NATIONAL

Mere ‘conspiracy’ enough basis to arrest members of so-called NPA ‘legal fronts’ – Roque

A day after getting his newly minted second title as presidential adviser on human rights, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday mere "conspiracy" with communist rebels could be basis for arresting and filing rebellion cases against the so-called "legal fronts" of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Duterte orders gov’t agencies to start lifting, easing foreign business restrictions

The directive, made public on Thursday, said the aim was to pursue stronger economic growth, create fairness and to enable partnerships to develop.
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PAMPABANGO LANG | Lagman belittles Roque’s appointment as Duterte’s rights adviser

“The appointment of presidential spokesman Harry Roque as the President’s adviser on human rights is to apparently deodorize the Duterte administration’s unabated violation of human rights," said Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

WORLD

South Korea considers scrapping military drill with U.S. for Olympics – Yonhap

South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

The world is getting brighter, but scientists say that may not be a good thing.

Scrap ICBM arsenal, nuke strategists urge

Of all weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal, the ICBM is the one most likely to cause accidental nuclear war, arms-control specialists say. It is for this reason that a growing number of former defense officials, scholars of military strategy and some members of Congress have begun calling for the elimination of ICBMs.

BUSINESS

Duterte orders gov’t agencies to start lifting, easing foreign business restrictions

The directive, made public on Thursday, said the aim was to pursue stronger economic growth, create fairness and to enable partnerships to develop.

Senate tackles TRAIN, okays higher P250K ceiling for income tax exemption

Starting 2018, workers with a take-home pay of less than P250,000 annually will be exempted from payment of income tax. This, after Senate ways and means committee chief Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara accepted an amendment raising the exemption ceiling from P150,000 to P250,000.

SEC to impose 20% minimum public float next month

In a bid to attract more investments into the capital market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will double the minimum public float requirement for companies planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) to 20 percent starting next month.

OPINION

The Press in the Philippines has been described to be among the freest in Asia if not in the world, robust, almost rambunctious in its practice. But in the first 16 months of the Duterte administration, its status and...

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

WATCH | ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ cast, ‘The Voice’ Top 12 in mash-up music video

The Bellas and 'The Voice' finalists collaborate in the 'Freedom! '90 X Cups' single.

‘Motherland’ kicks off Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival

The acclaimed documentary will have a public screening on Thursday at 7PM at the Shang Cineplex.

SPORTS

Gilas Pilipinas opens FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign against Japan

The Philippine national men's basketball team aims to kick off its FIBA World Cup qualifiers campaign on a high note as it takes on...

Gilas Pilipinas’ 12-man lineup vs Japan all set

Philippine national men's basketball team coach Chot Reyes revealed the 12 players who will go up against Japan in Gilas Pilipinas' first game in...

Ateneo sets up another UAAP finals date with rival La Salle

No.1 seed Ateneo Blue Eagles forged a rematch against bitter rival De La Salle Green Archers after booking the last UAAP Season 80 finals...

LIFESTYLE

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.

REFLECTION | Parable of the talents: ‘Use your God-given gifts to inspire others’

In today's gospel, Christians are encouraged to use their talents to touch the lives of other people.

Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals—with Probiotics

Your body is not simply a machine. This means that even when you eat lots of fuel like vitamins & minerals, it won’t always be enough for your good health. Rather, your body is a complex living, breathing thing—it is home to billions of microscopic “good” bacteria, that help you maintain vitality, ward off disease, and feel great every day.

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

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.

BETT ASIA 2017 | Digital transformation: Future-proofing the workforce

Are we training students in digital literacy to provide them the skills they need for a digital tomorrow?