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  • Duterte blasts ‘yellows’ anew, insists he’s not a dictator

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday blasted the "yellows" anew for supposedly accusing him of wanting to become a dictator so that he could stay in power beyond his six-year term.

  • Reformation of contracts

    Dear PAO, I am Samantha, a single mom with two kids who are both about to graduate from college. Our family home is a two-story townhouse in San Juan City which we are leasing from Mr. Cruz. In 2010, I entered into a long-term contract with Mr. Cruz for the lease of the townhouse for [...] The post Reformation of contracts appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Who’s next on Duterte’s chopping block? Definitely not Tugade

    Sorry to his detractors. Better try another day. President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated that Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade still enjoys his confidence and would stay in his post despite speculations that he would be the next Cabinet member to be fired over corruption allegations. "May mga allegations, magpunta doon, na corrupt. Sabi ko, he doesn't have time for that. He doesn't even know how to count his money," Duterte said in a speech during the launch of Cebu Pacific Airlines' domestic hub in Cagayan de Oro. Tugade was with Duterte onstage when the President made the remarks. Before the ...Keep on reading: Who’s next on Duterte’s chopping block? Definitely not Tugade

  • #FridayFeels: Halloween Costumes

    Costume ba problema mo?Inggit naman ako sa 'yo!Habang kayo'y nananakot,Sa finals na ako yamot.Tama na 'tong hocus pocusKailangan ko nang mag-focus-focus! – Rappler.com Artwork by Janina Malinis Text by Marguerite de Leon #FridayFeels is a cartoon series by the Rappler Creatives Team. Cathartic, light, ...

  • Duterte says Tugade too wealthy to be involved in corruption

    "Sabi ko, he does not have time for that. He does not even know how to count his money. Totoo," Duterte said of Tugade and allegations of corruption.

  • CEU’s Ebondo to backstop Congo in African qualifiers

    Centro Escolar University big man Rodrigue Ebondo has been called up by the Democratic Republic of Congo for the 2017 Fiba African qualifiers. The school announced the news on Thursday as they will allow the 6-foot-6 slotman to represent his country in the continental qualifiers set late in November. With Ebondo reinforcing the crew, the Democratic Republic of Congo will face Egypt on November 24 and against Morocco on November 25 in the first leg of the home-and-away format for the first round of qualifiers to the 2019 Fiba World Cup. The country is slotted in Group C, which also includes African powerhouse Angola. Ranked 87th in the world and 14th in the continent, the ...Keep on reading: CEU’s Ebondo to backstop Congo in African qualifiers

  • Funeral procession set for Cardinal Vidal’s burial on October 26

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – The late Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal will be laid to rest on October 26 at the mausoleum inside the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, according to funeral details finalized by the Archdiocese of Cebu on Friday, October 20. Vidal will be buried beside the tomb of the late Cebu ...

  • Even after 4th MVP, Ildefonso believes Fajardo hasn’t hit his ceiling yet

    After winning his fourth consecutive Most Valuable Player award, the milestones June Mar Fajardo can cross off his checklist seems to be getting smaller and smaller. But his mentorDanny Ildefonso believesthat the Cebuano giant, despite an already successful five-year career, is nowhere near his ceiling and can still win the MVP award again next year. "I'm proud and happy with the achievements June Mar has been getting, but I think as long as he's healthy, he can still win more MVPs. It's good if he gets another one and set a new record being the MVP for the fifth time," said the San Miguel great, who himself was a two-time MVP. READ:Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beerme...Keep on reading: Even after 4th MVP, Ildefonso believes Fajardo hasn’t hit his ceiling yet

  • June Mar Fajardo prefers titles over individual awards: 'MVP is really not my priority'

    MANILA, Philippines - As far as San Miguel Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo is concerned, championships are still more valuable than any other individual award. Fajardo, who just made history by becoming the third player to win the Most Valuable Player plum 4 times ...

  • Duterte meets FIBA officials as PHL eyes hosting 2023 World Cup

    President Rodrigo Duterte has welcomed officials of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) inspecting the country's basketball facilities.

  • ‘Paolo’ intensifies but LPA gone–Pagasa

    TYPHOON “Paolo” (international name: Lan) slightly intensified, while the low pressure area (LPA) off Mindoro has dissipated, the state-run weather bureau said on Friday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Paolo was 855 kilometers (km) east of Basco, Batanes and packing maximum winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) from the [...] The post ‘Paolo’ intensifies but LPA gone–Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, with 1,100 suspected cases – WHO

    GENEVA, Switzerland –  The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said Friday, October 20. Officials on the poor Indian Ocean island nation had earlier this week reported 74 fatalities and ...

  • 2 ‘cyber-pimps’ arrested in Manila

    TWO alleged cybersex traffickers who sold children to foreigners online were arrested in Manila, an official said on Friday. In a press briefing on Friday, Senior Supt. Villamor Tuliao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division Director, reported that suspects Jamil Sampaga and Anthony Mabansag were charged for  “trafficking of women and children”. “Their modus operandi [...] The post 2 ‘cyber-pimps’ arrested in Manila appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Biased law enforcement? Duterte says shabu users mostly poor

    MANILA, Philippines – On the day a survey showed more Filipinos believe his government is not enforcing the law equally , President Rodrigo Duterte said shabu users are mostly poor and thus it is only natural that his drug war has hit their communities the most. "Why the poor?...Why are there ...

  • EU leaders approve first step to Brexit trade talks

    BRUSSELS: EU leaders agreed Friday to start internal work on the bloc’s relationship with Britain after Brexit, giving some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home. EU President Donald Tusk said in a tweet the bloc’s other 27 leaders meeting in Brussels had agreed to begin preparations for trade talks even [...] The post EU leaders approve first step to Brexit trade talks appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Was sniper rifle that killed Hapilon really made in China?

    President Rodrigo Duterte was eager to credit new ally Beijing in the death of militant leader Isnilon Hapilon, saying it was a Chinese rifle that fired the bullet that finished off Islamic State's "emir" in Southeast Asia.

  • Former NBA star Marbury buys Chinese gridiron football team

    SHANGHAI, China - Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will purchase the Beijing franchise of a fledgling American-football arena league, the league announced on Friday, October 20. Marbury, who has starred in the Chinese Basketball Association since 2010 for several teams before settling in recent years ...

  • Despite 6-pt. drop, nearly 8 of 10 Pinoys approve of gov’t anti-crime actions --Pulse Asia

    Seventy-eight percent of Filipinos approve of the government's actions in fighting criminality and responding to the needs of calamity-stricken areas, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey results released Friday.

  • Celebrity magician David Blaine denies rape allegation

    After a string of sexual allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, model-turned-art dealer Natasha Prince has come out and accused American magician David Blaine of raping her in 2004. Prince, who was 21 at the time, aleged that the illusionist extraordinaire took advantage of her on her birthday, inside a house in Chelsea, London. "The next thing I remember, I was sitting in the makeup chair getting my makeup done, and thinking, 'What did I do last night? Did I have sex with David Blaine?'" she told The Daily Beast. "But I didn't want to...I felt hazy, completely out of it," she said, adding that she first met Blaine at a nightclub in Knightsbridge. Through his atto...Keep on reading: Celebrity magician David Blaine denies rape allegation

  • Tugade corrupt? Duterte doubts it

    MANILA, Philippines – Amid speculation that Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade may be the next Cabinet official to be axed, President Rodrigo Duterte himself came to his appointee’s defense. “May mga allegations, magpunta doon, na corrupt (There are allegations, he goes there, he’s corrupt). Sabi ...

  • Child killed, 2 wounded in Sulu as uprooted tree falls on homes

    A CHILD was killed and two others were wounded in Sulu after an uprooted tree fell on the victims due to the bad weather caused by Tropical Storm “Paolo”, government-run disaster agencies said. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) identified the fatality as Nor Azizah Ganih, 6. The two injured were Aldren Jamel [...] The post Child killed, 2 wounded in Sulu as uprooted tree falls on homes appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Beermen’s Mythical Five domination testament of hardwork, sacrifice

    San Miguel may have failed to become the sixth team to achieve the Grand Slam, but the Beermen still gained a piece of history with four players being named in the Mythical First Team. Newly-minted Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Commissioner's Cup BPC Chris Ross, clutch playmaker Alex Cabagnot, and former MVP Arwind Santos all earned their spot in the season's best five, typifying the Beermen's dominance this year. And San Miguel coach Leo Austria believes that the historic distinction is a testament of his players' unwavering dedication. READ:Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5 It's only the first time in the league history that four...Keep on reading: Beermen’s Mythical Five domination testament of hardwork, sacrifice

  • June Mar Fajardo wins historic 4th straight MVP award

    MANILA, Philippines - San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo made history Friday, October 20, bagging his fourth straight Most Valuable Player award and besting Beermen teammates Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot.  Fajardo, who finished with 2886 points, was also named to the First Mythical Team together with teammates ...

  • NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hype

    The Los Angeles Lakers prized recruit Lonzo Ball had an underwhelming NBA debut on Thursday (Friday in Manila), tallying 3 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the team's lopsided 108-92 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers. READ:Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips' 108-92 rout of Lakers The lackluster showing was in large part due to the stifling defense of Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, who hounded the 19-year-old every chance he could. But even before tip-off, Lakers head coach Luke Walton knew that the UCLA product would have a huge target on his back throughout the season. "They're going to come after him," Walton told Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. "That's ...Keep on reading: NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hype

  • WATCH: First batch of Marawi soldiers come home

    MANILA, Philippines – 35 troops from 1IB arrive at Villamor Air Base after Marawi is declared liberated from terrorists. – Rappler.com

  • Election returns of 2013 discovered in ballot boxes of 2016 polls, says losing bet

    A LOSING senatorial candidate in the 2016 national elections claimed on Friday that 2013 poll returns were discovered during a recount in some ballot boxes in Samar. “Yung Calbayog, Samar, nagtataka kami…merong mga ballots na 2013 elections and we’re referring to 2016 senatorial elections so kinukwestyon namin ‘yun, bakit ‘yung laman nung iba is 2013 [...] The post Election returns of 2013 discovered in ballot boxes of 2016 polls, says losing bet appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5

    It took the legendary Ramon Fernandez 16 years to claim his fourth PBA MVP, while Alvin Patrimonio played nine years to earn his fourth. June Mar Fajardo needed just five. San Miguel's jovial center raised his fourth MVP trophy during the Leo Awards on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, basically cementing his reputation as the greatest player of his era. Fajardo also did what neither Fernandez nor Patrimonio was able to achieve, and that was to win his fourth MVP in four straight years. "I'm thankful to my parents because I've achieved so much in life because of them, they are my inspiration," said Fajardo in Filipino. The 27-year-old edged out San Miguel teammates Ale...Keep on reading: Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5

  • Italy, U.S. to share fingerprint databases in terror fight

    ISCHIA, Italy – The United States and Italy on Friday, October 20, signed an agreement to share their fingerprint databases in a bid to root out potential extremists among migrants travelling to the West. The "technical understanding," which updates a serious crime accord from 2009, was signed by Italian Interior Minister ...

  • Police probe 3 sorority members present in Castillo hazing

    POLICE are investigating reports that there were three members from the Regina Juris sorority who were present when their fraternity “brothers” were conducting initiation rites on a freshman law student of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) that resulted in his death, an official said on Friday. READ: ‘Sorority members witnessed hazing’ In a phone [...] The post Police probe 3 sorority members present in Castillo hazing appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Lacson, Faeldon trade barbs on Twitter over P107-M 'pasalubong' at BOC

    Senator Panfilo Lacson and former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon traded barbs on Twitter over allegations of corruption and spreading of fake news.

  • Jeo Ambohot saves Letran, ousts Arellano in must-win thriller

    MANILA, Philippines - The Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights dropped the Arellano Chiefs from contention in a back-and-forth 70-68 thriller in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre, Friday, October 20. The action hit a nerve-wracking high ...

  • Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

    Jeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men's basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano's four-game winning streak to end the second round. Showing that he's no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac's miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play. Levi dela Cruz botched the Chief...Keep on reading: Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

  • With Duterte’s order to go after illegal recruiters, CIDG asks victims to file complaints

    The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Anti-Transnational Crime Unit on Friday urged victims of illegal recruiters to come to their office and file the appropriate complaints. This was in reaction to the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to the CIDG and National Bureau of Investigation to go after illegal recruiters.

  • LIST: Roads to avoid on Sunday, October 22

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised drivers and commuters to avoid certain major thoroughfares and streets in Metro Manila on Sunday, October 22. There will be a motor convoy dry run in preparation for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit ...

  • Lacson hints at leak on fraternity Facebook chat group linked to hazing death

    SENATOR Panfilo Lacson hinted on Friday that one of the Aegis Juris members who joined the fraternity chat group may have leaked the contents of their online conversations on how to deal with the death of hazing victim Horacio Castillo 3rd. Lacson said that he supported the plan of the Manila Police District (MPD) to [...] The post Lacson hints at leak on fraternity Facebook chat group linked to hazing death appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Building collapse in south India kills 8

    NEW DELHI, India – A building collapse in southern India 8 eight people dead on Friday, October 20, an official said, the latest such disaster in the country known for its dilapidated properties and poor quality construction. The group were among 11 employees of a state-run transport company, including bus drivers ...

  • UPDATE: Alert level for Luzon grid lowered from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ – NGCP

    THE alert status of the Luzon grid has been lowered from “red” to “yellow alert,” the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a text message on Friday. The NGCP announced that the yellow alert was in effect from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The NGCP raised the red alert on the Luzon grid earlier on [...] The post UPDATE: Alert level for Luzon grid lowered from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ – NGCP appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Weekend to-do: Catch these Danish films for free

    MANILA, Philippines – We’ve got two words for your weekend: free movies. Shangri-la Plaza Mall is hosting the 3rd Danish Film Festival until October 22, and 11 feature films from Denmark will be screened at the Shang Cineplex for free. The lineup includes: After the Wedding (2005) The Academy Award-nominated film stars critically acclaimed ...

  • Obama slams 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

    RICHMOND, United States -- Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office. Speaking at a rally in New Jersey to support the Democratic Party candidate for governor, the 56-year-old former president took aim at the fear and bitterness that marked the 2016 campaign which led to Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Three Hernandez homers lift Dodgers into World Series

    CHICAGO, USA - Enrique Hernandez smashed 3 home runs, including a grand slam, and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to their first World Series since 1988 by defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday, October 19 (Friday Manila time). The 26-year-old Dodgers left-fielder, ...

  • Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019

    Tokyo, Japan -- Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed government sources. Akihito's eldest son, 57-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne the next day on April 1, the paper said.

  • Smart LTE faster overall than Globe across PH – report

    MANILA, Philippines – If you travel a lot around the Philippines, and are after the fastest LTE speed, having Smart as your service provider might be what you want. That's according to an  October 2017 article by industry monitor OpenSignal, which found out that Smart's LTE speeds are faster across ...

  • Facebook joins effort to boost newspaper subscriptions

    WASHINGTON, United States -- Facebook announced Thursday initiatives to help struggling news organizations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier this month by Google. The social network giant said it will test "premium news models" for organizations that deliver their content on Facebook, to enable the publishers to have more control over pricing, subscriber relationships and revenue.

  • Draymond Green's knee scan shows no serious damage

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green suffered no serious damage to his strained left knee according to a scan, his team said on Thursday, October 19. The Warriors said that Green, who hobbled out of Tuesday's season-opener against Houston, underwent ...

  • Brazil city to give food pellets dubbed 'dog food' to poor school kids

    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Nicknamed "dog food" and made from nearly expired left-overs, a new product designed to fight hunger among school kids in Brazil's largest city has sparked controversy. Sao Paulo mayor Joao Doria this week presented the dry pellets at a press conference and promised they will reduce hunger among the city's poorest school children, while also slashing food waste. In some of its forms, such as the pellets, the recycled food -- officially known as "farinata" -- can be eaten on its own, but it can also be added to other meals, such as spaghetti or cakes.

  • Clippers blow out Lakers in Lonzo Ball's NBA debut

    LOS ANGELES, USA - The Los Angeles Clippers continued their domination of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, October 19 by routing their cross-town rivals 108-92 and spoiling the NBA debut of second-overall pick Lonzo Ball. Blake Griffin had 29 points and 12 ...

  • Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

    NEW DELHI -- Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

  • Duterte still unaware of 2013 amendment to Pangilinan law

    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In a new wave of rants against Liberal Party president and Senator Francis Pangilinan, President Rodrigo Duterte showed he continues to be clueless about an amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act of 2006, also called the Pangilinan Law. Duterte, in ...

  • UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

    GENEVA — UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in o

  • EU to consider further measures against North Korea – summit text

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The EU is to consider stepping up measures aimed at punishing North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, in a summit agreement approved by leaders on Thursday, October 19. The bloc blacklisted the North Korean army on Monday, October 16, as part of a new round of sanctions ...

  • California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

    SAN FRANCISCO — The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Th

  • May pleads for Brexit deal she can sell at home

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed EU leaders Thursday, October 19, for a Brexit deal she can "defend" at home as her counterparts said at a summit in Brussels that there were encouraging signs of progress in the talks . May appealed for "urgent" movement at a summit dinner, the ...

  • Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

    LOS ANGELES -- Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday. The report by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media on the viewing habits of more than 1,400 children nationwide age 8 and under found that less-affluent youngsters spend nearly three-and-a-half hours daily watching TV and using varied devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and video game players.

  • Duterte dares West to take 'lead role' in PH drug war

    MANILA, Philippines – If the Western world has so much to say about his controversial drug war , they should take the "lead role" in it, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, October 19. Still smarting from what he perceives to be foreign "interference" in his anti-drug campaign, Duterte ...

  • Harvard rescinds 2014 medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard University is rescinding a 2014 medal it awarded to Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to African American culture. The school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research decided to revoke the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on Tuesday in light of allegations of sexual abuse against the movie mogul. Weinstein was given the award in 2014 along with seven others, including Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou. It's considered Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies.

  • Philippine peso weakens to new 11-year low

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine peso weakened against the United States dollar to hit a new 11-year low, amid higher demand for the dollar and talks of a new chief at the US Federal Reserve. The local currency on Thursday, October 19, shed 12.5 centavos, closing at P51.530 to $1. This ...

  • Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

    LAS VEGAS  — The gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.

  • Beijing says U.S. should 'abandon its biased views' of China

    BEIJING, China – China said Thursday, October 19, the United States should "abandon its biased views" towards the country, as it hit back at cutting remarks made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Ahead of his visit to India next week, President Donald Trump's top diplomat stated the US preference ...

  • China mobile users tap phones to 'applaud' president's speech

    BEIJING -- Missed out on the orchestrated applause at China's Communist Party Congress? Cheer up: this being China, you can join the praise through your mobile phone. China's ubiquitous WeChat platform has released a game allowing the country's hundreds of millions of smartphone users to retroactively applaud President Xi Jinping's more than three-hour opening speech -- by tapping their phone screens.

  • US says Palestinian unity govt must recognize Israel, disarm Hamas

    JERUSALEM – A top aide to US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, October 19, that an emerging Palestinian unity government must recognise Israel and disarm Hamas, Washington's first detailed response to a landmark reconciliation deal signed last week.  A Hamas official immediately rejected the comments as "blatant interference" in Palestinian ...

  • Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

    NEW YORK -- Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues. They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday. Bees are drawn to the color blue, but it's hard for flowers to make that color in their petals. Instead, some flowers use a trick of physics. They produce a blue halo when sunlight strikes a series of tiny ridges in their thin waxy surfaces. The ridges alter how the light bounces back, which affects the color that one sees.

  • Philippines AirAsia flying to Bali, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh soon

    MANILA, Philippines – The local unit of Southeast Asia's biggest budget airline  AirAsia Berhad  is set to fly from Manila to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia as well as to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam soon. This will give Philippines AirAsia enough muscle to face to regional competition just before it ...

  • Q&A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings

    SEATTLE -- So far, the third time isn't the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban. As with his previous two attempts to bar travelers from certain predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States, his Travel Ban 3.0 has run into an immediate buzz saw in the courts. Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked it in rulings Tuesday and Wednesday, just before it was due to take effect.

  • Duterte fires DBM undersecretary for 'corruption'

    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed on Thursday, October 19, that he has axed yet another government official. Without naming the official, Duterte said he fired an "undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management" (DBM). "I wanted to slap him. I ...

  • Thunderstorm alert up in Visayas, Mindanao

    THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) issued on Thursday, October 19, a thunderstorm advisory over Visayas and Mindanao. The weather bureau issued the advisory at 10 a.m. over areas in Cebu: Santander, Samboan, Oslob, Cordova, Lapu-Lapu City, Asturias, Balamban and nearby areas. Also affected is Negros Oriental: Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Bacong, Valencia, Dumaguete City, Sibulan, and San Jose. Pagasa said the thunderstorm may persist for one to two hours.

  • Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 74

    KABUL — The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on yesterday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in


Government employee patay sa pamamaril

Kamatayan ang sinapit ng isang empleyado ng Batangas Capitol ilang minuto makalipas mag-post ng thank you messages para sa mga kaibigan na bumati sa k ...


From role player to Rookie of the Year: Getting award f ...

From the very beginning, Roger Pogoy never expected that he would make a big impact compared to his contemporaries in Far Eastern University. Playing third fidd ...

Duterte backs PH hosting bid for 2023 FIBA World Cup

A team of evaluators from FIBA are in the country to see whether the local facilities are up to par with the standards of the world governing body of basketball ...


Rains expected across Visayas, Bicol as Paolo heads nor ...

Typhoon Paolo became stronger as it headed further northeast, according to PAGASA's 4:00 p.m. weather bulletin on Friday.

Paolo slightly changes course as it picks up speed

Typhoon Paolo has picked up speed and slightly changed its course and is now moving in a north northeast direction.


Cirtek seeks SEC go-signal to issue $200-M pref shares

MANILA, Philippines — Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp.

Chinese firms want industrial zones

WITH warmer relations between China and the Philippines, Chinese companies intend to build industrial zones in the Philippines, a Chinese government official sa ...


EDSA Shangri-la, Peninsula land in Conde Nast’s top h ...

EDSA Shangri-La in Mandaluyong and The Peninsula Manila in Makati City landed a spot in the Top Hotels in Asia list, placing 24th and 25th respectively.


Ruby Rodriguez and husband celebrate 20th anniversary

Comedian and TV host Ruby Rodriguez and her husband, Mark Aquino, prove the longevity of their marriage as they celebrate 20 years of togetherness as a married ...

Jason Abalos breaks silence on issue of 'indecency'

FOR the first time, Jason Abalos broke his silence on the issue that he made "bastos" to a certain woman on a private conversation on Facebook. "Medyo sensitive ...