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WATCH | Tugade: DOTr wants Chavez back; ‘We want to finish our projects, together’

MANILA - Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade told journalists without much elaboration on Friday that, contrary to initial speculations, work conflict at...
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WATCH | Left points out process to be followed for abjuring peace talks

Despite the government's unilateral public declaration, as well as written proclamation, terminating the peace talks with the communist rebels, there is a process that...
Dredging at Mischief Reef

‘China has gained the upper hand’ – maritime affairs expert

MANILA - In November last year, Filipinos were allowed to fish once more in the disputed Scarborough Shoal after a visit to Beijing by...

WORLD

Conditions not yet in place for safe Rohingya return – UNHCR

Conditions in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state “are not in place to enable safe and sustainable returns” of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence to Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

North Korea sacks soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector’s border dash

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in his rescue.

Papua New Guinea police evict remaining asylum-seekers from Australian-run camp

Papua New Guinean police cleared the remaining asylum-seekers from a shuttered Australian-run detention complex on Friday, ending a three-week protest which started with some 600 people surviving on rain water and smuggled food and supplies.

BUSINESS

HK tycoon to make good on charity pledge as Hang Seng index hits milestone

The billionaire chairman of Hong Kong developer Henderson Land said he will donate HK$1 billion ($128 million) to charity after the city’s benchmark index surpassed the 30,000-point level, keeping a pledge he made seven years ago.

ILO REPORT | Youth unemployment is on the rise. Here are the skills they should have to survive

Unemployment among Filipino youth is expected to rise, even as they are forced to grapple with how new technology affects the kinds of jobs that will be available in the future. They will need skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

Duterte orders gov’t agencies to start lifting, easing foreign business restrictions

The directive, made public on Thursday, said the aim was to pursue stronger economic growth, create fairness and to enable partnerships to develop.

OPINION

Atty. Larry Gadon, in his testimony, claimed that he knew of the Chief Justice Sereno’s misconduct in the issuance of a temporary restraining order because a reporter told him so. That reporter also told him that the source of this information was Associate Justice Teresita De Castro who, later, denied being the source.

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ENTERTAINMENT

First love, gay love, take center stage in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Like 'Brokeback Mountain,' the film portrays its protagonists on their own terms, without judgment or stereotypes.

Coke drops Jensen and the Flips after sexual misconduct claims

'Coca-Cola is firm in our commitment of cultivating an environment that respects women...'

SPORTS

Kevin Alas’ Gilas inclusion fulfills dad Louie’s dream

New Phoenix Fuel Masters coach Louie Alas couldn't be prouder when his son Kevin made it to the roster of the Philippine national men's...

Gilas Pilipinas thwarts Japan to begin FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign

The Philippine national men's basketball team overcame Japan in a tough battle, 77-71, to open its FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory...

Gilas Pilipinas opens FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign against Japan

The Philippine national men's basketball team aims to kick off its FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note as it takes on...

LIFESTYLE

Pinay students bag 90 medals and 3 trophies in prestigious World Scholar’s Cup at Yale

Filipina middle school and high school students from Miriam College emerged triumphant at the World Scholar's Cup Tournament of Champions, hosted by the Yale International Relations Association and held in Yale University in the United States from November 10 to 14.

REFLECTION | Parable of the talents: ‘Use your God-given gifts to inspire others’

In today's gospel, Christians are encouraged to use their talents to touch the lives of other people.

Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals—with Probiotics

Your body is not simply a machine. This means that even when you eat lots of fuel like vitamins & minerals, it won’t always be enough for your good health. Rather, your body is a complex living, breathing thing—it is home to billions of microscopic “good” bacteria, that help you maintain vitality, ward off disease, and feel great every day.

MOTORING

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.

SOCIAL MEDIA | Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

onda Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it will use Facebook Inc’s custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.

Musk unveils prototype of new generation Tesla Roadster

Tesla Inc may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and...

TECH

WATCH | Dogs learn while they sleep, study says

Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.

Uber admits it failed to disclose massive breach exposing data of 57 million users

The company’s admission that it failed to disclose the breach comes as Uber seeks to recover from a series of crises that culminated in the Kalanick’s ouster in June.