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  • 5 hours Accidental blast hurts 2 fishermen in Cotabato Philstar
    Two fishermen were injured Thursday in an accidental explosion of a home-made dynamite they were to use for fishing. ... more
  • 5 hours Bank, security firms warn against phishing schemes Philstar |Biz
    Kaspersky Lab reported a 27.5% increase in phishing cases online in 2018. Here's how you can protect yourself. ... more
  • 10 hours Klay Thompson unhappy after All-NBA team snub Philstar |Sports
    Since he missed out, Thompson will not be eligible to sign a five-year super-max $221 million contract with the Warriros when he becomes a free agent in the summer. ... more
  • 20 hours Over 800 NFA employees to lose jobs Philstar
    At least 839 employees of the National Food Authority will be retrenched as the NFA continues to undergo restructuring amid the rice tariffication law. ... more
  • 20 hours We must prepare youth for artificial intelligence Philstar |Opinion
    By 2029 computers will surpass human intelligence, says futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google director of engineering. ... more
  • 20 hours Autopsy on Pinay maid who died in Kuwait set Philstar
    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is set to conduct an autopsy on Constancia Dayag, a Filipina housemaid who died in Kuwait last week. ... more
  • 20 hours Suspicious and intriguing developments Philstar |Opinion
    People cannot really help but be intrigued and somewhat exasperated at the recent incident involving former Supreme Court Justice and ex Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. ... more
  • 20 hours 3 Chinese beat up compatriots Philstar
    Three Chinese were arrested for allegedly beating up a fellow Chinese and his girlfriend in Ermita, Manila on Wednesday. ... more
  • 20 hours A ‘listener’ for a Speaker Philstar |Opinion
    A popular idiomatic expression says: “The more, the merrier; the fewer, the better fare.” In social events, the expression – the more, the merrier – means there is more fun when there are more people. ... more
  • 20 hours Medium, small banks get reserve cuts too Philstar |Biz
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decided yesterday to cut the level of deposits mid-sized and small banks are required to keep with the central bank to release additional funds into the system and boost the country’s slowing economic growth. ... more
  • 20 hours MMDA: Bus ban on EDSA still uncertain Philstar
    The implementation of the ban on provincial buses along EDSA remains uncertain, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday. ... more
  • 20 hours Bangon Marawi Philstar |Opinion
    What a privilege and honor it is to be part of a team that headed to Marawi with international media to specifically address the ongoing rehabilitation in the area. ... more
  • 20 hours Imported vehicle sales surge in April Philstar |Biz
    Vehicle importers remain optimistic of an industry recovery in 2019 as their combined sales have crossed positive territory for the first time this year, indicating improving consumer demand. ... more
  • 20 hours Nominees for deputy ombudsman face JBC Philstar
    The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) yesterday screened nominees for the post to be left vacant by the retirement of Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera next month. ... more
  • 20 hours No ningas cogon Philstar |Opinion
    There’s a positive development in the just concluded elections that people are hoping would be pursued to its legal conclusion and would not be ningas cogon or a mere flash in the pan. ... more
  • 20 hours Debt-to-GDP ratio rises to 44% in Q1 Philstar |Biz
    The proportion of the national government’s debt to economic output rose to 44 percent in the first quarter of the year due to the increase in domestic borrowings, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. ... more
  • 20 hours Tams stretch run to 4 games, enter playoffs Philstar |Sports
    Chadao-FEU booked the last Foundation Group ticket to the PBA D-League playoffs by outlasting Centro Escolar University, 74-69, yesterday at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao. ... more
  • 20 hours Floyd Mayweather rematch talk persists Philstar |Sports
    Even as there is media frenzy over the July 20 WBA welterweight unification championship showdown between “super” titlist Keith Thurman and “regular” beltholder Sen. Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, talk of a rematch with undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains a hot topic whenever the press interviews the Filipino ring icon. ... more
  • 20 hours ADB approves $2.75 B financing for Malolos-Clark Railway system Philstar |Biz
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday approved the $2.75 billion financing for the construction of the Malolos-Clark Railway, its largest funding deal for a single infrastructure project to date. ... more
  • 20 hours Elite keen on face-off with Kings Philstar |Sports
    After acquitting themselves well in a tough opening assignment against Meralco, Blackwater faces an acid test anew as it clashes with defending champion Barangay Ginebra tonight in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. ... more
  • 20 hours Gilas women belles sizzle Philstar |Sports
    Gilas Pilipinas women’s team continued its dominant run as it smashed Vanuatu, 22-5, yesterday to sweep its way to the tournament proper of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup in Changsha, China. ... more
  • 20 hours Index ends 4-day climb, slides on profit taking Philstar |Biz
    The stock market corrected yesterday after four straight days of rally, closing 11.04 points lower at 7,804.03. ... more
  • 20 hours Haponesa Derby on today at PCC Philstar |Sports
    A tough one-on-one face-off between Bulacan and Metro Manila cockers takes center stage at Pasay City Cockpit today via the Haponesa 4-Cock Derby. ... more
  • 20 hours Landbank targets 10% earnings hike to P17 B Philstar |Biz
    Government-run Land Bank of the Philippines is targeting a 10 percent increase to P17 billion of its net income for the year, to be driven by better loans and investments. ... more
  • 20 hours Floyd rematch talk persists Philstar |Sports
    Even as there is media frenzy over the July 20 WBA welterweight unification championship showdown between “super” titlist Keith Thurman and “regular” beltholder Sen. Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, talk of a rematch with undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains a hot topic whenever the press interviews the Filipino ring icon. ... more
  • 20 hours DICT warns telcos vs security breach Philstar |Biz
    The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has warned the country’s incumbent telecommunication companies of severe consequences should their networks, which are predominantly using Huawei equipment, be compromised. ... more
  • 20 hours Young and old Philstar |Sports
    It was a match-up between the PBA Commissioner’s Cup youngest and oldest imports. NorthPort’s Prince Ibeh, 24, went toe-to-toe against Alaska’s Chris Daniels, 35, in a much-ballyhooed battle of ages at the Ynares Center in Antipolo last Wednesday. ... more
  • 20 hours Dennis Uy firm raising up to $420 M to fund Mactan casino resort project Philstar |Biz
    Dennis Uy’s PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. will raise funds for its sprawling integrated casino resort in Mactan, Cebu, its first casino venture which is estimated to cost $600 million. ... more
  • 20 hours Gilas belles sizzle Philstar |Sports
    Gilas Pilipinas women’s team continued its dominant run as it smashed Vanuatu, 22-5, yesterday to sweep its way to the tournament proper of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup in Changsha, China. ... more
  • 20 hours Hot money outflow hits $299 M in April Philstar |Biz
    More foreign portfolio investments or speculative funds exited the Philippines for the second straight month as net outflow reached $298.8 million in April, reversing the $279.29 million net inflow recorded in the same month last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. ... more
  • 20 hours Ararao claims drag racing Southern Series plum Philstar |Sports
    Allan Ararao bested teammate Vanni Garcia in a thrilling final showdown between two entries with the strongest souped-up machines to rule the premier Quick 8 class and secure the Southern Series title in the 2019 National Drag Racing Championships at the Batangas Racing Circuit recently. ... more
  • 20 hours DOT urges hotels to conform to Asean tourism standards Philstar |Biz
    To showcase the prevalence of quality accommodation facilities in the country, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is calling on hotels to join the ASEAN Tourism Standards Awards 2020. ... more
  • 20 hours Baltazar, Serrano lead Archers in 33-point win Philstar |Sports
    a Salle outmuscled and outgunned Arellano University in the second half and hammered out a 95-62 victory yesterday to boost its stock in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup 2019 at the Flying V Centre in San Juan City. ... more
  • 20 hours Marcos Highway Bridge closed for 4 months Philstar
    The planned closure of the Marcos Highway Bridge will finally push through tomorrow, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced yesterday. ... more
  • 20 hours Taiwanese bets frolic in rain-hit TPGA Open Philstar |Sports
    Tseng Tzu-Hao, who has placed no better than 21st in a young four-year pro career, fired a six-under 66 in wet conditions to emerge the surprise clubhouse leader in the rain-hit Daan TPGA Open at the Ching Chuan Kang Golf Club here yesterday. ... more
  • 20 hours Premium taxi drivers to get regular pay Philstar
    Premium taxi drivers will receive regular salaries and benefits under the new guidelines issued yesterday by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). ... more
  • 20 hours The stuff we’re made of Philstar |Opinion
    Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales made a “grievous error” in going to Hong Kong to take her grand kids to Disneyland. ... more
  • 20 hours Ex-Customs exec held for extortion try Philstar
    A former deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and a broker have been apprehended in Quezon City for allegedly attempting to extort P500,000 from an importer of gun parts. ... more
  • 20 hours EDITORIAL – Money laundering haven Philstar |Opinion
    The Anti-Money Laundering Council’s report that the country is a haven for dirty money did not come as a surprise. ... more
  • 1 day Gilas women advance, men’s squad gets boot in FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup Philstar |Sports
    The Filipinas sweep the qualifying draw and move on into the main pool. ... more
  • 1 day Chadao-FEU nips CEU for last PBA D-League playoff berth Philstar |Sports
    "Our goal is to make it to the playoffs and nakuha na namin ang first goal namin," said coach Olsen Racela. ... more
  • 1 day From the streets to the court: Basketball gives out of school youth a second chance Philstar |Sports
    Minguillo, 13, had been chosen as one of the ten 2019 Jr. NBA All-Stars. Yet, he almost didn't have the chance to prove himself. ... more
  • 1 day RJ Abarrientos takes charge for Ricci Rivero-less Gilas in win over Iran Philstar |Sports
    Abarrientos shot the lights out with seven long-range bombs, finishing with a staggering 18 points. ... more
  • 1 day Pacquiao hopes Thurman will back up words Philstar |Sports
    Manny Pacquiao is hoping that Keith Thurman’s fists are as good as the American’s loud mouth. ... more
  • 1 day How Filipinos can play for a $393M American lottery jackpot Philstar |Biz
    Avid lottery fans in the Philippines undoubtedly share dreams of lottery riches but the top prizes in local draws pale in comparison to those offered overseas. ... more
  • 1 day WATCH: Kai Sotto adds long-range bombs to shooting arsenal in US training Philstar |Sports
    Training with renowned basketball skills coach Nick Stapleton, Sotto has put on a lot of work in his shooting. ... more
  • 1 day Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Grand Slam Philstar |Sports
    Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open. ... more
  • 2 days Fire guts Misamis municipal hall Philstar
    A fire of still unknown origin razed the municipal hall of Sugbongcogon in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday night. ... more
  • 2 days Mighty looks to relive Jones Cup glory Philstar |Sports
    Mighty Sports is again representing the country in the annual Jones Cup in Taiwan, hoping to duplicate its title run in the international invitational tournament in 2016. ... more
  • 2 days Chinese, Korean businesses in Boracay ordered closed Philstar
    At least 10 establishments in Boracay owned or managed by Chinese and South Korean citizens have been ordered closed for operating without the necessary permits. ... more
  • 2 days Alvin Aguilar appeals for more events Philstar |Sports
    Wrestling Association of the Philippines (WAP) president Alvin Aguilar said yesterday he has been referred by POC president Ricky Vargas to appeal to POC chairman Rep. Bambol Tolentino, SEAG Federation Sports and Rules Committee chairman Tom Carrasco and SEAG Federation Executive Committre chairman Cito Dayrit in adding more events for his sport in the coming SEA Games. ... more
  • 2 days Strong quake rocks CamSur Philstar
    A magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Camarines Sur yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. ... more
  • 2 days Justine Maneja, Kriz Lim shine in Brookside age-group netfest Philstar |Sports
    Justine Maneja dished out top form to dominate two divisions in girls’ play while young Kriz Lim snatched victories in singles and doubles as they shared the MVP honors in the PPS-PEPP Brookside Open national age-group tennis tournament at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club in Cainta, Rizal last Sunday. ... more
  • 2 days Basic education students to hit 27.8 million Philstar
    The population of basic education students in the country is expected to reach a record 27.8 million this year, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). ... more
  • 2 days Nations in crisis Philstar |Opinion
    How does a nation deal with crisis? Why do some nations recover from the trauma and other nations are unable to cope? ... more
  • 2 days Tribal leader seized by Reds found dead Philstar
    A tribal leader kidnapped by suspected New People’s Army rebels on Monday was found dead on Tuesday. ... more
  • 2 days EDITORIAL – Brigada Eskwela Philstar |Opinion
    Classrooms are being cleaned while desks and other teaching equipment are being inspected for repairs as part of Brigada Eskwela in preparation for the school opening next week. ... more
  • 2 days Petron refinery upgrade to cost $1 B Philstar |Biz
    Petron Corp., the country’s largest oil refiner, is spending $1 billion to upgrade its refinery, and expand its operations and retail network over a period of three years. ... more
  • 2 days MMDA execs disagree on EDSA bus ban Philstar
    Is the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ready to implement the ban on provincial buses along EDSA next month? ... more
  • 2 days Suppress vital info, reap the whirlwind Philstar |Opinion
    A BASIC lesson in public information to be learned from the events of the past two weeks is that the world abhors a vacuum. ... more
  • 2 days Term deposit rates mixed Philstar |Biz
    Term deposit rates were mixed at yesterday’s auction after the monetary easing by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) wherein it slashed interest rates by 25 basis points and reduced the level of deposits banks are required to keep with the central bank by 200 basis points. ... more
  • 2 days Bacolod mayor wins polls by record margin Philstar
    Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia won another term in the elections last week, with 144,776 votes, the highest garnered by a local candidate in the city. ... more
  • 2 days Dumaguete for tourists/Gingoog biz whiz Philstar |Opinion
    Dumaguete has been known as “The City of Gentle People” due to the extraordinary warm hospitality of its people and genteel way of life despite being the provincial capital of Negros Oriental. ... more
  • 2 days BSP to buy more gold from small miners Philstar |Biz
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may further build up its foreign exchange reserves after President Duterte signed a law exempting small-scale miners from paying income and excise taxes when they sell their gold to the central bank. ... more
  • 2 days Albay road mishap death toll rises to 10 Philstar
    The death toll when a jeep fell into a ravine in Libon, Albay on Tuesday climbed to 10 after four of those injured died while being treated in hospitals yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days What to learn during a cruise ship vacation Philstar |Opinion
    Actually we left London for Copenhagen, Denmark to start our Scandinavian Cruise with my family. ... more
  • 2 days Philippines, SoKor keen on boosting ties Philstar |Biz
    The Philippine government is keen on further deepening its ties with South Korea amid the latter’s plans to increase assistance to countries within the Southeast Asian region, according to the Department of Finance. ... more
  • 2 days Businessman yields P8-M party drugs Philstar
    A 44-year-old businessman was arrested yesterday for alleged possession of P8.7 million worth of party drugs in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. ... more
  • 2 days Philippines: You’ve got a friend Philstar |Opinion
    There is an old saying in diplomacy that countries don’t have friends, only interests. ... more
  • 2 days NEDA backs further hike in ‘sin taxes’ Philstar |Biz
    The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) supports the proposal to further increase the excise tax imposed on tobacco and alcohol products to fund the full implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) program. ... more
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