NATIONAL

ISIS fighters forced out of Syria, Iraq arriving in PH, maybe planning to take Iligan, Cotabato – MILF leader

Foreign Islamic State fighters forced out of Syria and Iraq have been arriving in the Philippines with the intent of recruiting, and they have plans to attack two Philippine towns, the head of the country’s largest Muslim rebel group said on Tuesday.

‘HE ENJOYS MY TRUST’ | Duterte again extends PNP chief Bato dela Rosa’s term

President Rodrigo Duterte again extended the term of Philippine National Police Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa.
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WORD OF THE LOURD | Thoughts and prayers: Is that it?

It's insane, this insanity of the spate of mass shooting in the United States, the answer to which cannot be just thoughts and prayers....

WORLD

‘DOGS CAN’T VOTE’| Germany’s Social Democrats embarrassed by new canine member

Germany’s Social Democrats were forced on Tuesday to declare that a three-year old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel’s conservatives, despite joining the party.

U.N. chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s spreading influence, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday, citing a senior US official.

BUSINESS

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PH office market to grow by 40% in next 6 years — Leechiu

The Philippine office market is seen to grow by 40% in the next six years, driven by the continued expansion of information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) companies in the country, according to a real estate service firm.

Manila Water to expand in Thailand

Ayala-led Manila Water Company Inc. is venturing into the water industry of Thailand as part of its ongoing expansion in Southeast Asia.

AirAsia inks MOA with Davao tourism sector to push city as top destination

AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Davao tourism in a common goal to establish Davao as a premiere tourist destination with abundant resources for eco-tourism and available facilities for sports, conventions and outdoor competitions.

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

Biopic Robin Williams wanted to star in competes in Berlinale

Directed by Gus Van Sant, 'Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot' stars Joaquin Phoenix as quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.

‘Three Billboards’ leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

The dark comedy won five awards, including best film, best actress for its lead performer Frances McDormand

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

MOTORING

WATCH | Tesla Model 3 production woes give Chevy a boost

Tesla’s Model 3 production delays aren’t just testing the patience of die-hard fans who lined up to reserve one nearly two years ago, but is also helping the sales of its direct competitor, the Chevy Bolt.

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.

TECH

Senate passes bill on lifetime portability of mobile numbers

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill that would allow consumers to keep their cellphone numbers for life, even if they change service providers or subscription plans.

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.