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Judy Taguiwalo

VP Robredo on Taguiwalo: Two lawmakers voted YES for Judy

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said there should be transparency in the processes of the Commission on Appointment (CA), a day after...
EJK protest

SUMMARY KILINGS | Habito: Perception about PH could drive economic performance

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia reported Thursday that the Philippine economy grew by 6.5 percent in the second quarter of the year, and is...

Trillanes wants Davao councilor to testify in Senate over corruption at BOC

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has requested the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to invite in its next hearing a Davao City local official and two employees of the Bureau of Customs for them to shed light on the alleged existence of a certain "Davao group" being linked to corrupt activities at the BOC.

WORLD

China military criticizes ‘wrong’ US moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.

What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

North Korea is a highly secretive nation and predictions of what it will do next are often little more than conjecture. Still, Kim is likely to be carefully weighing the timing of even a new nuclear test because it will antagonize North Korea's sole major ally, China.

‘RED LINE’ | South Korea warns North vs putting nuke warhead on ICBM

North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.

BUSINESS

TOPPING EXPECTATIONS | PH Q2 GDP growth quickens on construction boom

The Philippine economy grew at a sizzling pace in the second quarter, topping expectations as a government-led construction boom and an extended rebound in the farm sector took some of the sting off a peso currency wallowing at 11-year lows.

Americans’ debt level notches a new record high

Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.

FINANCIAL LITERACY | To plan well, one must understand; Or, why everyone’s racing to help us know more about...

Being able to prepare for key life cycles like growing one's career, marriage, retirement, and surviving ailments that could drain one's pocketbook presumes financial literacy.

OPINION

When the minority in a country is ignored, then we are looking at a bully administration, whose predilection is its readiness to disregard the rights of the few and the weak

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Ryza Cenon ready to shed kontrabida image after ‘Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B’

She will next headline a rom-com helmed by 'Kita Kita' director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo.

Television gets its own festival in New York’s Tribeca

The inaugural three-day Tribeca TV Festival will take place on Sept. 22-24 in New York, and is aimed at bringing new shows and returning favorites to the public.

SPORTS

South Korea has the tools to regain Asian basketball supremacy, say Guiao and Black

The competition in the Asian basketball scene may be tough especially with the inclusion of Australia and New Zealand in the region this year,...

Philippines will host 2019 SEA Games after all

The Philippines is back as host of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. That after Philippine sports officials had a change of heart following their...

Gilas Pilipinas outclassed by Korea to bow out of FIBA Asia Cup contention

The Philippine national men's basketball team simply got outclassed by South Korea, 118-86, to bow out of contention in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup...

LIFESTYLE

WATCH | DOT brings more interactive fun to London’s Canary Wharf

Virtual reality pods and interactive booths showed Londoners why it's still more fun in the Philippines.

With 12-M Filipino users – its biggest globally – EverWing to launch a Pinoy fairy contest

The creator of the hugely popular Facebook Messenger game EverWing has confirmed that Filipinos are their biggest market globally, and is now thus set to further cater to the country by launching a Filipino fairy through a contest.

Can drinking a little bit help you live longer?

Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days is okay—just don't turn it into a habit, study says.

MOTORING

STRATEGIC SHIFT | Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car

Hyundai had initially championed fuel cell technology as the future of eco-friendly vehicles but has found itself shifting electric as Tesla shot to prominence and battery-powered cars have gained government backing in China.

CHINA E-CAR | Future Mobility raises $200M in new financing

A Chinese-funded electric-car startup Future Mobility Corp, led by former BMW and Nissan Motor Co sales executive as president and co-founder, has raised $200 million in its latest round of financing.

Nissan Philippines up 41% in first half of 2017

Driven by the strong sales of its core models, aggressive dealer network expansion, and the introduction of innovative After-sales programs.

TECH

Nokia 8: What you need to know

First new generation Nokia smartphone to feature ZEISS optics, real-time live streaming using Dual-Sight mode, and OZO spatial 360° audio.

BATTERY LIFE | Ancient supervolcanoes are new source of lithium: study

A new study identifies lake sediments preserved within some ancient supervolcanoes as a source of lithium, which is used to make the lithium-ion batteries powering mobile electronics.