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Andres Bautista

Palace accepts Comelec chief Bautista’s resignation, ‘effective immediately’

Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista may no longer need to face impeachment, after all. This, after Malacañang Palace on Monday accepted his resignation, "effective immediately."
Antonio Trillanes

Trillanes faces libel raps in Makati court over claim of ‘ghost senior citizens’ scam

The Department of Justice has approved the filing of libel charges against Sen. Antonio Trillanes over his allegations in 2015 that former Vice President Jejomar Binay, during his mayorship of Makati, had pulled off a P100-million scam padding the city's roster of senior citizens with ghost beneficiaries.
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Combat ops in Marawi over – Defense chief

The military officially ended combat operations in Marawi, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Monday, as government buckled down to the task of rehabilitating the Islamic city under siege from terrorists since May 23.

WORLD

US defense chief in PH, to discuss North Korea crisis with allies

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang’s “reckless” provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

CASH FROM KARERA | Currency-strapped North Korea allows racetrack gambling, race goers aged 12 can bet

Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions.

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

BUSINESS

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has asked Interpol to try to locate a Malaysian financier for questioning over his suspected involvement in a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the deputy prime minister said on Monday.

AMLC lays down rules to guard casinos vs dirty funds

Casinos will now require all players to present valid identification cards and keep their gaming records as part of new rules to stem the flow of illicitly obtained funds.

Overseas Filipino Bank offers cheaper rates: DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is encouraging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to invest in the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) and take advantage of its services and offers as it is partly owned by them. Through EO 44, the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB) will be acquired by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and will be converted into the OFB.

OPINION

Often called the largest invisible workforce, there are almost 10 million domestic workers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. More than two million are migrant domestic workers.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Actor, stuntman and filmmaker Baldo Marro passes away

Marro had been initially treated for dengue and then for bleeding ulcers. He lost consciousness Sunday morning. He was 69.

QCINEMA REVIEW | ‘The Chanters’ finds its charm through its rawness

This Ilonggo film will put a smile on your face and make you think about our important cultural heritage.

SPORTS

Justin Timberlake to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Grammy Award-winning pop singer Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, 14 years after a “wardrobe malfunction” overshadowed his last...

Suns fire coach Watson after 0-3 start

The Phoenix Suns didn’t waste any time making a coaching change. Three games into the season, Earl Watson is out as coach and Jay Triano...

Pinoy boxer, 20, dies after collapsing during sparring session

Filipino boxer Jeffrey Claro died on Sunday morning at Ospital ng Maynila after collapsing during a sparring session. He was 20. Claro had just...

LIFESTYLE

Manila FAME issues statement on Apo Whang-Od ‘exploitation’ issue

Organizers claim they have a dedicated team assigned to take care of the famous 'mambabatok' during her presentation at the three-day fair.

From tattoos to bamboo motorbikes: 10 design-forward presentations at the 66th Manila FAME

Tradition meets contemporary at the ongoing Manila FAME at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, October 20 to 22.

REFLECTION | ‘Pay to God what belongs to Him’

In today's gospel, the faithful are enlightened to give 'Caesar what is due to Caesar' and to God what is due to Him.

MOTORING

THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT | Designing vehicles to travel over traffic

Futuristic transportation pods aim to help commuters ride above the fray.
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WATCH | LTFRB pounces on defiant taxi cabs, unauthorized passenger vans

Atty. Aileen Lizada, a member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, was almost rammed by a taxi that she accosted for refusing...
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WOTL | The things you may want to know about the mythical Jeepney

Looks like the jeepney has made the endangered species list. Before the looming phase-out of old dilapidated jeepneys become reality, watch here and get...

TECH

NOT SAFE? | E-cigarettes may trigger unique, potentially damaging immune responses — experts

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease.

US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms