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  • 12 hours IC issues halt order vs pre-need firm Philstar |Biz
    The Insurance Commission (IC) has ordered Majar Senior Citizen Damayan Inc. to cease and desist from selling insurance products. ... more
  • 12 hours Old rivals face off in legends classic Philstar |Sports
    Legends will be revisited and old rivalries rekindled as the keenly awaited legends games, dubbed “Return of the Rivals” are played tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. ... more
  • 12 hours 8 TESDA execs probed for fake schools Philstar
    In a phone interview, PACC chairman Dante Jimenez confirmed to The STAR that there is an ongoing investigation by his office against TESDA officials Pilar de Leon, Luz Victoria Amponin, Maria Magdalena Butad, Imelda Ong, Renato Geron, Gaspar Gayona, Dante Navarro and Maria Clara Ignacio. ... more
  • 12 hours 2018 motorsports achievers honored in Golden Wheel Philstar |Sports
    The biggest stars and achievers in motorsports of the previous season take centerstage on March 9 when the 16th Golden Wheel Awards pays tribute to their feats in a gala celebration at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. ... more
  • 12 hours Strong evidence to convict ex-Cebu town mayor — Sandigan Philstar
    The Sandiganbayan has found strong evidence against former mayor Celestino Martinez III of Bogo City in Cebu, who was indicted for graft in connection with the fertilizer fund scam. ... more
  • 12 hours 27 entities, champions feted in PSA Awards rites Philstar |Sports
    A total of 27 personalities and entities most of them in combat sports, will be the recipients of citations in next week’s SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night at the Manila Hotel. ... more
  • 12 hours Hanjin halts operations in Subic Philstar
    Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines stopped its operations at this freeport on Friday, displacing around 3,000 workers. ... more
  • 12 hours Tornadoes unleash fury early Philstar |Sports
    Imports Courtney Felinski and Selime Ilyasoglu took charge as Foton Tornadoes beat new-look United Volleyball Club, 26-24, 25-20, 15-25, 25-21, in the opener of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix yesterday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. ... more
  • 12 hours Philippines embassy pushes Poland deployment ban Philstar
    The Philippine embassy in Poland has reiterated its recommendation to suspend the deployment of Filipinos to work in the road transport sector. ... more
  • 12 hours Daddy in daughter’s corner Philstar |Sports
    It’s not unusual for a father to work his son’s corner in a boxing bout. But once upon a time, the WBC attempted to ban the connection. ... more
  • 12 hours Army has 167 new Scout Rangers, snipers Philstar
    The Philippine Army has welcomed a new batch of soldiers with enhanced combat skills. ... more
  • 12 hours Bulacan drug war: 2 dead, 15 arrested Philstar
    Two persons were killed in a drug bust in Bulacan on Friday night. ... more
  • 12 hours Catholicism: A journey to the heart of the faith Philstar |Opinion
    The revelations of sexual abuse by church leaders and the recent attacks on the Catholic motivated me to go on exploratory journey of my Catholic faith. ... more
  • 12 hours Ayala Land marks banner year in 2018 Philstar |Biz
    Property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) is preparing to spend another record high capital expenditures this year as it completed a banner year in 2018. ... more
  • 12 hours Militiaman nabbed for guns, explosives Philstar
    A member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit was arrested in this city on Friday for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives. ... more
  • 12 hours Bets must first OK their campaign ads Philstar |Opinion
    How about requiring television, radio, print and other mass media to broadcast or publish election campaign advertisements only if the ad format includes a statement of the candidate that he/she approves of the ad and consents to its publication? ... more
  • 12 hours FCBAI holds biggest Bakery Fair Philstar |Biz
    The biggest baking trade show in the country was recently held at the World Trade Center in Pasay, bringing together thousands of baking enthusiasts, students, café operators and other entrepreneurs to network with local and foreign exhibitors and learn from the seminars and demonstrations by Filipinos and international pastry experts. ... more
  • 12 hours 2 firemen, ex-cop dead in Quezon road mishap Philstar
    Three persons died and seven others were injured in a three-vehicle smashup along Maharlika Highway in Barangay Pansol in this town on Thursday. ... more
  • 12 hours Thyroid cancer incidence: It’s not all good news Philstar |Opinion
    The incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States between 2000 and 2013 has dropped in white population while increasing in black and Hispanic population, as said during a press briefing at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. ... more
  • 12 hours BSP says new charter gives it more flexibility Philstar |Biz
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the amendments to its charter are vital for a stable economy and at the same time in expanding its supervisory powers. ... more
  • 12 hours Bomb blasts disrupt AFP medical mission in Sulu Philstar
    Bomb explosion hit near a school in Patikul, Sulu, where a medical mission was being held yesterday. ... more
  • 12 hours Can I re-marry my first spouse and petition her? Philstar |Opinion
    I divorced my Filipina spouse and married a US citizen who petitioned me for a green card. ... more
  • 12 hours Peso rediscount loans hit P14.5 billion in January Philstar |Biz
    Banks continued to take out more loans from the rediscount window of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) at the start of the year to further beef up their lending portfolio. ... more
  • 12 hours Poll officer wants GMA sabotage case junked Philstar
    A court in Pasay City has yet to determine if the charge of electoral sabotage filed against former Maguindanao provincial election officer Lintang Bedol should be dismissed. ... more
  • 12 hours Who is Philip II of Spain for whom our country was named? Philstar |Opinion
    We were colonized and had no say on what we should call ourselves and our country. ... more
  • 12 hours DOF ranks analysts based on forecasts Philstar |Biz
    Economists and analysts from private institutions provided better gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecasts in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to their projections in the previous quarters, according to the Department of Finance. ... more
  • 12 hours Access road to SEAG Clark venues on track Philstar |Sports
    Organizers are making sure that access to the competition venues and closing ceremony for the 30th SEA Games in Pampanga will be easier than before. ... more
  • 12 hours EDITORIAL – ‘Unli’ rice imports Philstar |Opinion
    Brushing aside a last-minute appeal from local rice producers, President Duterte has signed a law lifting quantitative import restrictions on rice. ... more
  • 12 hours ePLDT first with cybersecurity badge Philstar |Biz
    Digital business solutions enabler ePLDT Inc. continues to lead the local ICT industry in delivering best-in-class cyber security solutions as it becomes the first DNSSEC-compliant provider of DNS Security in the country. ... more
  • 12 hours Lady Maroons, Tams take UAAP volleyball opener Philstar |Sports
    University of the Philippines ran into trouble but toughened up in the last two sets, thwarting University of the East, 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12, to gain a headstart in the UAAP season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena. ... more
  • 12 hours Updating the MDT Philstar |Opinion
    Last year, Defense Secretary Del Lorenzana proposed the idea of reviewing the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States in light of the growing tension between the US and China, as seen when a Chinese Luyang-class destroyer came within 45 yards of colliding with USS Decatur that sailed close to 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratlys while conducting freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) last October. ... more
  • 12 hours AirAsia commences Cebu-Macau flights Philstar |Biz
    AirAsia Philippines has commenced its Cebu to Macau flights as part of the continuing expansion of its international network. ... more
  • 12 hours Gilas won’t slow down with Blatche Philstar |Sports
    With a slimmed-down Andray Blatche, the plan is for Gilas to step on the gas and run Qatar to the ground when they face off in the sixth window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific Qualifiers in Doha on Feb. 21. ... more
  • 12 hours Japan pitches high-tech satellite for Clark Philstar |Biz
    Japan’s National Space Policy Secretariat has proposed its high-tech satellite system designed to improve stability and accuracy of navigation services for New Clark City, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said. ... more
  • 12 hours Tabuena misses KO phase in World Super 6 Perth Philstar |Sports
    Miguel Tabuena blew a solid backside start with a shaky finish for a 70 and missed the knockout match play phase of the World Super 6 Perth at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Australia yesterday. ... more
  • 12 hours Meralco switches on first solar microgrid Philstar |Biz
    Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has switched on its first micro-grid project in Isla Verde, Batangas as part of its commitment to power up the island. ... more
  • 12 hours Uytengsu urged to air grievances in proper venue Philstar |Sports
    PBA chairman Ricky Vargas called on the league ethics committee yesterday to take a look at a recent statement of Alaska Milk team owner Wilfred Steven Uytengsu alluding to violations by ball clubs of certain league rules. ... more
  • 18 hours Justine Dorog relishes return to spiking position Philstar |Sports
    Despite returning from a two-year stint as a libero for the Lady Maroons, Justine Dorog simply didn't show any rust in her spiking form. ... more
  • 19 hours UP outlasts UE in gritty five-set thriller Philstar |Sports
    The Lady Maroons found themselves with their backs against the wall. Fortunately, the Diliman volleybelles were able to bounce back just in time. ... more
  • 2 days Family of 4 arrested for drugs in San Juan Philstar
    Two siblings along with their uncle and cousin were apprehended during a police raid on a suspected drug den in San Juan City on Thursday night. ... more
  • 2 days EDITORIAL – Snakes and crocodiles Philstar |Opinion
    It may be a snake pit, but not all denizens of the House of Representatives are snakes. ... more
  • 2 days Tandang Sora flyover shut down for 2 years Philstar
    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday advised motorists to brace for traffic jams along Commonwealth Avenue with the closure of the Tandang Sora flyover starting next week. ... more
  • 2 days Incompetent Philstar |Opinion
    Here we may proudly say: Something like this could never happen in the Philippines. ... more
  • 2 days 5 Filipino seafarers missing as ship catches fire in Atlantic Ocean Philstar
    Five Filipino seafarers went missing on Monday after a Taiwanese ship caught fire off the British territory of Falkland Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days In the name of the father and of the son Philstar |Opinion
    Its been said that “when parents commit a crime, its the kids who do the time.” ... more
  • 2 days Dennis Uy-led PH Resorts Group Inc. readies follow-on offering at lower price Philstar |Biz
    Dennis Uy’s PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc. is pushing through with its share offering, but has lowered its follow-on offer price. ... more
  • 2 days Comelec cancels Maribel Eusebio’s bid for Camarines Sur seat Philstar
    The Commission on Elections has canceled the certificate of candidacy of former Pasig City mayor Maribel Eusebio, who is running as representative of the Second District of Camarines Sur. ... more
  • 2 days Higher social pension for poor senior citizens Philstar |Opinion
    This week I had interesting interactions with senior citizens in some barangays of Quezon City, Manila, and the cities of Caloocan and Malabon. ... more
  • 2 days 3 more foreign firms join common tower pool Philstar |Biz
    At least three more international tower providers are set to join the expanding roster of aspiring common tower providers in the country. ... more
  • 2 days Reds free 6 militiamen in Agusan Sur Philstar
    Six members of the Civilian Armed Auxiliaries kidnapped by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Agusan del Norte last year were released on Thursday. ... more
  • 2 days The folk and art Philstar |Opinion
    Nick Lizaso, president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, told me that the Cultural Center sent the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra to Iloilo as part of its program to bring music and art to the regions and rural areas. ... more
  • 2 days Remittances from overseas Filipinos hit all-time high in 2018 Philstar |Biz
    Remittances from overseas Filipinos rose to a record high level last year despite recording the slowest growth in 17 years, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days NCRPO probes Manila Police District detainee’s slay Philstar
    The National Capital Region Police Office is investigating the death of a man while in the custody of the Manila Police District, an official said yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days Freedom of the press is not the issue in the Maria Ressa story Philstar |Opinion
    We are being deluged with the “Maria Ressa and her press freedom story” in social media. ... more
  • 2 days Manila Water pipelines P198 billion capex until 2037 Philstar |Biz
    East zone concessionaire Manila Water Co. Inc. has earmarked P197.8 billion for its capital expenditures until 2037, bulk of which will be used to fund its used water management initiatives. ... more
  • 2 days ‘No assurance’ on full Southeast Asian Games budget Philstar |Sports
    The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee will have to make do with the Senate-approved P5 billion budget for Phisgoc to stage the “best and biggest” Southeast Asian Games in history. ... more
  • 2 days Net hot money inflows surge 5-fold in January 2019 Philstar |Biz
    Foreign portfolio investments or speculative funds continued to flow into the Philippines with a net inflow of $762.8 million in January, almost five times the $162.2 million net inflows recorded in the same period last year. ... more
  • 2 days Jolo Magcalayo cruises to record romp; Junia Gabasa wins Philstar |Sports
    Jolo Magcalayo groped for form in windy conditions but still coasted to a record 11-stroke victory with a third straight 71 while Junia Gabasa survived a late meltdown and Rianne Malixi’s charge to clinch the women’s title in the W Express RVF Cup Amateur Golf Championship at Cangolf’s North course here yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days Stocks end lower anew on lack of positive leads Philstar |Biz
    Share prices plunged yesterday due to the absence of positive leads, which left the market reeling at the week’s close. ... more
  • 2 days Thirdy Ravena extra warm body for Gilas Philstar |Sports
    Thirdy Ravena is among Gilas players flying out of Manila today while Andray Blatche travels to Doha from China, giving coach Yeng Guiao an extra warm body for any eventuality in their last hurrah in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. ... more
  • 2 days Camarines Sur power cooperative gets P624 million DBP loan Philstar |Biz
    State-run Development Bank of the Philippines has extended loans amounting to P624 million to an electric cooperative from Camarines Sur to help improve its services to 82,000 households in the province. ... more
  • 2 days UVC, Foton lock horns in PSL kickoff Philstar |Sports
    New-look United Volleyball Club and former two-time champion Foton lock horns to kick off hostilities in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. ... more
  • 2 days Construction of North-South Commuter Railway kicks off Philstar |Biz
    The government and its Japanese contractor commenced yesterday with the construction of a railway system that will cut travel time to and from Manila and Bulacan to only 35 minutes upon its completion in two years’ time. ... more
  • 2 days June Mar Fajardo says teamwork is key to propel Nationals Philstar |Sports
    The PBA’s only five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo is convinced that if Gilas plays as a team against Qatar on Feb. 21 and Kazakhstan on Feb. 24 in the final window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers, a sweep is doable with the reward of advancing to the 32-nation conclave in China. ... more
  • 2 days PNB extends P11.5-billion loan to Bloomberry Philstar |Biz
    Philippine National Bank (PNB) is extending P11.48 billion worth of loans to Bloomberry Resorts Corp. of billionaire Enrique Razon for the construction of its second casino located in Quezon City. ... more
  • 2 days Bullpups, Eaglets set livewire finale Philstar |Sports
    Top seed National U and No. 2 defending champion Ateneo lived up to their lofty billings as they waylaid their respective Final Four opponents to set up a livewire clash for the UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball crown. ... more
  • 2 days Emmanuel Piñol challenges critics of poor agriculture contribution Philstar |Biz
    Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has challenged those critical of the contribution of agriculture to the country’s economic growth to stop the production of the sector to prove its poor performance. ... more
  • 2 days Miguel Tabuena falters, barely makes cut Philstar |Sports
    Miguel Tabuena turned from superb to horrific after a switch in tee-times, fumbling with a six-over 78 and tumbling from joint lead to joint 50th and barely made the cut in the World Super 6 Perth now paced by Canadian James Allenby and three others in Australia yesterday. ... more
  • 2 days Nur Misuari seeks court nod for UAE, Morocco trips Philstar
    Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari has asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel to the United Arab Emirates and Morocco. ... more
  • 2 days UAAP ladies’ volleyball on Philstar |Sports
    Last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University and a team that made noise in the off-season – the University of the Philippines – will see action against separate foes as the UAAP season 81 women’s volleyball gets going today at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. ... more
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