NATIONAL

Lacson says P200-M daily bribe greases BOC’s release of shipments; Ping to expose list of ‘tara’ takers

Sen. Lacson conservatively placed the number of bribery-laden cargoes to 5,000 containers a day. Thus, at P40,000 tara per container, the estimated grease money involved in corrupt BOC transactions is at least P200 million per day or P73 billion a year.
Lumad ritual before Lakbayan

Lumad, Marawi bakwits set off on ‘lakbayan’ for peace, self-determination

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - An estimated 300 internally displaced persons from lumad groups in Northern Mindanao communities, and Maranao evacuees from Marawi City,...
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DSWD Northern Mindanao Office freezes 4Ps payouts over technical glitch

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Northern Mindanao (DSWD-10) has frozen the payouts of the Pantawid Pamilyang...

WORLD

Quake collapses buildings on Italian tourist island, killing at least one

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least one person and injuring more than 25, officials said.

Brazil’s ex-president Lula eyes comeback despite graft conviction

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday accused Brazil's government of undoing social progress made during his years in office and vowed to restore it if he was allowed to run again next year.

Trump commits to more troops in Afghanistan, vows ‘fight to win’

President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday night to an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region, overcoming his own doubts about America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win."

BUSINESS

Beep, other e-payment cards now accepted at all Metro Pacific tollways

Starting Tuesday, August 22, electronic cards are now accepted at all expressways under the management of Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC).

China’s ‘big 4’ banks raise billions for Belt and Road deals – sources

China's largest state-owned commercial banks are raising tens of billions of dollars to fund the country's Belt and Road investment push, according to people familiar with the matter, bolstering Beijing's ambitions as private capital pulls back.

Unsolicited proposal for MRT3: MVP group, DOTr holding talks

Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp.'s unsolicited proposal to take over the maintenance and operations of the MRT 3 is now progressing as dialogues have begun between the group and the Transportation department.

OPINION

Fr. Joaquin Bernas SJ’s warning comes to mind - made 30 years ago - that the State, more particularly its agents, may be the greatest aggressors imperiling the people’s lives and liberties. We can only hope that we are not witnessing a prophecy unfolding before our eyes. But as the number of killings escalates, that hope is fast diminishing.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Mark Wahlberg named world’s highest-paid actor in 2017

He earned an estimated $68 million thanks to his paydays for 'Daddy's Home 2' and 'Transformers: The Last Knight.'

George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

The couple donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit that monitors extremists and hate groups.

SPORTS

Gilas Pilipinas whips Myanmar by 95 points in SEA Games basketball

The Philippine national men's basketball team stamped its dominance against Myanmar, annihilating the lowly squad by 95 points, 129-34, in the 2017 Southeast Asian...

Glen Rice Jr. fails to impress in PBA debut, but TNT coach willing to give him a chance

Expectations were high for Glen Rice Jr. in his PBA debut. After all, he is the son of an NBA legend and also had...

SAAN BA TALAGA? | Philippines and Australia claim hosting rights to Pacquiao-Horn rematch

Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn will be facing off once again later this year. The venue? It depends who you ask. Both the Philippines and...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Beep, other e-payment cards now accepted at all Metro Pacific tollways

Starting Tuesday, August 22, electronic cards are now accepted at all expressways under the management of Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC).

WATCH | A $12,000 three-wheeled electric vehicle

Arcimoto's $12,000 three-wheeled electric vehicle prepares to launch.

STRATEGIC SHIFT | Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car

Hyundai had initially championed fuel cell technology as the future of eco-friendly vehicles but has found itself shifting electric as Tesla shot to prominence and battery-powered cars have gained government backing in China.

TECH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY #HASHTAG | Twitter’s popular tagging symbol is now 10 years old

Over the past ten years, the hashtag has evolved from a way to simply ‘tag’ or categorize Tweets, to one of the most recognizable and widely used symbols of the digital age.

PLAYSTATION 4 | PH gamers to get Gran Turismo Sport Special Edition in October

A specially designed PlayStation 4 bundled with the PS4 title Gran Turismo Sport will be released in October in the Philippines as the limited edition 'PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Sport Special Edition'.