NATIONAL

1 in 3 Pinoys at risk of mental health problems, but only 500 psychiatrists to care for them

One in three Filipinos are at risk of mental health problems, but there are only 500 psychiatrists who can care for the entire population.

SWS: Net satisfaction with DU30 admin still ‘very good’ despite 6-point drop

Filipinos’ net satisfaction with the Duterte administration has dropped 6 points since June but was nevertheless a “very good” +58, the results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey showed.
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WATCH | Did China-supplied firearm take out Isnilon Hapilon, Omarkhayam Maute?

President Rodrigo Duterte claims that it was the use of Chinese sniper rifles – "those long ones" – that killed terrorists Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute in the Battle of the Islamic City of Marawi, and netizens are quick to react and credit U.S. supplied intelligence and Western war machines, instead.

WORLD

‘XI JINPING THOUGHT’ | China’s president on verge of cementing power

Officials of the elite 7-man Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of political power in China, praised “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Myanmar military responsible for Rohingya ordeal – U.S.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on...

Neo-liberalism ‘kills,’ says U.N.’s Callamard citing violence vs PH anti-mining activists

U.N. special rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte over his war on drugs, said in Dublin she was equally concerned by violence outside the urban hotspots, where rural Filipinos opposing mining developments have met bloody reprisals.

BUSINESS

Busan Rail urges DOTr, MRT-3 to obey court order for arbitration of maintenance deal

The maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit 3 urged the mass transit firm and the Department of Transportation to abide by a recent court order to seek arbitration instead of terminating their service contract.

Robredo to EU: ‘We value your friendship’

"We value your friendship." This was the message of Vice President Leni Robredo to the European Union and the European business community in the Philippines, as she delivered a speech at the EU-Philippines Business Summit at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City Tuesday.

ML lifting, proper Marawi rehab essential to convince investors – EU business groups

European business leaders in the country hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Marawi City’s liberation following the deaths of extremist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute but stressed there remain conditions to be met before investors are convinced to come in.

OPINION

We saw how the Executive department gathered the felons and the convicted drug lords to testify against her. Then we witnessed many in Congress totally besmirch her dignity using these convicted felons/drug lords. Finally, the majority of the Supreme Court justices - Velasco, De Castro, Bersamin, Peralta, Tijam, Martirez, Segismundo, Del Castillo, Reyes - allowed her incarceration.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication.

WATCH | Xander Ford admits bashing Kathryn Bernardo, expects critics to spread more of his ‘panlalait’ videos

"Ate Kath, gustong gusto ko to say sorry personally, hindi ko lang po magawa. Natatakot po kasi ako...ayoko lang po na mahusgahan ninyo ako na iba po 'yong masabi n'yo sa 'kin," said Xander Ford.

SPORTS

Norman Black pissed off at Tim Cone for refusing to shake his hand: ‘That’s his problem, not mine’

Meralco coach Norman Black drew the ire of Ginebra counterpart Tim Cone when he called a timeout in the dying seconds of the Bolts'...

Durham, Hugnatan carry Meralco to Game 3 win over Ginebra

Allen Durham and Reynel Hugnatan carried cudgels for the Meralco Bolts who finally got on board in the Oppo PBA Governors' Cup finals after...

Bum elbow won’t keep LA Tenorio off target for Ginebra

Unknown to many, LA Tenorio is playing with a bum elbow in the ongoing Oppo PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. But his condition hasn't kept him...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

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Duterte to transport sector: I want all your old PUVs out of roads by 2018

As a transport group ended a two-day strike to protest the government's ambitious program to modernize public utility vehicles, President Duterte on Tuesday told the sector to heed calls to turn in their old units and get new, environment-friendly ones, giving a deadline of end-2017 for such.

2020 CONCEPT | Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars

Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers.
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WATCH | Govt unfazed by PISTON-led welgang jeepney, but suspends work for a second day of strike

The jeepney protest Monday led by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide, or PISTON, affected traffic flow at various points of Metro...

TECH

BACK IN 2013 | Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago.

GAINING MOMENTUM | Huawei aims to challenge Apple, Samsung on technology, price

China’s Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.