NATIONAL

WATCH | Pinay said to be linked to pro-ISIS personalities arrested for ‘urging’ foreigners to join Marawi siege

NBI agents have arrested a woman who tried to spread radical ideas and recruit hundreds of foreigners to reinforce pro-Islamic State rebels led by the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups occupying Marawi City, DOJ Secretary Vitataliano Aguirre II said Wednesday.

C. Luzon cops strike hard vs illegal gambling, 21 arrested

Central Luzon police authorities have shifted the focus of operations from illegal drugs to illegal gambling, arresting 21 persons in Pampanga and Bulacan areas in a fresh crackdown on the underground unlawful numbers game, a top official announced Wednesday.

Robredo to EU: ‘We value your friendship’

"We value your friendship." This was the message of Vice President Leni Robredo to the European Union and the European business community in the Philippines, as she delivered a speech at the EU-Philippines Business Summit at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City Tuesday.

WORLD

FOCUS | Islamic State’s defeat in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.

The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington struggles to define a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering U.S.

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week.
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U.S.-backed Syrian militias raise flag in Raqqa stadium

RAQQA, Syria - U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raised a militia flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, one of the last remaining areas that...

BUSINESS

Robredo to EU: ‘We value your friendship’

"We value your friendship." This was the message of Vice President Leni Robredo to the European Union and the European business community in the Philippines, as she delivered a speech at the EU-Philippines Business Summit at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City Tuesday.

ML lifting, proper Marawi rehab essential to convince investors – EU business groups

European business leaders in the country hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Marawi City’s liberation following the deaths of extremist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute but stressed there remain conditions to be met before investors are convinced to come in.

Home Credit investing P19B in PH in next 2 years

Prague-based Home Credit targets to ramp up its operation in the Philippines by investing additional P18.6 billion over the next two years, HC Consumer Finance Philippines, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Zdenek Jankovsky said.

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 | PH boy band leaves ‘X Factor UK’ as judge Nicole Scherzinger walks out

The former Pussycat Dolls singer, who is part Filipino, was an avid supporter of the Pinoy trio JBK.

WATCH | Director Ron Howard wraps filming, announces title of Han Solo movie

Clue: it's obviously a stand-alone movie, but it still bears the brand name of the juggernaut franchise that spawned it.

SPORTS

Bum elbow won’t keep LA Tenorio off target for Ginebra

Unknown to many, LA Tenorio is playing with a bum elbow in the ongoing Oppo PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. But his condition hasn't kept him...

Nikola Mirotic sidelined after fight with Bulls teammate Bobby Portis

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion after fighting with teammate Bobby Portis in practice, the NBA reported on...

Gordon Hayward suffers horrifying injury in Celtics debut

New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

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Duterte to transport sector: I want all your old PUVs out of roads by 2018

As a transport group ended a two-day strike to protest the government's ambitious program to modernize public utility vehicles, President Duterte on Tuesday told the sector to heed calls to turn in their old units and get new, environment-friendly ones, giving a deadline of end-2017 for such.

2020 CONCEPT | Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars

Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers.
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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...

TECH

BACK IN 2013 | Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago.

GAINING MOMENTUM | Huawei aims to challenge Apple, Samsung on technology, price

China’s Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price.