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Friday, October 18, 2019






Carlos Yulo

Carlos Yulo, Nesthy Petecio victories a call for financial support, breaking stereotypes

Nesthy Petecio and Carlos Yulo became world championships in women’s boxing and men’s gymnastics competitions respectively within the same 24 hours. Following the achievements, some...
Juice unsplash

Singapore to ban sugary drink ads in fight against diabetes

SINGAPORE — Singapore will ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices, its health ministry said on Thursday, part of a raft of measures to curb consumption of...
Manny Pacquiao is General Malvar

Kin of Filipino hero General Malvar apprehensive about Pacquiao’s portrayal

A relative of the late Miguel Malvar, the last general of the First Philippoine Republic, is concerned that the upcoming biopic about the historical...
FILE PHOTO: Incoming Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde arrives for the National Police chief handover ceremony in Camp Crame

PNP chief resigns after accusation of link to drug scandal

Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde stepped down on Monday less than a month before his retirement, after he was accused of involvement in...
Aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano Prefecture

Japan sends in troops after deadly typhoon floods towns, threatens more damage

NAGANO, Japan — Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by...
Celina Pialago on satire

For some Filipinos (like the MMDA spokesperson), satire is being passed as ‘news’

Satire as a form of political commentary has been around for ages and has taken new forms in the digital space here and overseas. Celina...
Richard Gomez

That yellow painting: Why Richard Gomez’s crude work fetched quite a price

Actor and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez's painting which fetched nearly P200,000 featuring a male sex organ prompted Filipinos to question what makes an...
Sal Panelo commuting

After commuting to work for one day, Panelo’s advice to commuters: ‘Be creative’

Filipinos hit presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo anew for saying that they should be "creative" in their commute so that they could avoid getting stuck...
City buildings

World Bank trims 2019-2021 growth outlook for the country

MANILA — The World Bank cut its forecasts for economic growth in the country for 2019 and the next two years, citing external problems, including the U.S.–China...
Rows of corn

Bakit baliw na baliw sa research? Filipino scientist’s study averted a global corn disaster

The Department of Science and Technology stressed the importance of research when it featured a trivia on its Facebook page about a Filipino scientist...

A challenge for Panelo, a daily reality for Filipinos

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo has been in hot water after denying that there is a mass transport crisis in the metro and for advising...
Bulacan commuters

Why Panelo’s suggestion to ‘leave early’ sounds insensitive to commuters

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo's infamous remark about leaving home early to supposedly avoid heavy traffic met criticisms from the commuting public. His remarks were in...

Explainer: How the British courts may decide the fate of Brexit

LONDON — Scotland's highest court said it would wait before deciding whether to take action to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for a...
Screenshot of a scene from Liway

Director questions PNP’s campaign against his film in anti-insurgency drive

Award-winning director Kip Oebanda was not particularly pleased that the Philippine National Police is trying to campaign against his film "Liway" in its efforts...
Gulfstream jet

Traffic jams, unreliable transport system juxtaposed with Cabinet’s luxury jet buy

As the government is set to acquire a billion-pesos luxury jet for President Rodrigo Duterte and his senior officials' use, the Filipino public continues...
AirAsia aircraft

AirAsia delays initial public offering to 2020 or 2021

MANILA — The Philippine unit of AirAsia Bhd is postponing its initial public offering (IPO) to next year or 2021 as it focuses on corporate reorganization...
Students at Hong Kong Baptist University

HK pro-democracy activist appeals against sentence as more protests loom

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed for six years for rioting in 2016 appeared in court on Wednesday to appeal against his sentence, as anti-government protests showed...
Imelda Marcos filing notice of appeal

Sandiganbayan rejects gov’t effort to recover Marcos wealth

MANILA — The anti-graft court has rejected an effort to claim millions of dollars in art, property and investments from the family and associates of...
Roots Collective cover

Young Filipino entrepreneurs urged to collaborate against poverty, climate change

A group of small entrepreneurs called Roots Collective Philippines sought the influence of the youth to help those from far-flung areas to deal with...
Actors in Duterte's trip

Personalities with no official functions defend presence during Duterte’s Russia visit

Social media noticed that actors and other controversial personalities who had no official functions joined President Rodrigo Duterte's five-day Russian trip in viral posts. A...