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Lagman: annulment, legal separation don’t give full relief

Not quite the same. That's the response of Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, who has forged a rare united front with Speaker Pantalein Alvarez in pushing absolute divorce, to remarks from opposers that the latter is not necessary since annulment of marriage is allowed in the country.

OFW reported comatose in Kuwait back in PH safe and sound: DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday reported that the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) reportedly found comatose in a hospital in Kuwait, which had gone viral in Facebook, is safe and now back home in the Philippines.

PH seeks speedy justice as employers of Joanna Demafelis, OFW found in freezer, are caught

Philippine government officials announced late Saturday the arrest of the employers of OFW Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer in their home in Kuwait, and the chief Senate prober of her case said authorities should immediately determine the couple's culpability.

WORLD

Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients; partners cut cord with NRA over gun control row

Bank of America Corp on Saturday became the latest financial heavyweight to take aim at gunmakers, saying it would ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week’s massacre at a Florida high school.

Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader ‘liar’

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country’s junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a “liar” for delaying a general election promised this year.

Policeman hurt as three bombs rock Myanmar’s northwestern city Sittwe

Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, Sittwe early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings.

BUSINESS

Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients; partners cut cord with NRA over gun control row

Bank of America Corp on Saturday became the latest financial heavyweight to take aim at gunmakers, saying it would ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week’s massacre at a Florida high school.

Rappler may file new incorporation papers, says Herbosa as she rues ‘political’ angle in SEC move

Online news site Rappler.com may reorganize and file new incorporation papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) anytime, as long as the company would no longer have foreign ownership.

NOW Telecom, one of those looking to get 3rd telco slot, gets franchise extension of 25 years

NOW Telecom Company, Inc.’s legislative franchise has been extended for another 25 years. The NOW Corporation affiliate said in a disclosure to the stock exchange that on Feb. 22, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 10972 which extends NOW Telecom’s franchise until 2043.

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

‘Touch Me Not’ wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival

Romanian director Adina Pintilie said she had not expected to win the award for her 'sexperimental' film.

REVIEW | Incubus still a hit with Manila fans the fifth time around

One week later, fans are still talking about the band's fifth concert in the Philippines.

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

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WATCH | Health experts say call to endorse vaping is “height of absurdity”

Public health think tank HealthJustice and anti-tobacco organization Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) have denounced a vapers' group's call for the Department of...

DOT Secretary Teo: ‘We are are here to save Boracay’

Top officials of DOT, DENR, and DILG convene to discuss actions for the rehabilitation of Boracay Island.

Gucci’s Michele explores identities in rich, bold display

The Italian fashion house dazzled fans with a presentation featuring baby dragons, snakes and models carrying replica heads in their arms in a Milan catwalk show on Wednesday.

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

MWC 2018 | Mobile industry promises smarter everything at Barcelona show

Two words - artificial intelligence - promise to upstage familiar technology industry themes like 5G, the Internet of Things and virtual reality at next week’s Mobile World Congress, Europe’s biggest annual technology industry gathering.

World security leaders rely on AI, machine learning to defend against threats

Security professionals worldwide are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to defend against malware threats, U.S. tech leader Cisco said.