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  • Duterte to ex-NPA rebels: Stay with AFP, be CAFGUs

    "I suggest that you stay with the Armed Forces and be a CAFGU. You should be given that first so that you can go back to your hometown. You can’t go back to the mountains anymore unless you kill them all,” Duterte told former NPA rebels in Malacañang in his speech mostly in Cebuano.

  • Last week’s Apple bug now fixed with latest rollout of new updates

    Apple has now released an update to address device users at risk of catching the Telugu Crash Bug after coming in contact with a particular Unicode character from an Indian language. Last week, Apple was faced with the issue of the Telugu bug, which meant that every time iOS users were sent a certain Unicode character from the Telugu (Indian) language, the app, whether it be Messages, Safari, Instagram etc, would crash or go into bootloop. Users were forced to restart their devices in hope of restoring the app back to normal. This Monday, four updates were rolled out to cover all the different Apple products that may have been affected. The latest iOS version 11.2.6 update i...Keep on reading: Last week’s Apple bug now fixed with latest rollout of new updates

  • UV Express operators formally ask LTFRB for P2/km fare hike

    A group of UV Express operators made their plea to hike their current fare from P2 per kilometer to P4 official by filing a petition with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

  • Baltic presidents to visit Trump on April 3

    TALLINN: US President Donald Trump will welcome his counterparts from the three Baltic states in Washington on April 3 to discuss security and economic ties, the Estonian presidency said on Thursday. The presidents of fellow NATO members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—Kersti Kaljulaid, Raimonds Vejonis and Dalia Grybauskaite—last met with Trump in Warsaw last year. “Our [...] The post Baltic presidents to visit Trump on April 3 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • DENR personnel escorts in Boracay ordered not to carry high-powered arms

    BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN -- Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered security detail accompanying Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel on the island not to carry high-powered firearms. "I gave instructions already that escorts will have no long arms," Cimatu, a former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, told the INQUIRER hereon Thursday. Cimatu said soldiers who were seen carrying high-powered rifles with DENR personnel serving notices and orders to alleged violators of environmental laws were "newly assigned" to the area. READ: Overkill? Cops, soldiers escorting DENR personnel in Boracay crackdown...Keep on reading: DENR personnel escorts in Boracay ordered not to carry high-powered arms

  • Panelo: Duterte not a threat to democracy but to criminals, drug lords, corrupt officials

    Duterte is 'a threat to criminal elements, drug lords, corrupt government officials and to all those who are bent on destroying the democratically instituted government,' said Panelo.

  • A simple kind of man

    This Bulakeño stays true to his roots in the corporate world When sports agent Jerry Maguire in the eponymous and highly entertaining film walked out of his job after being fired for standing up to perceived malpractices in his industry, only one employee – a dewy-eyed, idealistic secretary – followed him. When Roman Felipe S. [...] The post A simple kind of man appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • #AskTheTaxWhiz: Withholding tax

    I paid for the professional services of an accountant and saw a line item that says "withholding tax of 15%" on one of the receipts issued to me which was dated 2017. Is this correct? Yes. However, due to the passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion ...


    Ann Ong Renowned Filipina jewelry designer and three-time Katha Awards winner Ann Ong unveiled her newest collection, “Surround Yourself with Nature,” at New York, to the delight of the fashion faithful. Ong showed off her penchant for the opulent once again, using an array of precious metals and stones, while giving homage to her Pinoy [...] The post NATURE’S BEAUTY appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • ‘Entourage’ star Seo Kang-joon gets role in hit webtoon-based drama

    Star of 2016 hit drama "Entourage" Seo Kang-jun has confirmed his role in a webtoon-based drama series tentatively titled "Something About Us". According to reports by K-Pop Herald, the TV drama, based on the popular webtoon series of the same name, tells a college love story between two childhood friends. It is a romantic coming-of-age tale. Fantagio, Seo's management agency, announced that the actor will take on the role of male lead Han Woo-jin. The webcomic, which ran from 2014 to 2016, was a major hit for Lezhin Comics, a popular webtoon platform in Korea. It has amassed over 130 million views and the story is also to be made into a film. Webtoon-based drama series a...Keep on reading: ‘Entourage’ star Seo Kang-joon gets role in hit webtoon-based drama


    V&M Natural Oils Promoting the earth’s natural wonders and goodness, V&M Naturals proudly launches its newest product range, the Aromatic Rituals. Comprised of two components, the Essential Oils and Ultra Nourishing Tonic All-Over Body Oil, the sets were designed to be integrated into your everyday skincare, health and wellness regimens. No ordinary aromatherapy essential oils, [...] The post A HEALING TOUCH appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

  • Palace asks De Lima allies not to ‘politicize courts’

    Malacañang is hoping that allies of Senator Leila De Lima in the Senate will not politicize the courts following their call for her immediate release from detention.

  • Claudine Barretto bonds with Bianca Lapus in hospital

    Good friends Claudine Barretto and Bianca Lapus had been planning to meet and catch up. Their wish unexpectedly came true but in a not-so-good setting -- in the hospital. In an Instagram post by Lapus, she posted photos of her and Barretto having a girl-bonding session. "We've been trying to see each other the past 2 weeks and unexpectedly we were rushed at the same time on the same hospital! Hahaha Thank you for the food even if i don't have the appetite, for the instant nail salon sesh inside my e.r room, for the bitin kwentuhan, but most of all for taking time out to visit me and not leaving me kahit na you were in pain too hehe... i love [email protected] are the sweetest...Keep on reading: Claudine Barretto bonds with Bianca Lapus in hospital

  • Duterte on Sara vs. Alvarez: Intriga lang, media again

    "Ano lang ‘yan, ‘yung intriga. Media again," Duterte said when asked about the supposed tiff between his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and key ally, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

  • ‘Jurassic World 3’ release date set

    Universal Pictures has set the newest dinosaur adventure movie, "Jurassic World 3" for June 11, 2021. Emily Carmichael and Colin Trevorrow will co-write. They will work off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who together wrote "Jurassic World" and this summer's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom". Newcomer Carmichael co-wrote the upcoming "Pacific Rim Uprising" (out on March 23rd), and most recently rewrote "The Black Hole" for Disney and director Joseph Kosinski. In the meantime, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", directed by J.A. Bayona, is set to open on June 22, 2018. Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow return to executive produce the latest installment of the franchise. Th...Keep on reading: ‘Jurassic World 3’ release date set

  • WATCH: Michael Christian Martinez performs 2018 Olympic routine in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines – Michael Christian Martinez was given a chance to show his 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics routine during his Olympian's homecoming by SM Skating on Thursday, February 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink.  Martinez was called up to join the Winter Olympics 16 days before the quadrennial ...

  • Perpetual erases 4th set deficit, trumps Arellano for 11th NCAA volleyball title

    University of Perpetual Help displayed its championship poise and withstood Arellano University , 23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-23, to claim the NCAA Season 93 men's volleyball crown Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The two sides were locked in an epic battle for the entire match and the Altas even found themselves trailing 19-12 in the fourth set but clawed their way back and blindsided the Chiefs for their 11th title. Perpetual scored on back-to-back blocks to take the lead at 22-21 before Ridzuan Muhali converted on a crosscourt kill to send the Altas to the 24-22 match point. Rey Taneo then put the Chiefs away with an inspired quick kill that landed squarely in the middle o...Keep on reading: Perpetual erases 4th set deficit, trumps Arellano for 11th NCAA volleyball title

  • AFP yet to monitor foreign ISIS fighters in PHL

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines has yet to monitor foreign ISIS fighters in the country despite the recent arrest of a suspected ISIS recruiter in Manila.

  • Vice Ganda proposes shutting down MRT, turn tracks into ‘skywalk’ and set up ziplines

    The Metro Rail Transit has brought no respite for commuters with over 500 breakdowns in 2017. While the number of passengers has dropped to seek better options, near-daily breakdowns continue to be reported in 2018. An Inquirer report cites that currently, only seven MRT 3 trains are available to serve 250,000 commuters. READ: Only 7 MRT 3 trains running for 250,000 daily commuters Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis voiced commuters' woes on noontime show "It's Showtime". Vice lamented the traffic situation, stating the volume of cars on the road that includes transport network vehicle services (TNVS), private cars and buses. "Kaya saksakan ng dami ng trapik, e," he said. (That's why ther...Keep on reading: Vice Ganda proposes shutting down MRT, turn tracks into ‘skywalk’ and set up ziplines

  • Facebook down in parts of Asia, Europe, U.S.

    MANILA, Philippines – Facebook on Thursday, February 22, is suffering from downtime. Visitors to the site may encounter an error page, and Downdetector.com points to portions of the US, Europe, and Asia as being affected. Manila and Guangzhou in China appears to be especially affected, according to outage maps.  – Rappler.com

  • Netizens lament Boracay’s exploitation in light of shutdown warning, ‘cesspool’ tag

    "Fools, if nature were to shrug or raise an eyebrow, then you should all be gone. The wrath of nature is not wrong, nor is it unjust that man should bear its brunt." This is what the Swamp Thing, the antihero in the DC Comics "Saga of the Swamp Thing", once said about the burden of man's responsibility to the natural world. It comes apropos in this day and age, as recent reports of Boracay Island's shutdown pervaded the news, disheartening many people who once so admired the island for its lush, powdery sand that put the Philippines on the global map. Perhaps it's a typical trajectory that comes with tourism and commercialization: upon discovering the beautiful wonders the island had...Keep on reading: Netizens lament Boracay’s exploitation in light of shutdown warning, ‘cesspool’ tag

  • Alejandro, Go for Gold send CEU to 1st D-League loss in OT thriller

    MANILA, Philippines – The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup moved back to the Ynares Sports Arena for a Thursday, February 22 double-header. For the main attraction, the Go for Gold-CSB sent the CEU Scorpions to their first loss, 91-89, in an overtime thriller. Go for Gold got into a hot start early ...

  • NBI won’t file case vs. Rappler over cyber libel complaint

    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will not file a cyber libel case against online news site Rappler in relation to a cybcerime complaint by a businessman being linked to human trafficking and drug smuggling.

  • Alejandro lifts Go for Gold in upset win vs CEU

    J-Jay Alejandro found his mark when it mattered as Go for Gold stunned Centro Escolar University, 91-89, in overtime heist Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The former NU Bulldog drilled two treys in the extra period, the last giving his side a 90-87 lead with 2:43 remaining before the Scratchers defense got the job done with Jimboy Pasturan securing crucial offensive boards in the final minute. "It's definitely a big win," said coach Charles Tiu as his side leveled their standing at 3-3. "CEU is probably the best team in the league while we're a new team. I like the fact that we fought and won against them." Alejandro fired ni...Keep on reading: Alejandro lifts Go for Gold in upset win vs CEU

  • BSP Monetary Board member Valentin Araneta dies

    MANILA, Philippines – Prominent banker and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Monetary Board member Valentin Araneta died on Wednesday, February 21. He was 69. Araneta had joined the central bank's Monetary Board in July 2014. Prior to this, he served as president of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) ...

  • BuCor employees under Tadeco payroll to face raps after House inquiry, Alvarez warns

    Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday warned that Davao Penal Colony guards who are supposedly part of the payroll of the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco) will face charges after the House of Representatives ends its inquiry into the company's land-lease deal with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

  • P1.5-M ‘shabu’ seized, 5 nabbed in Bulacan buy-bust op

    At least P1.5 million worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) were seized from five men, including three teenagers, who were alleged to be bigtime sources of drugs across northern Manila. On Wednesday, police arrested 18-year-olds Alsamil Ismael and Adih Aklabul; Jun Jun Sarri, 17; Yasser Onggo and Almajar Pailan in a buy-bust operation in Meycauayan, Bulacan province that yielded 15 packs of shabu weighing 650 grams in total. Each pack was worth at least P100,000 in street value, said Senior Insp. Cecilio Tomas, Northern Police District drug enforcement unit chief. The five men, all natives of Zamboanga City, were targeted after being identified as bigtime...Keep on reading: P1.5-M ‘shabu’ seized, 5 nabbed in Bulacan buy-bust op

  • Bam Aquino questions CHED’s failure to implement Free Tuition Act

    Senator Bam Aquino questioned Thursday the failure of the Commission on Higher Education to implement the Free Tuition Act which could alleviate the plight of poor students and their families.

  • Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRap

    Today on Rappler: The National Bureau of Investigation junks the cyber libel complaint against Rappler.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte has as much right to ban a reporter from Malacañang as a homeowner who throws out a rude guest from his 'home.'  Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lashes out at Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for supposedly ...

  • Gilas Pilipinas bows to Australia in Fiba World qualifiers

    The Philippines had its unbeaten run snapped after bowing to the undefeated Australians, 84-68, in the group stages of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers Thursday. The Filipinos, who put on a tough stand early before breaking down, dropped to second at 2-1 in Group B while Australia seized the top spot with a 3-0 record. Gilas' 30-25 advantage midway through the second quarter was its time to hold the lead as the Boomers went on a 12-2 run to cap off the first half and take a 37-32 lead heading into the break. Australia continued its dominance up until the fourth quarter and took a 70-49 lead with Matthew Hodgson capping off a 16-1 run for the Boomers at the 8:19 mark of the peri...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas bows to Australia in Fiba World qualifiers

  • Once more with feelings: 'we are animals!'

    We always forget that we are animals. We even insult each other using animal likeness as if intelligence were the exclusive birthright of humans. But the mere fact that we do not know or much worse, do not care, that animals are intelligent, should make us doubt the authenticity of ...

  • 10 drug suspects killed in 24-hour police operations in Bulacan

    CAMP GEN ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan - Ten drug suspects were killed by policemen, while 63 others were arrested during close to 50 operations undertaken simultaneously in different Bulacan towns fromTuesdaymidnight(Feb. 20) toWednesdaymidnight(Feb. 21). Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director, said the slain suspects fired first. A suspect identified only as "Barik" was killed in Guiguinto town, while village councilman Henry Bias, Dennis Espadero and Michael Gabe died during an operation in the City of Malolos. Police killed Obet Hernandez in Pulilan town,Robert James Hernani died inSan Rafael town, while Franklin Santos wa...Keep on reading: 10 drug suspects killed in 24-hour police operations in Bulacan

  • Australia topples Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers

    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Gilas Pilipinas couldn't sustain its hot start and the Australia Boomers cruised to an 84-68 win in their opening game of the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.  Gilas now ...

  • 300 cops to join reenactment of historic ‘salubungan’ at EDSA

    Some 300 members of the Philippine National Police will join the reenactment of the historic meeting of military forces and civilians on EDSA in 1986 for the 32nd anniversary of the bloodless revolution.

  • More skating for two-time Olympian Michael Christian Martinez

    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Olympian figure skater Michael Christian Martinez returned to the country, not with a medal, but with overflowing pride as he achieved the feat of competing twice in the Winter Olympics.  Everyone thought that Martinez would hang up his skates for good when he failed to gain ...

  • Drug overdose at private school hospitalizes Australian boys

    GOLD COAST, Australia -- Five teenage boys remained in an Australian hospital on Thursday, a day after suffering drug overdoses at a private school. Police said some of the students, aged 14 and 15, were critically ill. The Gold Coast University Hospital declined to say how many, but said in a statement "they are all steadily improving." Seven boys were taken from St. Stephen's College near Gold Coast city early Wednesday afternoon after staff noticed they were drug-affected and deteriorating. Two were discharged within 24 hours, the hospital said in a statement.

  • Saudi Arabia to invest $64B in entertainment in next decade

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPDATED) – Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, February 22, as the kingdom pursues a program of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from ...

  • Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

    BEIRUT -- Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. The bombardment has forced many among the nearly 400,000 residents to sleep in basements and makeshift shelters, and has overwhelmed rescue workers who have spent days digging out survivors from the wreckage of bombed out buildings.

  • 'Star Wars' Mark Hamill to present award at Oscars

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars saga –will present an Oscar at the upcoming Academy Awards before getting his Walk of Fame star. Hamill will attend the Oscars, March 4, 4 days before he is honored personally with his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The ...

  • Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash five kilometers (three miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit. Before and after images from Indonesia's Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation show an enormous chunk missing from the peak, which it called "completely annihilated." Volcanologist Devy Kamil Syahbana said Tuesday, February 20, that the chunk, known as the "lava dome," had a volume of at least 1.6 million cubic meters (56.5 million cubic feet).

  • Ranada’s Malacanang ban, SC on Sereno’s SALNs, PH in 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index | Midday wRap

    Today on Rappler: Rappler reporter Pia Ranada is now banned from entering the entire Malacañang complex, not just Malacañang Palace. A Rappler source says the Supreme Court en banc wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to explain why she allegedly has missing Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.  The Philippines scores and ...

  • #SHORTS: Rappler reporter banned from entire complex; Ambush brings political clan’s tension to surface; 12 teens wanted for fatal stabbing

    BANNED. Rappler reporter Pia Ranada has been prohibited from entering not only the Malacañan Palace but the entire complex as well in what government critics say is an attack on press freedom.

  • UNICEF number two faced complaints at Save The Children

    UNITED NATIONS – The UN children's agency said Wednesday, February 21, it was unaware that its deputy director faced complaints of inappropriate behavior toward female staff before hiring him two years ago. Justin Forsyth became UNICEF's deputy executive director in 2016 after leaving his post as chief executive officer for ...

  • SM Home to hold talks on condo living

    CONDOS in Cebu are in for a do-over. The "SM Home Design Series: The Essentials of Condo Living" breaks away from Manila to host its well-received series of talks in Cebu, the busiest and brightest metropolis in southern Philippines. SM Home invites Cebuanos to “Complete Your Home with SM Home” by featuring talented local designers to give in-depth, useful talks in maximizing and beautifying their modern condominium life.

  • Divorce bill hurdles House committee level

    MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on population and family relations on Wednesday, February 21, approved a bill that would introduce divorce in the Philippines, the only nation in the world that does not offer it as an option to end a marriage.  After almost two hours of deliberations during ...

  • Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit

    LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair — but Tuesday marked her first visit to the showy catwalks of London Fashion Week. The monarch squeezed in the front row, chatting with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour — who wore her trademark sunglasses — and presented an award recognizing British design excellence. It was an unusual outing for the 91-year-old monarch, who seemed totally at ease at the type of event usually frequented by stars like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.

  • Dela Rosa vows to serve Duterte until his last breath

    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said that he has "mixed feelings" over President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to extend his term a second time . "Masaya, na medyo malungkot ng konti," Dela Rosa told reporters at Camp Crame on Wednesday, February 21. "Masaya in the sense na nandiyan ...

  • Woman sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over 2015 Paris attacks

    CHICAGO -- A Chicago-area woman who was at a cafe in Paris during the 2015 attacks is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, alleging the sites helped aid the growth of the Islamic State group by giving it social media access. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Mandy Palmucci filed the federal lawsuit last week in Chicago. The lawsuit said she was at a Paris cafe when more than a dozen people were killed there and that she suffered emotionally.

  • Text of revised Trans-Pacific Partnership released

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Details of a revamped cross-Pacific pact aimed at slashing trade barriers were released Wednesday, February 21, amid a renewed push for the United States to rejoin the 11-nation deal. New Zealand unveiled the official text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP-11, which had to be redrawn ...

  • #SHORTS: Korean hits Customs men for alleged rude behavior; IRR for death benefit aid being crafted; Dead cop’s gun used in killing officer

    PERSONNEL. A Korean national has assailed Bureau of Customs personnel at Clark International Airport for their alleged rude behavior.


Exec urges NWRB to cancel Angeles City Water District ...

ANGELES CITY – A city councilor has filed a resolution urging the National Water Regulatory Board (NWRB) to cancel the Certificate of Public Conveni ...


FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers: Boomers outlast Gilas Pilipin ...

by Jonas Terrado Game Sunday (Mall of Asia Arena) 7:30 p.m. – Philippines vs Japan Gilas Pilipinas failed to recover from numerous breakdowns on both ends in ...

UAAP Football: Andes’ hat trick propels FEU over Adam ...

Rico Andes recovered his goal-finding capabilities and netted a hat trick to power Far Eastern University past Adamson in a 7-0 drubbing for its first win in th ...


Drayber na nakuha sa Facebook, 'ipinasyal' ang sasakyan ...

Arestado ang isang bagong pasok na family driver sa Pasay City matapos tangayin ang kotse ng kaniyang amo.

Last week’s Apple bug now fixed with latest rollout o ...

Apple has now released an update to address device users at risk of catching the Telugu Crash Bug after coming in contact with a particular Unicode ch ...


Dominguez urges US investors to be part of economic res ...

FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on American investors to take part in the Philippines’ resurgence as Asia’s next powerhouse as he assured ...

SS7 signs contract with Lexmark

SS7 Security Corp. recently signed a security service contract agreement with Lexmark. SS7 Security has been in the security service for the past 20 years and ...



Leo Orii’s novel at Solidaridad

Japanese author and tapestry artist Leo Orii’s epic novel “Sampaguita and Gold Button” is now available at National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose ...

‘The Clash’ wants Cebuano singers

GMA Network is back to looking for a new singing superstar in “The Clash.” The newest singing battle will be hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Al ...