NATIONAL

Samar farmer accused of being rebel acquitted of ‘trumped up’ criminal raps – Karapatan

A farmer from Basey town in Samar province arrested by the military on suspicion of being a rebel was acquitted this week of what human rights activists called the “trumped up” criminal charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

WATCH | ‘Pagmamahalan, respeto sa bawa’t isa’: Eid’l Fitr message from the administrator of the Manila Golden Mosque

This year, Eid'l Fitr, like Ramadan, comes amid the continuing battle between government forces and extremist gunmen linked to the Islamic State who have entrenched themselves in Marawi City.

2nd arrest warrant vs De Lima out – lawyer

A Muntinlupa trial court judge has issued a second arrest warrant, still on drug charges, against detained Senator Leila de Lima, one of her lawyers confirmed.

WORLD

Australia welcomes charges vs alleged brains of Bali bombings

Australia on Saturday welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.

100 feared buried in China landslide

A landslide on Saturday morning in China's southwestern Sichuan province has buried the homes of around 100 people, according to the official Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities.

Manslaughter raps eyed over London fire as other apartment towers evacuated

British investigators said on Friday they would consider manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as thousands of apartment-dwellers a few miles away were told to leave their homes due to fire risk.

BUSINESS

Bosch PH sustains double-digit growth; welcomes new leadership

Bosch Philippines saw double digit growth in the country closing its 2016 fiscal year with US$56 million in consolidated sales in the country.

LRMC also extends hours, adds trips on weekends, holidays

Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announced Friday that it is also extending the hours and adding more trips to its weekend and holiday operations.
DOF Usec Karl Chua

There are at least 5 safety nets to buffer the poor amidst tax reform

Under the Duterte administration's priority Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, the excise tax on oil will be raised by P6, gradually...

OPINION

The DOF's TRAIN is grossly anti-poor, brazenly pro-rich, and should be derailed.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Vicki Belo, Hayden Kho tie knot in surprise civil wedding

The wedding, ahead of a planned ceremony in Paris in September, surprised many, including the bride's son, Quark Henares.

Johnny Depp apologizes for ‘poor taste’ Trump assassination joke

'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?' Depp wisecracked on Thursday, referencing Lincoln's murder.

SPORTS

Fuming Arwind Santos blasts RR Pogoy after groin hit: ‘Huwag niya akong subukan’

San Miguel Beermen veteran Arwind Santos didn't mince words as he blasted TNT KaTropa rookie RR Pogoy after their third quarter scuffle in a...

SMB overcomes 0-17 start to stomp TNT, tie PBA Finals at 1-all

The San Miguel Beermen climbed out of a deep hole in the first quarter to pull off a massive turnaround and steamroll TNT KaTropa,...

Sixers take Markelle Fultz with top pick of youthful NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers selected University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, launching an infusion...

LIFESTYLE

WEEKEND GUIDE | June 24 to 25: Metro Pride March, ‘Toruk,’ and Lang Leav

Make the long weekend matter with our selection of events that are guaranteed to inspire and keep you in awe.
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LOOK | What housing crunch? Make way for ‘condorms’

It's back-to-school season, and thousands of students have started to hunt for board and lodging space in the crowded National Capital Region. Here in the...

Best fried chicken ever? But how well do you really know KFC’s Colonel Sanders?

Did you know that Colonel Sanders was more than just an illustration on your KFC bucket? See how well you really know the iconic man with this fun quiz.

MOTORING

HERE ‘WIGO’ | Fun in the sun with Toyota

Toyota unveiled the latest iteration of the Wigo with a new powertrain.

Tesla moves a step closer to building electric cars in China

Tesla Inc took a step closer toward establishing an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in China with its announcement on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government.

Honda halts Japan car plant after WannaCry virus hits computer network

Honda Motor Co said it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network.

TECH

WATCH | Boom’s supersonic prototype prepares for 2018 test flight

U.S. company Boom is developing a supersonic airliner that will fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft on the market today.

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year.