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  • Suspected NPAs kill cop, abduct police chief in Quirino province

    SANTIAGO CITY --- A policeman was killed while the chief of police of Maddela town in Quirino province was abducted when 50 armed men attacked the local police station Saturday night, according to initial reports from the Quirino provincial police office and the military. The attackers, who are believed to be communist rebels, killed PO2 Jerome Cardena, an intelligence officer of the Maddela police. They took Chief Insp. Jhun-jhun Balisi, Maddela police chief, and his duty officers SPO4 Antonio Siriban and a policeman identified as PO2 Albano. Albano and Siriban were later found unharmed early Sunday morning. The armed men broke into the police station, disarmed the duty offi...Keep on reading: Suspected NPAs kill cop, abduct police chief in Quirino province

  • Widodo flies to Mindanao for the Bitung-Davao sea shuttle opening

    Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo headed for Davao City Sunday morning for a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.

  • Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

    SEOUL, South Korea --- President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Trump said he won't be happy if North Korea conducts a nuclear test and that he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be happy, either. Asked if that means military action, Trump responded: "I don't know. I mean, we'll see." READ:Duterte says North Korea situation worrying, pleads for US prudence On Saturday, a North Korean mid-range ballistic missi...Keep on reading: Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

  • Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

    SEATTLE -- Thousands of people across the United States marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday, April, 29 to demand action on climate change. These mass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office took aim at his agenda for rolling back environmental protections. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., tens of thousands of demonstrators made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue on their way to encircle the White House as temperatures soared into the 90s.

  • Boxing: Joshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight epic

    LONDON, United Kingdom --- Britain's Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF belt but only after being knocked to the canvas by the 41-year-old Klitschko in the sixth round. The Ukrainian was also sent crashing to the floor in the fifth round and twice more in the pivotal 11th as the 27-year-old British fighter took his record to 19 wins in 19 fights. "What can I say?19-0, three and a half years in the game. As I said, I'm not perfect but I'm trying and if you don't take part you're go...Keep on reading: Boxing: Joshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight epic

  • #SHORTS: Duterte, Trump to discuss North Korea in call; NPAs attack Lapanday facilities; mayor says it is terror act; Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

    CALL. President Rodrigo Duterte said he was expecting United States President Donald Trump to call him Saturday night to discuss about the failed missile test of North Korea.

  • Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army on yesterday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an a

  • Cashless in weird Tokyo

    Second of a series As the rikishi of Arashio Beya (2-47-2, Hama-cho Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo) began their morning practice on Black Saturday, I was still in bed surrounded by Pikachus in the Pokemon-themed room I had found on AirBnB. Guests can watch the sumo wrestlers through large windows between 7:30 to 10 a.m. during this almost daily session (see www.arashio.net/tour_e.html) and by the time I got there, practice was just wrapping up. Inside the ring, they were a picture of strength and intensity. But away from it, they were relaxed, even playful, joking with guests, teasing one another and laughing as they iced their sore muscles. More wrestlers emerged, changing from thei...Keep on reading: Cashless in weird Tokyo

  • Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period

    VATICAN CITY — The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on yesterday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was

  • Telling our story

    One of the authors who has influenced my work for the past 14 years is Margaret Wheatley. She wrote that if you want to restore an organization to health, you must reconnect it to its identity. I have married this basic principle with Ignatius' self-awareness and self-acceptance, leading to the spiritual freedom to choose to commit, and together I placed these within the framework of the narrative. Two disciples This Sunday's Gospel, the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, fits perfectly into this framework, one very similar to Joseph Campbell's hero journey or the mono-myth. It is interesting to note that in the Gospel, we h...Keep on reading: Telling our story

  • Puerto Rico releases offer to bondholders

    SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico government is offering to pay its senior creditors about 50 cents on the dollar as part of efforts to solve its economic crisis.

  • They have voices: The ‘Young Blood Six’ phenomenon

    It would have been the perfect birthday present---had he known about it. But it took Ryan L. Faura more than two weeks before finding out that his essay---"From hair to eternity," where he detailed his insecurity about his "receding hairline" and the endless teasing he endured because of it---was published in Young Blood, one of the most popular columns of the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Opinion section. The piece, Ryan's first-ever published written work, came out on Sept. 8, 2015, exactly a day after his birthday. The 29-year-old English teacher said he wasn't even able to get a hold of a physical copy of the newspaper issue, a missed opportunity that he said he reg...Keep on reading: They have voices: The ‘Young Blood Six’ phenomenon

  • A staycation in a blissful bed and more

    Bellevue Hotels and Resorts ‘levels up’ service menu Gritty deadlines during the hot summer season make one long for a weekend escape from the hectic routine. If the beach or out-of-town vacation is not at all possible, a staycation in one of the hotels in the metropolis can be an excellent option. Aiming to level [...] The post A staycation in a blissful bed and more appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Church urges stop to drug killings

    Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said he hoped that the case filed against President Duterte at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague would ferret out the truth behind the drug-related killings in the country. "This is a very good step for the ICC to take serious action against the continuous and seemingly condoned violation of human rights in the Philippines," Bastes said. "It is our hope that this move will inject fear into the hearts and minds of the accused officials so that they will eventually and sincerely put a stop to these merciless killings," added the Bicol bishop. He was reacting to the move of lawyer Jude Sabio, co...Keep on reading: Church urges stop to drug killings

  • Syria government repels IS attack in Aleppo province

    BEIRUT — Syria's military says its troops and allied fighters have repelled an attack by the Islamic State group on a government-held area south of Aleppo pr

  • Golda King: It’s hard to ‘make art’ if you don’t know yourself

    Golda King has us smitten, not just with her art but with her cerebral yet intuitive approach to it. The 33-year old artist had her first solo show at Qube Gallery earlier this year. The practically sold-out show, "En Route," "was about figuring out where I belong," she says. "The idea for the exhibit started when I went on a cross-country trip from San Francisco to North Carolina, and when I spent 12 days on the road in Iceland with my residency mates from the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in 2014. All these were before I came back to Cebu. Those were the beginning of many challenging days to come. "It's when I'm sitting in a car, going on long drives that I st...Keep on reading: Golda King: It’s hard to ‘make art’ if you don’t know yourself

  • Law-Abiding drug Addict

    The post Law-Abiding drug Addict appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Exhibits at Boston Gallery

    In "Build," Manuel Sintos puts forth a cast of Filipino characters going about their days. Sintos' surreal renditions portray these individuals in their most natural state---hard at work, deep in thought and caught in emotion. This series of works emphasizes the aspirations and dreams of his cast; the desire to create a brighter future for themselves and their kin, the ideologies that are to be broken, and the struggles that are to be overcome. Sintos lays into his works fragments of material things, representations of thoughts, failures, successes---a characterization of these individuals' humanity. "Build" by Manuel Sintos opens on May 6, 6 p.m. Artist Jim ...Keep on reading: Exhibits at Boston Gallery

  • It’s high time workers were liberated from enslavement by history

    Beginning with the Perestroika that brought about the downfall of the Soviet Union and the crumbling of its satellites in Eastern Europe, socialism should have been already proven as a historical faux pas. But such is history’s tyranny over the working class that even after the crash of the first-ever dictatorship of the proletariat established [...] The post It’s high time workers were liberated from enslavement by history appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Cheesecake we can eat off the floor

    For years and years, we've had this idea of the perfect cheesecake in our heads. And we have Rachel and Chandler to blame for it. Remember the cheesecake they stole from Mrs. Braverman in season 7 of "Friends"? The one that made Rachel go, "Wow. My god, so creamy. Oh my god, this is the best cheesecake I have ever had"? Cheesecake so good she and Chandler were willing to eat it off the floor? Every single cheesecake, it didn't even matter what kind---New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Japanese, baked, no-bake, with a graham cracker crust or not---that we've eaten since that episode aired in 2001 has been measured against that imaginary cheesecake. (Yes, it's imaginary. Mama's Lit...Keep on reading: Cheesecake we can eat off the floor

  • Ressa, Mocha, fake news

    The Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News website came out with an interesting piece about the state of discourse in the Philippines given mainstream media on the one hand, and the rise of fake news as propaganda on the other. Written by Senior Correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, it had as headline a quote from Rappler’s Maria Ressa, [...] The post Ressa, Mocha, fake news appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • ‘L’expedition d’art en France’ at Lopez museum

    L'expedition d'art en France" is a panel discussion that hopes to reintroduce the works of Macario Vitalis through the narratives of Claude Tayag, and to share the artistic opportunities available to Filipinos in France through the Philippine Artist Residency Program of Alliance Franaise de Manille. Select works of Vitalis from the Lopez Museum and Library's permanent collection are included in the exhibition "Pauses of Possibility," which runs until June 17. It features works by contemporary artists Marina Cruz, Kara de Dios, Elaine Navas and Pam Yan Santos, and is curated by Ricky Francisco. Registration fees are P115 for students, teachers and seniors, and P130 for...Keep on reading: ‘L’expedition d’art en France’ at Lopez museum

  • ASEAN summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance

    Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States.

  • EU leaders show firm united front ahead of Brexit talks

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders vowed yesterday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and

  • All eyes on Valdez as Creamline debuts vs Perlas

    Alyssa Valdez returns to action on home soil after a much-hyped stint in Thailand as Creamline battles Perlas as part of an explosive women's triple-bill kicking off the Premier Volleyball League on Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Valdez, the four-time Shakey's V-League conference MVP, will banner the Cool Smashers, who are out to make an impact with a squad that also includes Thai reinforcement Kuttika Kaewpin and American Laura Schaudt. Thai coach Tai Bundit will be calling the shots for Creamline, which also boasts a formidable local crew composed of Aerieal Patnongon, Coleen Bravo, James Suyat, Janet Serafica, ...Keep on reading: All eyes on Valdez as Creamline debuts vs Perlas

  • Duterte loosens up after a day of formalities at the ASEAN Summit

    President Rodrigo Duterte, the current chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), behaved very correct at all the events during the 30th summit; that is until he faced the media just before the gala dinner with fellow leaders.

  • CHR slams PNP chief Dela Rosa for 'siding' with MPD cops

    The Commission on Human Rights on Saturday slammed Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa over his supposed justification of the hidden lock-up cell in a police station in Tondo, Manila.

  • WATCH: 'The Simpsons' skewers Trump in '100 days' episode

    LOS ANGELES, USA – The Simpsons is trolling President Donald Trump over his first 100 days in a viral video in which he boasts about his increased Twitter followers and reduced golf handicap. The 84-second footage posted on the Fox animated comedy's Twitter account offered a glimpse at the episode scheduled to ...

  • Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday

    KATHMANDU — A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on yesterday.

  • Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

    We are reposting with permission  this blog post by data science company Thinking Machines. MANILA, Philippines – Imagine you're the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and you're facing a gargantuan challenge of fixing traffic congestion in Metro Manila. What's the smartest, most efficient way to use your limited resources and manpower to ...

  • El-Sissi: Egypt is determined to defeat terror

    CAIRO — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Egypt (all times local): 6:30 p.m.

  • At least 13 injured in Quiapo blast

    MANILA, Philippines (6th UPDATE) – At least 13 people were injured following an explosion at a commercial area along a Quezon Boulevard service road leading to Recto Avenue on Friday evening, April 28.  The explosion occurred at around 10:49 pm. According to National Capital Region Police Office chief Oscar Albayalde, initial findings ...

  • #SHORTS: 'Secret jail' for drug suspects found; police station chief relieved; P1.3-M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Cebu drug bust; Over 3,000 forces deployed for Widodo’s visit

    SECRET JAIL. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) exposed on Thursday, April 27, a secret detention facility in a Manila police station that squeezed in at least 12 suspected drug personalities.

  • American in Cebu gets 12 years for child abuse, but he's at large

    MANILA, Philippines – A Cebu court on Friday, April 28, convicted an American national found guilty of human trafficking and child abuse, though the convicted criminal is still at large. Wayne Melbourne Littlefield was arrested in December 2011 in Cebu City after police were tipped off ...

  • Asean expresses alarm over North Korea nuclear tests, missiles

    MANILA -- Southeast Asian nations expressed "grave concern" Friday, April 28, over North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches despite a plea from Pyongyang not to be subjected to such pressure. Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) issued their statement Friday on the eve of an Asean leaders' annual summit in Manila, saying the instability on the Korean Peninsula "seriously impacts the region and beyond."

  • Microsoft quarterly profit up 28% at $4.8 billion

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Microsoft on Thursday, April 28, reported a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant's first earnings report incorporating social network LinkedIn. Net profit rose 28% to $4.8 billion while revenues edged up 8% to $22.1 ...

  • #SHORTS: Aguirre denies plot to kill Atong Ang, link to gambling; 'Terrorist' asks farmer for aid; Facing backlash on killings, Duterte to find solace in Asean

    PLOT. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II denied Friday that he was involved in an alleged plot to kill gambling operator Charlie "Atong" Ang. SUSPICIOUS. A suspicious-looking man who spoke Tagalog was spotted in a village in Barangay Buenos Aires, Tubigon, Bohol last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Nietes strips naked to make weight for flyweight title fight

    CEBU CITY, Philippines - Weigh-ins for Donnie Nietes fights tend to be little more than photo opportunities, as his metronomic consistency through his 14-year career has kept him at or under the weight limits before his fights. So when it was initially announced that Nietes ...

  • Oceans could rise higher than thought

    SAN FRANCISCO -- New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. The state's Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised upward its predictions for how much water off California will rise as the climate warms. The forecast helps agencies in the nation's most populous state plan for climate change as rising water seeps toward low-lying airports, highways and communities, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

    ANTIQUE, Philippines – Western and Central Visayas advanced to the final round of elementary football after trampling Davao Region and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, respectively, on Friday, April 28. Central Visayas beat ARMM by putting on a dominant display, crushing the opposing team to a final score of 3-1. For its ...

  • Man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

    JACKSON, Mississippi -- A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Deputy Kenneth Bryant, who married Asia Childress in Mississippi in 2012, filed suit last week in a county circuit court in Jackson, the state capital. He's seeking unspecified damages. Bryant's lawsuit includes images of texts he said Childress and Kelly exchanged.

  • Secret jail in Tondo? 'We really don’t know,' says NCR chief

    MANILA, Philippines – It’s a hidden jail that “is not really a secret” but whose purpose is not clear, according to top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who visited a police station where the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) found a “lock-up cell” hidden behind a bookshelf . “Well, we really do ...

  • Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

    NEW YORK -- With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen.

  • Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution . The study published in the journal Science is based on 85 samples from sediments dating to the Pleistocene, a period that extended from 550,000 ...

  • #SHORTS: Nobleza 'won't be released at all' – Duterte; Duterte hits AI over interference in Asean affairs; Chatto: Bohol ‘totally safe’ from Abu Sayyaf Group

    NOBLEZA. President Rodrigo Duterte assured Thursday that the authorities would keep an eye on Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza, the police officer involved in a failed attempt to rescue Abu Sayyaf members in Bohol last Saturday.

  • Western Visayas solidifies hold on 2nd place, NCR remains on top

    ANTIQUE, Philippines – Being host region seems to be doing wonders for Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) as it solidifies its hold of the second place behind current leader National Capital Regional Athletic Association (NCRAA) in the ongoing 60th Palarong Pambansa 2017. WVRAA have always ...

  • #SHORTS: Duterte threatens to block renewal of ABS-CBN's congressional franchise; Suspected Abu Sayyaf member spotted in Tubigon, Bohol; Nobleza admits rescue try for fugitive ASG men

    BLOCK. President Rodrigo Duterte revealed Thursday his plan to block the renewal of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporations' 25-year congressional franchise.

  • Duterte dismisses ICC complaint

    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the complaint filed against him before the International Criminal Court for extrajudicial killings being linked to his war on illegal drugs. "Let them be," said Duterte on Thursday, April 27, during a chance interview with reporters in Malacañang. "Wala man ako maggawa ...

  • UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates said it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the service station on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. ENOC said that is about 30 percent more energy than the station needs, so the excess power is directed back into the city's electric grid.


Low turnout on last day of voter registration

MANILA, Philippines - Election offices reported a low turnout on the last day of registration of voters yesterday.


Sports writing in the age of Google

by Ding Marcelo The first time I wrote a sports story for the Manila Bulletin from the field, I had to dictate the story word-for-word to a fellow back in...

Boxing: Joshua defeats Klitschko in world heavyweight e ...

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Britain's Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 peo ...


Light to moderate expected over northeastern Luzon

The Cagayan Valley Region, Aurora, and Quezon will experience cloudy conditions with light to moderate rain and isolated thunderstorms due to a fronta ...

Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as T ...

A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and d ...


Some goods from PH still restricted to enter Indonesia

AS THE Davao City to General Santos City to Bitung, Indonesia Asean Roro Route is set to be launched on Sunday, April 30, some products coming from the Philippi ...

The hand that rocks the idle

“The margin of the capitalist is directly proportionate to the level of exploitation of the laborer,” said my left-leaning classmate in college.


Hungary still defiant on US university after Brussels s ...

BUDAPEST — The Hungarian government remained defiant yesterday over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionair


Tearful Pokwang says goodbye to 'I Can Do That'

Pokwang on Saturday was overcome with emotion as she begged off from ''I Can Do That.''

Luck has got to do with it

It’s funny that in the promo for Luck At First Sight (showing nationwide starting on Wednesday, May 3), what’s being played up in the m