Lawmakers pushing human rights agenda form ‘Makatao’ bloc

In and out of the halls of Congress, the lawmakers who banded together as a group called Makatao (Mambabatas para sa Karapatang Pantao) vowed to be committed “to the cause of human rights and pursuit of justice.”

‘FAKE NEWS’ | CPP refutes report that Ka Owen, friend died after Naga shootout

News5 | InterAksyon The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Monday expressed doubts and branded as fake news the allegation that, prior to...

Save Our Schools Network reports armed militia harassing Talaingod teachers, pupils

An SOS advisory received in Manila at around 9 o'clock Monday evening reported the presence of armed men suspected to be members of the...


Russian President and Presidential candidate Putin speaks during a meeting with supporters at his campaign headquarters in Moscow

Putin savors huge victory after winning six more years at Russia’s helm

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin basked in a landslide re-election victory on Monday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another...

Vatican ‘Lettergate’ scandal comes to a head as full text of what Benedict really said is released

The Vatican “Lettergate” scandal came to a head on Saturday when the Holy See, under pressure from the media and conservatives, released a full text by former Pope Benedict that before was cited only selectively.

ASEAN, Australia gravely concerned about North Korea weapons

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Australia said on Sunday they held “grave concerns” about escalating tensions caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.


Megaworld set to turn over P30-B projects in Fort Bonifacio

Megaworld Corp. will be turning over P30 billion worth of projects located across three of its townships in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City this year.

Toys ‘R’ Us Philippines to continue operations

The Philippine unit of retailer Toys ‘R’ Us will continue operations even after store closures in the United States, where the American company filed for bankruptcy.

Finance department moves to ease investor concerns about incentives

The Department of Finance (DoF) has sought to assuage investor concerns about the loss of incentives under the second tax reform package that could make it even harder for the Philippines to compete with neighbors for foreign direct investments.


We as lawyers will challenge not only those who kill mercilessly, but also the system that allows them to.



‘Sex and the City’ actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor

The actress played attorney Miranda Hobbes in the HBO hit series that ran from 1998 to 2004.

Hooq Hollywood original series, ‘The Oath’ tackles gang culture, police corruption

Set in Los Angeles, this hard-hitting crime drama dives deep into a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend.


Patrimonio, Pingris get rock star treatment at STI Sportsfest

Like rock stars, four-time PBA Most Valuable Player Alvin Patrimonio and many-time all-defensive member Marc Pingris got a warm welcome as they graced the...

Jimmy Alapag reveals injury that nearly ruined his career

When Jimmy Alapag arrived in the Philippines in 2002, no one predicted that he would become the well-revered “Mighty Mouse” that he is today. After...

Philippine basketball legend Danny Florencio passes away

Philippine basketball legend Danny Florencio passed away on Sunday. He was 70. "Daredevil Danny" passed away in San Francisco, USA where he was based. This...


PADRE PIO, DEVIL’S ADVERSARY | Pope pays tribute to mystic monk who wrestled with demons

Many people said Pio knew what they were about to confess. He is said to have told then-bishop Karol Wojytla of Poland in the mid-1960s that he would become pope. Wojtyla became Pope John Paul in 1978 and in 2002 declared Pio a saint. Padre Pio’s biographers say he wrestled with the Devil regularly in his cell in a small monastery that is now the centerpiece of a sprawling complex visited by a million pilgrims a year.

DOWN SOUTH | The Andaman Islands: Where the Hues of Happiness Are Bright and Airy

Get to know more about this charming and bewildering haven in this part of the Eurasian continent.

WEEKEND GUIDE | The Lion King, WorldBex, Haruki Murakami festival,

Watch a movie or play. Visit a trade fair. Or stand up for equality. The weekend's hot with these events happening all over the metro.



Facebook under pressure as US, EU urge probes of data practices

British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the U.K.-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street

An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona.