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Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte explains why it’s the ‘pobre’ and not those from ‘Forbes’ who often get killed in drug war

"Tapos sabihin nila si Duterte ang pinapatay ang mahirap. Hindi nila alam na ang market ng shabu, alam ninyo, ang pobre. Walang mayaman dito sa taga-Makati, taga-Forbes gumagamit ng shabu. Cocaine 'yan," said President Duterte.

What do fratmen – including lawyers – do when a recruit dies during hazing? Panic. Conceal. Deny.

Are we producing lawyers like these? An anxious Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri wondered aloud on Wednesday, after senators heard a long exchange, from an apparently leaked Facebook chat among Aegis Juris fraternity members and alumni, just after freshman law student Horacio Castillo III was killed Sept. 17 during initiation rites.
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‘So the killings of loved ones won’t be a template’ for their own deaths, San Andres Bukid families file...

Human rights group Center for International Law (CenterLaw) on Wednesday filed a petition for writ of amparo (court protection order) before the Supreme Court in behalf of the 39 family members and neighbors of persons killed in tokhang operations in San Andres Bukid district in Manila, and as a class suit in behalf of all its residents.

WORLD

China’s Xi lays out vision for ‘new era’ led by ‘still stronger’ Communist Party

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution.

FOCUS | Islamic State’s defeat in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.

The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington struggles to define a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering U.S.

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week.

BUSINESS

Robredo to EU: ‘We value your friendship’

"We value your friendship." This was the message of Vice President Leni Robredo to the European Union and the European business community in the Philippines, as she delivered a speech at the EU-Philippines Business Summit at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City Tuesday.

ML lifting, proper Marawi rehab essential to convince investors – EU business groups

European business leaders in the country hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Marawi City’s liberation following the deaths of extremist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute but stressed there remain conditions to be met before investors are convinced to come in.

Home Credit investing P19B in PH in next 2 years

Prague-based Home Credit targets to ramp up its operation in the Philippines by investing additional P18.6 billion over the next two years, HC Consumer Finance Philippines, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Zdenek Jankovsky said.

OPINION

We saw how the Executive department gathered the felons and the convicted drug lords to testify against her. Then we witnessed many in Congress totally besmirch her dignity using these convicted felons/drug lords. Finally, the majority of the Supreme Court justices - Velasco, De Castro, Bersamin, Peralta, Tijam, Martirez, Segismundo, Del Castillo, Reyes - allowed her incarceration.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH | Xander Ford admits bashing Kathryn Bernardo, expects critics to spread more of his ‘panlalait’ videos

"Ate Kath, gustong gusto ko to say sorry personally, hindi ko lang po magawa. Natatakot po kasi ako...ayoko lang po na mahusgahan ninyo ako na iba po 'yong masabi n'yo sa 'kin," said Xander Ford.

WATCH | PH boy band leaves ‘X Factor UK’ as judge Nicole Scherzinger walks out

The former Pussycat Dolls singer, who is part Filipino, was an avid supporter of the Pinoy trio JBK.

SPORTS

Norman Black pissed off at Tim Cone for refusing to shake his hand: ‘That’s his problem, not mine’

Meralco coach Norman Black drew the ire of Ginebra counterpart Tim Cone when he called a timeout in the dying seconds of the Bolts'...

Durham, Hugnatan carry Meralco to Game 3 win over Ginebra

Allen Durham and Reynel Hugnatan carried cudgels for the Meralco Bolts who finally got on board in the Oppo PBA Governors' Cup finals after...

Bum elbow won’t keep LA Tenorio off target for Ginebra

Unknown to many, LA Tenorio is playing with a bum elbow in the ongoing Oppo PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. But his condition hasn't kept him...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

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Duterte to transport sector: I want all your old PUVs out of roads by 2018

As a transport group ended a two-day strike to protest the government's ambitious program to modernize public utility vehicles, President Duterte on Tuesday told the sector to heed calls to turn in their old units and get new, environment-friendly ones, giving a deadline of end-2017 for such.

2020 CONCEPT | Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars

Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers.
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WATCH | Govt unfazed by PISTON-led welgang jeepney, but suspends work for a second day of strike

The jeepney protest Monday led by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide, or PISTON, affected traffic flow at various points of Metro...

TECH

BACK IN 2013 | Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago.

GAINING MOMENTUM | Huawei aims to challenge Apple, Samsung on technology, price

China’s Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.