NATIONAL

Negros cop chief, 4 others slain in NPA ambush

The chief of police of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental and four of his men were killed, while two others were wounded, in an ambush believed staged by the New People’s Army Friday morning, the military said.
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Jardeleza still richest SC justice, Leonen ‘poorest’

With a net worth of more than P252 million, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains the wealthiest member of the Supreme Court, according to a summary of the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth as of December 31, 2016 filed by the magistrates.

No more talks with Reds, NPA next target after Marawi – Duterte

(UPDATE 2 - 1:53 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte practically slammed the door on further peace talks with communist rebels and ordered the Armed Forces to train its sights on the New People’s Army once it defeats extremist gunmen in Marawi City.

WORLD

2 killed as magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Turkish and Greek coasts

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Agean Sea on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said.

US attorney general brushes off Trump criticism of recusal from Russia probe

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.

After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before US-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight.

BUSINESS

Amid P900-M fraud probe, Gokongwei firm keeps trust in George Ty’s Metrobank

From one tycoon to another. The Gokongwei-owned Universal Robina Corp. affirmed Friday its confidence that George Ty's Metrobank will do right by URC and other parties that may have been among the victims of a scam allegedly perpetrated by a bank executive who has since been arrested.

ADB upgrades PH growth forecast for 2017, 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has upgraded its growth projection for the Philippines this year and the next, making country among the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia.

Duterte to grace 2-day Davao investment conference

President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the two-day Davao Investment Conference (ICon) which opens Friday at SMX Convention Center with at least 600 local and foreign business delegates.

OPINION

President Benigno Aquino cannot be the main person for usurpation of authority charge. Clearly, he did not “knowingly or falsely represent himself” as an officer of the government. He was the President of the Philippines. Neither did he act “without being lawfully entitled to do so.” As President, he was the chief executive of the government.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Television amps up, movies simmer down at Comic-Con

This year's four-day geekfest will see fewer films being marketed by movie studios.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead in apparent suicide: coroner

TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, said Bennington had hung himself while alone in his house near Los Angeles.

SPORTS

Gilas back on track, takes down Iraq for 4th Jones Cup win

The Philippine national men's basketball team came out on top against a highly physical Iraq squad, 84-75, to notch its fourth win in the...

Philippines bags hosting rights to World Pool Championship for next four years

The Philippines will be hosting the prestigious World Pool Championship for the next four years starting this October. Yen Makabenta, former chairman of the...

Yeng Guiao satisfied with NLEX import Aaron Fuller’s PBA debut

NLEX import Aaron Fuller impressed in his PBA debut, scoring 30 points and 20 rebounds as well as providing energy to help the Road...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Nissan shares Intelligent Mobility vision at ASEAN EV & Hybrid Summit

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Nissan has detailed its comprehensive and far-reaching Intelligent Mobility plan at the first ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit, which was...

Blaze 100 Euro 6 is best gasoline in the country

Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6 is acknowledged as the best gasoline in the country, with outstanding qualities unmatched in the industry.
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WATCH | LTFRB: No halt in Grab and Uber ops, only crackdown on ‘colorum’ vehicles

(UPDATED - 10:48 P.M.) LTFRB clarified Tuesday that it does not intend to stop the ride-sharing services in the country amid its crackdown on transport network vehicle services (TNVS) operating without certificates of public convenience (CPC) or provisional authority (PA).

TECH

Moto Z² Play finally lands in PH

The all new mid-premium moto Z² Play completes the recent releases from Motorola, which include the moto C, moto C Plus, moto E4, and moto E4 Plus.

NO MORE FRICTION | Amazon makes cloud contract more customer-friendly

Amazon.com Inc has done away with a controversial clause in its cloud computing contracts that prohibited customers from suing the company over patent infringement.