NATIONAL

WORLD

Pivotal Vietnam balances US and China amid Trump uncertainty

Uncertain over how enduring US support will be and wary of relying on any ally, Vietnam is just as carefully cultivating ties with ancient foe China. "Vietnam doesn't want an imbalance of power in the region that could lead to war," said Tran Cong Truc, a former head of the National Boundary Commission who spent decades defending Vietnam's maritime claims.

PH plans to invite Russian weapon manufacturers to set up shop in Bataan

The Philippine government is planning to invite Russian weapon manufacturers to set up shop in Limay, Bataan, which is being eyed to be developed into a major center for arms production.

Trump scolds NATO allies, says they owe ‘massive’ sums

US President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

BUSINESS

P52.8-B budget surplus in April is 4.4% lower than year-ago’s

State revenue collection in April 2017 rose four percent year-on-year, partly due to the deadline of filing of income tax returns, enabling the government to post a P52.8 billion budget surplus.

PH businessmen’s sentiment improves in Q2 2017

Philippine businessmen’s economic prospects improved in the second quarter of 2017 against the previous quarter on seasonal factors as well as higher orders and production volume, among others.

BIR files 3rd complaint vs Mighty Corp.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Friday filed third complaint before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against controversial cigarette maker Mighty Corporation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rising filmmaker Prime Cruz ready to make transition from indie to mainstream

He's filming a rom-com for Star Cinema and has upcoming projects for Regal and Viva.

Kris Bernal: ‘I just didn’t wanna get stuck doing sweet roles’

The actress, now 28, spoke to InterAksyon about her controversial FHM cover shoot.

SPORTS

Ginebra ousts Blackwater, moves closer to twice-to-beat

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel used a strong second half to eliminate the Blackwater Elite, 96-82, and boost its twice-to-beat chances in the Oppo PBA...

PBA players first choice for Team Philippines in FIBA 3×3 World Cup

Philippine men's 3x3 team coach Eric Altamirano revealed that he tried to form a squad composed of PBA stars for the FIBA 3x3 World...

Terrence Romeo rescues GlobalPort against Rain or Shine

Terrence Romeo scored 26 points including clutch baskets to rescue the GlobalPort Batang Pier against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 107-101, in the...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Billionaire Slim eyeing electric taxi to reduce pollution in Mexico City

Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City's air.

F1 2017 | McLaren boss sees a world of virtual Formula One teams

All Formula One teams could eventually have their own virtual counterpart, while gaming can become the new grassroots of the sport, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said

WATCH | ‘Malaking pagkakamali’: How did MRT-3 fail? DOTr counts the ways

The Department of Transportation on Tuesday counted and explained the ways on how the National Capital Region’s 17-year-old rapid transit system – the lifeline of ordinary working Filipinos – became a mess.

TECH

China arrests 44 in $140-M online scam

China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said late on Thursday.

Improved PH’s mobile internet speed due to activation of 700MHz LTE cell sites

Improved mobile Internet speeds may be attributed to Globe and Smart’s continuing activation of long-term evolution cell sites making use of the 700 MHz spectrum.