NATIONAL

Taiwan grants visa-free entry for Filipinos starting November

Filipinos can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan from Nov.1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines announced on Monday.


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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...

Classes, work in govt offices still suspended on Tuesday due to strike, bad weather

After saying that the first day of the PISTON-led transport strike had not had a significant impact because it did not have the support of much of the transport sector, Malacañang Palace late Monday night extended to Tuesday the suspension of work in government offices and classes in all levels, public and private schools.

WORLD

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

raqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country.

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught by Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade.

Top international lawyers say Hong Kong rule of law under threat

The jailing of three Hong Kong democracy activists this year is a serious threat to the city’s rule of law, a group of senior international lawyers said on Monday, adding the independence of the judiciary risks becoming a “charade”.

BUSINESS

Bourse rejects Calata’s plan to spin off assets

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) rejected the move of delisting-bound Calata Corp. to spin off its assets, but signaled it may “bend its rules” if the embattled agribusiness firm will pursue a tender offer for its minority shareholders, the bourse chief said.

MTD Capital Berhad submits proposal to develop New Clark City government center

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has received an unsolicited proposal from MTD Capital Berhad (MTD Capital) to establish the 207-hectare New Clark City National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) through a joint venture agreement. Estimated cost for the project is P121.8 billion.

Foreign buyout firms face dearth of local targets

Swiss buyout firm Partners Group has wrapped up its first investment in the Philippines — a stake in a business process outsourcing firm — early this year and is hungry for more deals.

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 | Pinay rapping grandma brings the house down on AXN’s ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

Mercifuletes Viola, 68, stunned judge David Foster with a rousing rendition of Jessie J's 'Price Tag.'

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

The 'Hamilton' creator’s star-studded charity song sold 111,000 copies online, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

SPORTS

Ginebra buries Meralco with late run, takes 2-0 lead in PBA Finals

The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings made the big plays at just the right time as they went on a 19-3 rampage late to...

Ginebra routs Meralco in Game 1 to draw first blood in #PBAFinals

Defending champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel got off to a rousing start in their finals return, shutting down Meralco, 102-87, to take Game One...

Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no USA

ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next...

LIFESTYLE

The Nonesuch: This new fair has collectibles and art pieces to covet on Oct. 27 to 29

There's a unique find for the collector in you at the metro's newest fair.
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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...
CEB stranded Iloilo airport

Bad weather stalls efforts to remove damaged Cebu Pacific plane from Iloilo airport

Bad weather is stalling efforts to clear the Iloilo International Airport of a Cebu Pacific plane that veered off the runway late Friday, even as technical experts from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the Manila International Airport Authority have joined the Cebu Pacific team onsite.

MOTORING

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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...

WATCH | In Dubai, the future is now: police on ‘hoverbike’

A flying motorcycle that can hover above traffic and be used in rescue scenarios is to become part of the Dubai police force ahead of Expo 2020.
Pila Laguna motorcycle accident fatality

HEARTBREAKER SMASH UP | Motorcycle collision: 3 dead, 4 hurt in Pila, Laguna

Three men, one of them a student, died successively before the weekend, while four others were hurt in a motorcycle collision at a stretch...

TECH

GADGETS | Quick review: Blaupunkt DVR BP2.0 dashcam

Our rating: The gist: The Blaupunkt DVR BP2.0 dashcam is an HD video recording device primarily aimed for the safety and protective mechanism against reckless drivers....

ONE YEAR LATER | It seems to be smooth sailing at Dell EMC after merger

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- On September 26, the first Dell EMC Forum was held at the Shangri-la, at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City, the event...