NATIONAL

Ubial: Dengue vaccine given to Filipino children younger than 9 y/o during clinical trials 10 years ago

The dengue vaccine was given to Filipino children younger than nine years old when the Philippines took part in clinical trials 10 years ago. This is according to former Health Secretary Paulyn Rossell-Ubial, one of the resource persons during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the government's dengue vaccination program on Monday.

‘I’M TRYING TO DECIPHER REASON’ | CJ’s alleged failure to promptly act on transfer of Maute cases baffles Tijam

(UPDATED) “I’m trying to decipher the reason why the Chief Justice did not act on it promptly being the member in charge,” SC Justice Noel Tijam said on Monday.

U.P. explains why Sereno did not file SALNs while she was university prof

The University of the Philippines and the Office of the Ombudsman have responded to the directive of the House Committee on Justice to shed light on why some Statements of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno were missing.

WORLD

REUTERS COMMENTARY | The terrible cost of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy pulls down the curtain, turns on the lights, and spray-paints day-glo yellow the 500-pound gorilla in the room.

European states push U.S. for detailed Middle East peace proposals

Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as “unhelpful” a decision by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

North Korea: U.N. envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions

U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, who visited North Korea this week, expressed willingness to ease tension on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Saturday, amid a rising war of words over the North’s missile and nuclear programs.

BUSINESS

CRYPTO CURRENCY | Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge on debut

NEW YORK/SYDNEY -- Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and...

China Telecom earmarked as the Philippines’ third telecoms player

State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines’ third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the government looks to stir up competition in an effort to boost notoriously poor services.
A typical rush-hour scene on EDSA. This year;s quake drill will be done at 4pm, and include scenarios besides earthquakes, especially fire suppression. MMDA said it's also the first time the drill takes 4 days. INTERAKSYON FILE

Dry run starts Monday for EDSA lane for vehicles bearing at least 2 persons

The dry run for the latest traffic-reduction scheme for EDSA - the designation of a lane limited to high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) - starts Monday (Dec. 11), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said in a reminder late Sunday.

OPINION

Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy pulls down the curtain, turns on the lights, and spray-paints day-glo yellow the 500-pound gorilla in the room.

SPECIAL FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

The Disney-Pixar film is now one of four 2017 titles to top the domestic box office for three weekends in a row.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

'The Last Jedi' ends with a dedication to Fisher, who died at age 60 last December after completing her work on the film.

SPORTS

SA WAKAS! | Philippines to host 2023 FIBA World Cup

Basketball-crazy Filipinos will finally witness the sports' biggest tournament on their home soil as the Philippines, together with Japan and Indonesia, bagged the right...

Hometown boy Neil Sanchez wins Oakley Pro Baler

Baler’s very own top surfer, 19-year-old Neil Sanchez, claimed the PHP 100,000 prize purse of the Oakley Pro Baler after an astonishing victory against...

SMB’s Leo Austria makes history after bagging third straight Coach of the Year award

San Miguel Beermen's Leo Austria recently made history after becoming the first head coach to take home the Coach of the Year for three...

LIFESTYLE

MOTORING

DPWH, Uber in partnership for seamless travel

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- The riding public can now have a seamless and efficient carpool experience as Uber joins forces with the Department of Public...

Nissan, DeNA schedule public tests of self-driving car service in Japan next year

Nissan Motor Co and Japanese gaming software maker DeNA Co said on Tuesday they would begin public tests of their self-driving ride-sharing service in Japan next year.

WATCH | Toyota’s humanoid robot helper mirrors its controller

Japanese car maker Toyota unveils a new humanoid robot that mirrors the movements of its remote operator.

TECH

CRYPTO CURRENCY | Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge on debut

NEW YORK/SYDNEY -- Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and...

CRYPTO CURRENCY | Bitcoin’s wildest ride may be yet to come

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.