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J Balvin, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza festival

CHICAGO, USA – Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin will headline this year's edition of Lollapalooza, organizers of the festival announced Wednesday, March 20, a landmark moment for Latin music in the US mainstream. Balvin will play alongside th ...

Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins

MIAMI, USA – World No. 1 Naomi Osaka refused to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20% of her career earnings. Christophe Jean, who helped the Japanese two-time Grand Slam champion when she was a juni ...

Court of Appeals upholds decision clearing Junjun Binay of administrative charges

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its decision  clearing former Makati City mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr of administrative charges stemming from an alleged overpriced Makati parking building. The CA’s form ...

Vietnam police seize 300 kilograms of meth in mansion bust

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam police busted a massive meth ring in a Ho Chi Minh City mansion allegedly run by a Chinese national who used a textile company as a cover for the operation, police and state media reported Thursday, March 21. Police on Wed ...

What to expect at Apple’s March 25 event

MANILA, Philippines – Apple last week officially confirmed that they’re holding an event on March 25 where they’re expected to officially unveil their long-rumored video streaming service along with other media subscription offerings. It appear ...

Hundreds of couples livestreamed in South Korean motel spycam porn

SEOUL, South Korea – More than 800 South Korean couples were livestreamed having sex in love motels, Seoul police said Thursday, March 21, in one of the largest-scale and most intrusive examples yet of the country's spycam epidemic. The hyper-wired ...

Ex-PH officials bring China's Xi to Int'l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Two former Philippine officials and a group of fishermen filed a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity over environmental damage i ...

More real estate development outside Metro Manila seen in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Real estate developers should also look outside Metro Manila for their projects to complement the government's own infrastructure projects, according to real estate services firm Colliers International. In a release on Thursd ...

Back to zero: UE starts anew after 2nd round opening win

MANILA, Philippines –  The University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors came back with a vengeance and stunned the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs for their second win in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament.  But it was thanks ...

Novak says all good with Roger, Rafa despite reported rift

MIAMI, USA – Novak Djokovic played down a reported rift with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on Wednesday, March 20 (Thursday, March 21, Manila time), saying he welcomed their views on the controversial ousting of ATP chairman Chris Kermode. Federe ...

Robredo: Regulate ‘organized' spread of false information online

MANILA, Philippines – After drawing flak from her proposal, Vice President Leni Robredo clarified that what she wanted regulated was the organized and wide-scale spread of false information online. She also maintained that she defended free expres ...

[Right of Way] Is it time to do away with protocol plates?

MANILA, Philippines – On the road, motorists occasionally spot protocol plates. These plates are given to high-ranking officials from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. But are they really necessary? Watch this Right o ...

Virtuoso Harden, Westbrook efforts go in vain

LOS ANGELES, USA – James Harden exploded for 57 points but could not prevent the Houston Rockets stumbling to a shock 125-126 overtime defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA on Wednesday, March 20 (Thursday, March 21, Manila time). Harden's ha ...

Trump fan to plead guilty to 2018 package bombs

NEW YORK, USA – A fan of US President Donald Trump who mailed parcel bombs to prominent Democratic figures last October was set to appear in court Thursday, March 21, where he was expected to plead guilty to some of the 30 charges against him.  Ce ...

NDF consultant Gamara, priest arrested in Cavite

MANILA, Philippines – National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Renante Gamara has been arrested along with what the police described as "retired priest" Arturo Joseph Balagat on Wednesday, March 20 in Imus City, Cavite. According to a police re ...

Supreme Court denies requests for justices’ full SALNs

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court en banc has denied several requests for the full Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) of the justices of the Court. In two separate notices, the Supreme Court denied the requests of Rapple ...

Pro-environment, IP groups ask gov't to publicize Kaliwa Dam documents

MANILA, Philippines – Various pro-environment and indigenous peoples' groups against the construction of the Kaliwa Dam  asked top government officials to publicize documents of the China-funded project. In a letter dated Wednesday, March 20, hum ...

Aid agencies struggle to rescue Mozambique cyclone victims

BEIRA, Mozambique – Aid workers raced on Wednesday, March 20, to help survivors and meet spiralling humanitarian needs in three southern African countries battered by the region's worst storm in years. Five days after tropical cyclone Idai cut a s ...

Duterte calls out ex-Bacolod mayor for distorting his speeches

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte called out former Bacolod City mayor Monico Puentevella for distorting his speeches to make it appear that incumbent Mayor Evelio Leonardia is a drug protector. In a video posted on his Fac ...

U.S. Fed now expects no rate hikes in 2019

WASHINGTON, USA – The  Federal Reserve  sent a strong signal the US economy is slowing, indicating Wednesday, March 20, it will not raise the benchmark lending rate again this year amid a drop in spending and broader global uncertainty. It was ...

Trump: China tariffs may remain for 'substantial period'

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, March 20, that US tariffs on Chinese imports could remain in place for a "substantial period," dampening hopes that a new trade agreement would see them lifted soon. Top American t ...

Vivo V15 series with 32MP front camera launched: specs, price

MANILA, Philippines – Vivo launched its V15 phones, the V15 and the V15Pro in the Philippines on Thursday, March 21. Their most striking feature? A pop-up front camera they call the “Elevating Front Camera” boasting a 32MP resolution. Several o ...

Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson team up for Black Sheep film 'Between Maybes'

MANILA, Philippines – Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson are teaming up for the first time in Between Maybes, a movie under Black Sheep Productions directed by Jason Paul Laxamana. Black Sheep, which is under ABS-CBN Films, shared behind-the-scenes ...

No rebellion charges filed in 2018 martial law, yet SC allows 3rd extension

MANILA, Philippines – As the Duterte administration insists on an existing state of rebellion in Mindanao, it turns out that the government failed to charge a single individual with rebellion throughout 2018 – or during the 2nd extension of marti ...

Westlife returns to Manila for ‘The Twenty Tour’

MANILA, Philippines – Westlife fans will be flying without wings soon enough – the boy band will be returning to Manila to celebrate their 20th anniversary (yes, it’s been that long – feel old yet?). They will be playing at the Araneta Colise ...

‘Bird Box’ is getting a sequel – well, the book is

MANILA, Philippines – Thought that was the last you’d see of Malorie, Girl, and Boy? Think again. After the success of Netflix’s Bird Box last December 2018 and the many unanswered questions that followed, Josh Malerman, the author of Bird Bo ...

Beachfront vendors and picnickers top violators fined in Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – Over 400 people have been fined for violating local ordinances in Boracay since authorities launched a project to enforce discipline in the world-famous island in February. As of March 15, local authorities have recorded 468 vi ...

Sexton powers Cavs over Giannis-less Bucks

LOS ANGELES, USA – Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers took full advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury absence to score a 107-102 upset of the NBA Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 20 (Thursday, March 21, M ...

Surveillance and internet disruption in Baku

Graphics by Nika Kobaidze On November 24, Aziz Karimov, a journalist based in Baku, received an email from Facebook notifying him of a request to reset his password. Karimov knew something was wrong since he hadn’t requested a password change. Nine ...

Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics

LOS ANGELES, USA – Jimmy Butler led a fourth-quarter comeback as the Philadelphia 76ers overpowered the Boston Celtics, 118-115, in a stormy NBA Eastern Conference duel on Wednesday, March 20 (Thursday, March 21, Manila time). Butler scored 15 poi ...

IN PHOTOS: The last Supermoon of 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos missed the full spectacle of the third and last supermoon of the year, which reached its full phase at 9:42 am on Thursday, March 21 (Manila time).  The supermoon appears bigger in the night sky, said an AFP report ...

LOOK: Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez' baby twins blessed in U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – A month after Korina Sanchez and senatorial candidate Mar Roxas announced the birth of their twins in  February,  babies  Pepe and Pilar were "blessed" ahead of their baptism.      The two were "blessed" by American pa ...

WATCH: First teaser for Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt movie 'Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood'

MANILA, Philippines – The first teaser for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio was released on Wednesday, March 20. Set in 1969, the movie follows actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and friend and stunt double Clif ...

[ANALYSIS] Kaliwa Dam: Is China’s involvement cause for concern?

There’s every reason to be wary of China’s involvement in the Kaliwa Dam project. In the wake of Metro Manila’s surprise water shortage – which should not have been a surprise at all – the Duterte government presented to the people a timely ...

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

MANILA, Philippines – James Harden certainly made it more than just a record-setting night.  In a game where Harden again made NBA history by becoming the first player to score at least 30 points against all 29 opposing teams in the league in o ...

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (4th UPDATE) – New Zealand imposed a ban on assault weapons Thursday, March 21, moving swiftly following the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for gun controls in the Uni ...

Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045 – experts

PARIS, France – The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an international team of experts said Wednesday, March 20. Warning of the immense economic and social costs of inaction, they ...

TUCP warns employers vs hiring less women over maternity leave law

MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has slammed the results of an employers' group survey which showed that the recently signed Expanded Maternity Leave Law (EML)  would likely affect companies' decis ...

NBA-best Bucks lose Mirotic with broken left thumb

CHICAGO, USA – Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has suffered a broken left thumb dealing another blow to the NBA leaders. The Bucks announced Wednesday, March 20 (Thursday, March 21, Manila time) that an x-ray and examination by team physici ...

Is Tugade blocking Go-Jek's entry into the Philippines because of Grab?

(UPDATED) Is the Department of Transportation (DOTr) deliberately blocking the entry of Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek in the Philippines?  Quoting a high-ranking government official, a source told Rappler that Transportation Secretary Arthur ...

Public officials legally required to be honest, says ex-ombudsman Morales

MANILA, Philippines – The latest to join the bizarre election debate on honesty is former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales who said that public officials are not only morally required but legally mandated to be honest. “The word honesty is in th ...

Islamic State will be wiped off map imminently, says Trump

WASHINGTON, USA – A bullish US President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday, March 21, that the Islamic State group would be wiped off the map within hours, as he unfurled printouts showing the jihadists' shrinking presence in Iraq and Syria. Trum ...

Delay or no-deal? Brexit heads to cliffhanger finale

LONDON, United Kingdom – Brexit is racing toward a cliffhanger finale that could still see Britain crash out of the European Union in 9 days without a plan for unwinding 46 years of intricate ties. The political sands keep shifting and various tal ...

Medtech board exam topnotcher a ‘happy-go-lucky’ online gamer

CAGAYAN, Philippines (UPDATED) – Whoever said one has to drop time-consuming hobbies – such as online games – to top a government licensure exam, John Steward Buenavista Alberto didn't get to talk to him.  Alberto, 21, who has been playing on ...

Marawi residents say Del Rosario should resign if rehab target not met

MANILA, Philippines – Frustrated residents from areas which saw the heaviest damage during the Marawi siege challenged Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chairman Eduardo del Rosario to resign if he would not be able to fulfill his promise that resi ...

May pleads with EU for time to save her Brexit plan

BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPDATED) – British Prime Minister  Theresa May is due back in Brussels on Thursday, March 21, on a last-gasp mission to beg EU leaders for more time to deliver a Brexit deal twice rejected by her own parliament. With just 8 da ...

Banged up Lee endures pain to steer Magnolia back to playoff race

MANILA, Philippines – Not even a bum knee could prevent Paul Lee from propelling Magnolia back to the playoff hunt.  Banged up and all, Lee caught fire for 6 triples en route to a game-high 24 points to power Magnolia to a 103-90 win over NorthP ...

Afghanistan presidential election delayed to September 28

KABUL, Afghanistan – War-torn Afghanistan has  delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, March 20, the second time the ballot has been put back and 5 months later than it was originally scheduled to be h ...

Tireless Sisi Rondina sets new UST scoring milestone

MANILA, Philppines – High-flying skipper Sisi Rondina has given University of Santo Tomas (UST) a bit of consolation after the Tigresses absorbed a five-set heartbreaker against the Ateneo Lady Eagles in UAAP women’s volleyball. Ranged agains ...

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – UN judges on Wednesday, March 20, ordered former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to spend the rest of his life in jail for the "sheer scale and systematic cruelty" of his war crimes a quarter of a century ago. Karadzic ...

Netizens hail university president for letting transwoman wear dress for graduation

MANILA, Philippines – A university president in Bicol won the hearts of netizens after he granted the request of a transwoman student to wear women's clothing for her graduation rites. “I stan a progressive Father President!” tweeted Roman Gius ...

Robredo calls for social media regulation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: PH mayors ambushed, threatened Robredo wants social media regulated to stop disinformation Duterte threatens to scrap Manila Water, Maynilad contracts Sara Duterte says Martin Romualdez 'will be next Speaker' Jak Roberto portrays y ...

Magnolia back on track as NorthPort free fall continues

MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia clamped NorthPort down in the payoff period to get back on track in the playoff race following a 103-90 win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, March 20. Trailing for much of the middle quarters, the Hotshots ...

Finland tops world happiness rankings, South Sudan bottom – U.N.

HELSINKI, Finland – Finland ranked as the world's happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday, March 20. The Nordic nation of 5.5 million peo ...

Shocked Madayag smashes UAAP blocking record

MANILA, Philippines –  Ateneo's Maddie Madayag led the way for the Lady Eagles as she scored a team-high 23 points, 11 coming from blocks – a new record in the Final Four era of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament. “Seryoso? (Seriously?) ...

Pompeo on Middle East tour to counter Iran, boost Netanyahu

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday, March 20, to bolster a united front against Iran during a Middle East tour that will include talks with key ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Israeli elections. T ...

Green outduels Sotto, FilAm Sports ousts Ateneo in 2019 NBTC Nationals

MANILA, Philippines – A thunderous dunk from 6-foot-6 Fil-Am Jalen Green over the 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto highlighted the action-packed third day of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go NBTC League National Finals on Wednesday, March 20, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. ...

Duterte: Misuari threatened war if federalism doesn't happen

MANILA, Philippines – For Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari, it’s either federalism or war. President Rodrigo Duterte said this on Wednesday, March 20, a day after meeting with Misuari in Malacañang.  Also present in the ...

Chot optimistic Gilas can reach next level in FIBA World Cup

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas may have been bunched in the "group of near death" in the 2019 FIBA World Cup but former national team mentor Chot Reyes believes it is well capable of reaching the second round.  Ranked 31st in the world, t ...

France reopens probe against Russian billionaire

NICE, France – French authorities have reopened a case against Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov and indicted him for tax fraud in connection with the suspicious purchase of 5 luxury villas in southern France, a prosecutor said Wednesday, March ...

Trump, right-wing Bolsonaro announce special relationship

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday, March 19, on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – and received plenty back – in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American c ...

Catriona Gray: 'I represent the diverse Filipina beauty'

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray opened up about how people often say that she "does not look Filipino enough."  Catriona, whose father Ian is of Scottish descent while her mom Mita, a Filipino is from Oas, Albay. Catriona wa ...

Canadian nabbed for receiving asthma drug illegal in PH

MANILA, Philippines – A Canadian man was arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) led by its Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) after receiving an illegal asthma drug through mail courier on Tuesday, March 19. According to the report from the P ...

IN PHOTOS: 200 homes razed in Quezon City fire

MANILA, Philippines – A fire hit a residential area in Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon, March 20. The blaze broke out at Block 5 of Barangay Damayang Lagi around 1:30 pm. It reached general alarm at 2 pm, meaning all available fire trucks in Met ...

EU fines Google for antitrust breach

BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPDATED) – The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator slapped tech giant Google with a new fine on Wednesday, March 20, over unfair competition, in Europe's latest salvo against Silicon Valley. In its third major decision against th ...

Kazakhstan renames capital as new president takes office

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (UPDATED) – Kazakhstan's new interim president was sworn in Wednesday, March 20, following the  shock resignation of the country's long-time ruler and in his first official act renamed the capital after his predecessor. Kassym ...

Alaska keeps playoff hunt going, virtually eliminates Meralco

MANILA, Philippines – Alaska regained its footing in its playoff hunt with a 92-77 manhandling of Meralco in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, March 20.  The Aces banked on a balanced scoring attack with 5 players f ...

Duterte EO allows 2019 salary hike for gov't workers despite reenacted budget

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte issued an executive order (EO) allowing the salary hike for government workers, military, and uniformed personnel despite the reenactment of the 2018 national budget. Executive Order No. 76, signed ...

Duterte ends designation of gov't peace panel members

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has ended the designation of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III as chairman of the government peace panel for negotations with communists.The Palace did the same to government peace panel members Hernani Branganza ...

Robredo wants social media regulated to stop disinformation

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo is hoping lawmakers would draft a law to regulate the use of social media and prevent the spread of false information online.  This was the Vice President’s suggestion when asked by reporters in ...

British PM seeks brief Brexit delay from hesitant EU

LONDON, United Kingdom (3rd UPDATE) –  Prime Minister Theresa May  asked EU leaders Wednesday, March 20, for a 3-month delay to Brexit amid continued political deadlock in London, but Brussels warned the postponement carried "serious legal and po ...

Ateneo survives UST in 5-set thriller, keeps solo lead

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Ateneo Lady Eagles proved why they’re the solo leaders in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. Showing incredible grit, Ateneo rallied from two sets down to turn back the University of Santo Tom ...

Locsin hits West, praises China in 1st Beijing trip

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr criticized the West and heaped praises on China on Wednesday, March 20, during his first official trip to Beijing. Locsin contrasted the approaches of China and the Wes ...

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

MANILA, Philippines – Steph Curry came out on a scoring tear yet again.  Curry erupted for 36 points – highlighted by 22 in the 3rd quarter, including 14 straight to close the period – as the  Golden State Warriors bounced back with a 117-10 ...

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as U.N. boosts aid

BEIRA, Mozambique – The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid. "We already have more than 200 dead ...

SEA Games 2019: Basketball events back at MOA Arena

MANILA, Philippines – The basketball games in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be played in a major arena after all.  A week after officials announced that the Filipinos' favorite sport has been moved to a secondary venue, the Samahang Ba ...

Katarina Rodriguez recalls Miss World experience: 'Parang game show'

MANILA, Philippines – Three months after competing in Miss World 2018, Katarina Rodriguez spoke about her experience in the pageant and admitted it was not what she expected. The competition was held last in Sanya, China, during which Mexico's V ...

Lagman: House version of 2019 budget 'completely constitutional'

MANILA, Philippines – Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman of the opposition bloc on Wednesday, March 20, stood by the constitutionality of the House of Representatives' version of the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. "As the lea ...

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Income tax return for employees

I am an employee who started working in my current company in November 2018. Before that, I was employed in a different company until October 2018. Do I need to file an income tax return (ITR) this coming April 15? Yes. Having two employers within th ...

Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus among lineup for Woodstock 50 festival

NEW YORK, USA – Contemporary heavyweights including Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper will headline this year's Woodstock festival marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary concert weekend, organizers announced Tuesday, March 19. Veteran acts that p ...

U.S. approves drug for post-partum depression

WASHINGTON, USA – US authorities on Tuesday, March 19, approved the first medication designed specifically to treat post-partum depression, an illness that affects about one in nine new American mothers. The drug is called brexanolone from a compa ...

Megaworld hikes capital spending for Cavite project

MANILA, Philippines – Real estate giant Megaworld Corporation said it has hiked its 10-year capital spending to P15 billion to accommodate its planned township in General Trias City, Cavite. In a statement, Megaworld chief strategy officer Kevin Ta ...

HIGHLIGHTS: March 2019 Supermoon

Bookmark to watch on Wednesday, March 20, at 8:00 PM MANILA, Philippines – On Wednesday night, March 20, look up the sky and see a moon that would appear to be bigger than usual. It won't reach its full phase until 9:42 am on Thursday, March 21 (Ma ...

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

SENTANI, Indonesia – The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said Wednesday, March 20. Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelt ...

Kai vs Kai: Fil-Am Ballungay eager to take on Ateneo’s Sotto

MANILA, Philippines – Ever since the 2019 Chooks-to-Go NBTC National Finals kicked off, the talk of the town has been centered around one matchup: UAAP juniors MVP Kai Sotto taking on the top-ranked US high school prospect Jalen Green. However, an ...

Mayors face admin complaints over lack of anti-drug councils

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) filed on Wednesday, March 20, administrative complaints against 25 city mayors for not establishing their respective anti-drug abuse councils (ADAC). The lat ...

PODCAST: Ano ang dapat mong malaman tungkol sa Metro Manila water crisis?

MANILA, Philippines – Ang Metro Manila ay kasalukuyang dumaranas ng isang malalang water crisis  simula pa noong nakaraang linggo.  Ang mga apektadong residente ay walang magawa kundi maghanap ng paraan upang makaipon ng tubig na gagamitin sa ar ...

UE exacts revenge on NU for 2nd win

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors got their second-round campaign off to a good start after a lackluster first-round performance in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. UE came out with a v ...

Ex-Zamboanga del Sur mayor ambushed by riding-in-tandem gunmen

MANILA, Philippines – Riding-in-tandem gunmen ambushed a former Zamboanga del Sur town mayor in Bacolod town, Lanao del Norte, on Wednesday morning, March 20. According to the police report, former Dumingag town mayor Naciancino Pacalioga Jr, 57, ...

Boracay Inter-agency Task Force demolishes erring resort

MANILA, Philippines – The Boracay inter-agency task force demolished Boracay Plaza Beach Resort on Tuesday, March 19, for not adhering to the 30-meter easement rule and not taking the initiative to tear down its own illegal structure.  In a statem ...

Hog industry wants pork imports restricted to block African swine fever

MANILA, Philippines – Hog industry stakeholders are calling on authorities to further limit pork imports, saying this would prevent African swine fever (ASF) from entering the country. At a Senate hearing on Wednesday, March 20, National Federati ...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 launched in Philippines: price, specs

MANILA, Philippines – Xiaomi launches the latest in its Redmi Note line, the Redmi Note 7. Prices for the phone start at P7,990 for the entry-level version which sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of  storage. The phones will be available on March 27. Key ...

General Santos City gets own congressional district

MANILA, Philippines – General Santos City will soon have its own representative in the House. Republic Act No. 11243, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 11, carved General Santos City out of South Cotabato's first district. It becomes the ...

MWSS targets 99% water supply restoration by end of March

MANILA, Philippines – By the end of March, almost all Manila Water customers must be able to enjoy steady supply from their taps. This is the new target of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) as of Wednesday, March 20, said A ...

Quezon congressman Suarez wants Kanan, not Kaliwa Dam

MANILA, Philippines – House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez urged the government to consider the Kanan River bulk water supply as an alternative source of water for the National Capital Region instead of the China-funded Kaliwa Dam. Suarez made the p ...

Second man charged with sharing livestream of Christchurch massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – A 44-year-old man has become the second person charged with sharing a gruesome livestream video of the deadly attack at a Christchurch mosque. Philip Arps, 44, was arrested by New Zealand Police on Tuesday, March 19, 4 ...

Ateneo stops FEU, NU sweeps Adamson in UAAP men's volleyball

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo handed FEU its first loss while the NU stretched its winning streak in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Wednesday, March 20.  The Blue Eagles opened their second-round cam ...

DOH holds emergency meeting on high measles cases in Rizal

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III held an emergency conference with Calabarzon health officials and local officials in Rizal to address the high number of measles cases in the province over a month since an outbreak was ...

China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper than Japanese firm's proposal – MWSS

MANILA, Philippines – There is no truth to the claim of a Japanese firm  that the China-backed construction of the Kaliwa Dam will cost the Philippines more than their firm's proposal. This was the assertion of the Department of Finance (DOF) a ...

Ateneo blueRep's Spring Awakening musical hopes to empower youth

MANILA, Philippines – “Unless the people in power, give [the youth] a chance to be heard, mawawala 'yung future natin (our future will be lost).” These were the words of director Missy Maramara as she introduced the Ateneo Blue Repertory's (Blu ...

'No pain in heaven' – tributes as Hong Kong-Australian swimmer dies at 26

HONG KONG, China – Record-breaking Hong Kong and Australia swimmer Kenneth To has died suddenly aged 26 after falling unwell at a Florida training camp, leaving fellow competitors in shock. Chinese star Sun Yang, a one-time teammate of To's, was a ...

HRW urges Japan to change transgender 'sterilization' law

TOKYO, Japan – Japan should "urgently" revise a law that effectively requires transgender people to be surgically sterilised if they want legal recognition of their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, March 20. Under rules introduc ...

Huawei P30: Expected specifications and pricing

MANILA, Philippines – Huawei is officially set to unveil the next entry in its signature P series, the P30, at a launch event in Paris, France on March 26. {source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rules were made ...

Ronaldo ban would be 'crazy', says Juventus teammate

MILAN, Italy – Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi said Tuesday, March 19, it would be "crazy" for UEFA to suspend the Portuguese forward for his controversial goal celebration. Ronaldo faces UEFA charges for "improper cond ...

LOOK: Jak Roberto as young Dante Gulapa in 'Magpakailanman'

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Jak Roberto has been cast to play Dante Gulapa, the dancer who became a viral sensation. On Instagram, the GMA 7 actor shared a still from the Magpakailanman episode that will air on Saturday, March 23. "Magpakailanman ...

Manila Bay rehab: Why the bay can't be saved in 6 months

AT A GLANCE It took decades to achieve significant improvements In the water quality of the once biologically-dead Pasig River. It's still far from being fully revived, and in the process, dumps wastes into Manila Bay. The Pasig River Rehabilitation ...

IN NUMBERS: Registered voters for the May 2019 elections

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said in 2018 that the expected number of voters for the 2019 midterm elections could amount to around 60 million. (READ: More than 2.5M register as new voters, exce ...

Harden first in NBA history to drop 30 vs all 29 foes in same season

MANILA, Philippines – James Harden carved a piece of NBA history by becoming the first player in history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opposing teams in the league in the same season. The reigning MVP completed the feat after dropping ...

Jinggoy, Napoles get court clearance to seek 'outright dismissal' of plunder cases

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles were given clearance by the court to seek an outright dismissal of their plunder cases. The Sandiganbayan's 5th Divisio ...

UAAP 2nd round: Ateneo targets strong start

MANILA, Philippines – League No. 1 Ateneo Lady Eagles get tested immediately at the start of their second-round campaign in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament. The Lady Eagles target an elimination-round sweep of the University of Santo Tomas ...

Vaping now regulated in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City has passed an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes or vaping in public spaces, the city information office announced on Wednesday, March 20. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signed City Ordinance 2737-2 ...

Antetokounmpo sits out but Bucks still trounce Lakers

MANILA, Philippines – The Milwaukee Bucks barely needed Giannis Antetokounmpo as they added to the Los Angeles Lakers' growing woes with a 115-101 win on Tuesday, March 19 (Wednesday, March 20, Philippine time). Antetokounmpo, who erupted for a ca ...

Syrian refugee father and son laid to rest as New Zealand burials start

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (3rd UPDATE) – A Syrian refugee and his son who fled the chaos of their homeland only to meet tragedy in New Zealand were buried on Wednesday, March 20, in the first funerals of those killed in the mosque massacres . Hun ...

Mississippi moves to ban abortion if heartbeat detectable

MIAMI, USA – Lawmakers in the southeastern US state of Mississippi passed a bill Tuesday, March 19,  banning abortion of pregnancies where a heartbeat is detectable – from 6 weeks – as human rights groups vowed to fight the move. The "Heart ...

Daniel Caesar to perform in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Is Daniel Caesar the coffee that you need in the morning? Is he the sunshine in the rain when it's pouring? If so, then we're sure you'll be happy to know that your favorite R&B/soul artist is returning to Manila to perfor ...

Power coop's financial woes may plunge Camiguin into darkness – congressman

CAMIGUIN, Philippines – The financial problems of Camiguin Electric Cooperative, Incorporated (Camelco), if left unresolved, may plunge the island province into darkness, a congressman warned.Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus “XJ” Romualdo, ...

What do millennials work for?

Almost everyone has experienced this: it’s either the middle of the night or bright and early in the morning. You’re tired with nary a trace of sleep, and you have a million and more things to do. Welcome to the middle of your career. And with y ...

Oops! Catriona Gray explains how the Mikimoto crown got broken

MANILA, Philippines – The Mikimoto crown is undoubtedly one of the favorites among Miss Universe fans. So fans were quick to spot something... missing when Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wore it during her homecoming parade at the Araneta Cente ...

WATCH: Is this the first user-made Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on video?

MANILA, Philippines – A YouTube video uploaded Monday, March 18, shows what may be the first user-made hands-on video of Samsung’s new foldable, the Galaxy Fold. Since announcing the device in February , Samsung hasn’t given people the chance ...

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