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STORM BASYANG | Tandag Bishop calls for probe of calamitous Caraga flooding

The Bishop of Tandag, Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar, DD, JCD, MBA on Sunday released a statement to news outlets calling for a multilateral...

BTC version of BBL gets rousing approval – OPAPP exec

The Bangsamoro Transition Commission's version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has been gaining tremendous support, with an official of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process claiming a 90 percent approval from people on the ground.

Negros radioman mauled by alleged supporter of mayor

A broadcaster was mauled by an alleged supporter of Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares III after he finished hosting his radio program Friday night.

WORLD

Mexican minister, governor of quake-hit state survive chopper crash but 2 persons on ground killed

A military helicopter carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca crashed on Friday killing two people during a tour of damage from an earthquake earlier in the day, but the senior officials survived.

Brazil orders army to take over security in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, who have “virtually taken over” Rio’s metropolitan area of 12 million people, President Michel Temer said in announcing the decree.

Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

Haiti’s president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an “iceberg” and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.

BUSINESS

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Disbursement of TRAIN-related subsidy to start this February

Beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program receiving subsidies through automated teller machines (ATMs) will get additional funds starting this February to alleviate the impact of higher prices of some commodities due to tax reform.

Bankers’ group welcomes cut in reserve requirement ratio

Economic activity is seen to get an additional boost from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) cut of banks' reserve requirement ratio (RRR) to 19 percent effective March 2, 2018, according to the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP).

Bitcoin rises above $10,000, strategist sees new high by July

Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December.

OPINION

Portentously, core democratic principles such as observance of the constitution, independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press, and the prohibition against deprivation of life, liberty and property without due process of law are threatened if not already violated.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Paramore reskeds Jakarta and Manila shows due to singer’s throat infection

Paramore's February 18 concert at the MOA Arena was rescheduled for August 23 this year.

British actor Robert Pattinson says he does not believe in true love

Pattinson, 31, plays a lovestruck American pioneer who traverses the Wild West in search of his beloved in his new film, 'Damsel.'

SPORTS

Marc Pingris plays facilitator role as Magnolia extends win streak

Veteran forward Marc Pingris is one among those handful of players who can dominate a game even without scoring in bunches. The hardworking frontliner finished...

PBA official admits ref error but upholds technical on Ross over free throw confusion

A PBA official admitted that a referee made a mistake that led to a confusing end-game between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beermen in...

Pacquiao expects brainchild MPBL to reach 20 teams

Senator Manny Pacquiao’s fledgling league, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, started with a bang on Thursday night at SMART-Araneta Coliseum. The commercial league began...

LIFESTYLE

Napoleon Abueva, Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture, dies at 88

"The plight of the artist is somewhat similar to that of the long distance runner. You have to cross the finish line. What counts more in life is the end result."—Napoleon Abueva, National Artist for Sculpture
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Arms show to feature – besides guns – martial techniques and calamity survival tips and gear

Next week, another arms and outdoors show will unfold but this time, martial techniques, both armed and bare hand, as well as lessons on survival during calamities will take the front seat aside from the usual fireams.

Valentine hangover? Keep the romance going with Spotify’s sexy playlist

Whatever relationship you're in, there's a song on Spotify for you.

MOTORING

VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020.

Honda PH recalls 2013 models of City, Jazz, Pilot

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is recalling a total of 9,951 vehicles from its 2013 models of City, Jazz, and Pilot due to airbag inflator error.

LTFRB approves hike in number of TNVS on the road, fielding of hatchbacks

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has finally given clearance to increasing the cap on the number of transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units on the road.

TECH

Bitcoin rises above $10,000, strategist sees new high by July

Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit in mid-December.

Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian central bank says

Unknown hackers stole $6 million in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday.