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  • WATCH: 4 dont’s of riding TNVs, according to Isabelle Daza

    Before there were Grab and Uber drivers at our beck and call, we all had to live through the dark ages of waiting in line at taxi stands, only to get a rude taxi driver who had a "broken meter" and charged a fixed rate. While not all taxi drivers scam their passengers, the countless horror stories and experiences surrounding taxi rides seemed to have created a "taxi-phobia" among passengers who vowed to never ride another taxi in their life ever again. These days, it's all about booking a Grab or Uber ride to get to one's desired destination. And while these new transport systems aren't perfect in themselves, the assurance of safe, comfortable rides outweighs the small amount of fee a...Keep on reading: WATCH: 4 dont’s of riding TNVs, according to Isabelle Daza

  • Duterte not in favor of divorce, says Palace

    Efforts to pass a divorce law in the Philippines may hit a snag after President Rodrigo Duterte registered his opposition to the measure being deliberated in Congress.

  • Harden scores 34 as Rockets hold off Timberwolves

    MINNEAPOLIS --- For the Houston Rockets, finally facing a challenge from Minnesota and a hostile crowd on the road was a good test to prepare for the postseason. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are left holding on for dear life in a tightening playoff race. James Harden had 34 points and 12 assists and helped the Rockets fend off a fourth-quarter rally and beat the Timberwolves 129-120 on Sunday night. The win was Houston's 26th in 28 games, and it dropped Minnesota into the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Houston led by as many as 25 before the Wolves, who started the day in a three-way tie for the West's fifth spot, pulled within five in the fourth. Harden had 11 point...Keep on reading: Harden scores 34 as Rockets hold off Timberwolves

  • Bato says he’s ‘flattered’ by Sara Duterte’s support for his possible Senate run

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Monday said he is thankful for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's likely endorsement should he run for senator in next year's elections.

  • LRT-1 to limit operations for Holy Week

    The Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) will limit its operations for the Holy Week, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announcedon Monday. In an advisory, the LRMC said LRT-1 will have no operations startingMarch 29, MaundyThursday, untilApril 1, EasterSunday. The suspension of operation on the said dates will give way for "comprehensive maintenance" on the LRT-1 trains, the LRMC said. Normal operations will resume onApril 2, it added. /je...Keep on reading: LRT-1 to limit operations for Holy Week

  • Putin wins Russia polls

    MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67 percent of the vote, the central election commission said on Monday. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best ever performance in Sunday’s polls, electoral officials said with 99.8 percent of ballots counted. AFP AFP/CC The post Putin wins Russia polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Duterte impersonator fools Malacañang transcribers

    A radio correspondent from Bicol convinced even Palace transcribers that he was President Rodrigo Duterte. On Monday, March 19, media were sent a Malacañang transcript of a radio interview, supposedly of Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, with DZRH anchors Deo Macalma and Rica Herra. It turns out, ...

  • China promotes foreign minister, names new defense chief

    BEIJING: China on Monday elevated the status of its current foreign minister and selected a new defense minister as the country deals with rocky relations with the United States and expands its military. The rubber-stamp National People’s Congress endorsed the appointment of Foreign Minister Wang Yi, 64, as state councilor, making him a ranking member [...] The post China promotes foreign minister, names new defense chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Sereno ‘eagerly awaiting’ for articles of impeachment transmission to Senate -- spox

    Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been "eagerly awaiting" for the articles of impeachment against her to be transmitted to the Senate for trial.

  • Frank Sinatra collection to include rare, unreleased recordings

    A new collection of recordings by Frank Sinatra titled "Standing Room Only" is set for release in May, presenting three rare and previously unreleased concert recordings by the iconic singer. The collection, which will be released on May 4 in deluxe three-CD and digital formats, will include complete concerts spanning three decades of Sinatra's career: a Jan. 28, 1966 show with Count Basie at The Sands, Las Vegas, previously unreleased on CD; an October 7, 1974 concert at Philadelphia's Spectrum arena, previously unreleased; and an October 24, 1987 concert at Dallas's Reunion Arena that has been unreleased in its entirety up until now. The collection's audio has been newly remi...Keep on reading: Frank Sinatra collection to include rare, unreleased recordings

  • North Korea 'in talks to free U.S. detainees' as diplomacy escalates

    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release 3 Americans held in the North, reports said, as diplomatic activities gathered pace ahead of Pyongyang's planned summits with Washington and Seoul. The release of the 3 Korean-Americans – all held in the North after ...

  • Duterte is against passage of divorce law — Palace

    President Rodrigo Duterte is against the passage of a divorce law, Malacaang said on Monday. "Ayaw po sana niyang magkomento pero since nagbotohan na naman sa kamara, ang Presidente po ay tutol sa divorce," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised briefing in Camarines Sur. (He didn't want to comment on this but since they have voted in the chamber, the President is against divorce.) Roque had earlier said that Duterte was leaving the fate of the divorce bill to Congress. READ:Duterte to let Congress decide on divorce bill The House committee on population and family relations had earlier approved the divorcebill b...Keep on reading: Duterte is against passage of divorce law — Palace

  • The six articles of impeachment vs. CJ Sereno

    After finding probable grounds on the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon, the House Committee on Justice approved six articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

  • No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman

    MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Levito Baligod revealed on Monday, March 19, that he has pending pork scam complaints against 25 legislators, 17 of whom belong to opposition Liberal Party. “I know that the Ombudsman is already acting on the other legislators. That is why there is ...

  • Invest in the future to make dreams come true for you and your loved ones

    When people ask me who has taught me the most about finance, I think past my distinguished university professors and esteemed colleagues in actuarial science or investments. While I have definitely learned a lot from my colleagues and teachers, no one has been better teachers than my 2-year-old and nine-month-old daughters. Given my profession, I have always understood the need to handle money well. But having kids has made the benefits of saving and investing more real; more tangible. I can't just worry about my own personal dreams, but more importantly, I want to focus on the dreams of the people who depend on me---my two girls. Based on a study* we did at Manulife, wh...Keep on reading: Invest in the future to make dreams come true for you and your loved ones

  • UK, U.S. officials demand Facebook be investigated over data controversy – reports

    MANILA, Philippines - Facebook last Friday, March 16, said that it has suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including Cambridge Analytica for failing to delete the data it collected from tens of millions Facebook users. (READ:  Facebook suspends Trump's data analysis firm for rules violations ) This sparked controversy among the company’s critics and lawmakers ...

  • Dela Rosa stands by story that Duterte punched Palace wall

    Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Monday stood by his story that President Rodrigo Duterte punched a wall in Malacañang after learning that the drug trading charges against Kerwin Espinosa and businessman Petr Lim were dismissed.

  • Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case

    It came as no surprise for Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, who has been "eagerly" awaiting the House justice committee's approval of the articles of impeachment, as she prepares to face her looming impeachment trial before the Senate. Lawyer Josa Deinla, one of the spokespersons of Sereno, said they already expected the decision of the House panel, which voted 33-1, ruling in favor of certifying the articles of impeachment against the country's top magistrate. READ: House panel OKs articles of impeachment vs Sereno "Hindi naman ikinagulat ng aming kampo kung ano yung narinig nating ulat sa committee on justic...Keep on reading: Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case

  • Ombudsman special prosecutor on Napoles' WPP admission: No such thing as provisional grant

    The Office of the Ombudsman's Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval on Monday rebuked the provisional admission of detained businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles to the Department of Justice's Witness Protection Program (WPP).

  • READ: Rachel Peters' final speech at Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night 2018

    MANILA, Philippines – Before Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters crowned her successor on Sunday, March 18, she had her final walk and gave one last message as the reigning queen. Rachel, who made it to the Top 10 in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, wore a gown by Val Taguba as she ...

  • House justice panel approves 6 Articles of Impeachment vs Sereno

    THE justice committee of the House of Representatives has formally accused Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of six impeachable offenses anchored largely on her failure to submit her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth and usurping the collegial authority of the Supreme Court. This developed after 33 lawmakers voted in favor of the unnumbered House [...] The post House justice panel approves 6 Articles of Impeachment vs Sereno appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Lawyer promises to submit ex-poll chief Bautista’s affidavit on March 26

    The legal counsel of former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista promised the Senate  panel on Monday to submit the sworn affidavit of the latter on March 26 for the lifting of arrest warrant against his client.

  • LOOK: Why the House panel wants to impeach Sereno

    MANILA, Philippines – The House justice committee on Monday, March 19, approved the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The articles of impeachment are the formal set of charges the House will be presenting against Sereno once it faces the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court. In order for Sereno ...

  • Putin cruises to landslide election win

    MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, giving him at least another six years in power as Moscow’s relations with the West become increasingly strained. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best ever election performance with more than 76 percent of the vote, but the [...] The post Putin cruises to landslide election win appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Duterte to review more drugs cases dismissed by DOJ – Dela Rosa

    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte won't just review the dismissal of drugs and conspiracy charges against Peter Lim and Kerwin Epsinosa, but also the ...

  • Trump sharpens attacks on Russia probe

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump Sunday intensified his attacks on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as biased against him, but stopped just short of targeting the special counsel — whose ouster lawmakers warned would cross a “massive red line.” In a morning flurry on Twitter, Trump insisted that Mueller’s team of investigators is staffed with “hardened” [...] The post Trump sharpens attacks on Russia probe appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Sandiganbayan wants Napoles to prove alleged threats, harassment

    The Sandiganbayan on Monday urged the camp of alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to prove the supposed threats and harassment against her before it decides on her appeal to be transferred to the Witness Protection Program (WPP) of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

  • Sandiganbayan to DOJ: Prove threats vs Janet Napoles

    MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prove with records the supposed threats to the life and safety of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, as it heard on Monday, March 19, the motion to move ...

  • Fourth fatality found in Manila Pavilion fire

    A FOURTH fatality from the fire that hit the Manila Pavilion Hotel was found during clearing operations by firemen on Monday, a police official said. Supt. Erwin Margarejo, Manila Police District (MPD) spokesman, identified the victim as John Mark Subido, one of two closed circuit television (CCTV) operators. Joe Crus Banang, the other CCTV operator, [...] The post Fourth fatality found in Manila Pavilion fire appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Putin cruises to landslide election win

    MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, March 18, giving ...

  • #SHORTS: Misuari says Duterte wants an all-Moro military division; 4 dead, 6 injured as fire hits Manila Pavilion; Third bridge extension being explored

    DIVISION. A Frail Nur Misuari faced a crowd estimated to be around 10,000 made up of former combatants, supporters, and allies of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) at the Football Field of the Davao Crocodile Park on Sunday, March 18, as they commemorated the 50th year of the Jabidah Massacre, egging his people with a promise that they could be part of the government military.

  • Do you have the guts to make your idea happen?

    MANILA, Philippines – If you work in marketing or advertising, you know that making things happen doesn’t just require big ideas. You also need to throw in a healthy dose of adventure. Anselmo Ramos, the mastermind behind viral campaigns such as Burger King's "Burning Stores" , Dove's ...

  • FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018

    On Sunday night, Binibining Pilipinas crowned six queens anew who will represent the country in the biggest beauty pageants around the world. The winners are: Miss Universe Philippines 2018: Binibini No. 20 Catriona Gray Binibining Pilipinas International 2018: Binibini No. 17 Ahtisa Manalo Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2018: Binibini No. 31 Jehza Mae Huelar Binibining Pilipinas [...] The post FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Photo recap: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night

    MANILA, Philippines – The results are in, and the 2017 Binibining Pilipinas queens have passed their crowns on to their successors! The Bb Pilipinas 2018 coronation night was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, March 18. Hosting the event were Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach , actor Richard Gutierrez, and Miss Grand ...

  • Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joins St. Patrick's Parade

    NEW YORK -- Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of more than 100 marching bands after Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke briefly, calling it a "day of inclusion" and adding: "We're all immigrants." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, also a Democrat, marched with police Commissioner James O'Neill under sunny skies.

  • Ombudsman's case survival rate drops in 2017

    MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman saw a decline in its case survival rate from 84% in 2015 to only 36% in 2017. What the term means:  Case survival rate means the rate that cases reach trial and are not dismissed "on demurrer," or for lack of sufficient evidence, ...

  • 'Jesus Christ' sends letter to Oprah Winfrey

    WATERBORO, Maine -- A letter from Jesus Christ might be the affirmation Oprah Winfrey needs to run for the presidency. WGME-TV reported an 83-year-old Maine woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ said she began a letter writing campaign 50 years ago to spread a message of faith and peace. Christ said she sent the letter to Winfrey because she likes her but had no idea it would get so much attention.


Father asks gov’t: Close flying schools

Noel dela Rosa, the head of the family killed in a plane crash in Barangay Lumangbayan here last Saturday, yesterday urged the government to close fli ...


Gumabao crowned Miss Globe at 2018 Binibining Pilipinas

By Jerome Lagunzad Add a glittering beauty crown to Michele Gumabao's growing trophy case. The former La Salle volleyball star gained a fair share of the spotli ...

Del Potro edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells t ...

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. --- Juan Martin del Potro keeps surprising himself. Close to quitting tennis after four wrist surgeries in recent years, the Argentine foug ...


Iligan gov't to shut housing units sold by Sendong surv ...

The local government unit has set a date for the closure of housing units in Bayanihan Village in Barangay Santa Elena that were occupied by non-Sendo ...

Light to moderate rain expected over the Caraga, Davao ...

The Caraga and Davao Region would be under the influence of the easterlies and could thus expect cloudy conditions with scattered rainshowers and isol ...


Summit supports financing sugarcane farmers

AMID the challenges hounding the sugar industry, including the need to adapt to modern farming technology, the top official of the Sugar Regulatory Administrati ...

Planned Boracay shutdown ‘unfair’ to compliant reso ...

WHILE they agree that Boracay badly needs to be rehabilitated, tourism stakeholders believe that closing the island to tourists is not the only solution. Alice ...


Construction woes

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) intends to train able bodies to be good construction workers. This is indeed a welcome developm ...


LOOK: Former MYX VJs reunite

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of these former MYX VJs, who recently got together for a quick catch up.

Are Jay-R and Mica in a rush to get married?

R&B singer Jay-R has said that he and up-and-coming recording artist Mica Javier are already talking marriage but they are not in a rush to do it.