NATIONAL

Scot seriously injured by robbers hours before his Cebu wedding to Pinay – BBC report

A 44-year-old Scottish man who flew to Cebu City this weekend to wed a Filipina was shot and seriously wounded by three robbers on a motorcycle just hours before the wedding, BBC News reported.

Can EO 26 break tobacco habit? Sweeping curbs take effect, and DOH hopes shrinking the smokers’ world will deter...

Executive Order (EO) 26, or the ban on smoking on public places, took effect Sunday (July 23), and the Department of Health (DOH) is hoping it will indeed make it difficult for smokers to continue the habit.

SOLDIERS STILL DIE EVERY DAY | Martial law officials nix quick return of civilians to ‘cleared’ Marawi zones

Members of the Ranaw Ulama-Leaders Conference and high-ranking government officials discussed key concerns raised by the former, as pressure mounted for authorities to allow the return of residents to cleared zones in Marawi City, besieged by extremists since May 23. DND chief Lorenzana, martial law administrator in Mindanao, listened to the concerns but explained to people that government cannot yet allow them to return home as fighting in Marawi is still intense. Nine soldiers died at the weekend.

WORLD

Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in US election

US President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has "complete power to pardon," as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

US Congress moves to step up US sanctions on Russia; EU sounds alarm, urges US to coordinate with allies

The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the US Congress to step up US sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.

US Army sergeant accused of trying to help Islamic State

A US Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State, allowing the case to move to a federal trial without a preliminary hearing, officials said on Saturday.

BUSINESS

LRMC, LRT-1 get TUVR nod for ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications

Less than two years after assuming the operations and maintenance of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) passed the audit of an international systems certification body as it faces the continuing challenge of providing quality service to commuters in a country where mass transportation remains critically lacking.

Tugade, Lopez spar over TNVs at Davao biz meet

The issue of what government should do about Transport Network Vehicle Services, such as Uber and Grab, had Cabinet secretaries debating the matter in front of leading businessmen in Davao City Friday.
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BDO Nomura bullish as more investors turn to online stock trading

MANILA - BDO Nomura, the joint venture company between BDO Unibank and Nomura Holdings of Japan, said Friday that online stock trading in the...

OPINION

The protection of the legitimate press is the people’s burden. Let us all keep it standing - working for all of us, for democracy. Given the institutional collapse of the Supreme Court and the Congress, the Fourth Estate may be the only effective sword-and-shield we can trust and use to check any authoritarian adventure by any person or group.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Actress Tricia Canilao looks forward to doing more musicals after ‘Kinky Boots’

After stints in 'Miss Saigon' and then 'Les Miz' in Hong Kong, this is her first musical production in Manila in 10 years.

WATCH ‘Stranger Things’ new season to explore impact of Upside Down world

The cast of the Netflix series debuted a new trailer that centered on Will's struggle to adapt back to real life.

SPORTS

Meralco spoils Gregzilla’s comeback, shuts down Ginebra in Govs’ Cup finals rematch

The Meralco Bolts put on an explosive second half performance to spoil the return of Greg Slaughter and shut down Barangay Ginebra San Miguel,...

Vintage PJ Simon lifts Star against Blackwater

PJ Simon pulled off a vintage performance, scoring 20 points to lead the Star Hotshots to a 103-86 win over the Blackwater Elite in...

Gilas Pilipinas downs Iran, bags 4th place in Jones Cup

The Philippine national men’s basketball team capped off its 2017 William Jones Cup campaign with a 90-82 victory over Iran on Sunday at Taipei...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Toyota to mass produce electric vehicles in China by 2019

Toyota Motor Corp is likely to begin mass production of electric vehicles (EVs) in China as early as 2019, the Asahi daily reported.

Tugade, Lopez spar over TNVs at Davao biz meet

The issue of what government should do about Transport Network Vehicle Services, such as Uber and Grab, had Cabinet secretaries debating the matter in front of leading businessmen in Davao City Friday.

Nissan shares Intelligent Mobility vision at ASEAN EV & Hybrid Summit

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Nissan has detailed its comprehensive and far-reaching Intelligent Mobility plan at the first ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit, which was...

TECH

Toyota to mass produce electric vehicles in China by 2019

Toyota Motor Corp is likely to begin mass production of electric vehicles (EVs) in China as early as 2019, the Asahi daily reported.

Epson launches new business inkjet printers to empower the enterprise

Epson Philippines recently introduced to the market the company’s latest printing innovations for the local medium to large enterprise segment.