NATIONAL

LP says SEC, like Marcos, resorted to ‘unacceptable legalism’ to justify Rappler shutdown

The Liberal Party called the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to cancel news site Rappler’s registration “unacceptable legalism to justify its closure,” and likened this to what the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos did “to justify his trampling of our people's civil and political rights.”

SERENO IMPEACHMENT | ‘May tililing,’ Speaker says of Chief Justice

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez insinuated on Friday, January 19, that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is suffering from mental health problems.

BLACK FRIDAY | ‘Bloggers for Freedom’ blast ‘moves to silence, scare’ media as Palace vows maximum tolerance

Some of the Philippines’ most prominent bloggers came out Friday, January 19, to support the first of a series of “Black Friday” protests against the threatened closure of news site Rappler and other threats to freedom of the press and expression as Malacañang vowed to observe maximum tolerance.

WORLD

Cambodia’s Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.

Baby killed, 15 hurt as car plows through Copacabana sidewalk

A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio’s famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.

Trump administration appeals ‘Dreamer’ immigrant ruling to Supreme Court

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

BUSINESS

Overseas Filipino Bank launched

President Rodrigo Duterte led Thursday’s launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank, which aims to cater to the needs of the millions of overseas Filipino workers.
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Ayala Land, Eton tie up to build P53-B mixed-use estate

Property developers Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and Eton Properties Philippines Inc. (EPPI) will jointly invest P53 billion to initially develop a 35-hectare mixed-use estate that spans portions of Pasig and Quezon City over the next 10 years.

IKEA to announce opening date this year

Swedish furniture company IKEA was planning to announce targeted opening date in the Philippines within the year, IKEA Sustainability and Communication Director Lars Svensson said Wednesday.

OPINION

As an alternative remedy, the SEC could have only voided that part of the contract which was constitutionally infirm and left the rest effective. This is significant especially considering that the overall purpose of the company is clearly news-dissemination falling within the protected exercise of the freedom of the press.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

British pop rock trio New Hope Club calls Manila fans ‘wildest of all’

They will perform a series of shows for Megaworld Lifestyle Malls this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

WATCH | Ysabelle and Hashtag’s Wilbert Ross sing duet from ‘The Greatest Showman’

The YouTube sensation and her friend performed 'Rewrite the Stars' live during a recent media screening of the movie.

SPORTS

Unheralded center Poy Erram making name for himself in PBA

When talking about big men in the PBA today, the names of June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar are always in the...

Ex-Ginebra players instrumental in Blackwater’s historic win vs Gin Kings

It might be coincidence, but the Blackwater Elite's victory over Barangay Ginebra San Miguel was mainly anchored by former players of the league's most...

‘I LOVE THE FANS’ | Justin Brownlee happy to play in front of Pinoy crowd

Amidst the deafening cheers and shrieks from the Ginebra fans, Justin Brownlee couldn’t do anything but just support the Gin Kings at this...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

DETROIT MOTOR SHOW 2018 | The flashy and futuristic from the automotive capital

The Detroit auto show has been about flashy cars and big pick up trucks, but now the floor is giving space to startups as well.

DETROIT MOTOR SHOW 2018 | Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

The world’s top automakers are poised to introduce dozens of new battery electric and hybrid gasoline-electric models over the next five years.

Uber to utilize tech to enhance safety for drivers

Uber has rolled out features over the past few months with the goal of improving their drivers' overall experience. Today, the ride-hailing company added one more of these features.

TECH

US lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei — sources

U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns.

DETROIT MOTOR SHOW 2018 | Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

The world’s top automakers are poised to introduce dozens of new battery electric and hybrid gasoline-electric models over the next five years.