NATIONAL

FLAG DAY PROFILE | At 86, witness to history shows unflagging love for country

The Philippines marked Flag Day Sunday (May 28), but the significance of that was perhaps felt best by a woman who witnessed history both because she lived it and because she belonged to a family that had been making flags for over a century.

WATCH | Bodies of 8 men, believed killed by Maute extremists, found

Just as the Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman was reporting the discovery of eight bodies, all women, near the Mindanao State University campus, another government security team had another gristly find: eight more bodies, this time all men, on the side of a portion of the Marawi-Iligan Road.

Maranao spokesperson designated for Marawi crisis

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will appoint a civilian Maranao spokesperson to specifically address the Lanao region on updates on the government's ongoing offensive against the Maute terror group in Marawi City.

WORLD

‘TOO MUCH HATRED IN THE WORLD’ | 2 men stabbed dead in Oregon trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday.

British Airways cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways.

‘NOT FUNNY. EVER’ | Chelsea Clinton blasts ‘murderous thug’ Duterte’s rape joke

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former State Secretary Hillary Clinton, was not amused by President Rodrigo Duterte's joke about rape in a pep talk Friday to soldiers about to be deployed to Marawi City to fight the Maute group.

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

12 candidates vie for Miss Korea Philippines crown

This beauty pageant is specifically for Korean women who are currently residing in the country.

Iranian film ‘A Man of Integrity’ wins ‘Certain Regard’ competition at Cannes

Mohammad Rasoulof's 'tense, enraging drama' is unlikely ever to be shown in Iran due to censorship.

SPORTS

TNT survives James Yap explosion, ROS comeback in thriller

TNT KaTropa survived Rain or Shine's fiery comeback led by the ageless James Yap to escape with a pulsating 105-102 win and in the...

San Miguel hands Alaska 6th straight loss

The San Miguel Beermen dropped a huge 15-0 bomb in the third quarter to thump the slumping Alaska Aces, 109-97, in the Oppo PBA...

Ousted NLEX plays spoiler’s role after stunning playoff hopeful Phoenix

The already-eliminated NLEX Road Warriors played spoiler's role in their final Oppo PBA Commissioner's game, hanging on to a 116-114 victory over playoff hopeful...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

PHOTOS | Hong Kong International Auto Show 2017

The Hong Kong International Auto Show 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, south China, started on Friday, May 26, 2017, for a 3-day auto show.

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

TECH

British Airways cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways.

Major US tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.