NATIONAL

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.
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DOJ junks drug raps vs Faeldon, 11 BOC officials

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday dismissed the criminal charges filed against former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and...

Lawmaker, Sereno spokespersons: Burden of proof rests with Gadon

The spokespersons of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in the impeachment case filed against her by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon have stressed that the burden of proof rests with the complainant and not on the respondent. The statement was echoed by Quezon City 6th District Kit Belmonte as the House Committee on Justice ended its first hearing for determination of probable cause on Wednesday.

WORLD

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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing

TOKYO - A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to...

Wild celebrations break out as 93-year-old Mugabe finally ends four-decade rule of Zimbabwe

Amnesty International said that under Mugabe tens of thousands of people were tortured, forcibly disappeared or killed in a culture of impunity that allowed “grotesque crimes to thrive”.

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.

BUSINESS

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.

BSP readies tools as risks rise with global interest rates

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is prepared to tweak its policy settings to address market volatility that could emerge from rising global interest rates, the central bank chief said, even as he noted that domestic growth and price dynamics remain sustainable so far.

OPINION

Beyond the government-declared week-long holidays in Metro Manila in the duration of the ASEAN meetings, this is an opportune time to note how ASEAN has only been “One Communty” for the big players of the global market and not for the region’s peoples:

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ENTERTAINMENT

David Cassidy, 1970s teen heartthrob, dies at 67

As the star of the hit TV show 'The Partridge Family,' his fandom approached the hysteria of Beatlemania a decade earlier.

Pinay teen sensation Fitri Cerado on ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ return: ‘I’m here now’

The singer-pianist who grew up in Indonesia joined the show's first season when she was only 11.

SPORTS

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...

Gilas arrives in Tokyo to begin FIBA World Cup qualifying quest

The Philippine national men's basketball team landed in Tokyo on Tuesday three days before kicking off its 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign. Gilas...

UAAP suspends 3 refs after Adamson’s protest in Final 4 loss vs La Salle

The UAAP has suspended the three referees who worked the Adamson-La Salle UAAP Final Four game last Saturday after the Falcons filed a protest...

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?