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ILOCOS SIZZLES | Fariñas, Marcos camps trade barbs on vehicle purchases with tobacco funds

Politics in Ilocos Norte rose several degrees higher Tuesday, after the camps of Gov. Imee Marcos and Rep. Rudy Fariñas traded barbs as the chairman of the House panel probing alleged tobacco tax misuse warned Marcos she will definitely be detained if she snubs the next hearing July 25.

As sure as the sun rises, we will detain Imee if she snubs hearing: House panel chief

The House of Representatives served notice on Tuesday that it would arrest Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos if she doesn't show up in its July 25 hearing.

Leni can’t contact Rody via CP but still hopes to have dinner meet with Du30

It has been more than three months since the country's two most powerful leaders saw each other in Silang Cavite where they agreed to have a dinner meet soon. The talk didn't happen but Vice President Robredo still hopes to eat and meet with President Duterte.

WORLD

China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory

China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defense ministries have said.

Battle for Mosul to end in days – Iraqi general

The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days, the Iraqi military said on Monday, as elite counter-terrorism units fought militants among the narrow alleyways of the historic Old City.

White House spokesman gets flak for turning off TV cameras

White House spokesman Sean Spicer drew the ire of some reporters on Monday for banning cameras from daily press briefings as part of what Spicer called an effort to vary the routine.

BUSINESS

NGCP offers fiber optic cables for national broadband network

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is readying its agreement with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on the use of the grid operator’s fiber optic network for the national broadband program.

DICT unveils 3 top projects: Govt portal, broadband plan, and free public Wi-Fi

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has formally launched its three flagship project.
ERC study rate hike petitions

Lower rates welcome but applications for fee hikes bear watching: consumer advocates

Consumer group CitizenWatch has hailed the orders of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that will cause electricity prices to go down for June, July and August, but called for vigilance on pending applications seeking to increase the fees charged on the monthly bill.

OPINION

The DOF's TRAIN is grossly anti-poor, brazenly pro-rich, and should be derailed.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Pampanga charmer wins Miss Global Philippines pageant

Mary Ann Mungcal will represent the country in this year’s Miss Global International pageant.

Lorde scores first chart-topping Billboard album with ‘Melodrama’

Her breakout first album 'Pure Heroine' debuted and peaked at No. 3 when it was released in 2013.

SPORTS

Russell Westbrook named MVP after historic season

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the...

Cavs target Paul George to challenge Warriors dominance

Fresh off their NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly trying to bring Paul George over from the...

TNT likely to make import change in Game Four: sources

There's a strong chance that TNT KaTropa will make an import change in time for Game Four of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals, multiple...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Volvo and Autoliv team up with Nvidia for self-driving cars

Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp, best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars.

HERE ‘WIGO’ | Fun in the sun with Toyota

Toyota unveiled the latest iteration of the Wigo with a new powertrain.

Tesla moves a step closer to building electric cars in China

Tesla Inc took a step closer toward establishing an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in China with its announcement on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government.

TECH

EU hits Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine

EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record US$2.7 billion fine, indicating they will likely take a tough line with the company in two other ongoing cases.

DICT unveils 3 top projects: Govt portal, broadband plan, and free public Wi-Fi

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has formally launched its three flagship project.