NATIONAL

2 soldiers dead, 8 hurt in Cotabato road mishap

Two soldiers were killed and eight others injured when the truck they were riding turned turtle as it swerved to avoid a child in Antipas town, Cotabato province Monday.

LPA, tail-end of cold front, ‘amihan’ to bring rains all over

It will be a wet Tuesday as three weather systems bring rains to most parts of the country.
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DENGVAXIA FLAP | Gordon accuses ex-FDA acting head of bias due to Zuellig Foundation ties

Senator Richard Gordon has accused former acting director general of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, of pushing for the use of...

WORLD

Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.

‘Amateur’ bomber captured after New York blast

A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday morning, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

REUTERS COMMENTARY | The terrible cost of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy pulls down the curtain, turns on the lights, and spray-paints day-glo yellow the 500-pound gorilla in the room.

BUSINESS

Fitch upgrades PH credit rating to BBB; fiscal policies support strong, sustained growth

On the back of sound macroeconomic fundamentals, prudent economic policies, and sustained economic growth, Fitch Ratings upgraded on December 11, 2017 the Philippines’ long-term credit rating from “BBB-” to “BBB” with a stable outlook.

WATCH | CHANGE IS COMING: Tugade, transport leaders in face-off on PUV modernization

Transportation Secretary Art Tugade on Monday (Dec. 11) finally faced a Senate inquiry on PUV modernization, parrying allegations from transport leaders that no proper consultations were held on the ambitious program seen as the death-knell for the iconic jeepneys - the face of road transportation since after the last world war.

Health advocates flood social media to oppose ‘measly’ P5 hike in tobacco tax in bicam

Health advocates have flooded the twitter and social media accounts of members of the bicameral committee deliberating on tax reform to oppose the increase of tobacco tax rate by a rate they deem measly - P5 pesos per pack, reportedly proposed by Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo.

OPINION

Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy pulls down the curtain, turns on the lights, and spray-paints day-glo yellow the 500-pound gorilla in the room.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Shape of Water’ leads Globes nominees with seven nods; ‘The Post’ gets six

Guillermo del Toro’s magical romance and Steven Spielberg's press freedom drama are also among front-runners for the Oscars.

REVIEW | ‘Deadma Walking’ plays with a tricky premise and delivers a fun and funny ride

The film is zany and doesn’t take itself seriously. But maybe, at certain points, it should have.

SPORTS

SA WAKAS! | Philippines to host 2023 FIBA World Cup

Basketball-crazy Filipinos will finally witness the sports' biggest tournament on their home soil as the Philippines, together with Japan and Indonesia, bagged the right...

Hometown boy Neil Sanchez wins Oakley Pro Baler

Baler’s very own top surfer, 19-year-old Neil Sanchez, claimed the PHP 100,000 prize purse of the Oakley Pro Baler after an astonishing victory against...

SMB’s Leo Austria makes history after bagging third straight Coach of the Year award

San Miguel Beermen's Leo Austria recently made history after becoming the first head coach to take home the Coach of the Year for three...

LIFESTYLE

4 things to do with your 13th month pay—expert gives advice

Finally got hold of your 13th month pay? Personal finance coach Randell Tiongson gives tips on how to have your best interests in mind this merry shopping season.

LOOK | Miss Universe beauties conclude Philippine visit with gala fashion show

DOT hopes for positive impact to tourism in the Philippines as the ladies promote the beauty of the Philippines.

WEEKEND CHEF | Recipe: Comforting Fish Head Soup for the chilly holiday season

Craving for something that's not so rich and calorific? We guarantee you'll love the clean taste and lightness of his hearty soup.

MOTORING

DPWH, Uber in partnership for seamless travel

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- The riding public can now have a seamless and efficient carpool experience as Uber joins forces with the Department of Public...

Nissan, DeNA schedule public tests of self-driving car service in Japan next year

Nissan Motor Co and Japanese gaming software maker DeNA Co said on Tuesday they would begin public tests of their self-driving ride-sharing service in Japan next year.

WATCH | Toyota’s humanoid robot helper mirrors its controller

Japanese car maker Toyota unveils a new humanoid robot that mirrors the movements of its remote operator.

TECH

CRYPTO CURRENCY | Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge on debut

NEW YORK/SYDNEY -- Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and...

Remitly continues to grow rapidly in PH, global expansion in the near future

International remittance firm Remitly readies for expansion in the $30B Philippine remittance market as it launches exclusive service for seafarers and beefs up its local talent pool.