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WATCH | QC’s Belmonte contrite over delayed announcement of classes suspension

Quezon City Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina Belmonte-Alimurung, also known as Joy Belmonte, on Thursday issued an apology over the "late" announcement of the suspension...

WATCH & LOOK | PARANG REPLAY LANG: The sorry state of our nation tuwing umuulan

Alam mo na 'to: It rains hard, classes are suspended, work gets disrupted, the already heavily silted drainage systems become even more clogged with trash, the streets become flooded, roads are turned into virtual water worlds, and the traffic becomes more infernal.
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WATCH | Faeldon: Customs lawyer in ‘imbecile’ FB post stays because she is competent, clean

MANILA - The Bureau of Customs lawyer whom House of Representatives leaders took to task for calling Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez an "imbecile" in...

WORLD

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defense Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing.

Joint venture with China in SCS unconstitutional, abandons Hague tribunal ruling: Lagman

Despite the promised benefits of a joint exploration project with China, critics warned that the venture was unconstitutional and an abandonment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration decision earlier won by the Philippines.

Muslim leaders urge worshippers to return to Al-Aqsa after Israel backs down

Muslim elders urged worshippers to return to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent protests and removed all security measures it had installed at the site.

BUSINESS

SM opens huge appliance store in Pampanga

Retail giant SM opened Wednesday the largest appliance store in Pampanga, offering a wide array of household items – from gadgets to top-of-the-line entertainment and kitchen showcases – to give, it said, its customers the best, affordable and trusted brands.

Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too.
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Planned PH-China joint oil hunt within WPS to conform to Constitution – DFA

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday the Philippines and China have started negotiations on the proposed joint oil exploration project within the West Philippine Sea, and gave assurances the deal will conform to the Constitution and local laws.

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?

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Jose Javier Reyes leads PAWS’ Artists Against Animal Cruelty campaign

'Anumang pang-aabuso ng mga hayop ay hindi bahagi ng pagiging alagad ng sining.'

‘Wonder Woman’ returning for 2019 movie sequel

'Wonder Woman' has taken in some $780 million at the worldwide box office.

SPORTS

Perlas Pilipinas yields to China, 117-43, to bow out of contention in FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

The Philippine national women's basketball team kissed its World Cup hopes goodbye after getting steamrolled by China, 117-43, in the FIBA Women's Asia Cup...

GlobalPort weathers Phoenix storm for win No.1 in Govs’ Cup

The GlobalPort Batang Pier weathered a huge storm by the Phoenix Fuel Masters to pull away wih a 100-91 in the Oppo PBA Governors'...

Fuller, Alas big in crunch time as NLEX outlasts Rain or Shine in 2OT

Aaron Fuller and Kevin Alas delivered huge baskets to help the NLEX Road Warriors outlast the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in double overtime,...

LIFESTYLE

WEEKEND GUIDE | July 28 to 30: Venice Filmfest, FilipinaZ, Park Shin Hye in concert

Enjoy the next three days with our selections of fun events in the metro.

SOAPEN | This soap crayon can help prevent 1.5 million child deaths each year

Kid-friendly innovative product encourages school-age children to develop healthy handwashing habits.

Pup from shelter becomes South Korean ‘First Dog’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday welcomed a rescue dog to his official Blue House residence, delivering on a campaign promise to boost awareness of the fast-growing numbers of abandoned animals accompanying a surge in pet ownership.

MOTORING

Several Chinese electric car makers mull alliance

A handful of China's many electric vehicle (EV) start-ups are considering setting up an alliance to pool resources, develop joint technology and bring cars more quickly to the world's biggest autos market.

Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

The ban is in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.

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.

TECH

IS PH NEXT? | Amazon Prime Now lands in Singapore

Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant's push into populous Southeast Asia.

Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

The ban is in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.