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WATCH | ‘Kulot de Guzman was in the taxi with us’ – Bagcal spins surprise twist in retelling to...

Tomas Bagcal, the taxi driver who claimed to have been held up by Carl Angelo Arnaiz, revealed a new twist to his tale, disclosing...
Mendiola rally Sept 21, 2017

WATCH | NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST: Activists warn against emergence of dictatorship

(UPDATE 2 - 10:30 p.m.) MANILA - Left-wing activists and political opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held multiple rallies on Thursday to warn...

WATCH | Sereno hits Duterte gov’t’s ‘shortcut’ justice via imagined talk with HR champion Pepe Diokno

Through an imagined talk with human rights defender Jose “Pepe” Diokno, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday expressed her opposition to the Duterte administration’s “shortcut” justice in its campaign against crime that recently victimized youngsters.

WORLD

ASEAN humanitarian trust fund may be used to help Rohingyas – AMMTC chair Cuy

The beleaguered Rohingya, the stateless people who have been fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar to escape persecution, may qualify for accessing the trust fund that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has put up for humanitarian and relief efforts for regional migrants and victims of human trafficking.

Marijuana still illegal – U.S. attorney general

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

Record number of states punishing human rights activism – U.N.

A record 29 states, including China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have retaliated in the past year against citizens who cooperate with the United Nations, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.

BUSINESS

Citing Aussie govt data, Cebu Pacific says it outpaced competition in Manila-Sydney route

Cebu Pacific has reported the highest passenger market share on flights between Manila and Sydney, outperforming key competitors servicing the route.

Cars slapped with lower excise tax in Senate’s TRAIN version

Lower excise tax rates for automobiles are reflected in the Senate version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill compared to the House of Representatives' version.

Senate panel OKs TRAIN bill, Angara touts higher take-home pay for ‘99% of taxpayers’

The government is expected to generate some P134 billion in revenues, and "99 percent of taxpayers will enjoy higher take-home pay" under the version of the tax reform bill approved by the Senate ways and means panel, according to its committee chairman.

OPINION

It has gotten to the point that there is pride in entitlement and braggadocio in lying. Filipinos are mocked and demonized for fighting for human rights, for demanding accountability and transparency in government, while those who deny and twist the words of the Constitution fist-bump you on Facebook after embarrassing their own staff and alma mater.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

REVIEW | ‘Respeto’ and the power of a well-defined setting

This gritty urban drama is wonderfully acted, especially by a magnetic Abra, who holds the film steadily in its place.

REVIEW | Zedd, other DJs offer unique EDM mixes in ‘Road to Ultra PH’

Zedd, Hardwell, Getter, Rezz, Sam Feldt, Deuce and Mark Marasigan had Pinoy EDM fans partying from dusk till dawn.

SPORTS

Narvasa on Pacquiao’s new basketball league: ‘There is still no conflict’

Senator Manny Pacquiao isn't violating his contractual obligations in the PBA with the launch of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League which he founded recently. Pacquiao...

SMB, Rain or Shine boost twice-to-beat bids

The San Miguel Beermen and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters boosted their respective bids for twice-to-beat after posting separate wins in the Oppo...

Dondon Hontiveros, Tony Dela Cruz sign off from PBA

Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz played their last PBA game on Wednesday night in the Alaska Aces' 112-82 defeat to the Rain or...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

Tesla, AMD to develop chip for self-driving car — CNBC

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

Audi takes lead in automated driving

German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.

Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design

Intel Corp announced a collaboration with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.

TECH

WATCH | Defibrillator drones could save lives in hard-to-reach areas

Researchers have developed a drone with the capability of transporting and delivering an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) to rural areas in the first few minutes after cardiac arrest to facilitate early defibrillation. Reuters' Roselle Chen reports.

DICT chief Salalima submits resignation to Malacanang — Newsbytes.ph

Rodolfo “Rudy” Salalima, the first secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), tendered his resignation letter to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte two weeks ago, a reliable source told Newsbytes.PH.