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Drilon deplores plan to postpone brgy, SK polls anew, extend congressmen’s term through Cha-cha

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Sunday exposed plans by administration allies in Congress to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections anew to give way to the planned Charter Change plebiscite in October 2018.

Widow of slain terrorists Janjalani and Marwan captured; guns, grenades seized in Lanao ops

A woman believed to be the wife of two slain terrorists was captured by soldiers and policemen in an operation Sunday launched by the Joint Task Force Zampelan and the Lanao del Norte PNP.

Army seizes guns, ammo from rebels in Compostela Valley

The Army discovered three arms cachés belonging to CPP-NPA terrorists in three barangays in Compostela Valley, yielding six-high powered firearms (HPFAs), five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), six magazines with ammunition and other war materiél.

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

BSP managing excessive volatility as peso trades at 11-year lows

The Philippines central bank is selling its dollar reserves as a defensive measure to manage excessive volatility driven by speculation against the peso, which is hovering near 11-year lows, the bank’s governor said on Sunday.

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.

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

ESSAY | Ignore the mean words, tell an adult, and other ways to stop bullying now!

Have you ever been bullied before? Bullies say mean things and even hurt you physically so you can feel bad about yourself. Here are the ways you can stop bullying, says a graduating student.
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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.

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.