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DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE BILL | As IP, Speaker says he can be polygamous

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who openly admits to a partnership outside of marriage, denied he is pushing a bill on the dissolution of marriages for his personal benefit saying he is allowed by law to be polygamous as a member of a Mindanao tribe.

Retract threat to bomb schools, pledge to keep them safe instead, Duterte urged

Teachers’ representatives in Congress and an international human rights watchdog slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to order the military to bomb lumad schools in Mindanao and demanded that he retract his statement.

PAYONG ALERT | Habagat to bring showers, thunderstorms Wednesday

It will be wet in most of the country Wednesday with the southwest monsoon, or “habagat,” affecting the western section of Luzon and the Visayas even as it is enhanced by tropical depression “Gorio” east of the country.

WORLD

Vatican treasurer to face Australia court on sex charges

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell arrived at a court in his native Australia on Wednesday for his first appearance to face historical sex charges as the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations.

North Korea could carry out missile test soon – U.S. officials

U.S. officials said on Tuesday they have seen increased North Korean activity at a site in the western city of Kusong that could be preparations for another missile test within days.

WATCH | China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.

BUSINESS

WATCH | China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.

International arbiter rules: PH govt must pay Maynilad P3.4B

The Philippine government must pay Maynillad Water Services Inc. P3.4 billion to cover the losses the water concessionaire suffered for 17 months as a result of the former's failure to act promptly, per its own undertaking, on a rate rebasing request, an arbitral tribunal in Singapore has ruled.

Former PSE chief Hans Sicat joining ING Bank as next PH country head

Consuelo “Zondy” D. Garcia will retire as Country Manager and Head of Clients of global ING Bank’s Manila Branch effective November 16, 2017, and will be replaced by Hans B. Sicat, former president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE).

OPINION

Should this statement -- “Ang importante sa akin ginawa ko ‘yung gusto ko” -- be brushed aside again as a “culture” thing? Should we not believe it? Or does its spontaneity reveal something deep in his psyche, something frightening?

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ENTERTAINMENT

Coconut Nut flash mod inside Emirate flight

WATCH | Flash Mob Alert: American choir performs Coconut Nut inside plane’s passenger cabin

The Baylor University School of Music's men's choir recently gave an impromptu rendition of a number from its repertoire: our home-grown composer Ryan Cayabyab's...

‘MEDIUM NA ‘KO ULI’ | Sharon Cuneta winning battle of the bulge

It looks Sharon Cuneta is on her way towards winning the battle of the bulge. Can she go back to the days when she was the svelte Darna?

SPORTS

No Andray Blatche for Gilas in FIBA Asia Cup

Naturalized player Andray Blatche will not be suiting up for the Philippine national men's basketball team in the upcoming 2017 FIBA Asia Cup as...

Perlas Pilipinas falters against South Korea ahead of FIBA Women’s Asia Cup playoffs

The Philippine national women's basketball team failed to sustain its rousing start, running out of gas against South Korea, 91-63, ahead of the FIBA...

Bright future ahead for Philippine basketball with influx of young and tall Pinoy players

Philippine basketball officials see a very bright future for Gilas Pilipinas with the influx of tall and young Filipino teenagers who in a few...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

WATCH | Researchers program plug-in hybrid cars to learn fuel efficiency

Researchers in California have created a computer program for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that learns how to save fuel, improving efficiency by more than 30 percent.

Uber rival Lyft accelerates efforts to develop self-driving cars

Lyft Inc has formed a self-driving car division, company executives said, a bold investment for the second-largest U.S. ride-services firm as it jockeys for position in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle race.

Grab to raise $2.5 billion from Didi, SoftBank, others

Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's biggest ride-hailing competitor in Southeast Asia, said it expects to raise $2.5 billion in its latest financing round that will help bolster its leading position in the region and grow its payments platform.

TECH

Facebook, Google and Twitter user terms ‘insufficient’ — EU

European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Twitter and Google to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.

WATCH | Researchers program plug-in hybrid cars to learn fuel efficiency

Researchers in California have created a computer program for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that learns how to save fuel, improving efficiency by more than 30 percent.