NATIONAL

Impeachment complaint filed vs Comelec chief Bautista

An impeachment complaint has been filed against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista for culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust.

DU30 won’t interfere in BOC corruption probe where son Paolo’s name surfaced – Palace

Malacañang Palace gave assurances on Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte will not interfere in ongoing investigations of corruption and smuggling at the Bureau of Customs, where the name of his eldest son Paolo, Davao City's vice mayor, has been dragged.
Andres Bautista

Aguirre orders PCGG to probe Bautista’s stint as head of wealth-recovery agency

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has formally ordered the Presidential Commission on Good Government to investigate allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista may have amassed ill-gotten wealth during his stint as head of the PCGG.

WORLD

Torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing journalist from submarine – Danish police

Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.

Severe Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong, flights canceled, trading delayed

Hong Kong braced for Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm on Wednesday, with hundreds of flights canceled, trading in financial markets suspended and schools and most businesses in the Asian financial hub closed.

US Navy to relieve 7th Fleet chief after series of collisions involving warships

The US Navy will relieve Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia, a US official told Reuters, as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap.

BUSINESS

Beep, other e-payment cards now accepted at all Metro Pacific tollways

Starting Tuesday, August 22, electronic cards are now accepted at all expressways under the management of Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC).

China’s ‘big 4’ banks raise billions for Belt and Road deals – sources

China's largest state-owned commercial banks are raising tens of billions of dollars to fund the country's Belt and Road investment push, according to people familiar with the matter, bolstering Beijing's ambitions as private capital pulls back.

Unsolicited proposal for MRT3: MVP group, DOTr holding talks

Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp.'s unsolicited proposal to take over the maintenance and operations of the MRT 3 is now progressing as dialogues have begun between the group and the Transportation department.

OPINION

Fr. Joaquin Bernas SJ’s warning comes to mind - made 30 years ago - that the State, more particularly its agents, may be the greatest aggressors imperiling the people’s lives and liberties. We can only hope that we are not witnessing a prophecy unfolding before our eyes. But as the number of killings escalates, that hope is fast diminishing.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STAR | 5 reasons Liam Gallagher was a hit with Manila fans

Among them, the scowl and that voice. And the hands behind the back.

Mark Wahlberg named world’s highest-paid actor in 2017

He earned an estimated $68 million thanks to his paydays for 'Daddy's Home 2' and 'Transformers: The Last Knight.'

SPORTS

Gilas Pilipinas whips Myanmar by 95 points in SEA Games basketball

The Philippine national men's basketball team stamped its dominance against Myanmar, annihilating the lowly squad by 95 points, 129-34, in the 2017 Southeast Asian...

Glen Rice Jr. fails to impress in PBA debut, but TNT coach willing to give him a chance

Expectations were high for Glen Rice Jr. in his PBA debut. After all, he is the son of an NBA legend and also had...

SAAN BA TALAGA? | Philippines and Australia claim hosting rights to Pacquiao-Horn rematch

Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn will be facing off once again later this year. The venue? It depends who you ask. Both the Philippines and...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Beep, other e-payment cards now accepted at all Metro Pacific tollways

Starting Tuesday, August 22, electronic cards are now accepted at all expressways under the management of Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC).

WATCH | A $12,000 three-wheeled electric vehicle

Arcimoto's $12,000 three-wheeled electric vehicle prepares to launch.

STRATEGIC SHIFT | Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car

Hyundai had initially championed fuel cell technology as the future of eco-friendly vehicles but has found itself shifting electric as Tesla shot to prominence and battery-powered cars have gained government backing in China.

TECH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY #HASHTAG | Twitter’s popular tagging symbol is now 10 years old

Over the past ten years, the hashtag has evolved from a way to simply ‘tag’ or categorize Tweets, to one of the most recognizable and widely used symbols of the digital age.

PLAYSTATION 4 | PH gamers to get Gran Turismo Sport Special Edition in October

A specially designed PlayStation 4 bundled with the PS4 title Gran Turismo Sport will be released in October in the Philippines as the limited edition 'PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Sport Special Edition'.