NATIONAL

READ: No suspension of rights under martial law – DND

The declaration of martial law over Mindanao does not mean the automatic suspension of civil rights, not even of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the Department of National Defense said.

Rights lawyers decry CA injunction vs Mary Jane’s testimony in case vs recruiters

Human rights lawyers helping with the prosecution of the couple who allegedly duped Mary Jane Veloso into becoming a drug mule decried the Court of Appeals injunction on the taking of the Filipina death row convict’s testimony against her recruiters.

US warship sails within 12 miles of Mischief Reef

A US Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China, US officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing under US President Donald Trump.

WORLD

US warship sails within 12 miles of Mischief Reef

A US Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China, US officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing under US President Donald Trump.

Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera – state news agency

Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for "supporting terrorism," state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday.

Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta

Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said.

BUSINESS

Bitcoin soars above $2,400 to all-time high

Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens...

PSEi up, Peso weakens after martial law declaration in Mindanao

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) remained strong Wednesday following President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao, but the peso shed against the US dollar.

Duterte-Putin meeting pushes through despite PH leader’s early return home

Despite President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's decision to abruptly cut short his official visit to Russia in order to deal with the Marawi standoff, the Philippine president still had a chance to meet with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin. Putin noted the opportunities for expanding bilateral economic relations, and agreed to let the business meetings proceed even after Duterte's abrupt homecoming flight.

ENTERTAINMENT

Fellow filmmakers, actors pay tribute to Gil Portes

Mike Sandejas, Jose Javier Reyes, Adolfo Alix, Alessandra de Rossi, Althea Vega and Elizabeth Oropesa say farewell.

WATCH | Full trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 promises a ‘great war’

It teases a monumental clash between two of the HBO fantasy epic's most formidable females, Cercei and Daenerys.

SPORTS

Star shuts down Meralco to seize solo No.1

The Star Hotshots shackled the Meralco Bolts, 108-90, to grab the solo No.1 spot in the Oppo PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta...

Ray Parks, Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng on top of Yeng Guiao’s PBA Draft wish list

Kiefer Ravena. Ray Parks. Jeron Teng. Those names are on top of NLEX Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao's wish list in this year's 2017 PBA...

Yeng Guiao relieved as NLEX finally snaps losing skid

NLEX Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao heaved a sigh of relief as his team finally won a game in the OPPO PBA Commissioner's Cup...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

F1 2017 | McLaren boss sees a world of virtual Formula One teams

All Formula One teams could eventually have their own virtual counterpart, while gaming can become the new grassroots of the sport, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said

WATCH | ‘Malaking pagkakamali’: How did MRT-3 fail? DOTr counts the ways

The Department of Transportation on Tuesday counted and explained the ways on how the National Capital Region’s 17-year-old rapid transit system – the lifeline of ordinary working Filipinos – became a mess.

WATCH | STOP: DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has suspended the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) that prohibits motorists from using mobile devices and electronic gadgets, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson, Aileen Lizada, said Tuesday.

TECH

Bitcoin soars above $2,400 to all-time high

Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens...

Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million: report

Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported.