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NATIONAL

The first step in fact-checking the Philippines’ Facebook posts

Facebook's choice fact-checker in the Philippines has a big task ahead. And the first order of the day is to define what seems to be undefinable.

Duterte’s expanding club of generals who head government agencies

With the appointment of another former Armed Forces chief, President Rodrigo Duterte has added general after general to his circle. What could a move like this imply?

‘Pro-China’ question in civil service exam: CSC breaks silence

The Civil Service Commission has acknowledged the complaint of a civil service exam taker who aired her disdain for a test item that seemed...

WORLD

Queen Elizabeth backs Prince Charles to head Commonwealth

Britain's Queen Elizabeth said on Thursday she hoped her son and heir Prince Charles would take on leadership of the Commonwealth, answering some who argue the position should be rotated around member states.

‘God has a dad’s heart’, Pope Francis says to child

On Sunday (April 15) Pope Francis comforted a child who lost his father during a visit to a poor district of Rome, saying God has a...

Airlines back creation of global drone registry — IATA

The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday.
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BUSINESS

Call centers’ American accents and Lea Salonga’s case

Customer service representatives may have that Californian twang, but Tony winner Lea Salonga says enunciation is more important than accents. We weighed the arguments:

Stocks: Cautious on China data; Philippines slides to over 11-month low

Stock markets in southeast Asia were largely cautious on Tuesday as investors weighed up a mixed bag of economic data out of China while the Philippine index slumped to an over-11-month low.

China Q1 GDP grew 6.8%, slightly more than expected

China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday, slightly above expectations and unchanged from the previous quarter.

OPINION

Performance of the two populist leaders suggests that local experience does not necessarily equal national success.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman won’t show up at Israel event to get million-dollar prize

Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of "distressing" events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled.

Cole Sprouse cheek to cheek with Pinay on plane to Manila

Before reaching Manila, a Filipino stewardess introduced Cole Sprouse in jest as her "new boyfriend."
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SPORTS

Revisiting Freddie Roach’s finest works with Manny Pacquiao

There’s no doubt that Roach is a maestro, and Pacquiao was his masterpiece. Here are their finest moments that made boxing history.

Motor racing-Mercedes’ Hamilton sets the early pace in China

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the opening practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Friday with championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari only sixth quickest at the Shanghai International Circuit.

MMA’s Conor McGregor in custody after van-smashing rampage

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was in custody in New York on Friday, charged with assault and criminal mischief after a van-smashing rampage at a UFC press event in Brooklyn that was caught on video, the New York Police Department said.

LIFESTYLE

These giants are Philippine treasures, but they also need help

Giant clams may be big and strong, but they are also very vulnerable and in danger of becoming extinct. Amid the rising concern for the...

Downsides to China province’s visa-free offer to Filipinos

The offer does sound enticing but besides specific entry requirements, there are things Filipino travelers have to know.

Restaurant in Texas proves that it’s more pun in the Philippines

There is a reason why Filipinos mix dining and humor and this restaurant may be the best showcase of it.
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MOTORING

Toyota to launch ‘talking’ vehicles in United States in 2021

Toyota Motor Corp plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.

German minister to carmakers: Invest in electric cars or lose out

BERLIN—The German automotive industry must invest heavily in electric car technology and develop battery production facilities in Europe to keep up with global competitors, Economy...

Analysis: U.S.-China trade war could hit German automakers, plus Tesla, Ford

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China may dent production of German luxury SUVs made in the U.S. South and sent to...

TECH

Facebook data breach or Comeleak: Which could have a bigger impact?

Facebook recently admitted that information on most of its 2 billion users are vulnerable after a data scandal involving political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....

Facebook to face class action lawsuit over facial recognition technology

A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.
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