hours ago
  • Fans Capture Idols Removing Their Earpieces On Stage And It ...
    Idols’ earpieces are crucial to their performances, but many fans think they have an alternate, unintended function: making the idol wearing them look surprisingly sexy as they remove them.   1. EXO’s Baekhyun   2. BTS’s Suga   3. BTOB’s Sungjae   4. WANNA ONE’s Jaehwan  … ... more
    Koreaboo13 hours ago
  • Whenever Taeyeon Gets Drunk She Does Something Super Adorabl...
    Taeyeon, who many think is perfect in almost every way, is apparently not any good at one thing: drinking.   Even though she doesn’t handle her alcohol well, she really likes drinking and the atmosphere of drinking together with friends.   She even got the nickname “Alcohol Trash” from her… ... more
    Koreaboo14 hours ago
  • 7 Idols Whose Lives Were Nearly Destroyed By Hateful Rumours
    Sometimes anti-fans take things too far and 7 in particular tried to ruin idols’ lives with false rumors.  After some time, it was revealed that the rumors were fabricated, but the idols still suffered repercussions from the attacks on their public image.   1. IU In late 2013, IU suffered… ... more
    Koreaboo16 hours ago
  • Here’s What One Of Korea’s Most Beautiful Actresses Used...
    Han Ga In has been considered by many the apex of Korean standards of beauty, so imagine what she looked like in her prime!   Who would have thought she could be just as, if not even more, beautiful during her college years at Kyung Hee University?  … ... more
    Koreaboo17 hours ago
  • BLACKPINK’s Stylist Reveals The Difference Between Each Me...
    BLACKPINK’s stylist revealed that each members’ styles were as different as their personalities!   Stylist Choi Kyung Won has been BLACKPINK’s main stylist since their debut, so she knows a great deal about each members’ preferences.   Choi Kyung Won revealed that she often experimented with bold fashion styles… ... more
    Koreaboo17 hours ago
  • PNP warns men against ‘fierce’ drug syndicates
    The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday warned law enforcers to be careful in the government’s war on drugs since syndicates are out to defend their illegal trade no matter what it takes. The warning came a day after simultaneous drug raids in Bulacan left 13 suspects dead and led… ... more
    Manilatimes2 hours ago
  • Nueva Ecija massacre suspect arrested
    “She wants to end our relationship and be with her American boyfriend that’s why I killed her.” Thus said Jessie Tesoro, who butchered his live-in partner Jennifer Caballero using a bolo, her mother and four other family members in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on Friday. Tesoro, 41 (not 34 as… ... more
    Manilatimes2 hours ago
  • SBMA collects P148M from debtor-firms
    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said its resolve to go after stale debts and past-due accounts of business locators in the freeport has netted P148.6 million for the state-owned agency. The SBMA Finance Group reported that the funds collected through the new administration’s aggressive collection program,… ... more
    Manilatimes2 hours ago
  • Jealous boyfriend kills partner, 5 others in NEcija
    IN a fit of intense jealousy, a warehouseman hacked dead his live-in partner and five family members, including their mother and an 11-year-old boy, in San Leo­nardo, Nueva Ecija, at dawn on Friday. A member of the family was able to run away with her one-year-old daughter, clutching her wounded… ... more
    Manilatimes1 day ago
  • Actor Julio Diaz busted in Bulacan
    Movie and television actor Julio Diaz and his companion were arrested in a buy-bust in Meycauayan City, Bulacan, before dawn on Friday. Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan Police provincial director, said the actor, Mariano de Leon Calongje in real life, 59, and his companion Ronald Gomez, 35, were arrested… ... more
    Manilatimes1 day ago
  • Filipino fishermen nabbed in Indonesia repatriated
    ZAMBOANGA CITY: Thirty-one Filipino fishermen who were deported from Indonesia after they were caught allegedly fishing illegally there arrived in Davao City on Friday. The fishermen who were arrested on Indonesian waters were handed over to the Philippine Navy and brought to Davao City where military and government officials welcomed… ... more
    Manilatimes1 day ago