NATIONAL

Cop slain, 10 others wounded in rebel ambush in Iloilo town

A policeman was killed and 10 others wounded when hey were ambushed by communist rebels in the town of Maasin, Iloilo on Friday, November 24.

Aguirre slams senators irked by DOJ dismissal of drug raps vs ex-Customs execs

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday slammed senators displeased by the dismissal of the criminal charges filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency against former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and 11 other officials of the agency over the P6.4-billion shabu (crystal meth) shipment seized in Valenzuela City in May.
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WATCH | Tugade: DOTr wants Chavez back; ‘We want to finish our projects, together’

MANILA - Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade told journalists without much elaboration on Friday that, contrary to initial speculations, work conflict at...

WORLD

Japan to spend around $17 billion to subsidize education – media

Japan’s government will set aside around 2 trillion yen ($17.93 billion) to subsidize education costs and improve elderly care as part of an economic package due early next month, the Asahi newspaper said on Saturday.

South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient.”

Hotel fire on Georgia’s Black Sea coast kills 11

A fire in a hotel in Georgia’s Black Sea resort city of Batumi killed 11 people, an official said on Saturday.

BUSINESS

EU gives UK’s May 10 days to crack Brexit deal

The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day “absolute deadline” to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit.

HK tycoon to make good on charity pledge as Hang Seng index hits milestone

The billionaire chairman of Hong Kong developer Henderson Land said he will donate HK$1 billion ($128 million) to charity after the city’s benchmark index surpassed the 30,000-point level, keeping a pledge he made seven years ago.

ILO REPORT | Youth unemployment is on the rise. Here are the skills they should have to survive

Unemployment among Filipino youth is expected to rise, even as they are forced to grapple with how new technology affects the kinds of jobs that will be available in the future. They will need skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

OPINION

Atty. Larry Gadon, in his testimony, claimed that he knew of the Chief Justice Sereno’s misconduct in the issuance of a temporary restraining order because a reporter told him so. That reporter also told him that the source of this information was Associate Justice Teresita De Castro who, later, denied being the source.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

REVIEW | ‘The Punisher’ saves the Marvel Television Universe

After the 'Iron Fist' and 'The Defenders' fiascos, Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle comes to the rescue.

GetMusic NU Rock Years: A bit of NUstalgia and music that defined an era

Relive the glory days of NU 107 with The Itchyworms, Barbie Almalbis, Ebe Dancel, Rivermaya and Ely Buendia.

SPORTS

Chot Reyes says sorry to Japan for calling late timeout

Philippine national men's basketball team coach Chot Reyes apologized to his Japan squad counterpart Julio Lamas for calling a timeout late in Gilas Pilipinas'...

Kevin Alas’ Gilas inclusion fulfills dad Louie’s dream

New Phoenix Fuel Masters coach Louie Alas couldn't be prouder of his son Kevin when he made it to the roster of the Philippine...

Gilas Pilipinas thwarts Japan to begin FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign

The Philippine national men's basketball team overcame Japan in a tough battle, 77-71, to open its FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory...

LIFESTYLE

WEEKEND CHEF | Healthy holiday recipe: Chef Kalel Chan’s Spanish-style Balsamic Bangus Belly

Bring this festive dish to your Christmas potluck parties or bottle it up and give it as a food present.

WEEKEND GUIDE | Nov. 24 to 26: BGC Arts Fest, Christmas bazaars, ‘Hair’

An art festival, musicals to enjoy, the biggest shopping bazaars—these are just a few of our favorite things happening this weekend.

Pinay students bag 90 medals and 3 trophies in prestigious World Scholar’s Cup at Yale

Filipina middle school and high school students from Miriam College emerged triumphant at the World Scholar's Cup Tournament of Champions, hosted by the Yale International Relations Association and held in Yale University in the United States from November 10 to 14.

MOTORING

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.

SOCIAL MEDIA | Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

onda Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it will use Facebook Inc’s custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.

Musk unveils prototype of new generation Tesla Roadster

Tesla Inc may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and...

TECH

WATCH | Dogs learn while they sleep, study says

Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.

Uber admits it failed to disclose massive breach exposing data of 57 million users

The company’s admission that it failed to disclose the breach comes as Uber seeks to recover from a series of crises that culminated in the Kalanick’s ouster in June.